Expansion of health insurance coverage has been a boon for those with chronic illnesses

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Study shows that health insurance coverage has grown significantly in the US The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released a new study that shows that the expansion of health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act has had major benefits for those with chronic medical issues. The study suggests that those with chronic issues, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, are more likely to be properly diagnosed. By comparison, uninsured people that seek out medical services for their chronic conditions are unlikely to receive a proper diagnosis.…

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Affordable Care Act offers women greater access to preventive services

Preventative health care has been a chronic challenge in the American healthcare system, but due to the fact that chronic diseases – which make up about 75 percent of the country’s health spending, and that they are the cause of 70 percent of deaths every year – are frequently preventable, this type of healthcare is now being pushed into the spotlight. Affordability has been one of the main problems holding back preventive services. Currently, most of these therapies, even those with insurance coverage, are subject to cost sharing, such as…

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