Summit Medical Group - Health in the News - Insurance: Medicare Updates Summit Medical Group brings you the latest news and updates on Insurance: Medicare from HealthDay to help you and your family 'Live Well, Stay Well.' en-us 60 U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400 Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient' Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment 'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study Those with no coverage or Medicaid were diagnosed later, less likely to be alive two years later Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400 More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare: Study Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report Mon, 4 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0400 2.6 Million 'Inconsistencies' in Federal Insurance Applications Government findings on Obamacare signups don't necessarily mean fraud, reports say Tue, 1 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0400 Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Millions Will Not Have to Pay Obamacare Tax Penalties: Report More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:00:00 -0400 1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say Wed, 28 May 2014 06:00:00 -0400 Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive Wed, 14 May 2014 17:00:00 -0400 Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in 1 Year: Study Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures Mon, 12 May 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Deaths Rates Fell in Massachusetts After Health-Care Reform Study raises possibility that 'Obamacare' may extend lives, too Mon, 5 May 2014 17:00:00 -0400