Black Health Should Matter More in America: The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health

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More than four times as many Black women believe that it’s a bad time to be Black in America in 2020 versus 2011, we learn from The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The Health Affairs study analyzed the Child Opportunity Index 2.0

Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2

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residents through the lens of health consumers and, especially this year and in this study, health citizens. The phenomenon of Stress-due-to-Corona was evident in Volume One of the APA study, covered here in Health Populi. In that wave of research, APA discovered that, “The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of American life, from health and work to education and exercise.”

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Women’s Health Policy Advice for the Next Occupant of the White House: Deal With Mental Health, the Pandemic, and Health Care Costs

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A new study from Tia, the women’s health services platform, looks deeply into COVID-19’s negative impacts on working-age women and how they would advise the next occupant of the White House on health policy in Dear Future President — What Women Want for Healthcare in America.

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

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who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Most workers faced a deductible in their health plan.

Most Americans Want a Vaccine, Dissatisfied with the Rollout

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There continue to be disparities between White and Non-White health citizens for information on vaccinations, as well as a gap for people earning lower household incomes (under $40,000). Seven in 10 U.S.

Financial Health Is On Americans’ Minds Just Weeks Before the 2020 Elections

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Financial health is part of peoples’ overall health. Doxo, a consumer payments company, conducted a survey among 1,568 U.S. Nearly 8 million workers losing jobs also losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, discussed in this research from The Commonwealth Fund.

“The virus is the boss” — U.S. lives and livelihoods at the beginning of 2021

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As Uwe Reinhardt, health economist guru , is whispering in my ear from his heavenly perch, “It’s the virus, stupid.” There are some important differences between men and women regarding health and wealth in 2021.

Stress in America, Like COVID-19, Impacts All Americans

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“We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come,” APA introduces their latest read into stressed-out America. adults age 18 and over in August 2020 for this survey.

Two in Three Americans Cite the U.S. Presidential Election is a Significant Source of Stress, Even More than the 2016 Race

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adults told APA that the presidential election this year is a significant source of stress, compared with 52% of people citing political stress during the 2016 election which I covered here in Health Populi. That was in Wave 1 of the study which finished fielding the survey on May 4.

Can Telemedicine Increase Health Equity? A Conversation with Antoinette Thomas, Dave Ryan, and Me with the ATA

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“We” was a trio including Antoinette Thomas (@NurseTechExec1), Chief Patient Experience Officer with Microsoft, David Ryan (@DavidPRyan), former long-time Global Head of Intel’s Health/Life Science business; and, me. But connectivity became a Super Determinant of health.

The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

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The same percentage of people over 50 own a voice assistant, a market penetration rate which more than doubled between 2017 and 2019, AARP noted in the 2020 Tech and the 50+ Survey published in December 2019. For this research, AARP worked with Ipsos to survey (online) 2,607 people ages 50 and over in June and July 2019. Communicating other information, like blood pressure, weight, or heart health) to a health care provider.

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

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health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. In Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care , Kyruus answers this question based on an online survey of 1,000 patients 18 years of age and older, conducted in May 2020. Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020. COPD, diabetes, hypertension), 24% for an acute need like pain, and 21% for mental/behavioral health needs.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. Pew collaborated with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research to conduct a survey in June and July 2020 among 1,213 U.S. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

50 Days Before the U.S. Elections, Voters Say Health Care Costs and Access Top Their Health Concerns — More than COVID-19

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health care in terms of exposure to COVID-19 and subsequent outcomes, with access to medical care and mortality rates negatively impacting people of color to a greater extent than White Americans. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In the U.S.,

Growing Support for Medicare for All – But Do People Really Understand What It Means?

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These two surveys are: The Morning Consult’s poll published today finding growing support among Democratic voters for Medicare for All as the centerpiece for health reform in America; and, A recent study from Eligibility.com on “Medicare Myths Explained,” with the tagline, “How much do you know about Medicare?” Morning Consult surveyed which surveyed 1,987 registered voters, including 768 Democratic voters between August 23-25, 2019.

Job #1 for Next President: Reduce Health Care Costs – Commonwealth Fund & NBC News Poll

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adults say lowering the cost of health care in America should be high priority for the next American president, according to a poll from The Commonwealth Fund and NBC News. Health care costs continue to be a top issue on American voters’ minds in this 2020 Presidential election year, this survey confirms. The first chart illustrates that lowering health care costs is a priority that crosses political parties. Four in five U.S.

USA Today Finds Hidden Common Ground Among Americans For Health Care

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“We need to demand our health citizenship. ” This is the start of my column, Americans, let’s claim our health care rights , published by USA Today today. Thus far, the series has covered climate change, and this month health care. In their study conducted in December 2020, U SA Today polled 1,020 adults age 18 and over in the USA TODAY/Public Agenda Hidden Common Ground Survey.

In the U.S., Patients Consider Costs and Insurance Essential to Their Overall Health Experience

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assume the role of payor when they are enrolled in high-deductible health plans. adults 18 and over assessing peoples’ financial behaviors in the context of health care. Patients-as-health-consumers are highly influenced by health care costs when assessing their ability or interest in seeking health care, the second chart from the VisitPay survey report illustrates. Most Americans want government to do more to help them, the OECD survey found.

Only in America: The Loss of Health Insurance as a Toxic Financial Side Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Census Bureau found that the level of health insurance enrollment fell by 1 million people in 2019 , with about 30 million Americans not covered by health insurance. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the erosion of the health insured population.

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

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remain home for the immediate term, our home economics blur into their personal health economics in the #COVID19 era in several respects: physically, to be sure; fiscally; and emotionally. Some key estimates are that: The range of health insurance costs due to COVID-19 would run from $30 billion in the moderate scenario to $50 billion in the “serious coronavirus” pandemic. The moderate scenario would pressure profits but not lead to a loss for major health plans.

Medical Costs Are Consuming Americans’ Financial Health

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Healthcare Cost Crisis , a survey from West Health and Gallup. One in three Americans overall are concerned they won’t be able to pay for health care services or prescription drugs: that includes 35% of people who are insured, and 63% of those who do not have insurance. Americans borrowed $88 billion in 2018 to pay for health care spending, West Health and Gallup estimated. health care system for themselves and their families; but 38% of U.S.

Health Care Costs Concern Americans Approaching Retirement – Especially Women and Sicker People

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Even with the prospect of enrolling in Medicare sooner in a year or two or three, Americans approaching retirement are growing concerned about health care costs, according to a study in JAMA Network Open. The paper, Health Insurance Affordability Concerns and health Care Avoidance Among US Adults Approaching Retirement , explored the perspectives of 1,028 US adults between 50 and 64 years of age between November 2018 and March 2019.

Health, Wealth & COVID-19 – My Conversation with Jeanne Pinder & Carium, in Charts

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The coronavirus pandemic is dramatically impacting and re-shaping our health and wealth, simultaneously. Today, I’ll be brainstorming this convergence in a “collaborative health conversation” hosted by Carium’s Health IRL series. We’ll be brainstorming Health and Wealth in the coronavirus pandemic, covering a broad array of facts, health consumer challenges and hacks in our conversation.

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 1 – Life Disrupted, and Money Concerns

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Nearly 3 in 4 Americans see their lives disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the early April Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. As of the time of this survey in early April, 4 in 10 people had already lost a job or lost income due to COVID-19’s direct impact on employers. Ironically, surprisingly perhaps, health care job losses were the second largest job type hit by the C19 pandemic after hospitality and leisure time industry workers.

Scaling the Social Determinants of Health – McKinsey and Kaiser’s Bold Move

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People who are in poor health or use more health care services are more likely to report multiple unmet social needs, such as food insecurity, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of good housing, social isolation, and poor transportation access, found through a survey conducted by McKinsey. The results are summarized in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health. McKinsey conducted the survey among over 12,500 U.S.

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

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adults, roughly one-in-five people who are sick and dealing with serious conditions, also put off treatment due to costs, Gallup learned in its survey conducted the week of the U.S. In another survey, conducted by NPR collaborating with IBM Watson Health, younger people had more trouble paying for care than older people, the survey found. Consider the 2020 Presidential elections and calls for universal health care.

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

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Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Philips surveyed health care professionals and consumers living in 15 countries, from North America to Asia, and found that these health systems share one over-arching objective: to provide quality care with improved experiences for both patients and healthcare professionals. Patients view their health care professionals as “sherpas” to digital health data.

Honor Your Doctor – It’s National Doctors Day Today (and EveryDay)

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But every day, we must honor physicians for bolstering the health and wellness of our fellow Americans, our beloved families and friends, and our selves. The 2020 WebMD survey on the state of physicians showed a growing anomie among doctors working in the U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In this moment of social distancing and working from home, we are still #AloneTogether. Today, March 30, is National Doctors Day. We honor doctors annually on this day.

Stress in America ? COVID-19 Takes Toll on Finances, Education, Basic Needs and Parenting

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of American life, from health and work to education and exercise,” the new Stress in America 2020 study from the American Psychological Association begins. The APA summarizes the impact of these mass changes on the nation: “The negative mental health effects of the coronavirus may be as serious as the physical health implications,” with COVID-19 stressors hitting all health citizens in the U.S.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

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Psychological needs: While digital tech can enhance users’ sense and control of health and well-being, only 38% of people believe this need is met. Younger people score lower on psychological needs, the outcome of being a digital native and negative impacts on mental health and well-being among younger citizens. This is why I so often repeat that broadband connectivity is a social determinant of health.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

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When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. While national health services funding and delivery modes will still have local models of organization and control, some over-arching concepts and cooperation are being forged. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

Americans Across Political Party Worry About Prescription Drug Prices – Especially to Deal with COVID-19

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Nine in ten Americans is concerned about the price of prescription drugs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Gallup and West Health found in their survey on the cost of healthcare, published today. By demographics, more women than men are concerned about rising costs for the three health care spending categories the survey studied: drug prices, insurance premiums, and healthcare costs (medical care services spending). Gallup and West Health polled 1,016 U.S.

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows.

Healthcare Costs Stress Out U.S. Voters One Week Ahead of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

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So warns the Sixth Annual Nationwide TCHS Consumers Healthcare Survey , with the tagline: “Stressed Out: Americans and Healthcare.” Nearly two-thirds of Americans 18-64 have a chronic condition, and 35% of people are worried about losing coverage due to their pre-existing condition if healthcare policy changes. Thus, most Americans are concerned about potential changes to current healthcare policy, Transamerica found.

More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors

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Several new studies reveal that more patients are feeling and living out their role as health care payors as medical spending vies with other household line items. This role of patient-as-the-payor crosses consumers’ ages and demographics, and is heating up health care as the top political issue for the 2020 elections at both Federal and State levels. Four in ten consumers said their monthly health insurance premiums were increasing. health consumer-voters, shown here.

Economic Anxieties Rise, Medical and Vacation Plans Delayed: the COVID-19 Consumer in June 2020

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Consumers , survey research from TransUnion. 28% of Americans said they’d reschedule the medical service once they “no longer believe” there is a high risk of COVID-19 infection in returning to a health care provider. 15% of consumers cancelling health care plan to reschedule once they hear guidelines advising that it’s safe to do so. The analog here for the health consumer is that millions of U.S. Some 6 in 10 people in the U.S.

The United States of Care Launches to Promote Healthcare for All of US

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If you’re reading Health Populi , then you’re keen on health policy, health economics, most of all, patients: now playing starring roles as consumers, caregivers, and payors in their own care. Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has assembled a diverse group of health care leaders who care about those patients/people, too, appropriately named the United States of Care.

The Link Between Wellness & Wealth Is Powerful for Everyone – and Especially Women

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the link between wellness and wealth, money and health, is strong and common across people, young and old. But the impacts of money on health, well-being, and life choices varies across the ages, based on a study from Lively , a company that builds platforms for health savings accounts. Eight in 10 Americans concur that rising health care costs challenge their ability to save for retirement. adults, one in four couldn’t go on a vacation due to health care costs.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

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are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing mental health issues. Patients in the U.S.

The Remarkable Rise of Pharma’s Reputation in the Pandemic

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First, check out the gainers on the list: after pharma, health insurance was the second biggest rep-winner in our COVID year, gaining 23 percentage points in the poll. consumers trusted the biotech health industry segment compared with the pharmaceutical segment.