Study shows even after in-person care restarted, women were 20% to 30% less likely to get such services than in 2019, especially those from lower-income and higher-minority areas
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
Adult patients under 65 were less likely to delay treatment and had less trouble paying for medications or dental care after key features of the landmark health care law were implemented.
More studies needed, but those with largest financial barrier benefit most, analysis shows, as legal challenge mounted against the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing-reduction mandate.
Out-of-pocket spending for maternal and newborn hospitalizations among privately insured families can exceed $10,000 if babies require neonatal intensive care.
A meta-analysis of lupus finds the disease is less common than previously thought, but disproportionally affects women and racial and ethnic minorities of both sexes.
Transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents face transphobia, experience abusive relationships and may struggle with the decision to divulge their gender identity throughout their transition.