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Medically Uninsured

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  • Comparison of uninsured and privately insured hospital patients. Condition on admission, resource use, and outcome [2].
  • Among women who received chemotherapy with or without hormonal therapy, Hispanics were more likely than White non-Hispanic women to receive therapy, whereas women with private insurance or Medicare were less likely than uninsured and Medicaid-insured women to receive this type of therapy [3].
  • The impact of Blue Cross conversions on health spending and the uninsured [4].
  • Hallmarks include creation of a Congressional Health Plan; use of the income tax system to provide tax credits and enroll uninsured people; creation of a state Family Health Insurance Program open to everyone below 150 percent of poverty; and creation of a Medicare Part E, open to the disabled and uninsured older adults [5].
  • Among persons with income between 100 percent and 200 percent of FPL, public coverage reduced the number of uninsured persons and crowded out some private insurance [6].

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  • BACKGROUND: Public insurance for testing supplies for self-monitoring of blood glucose is highly variable across Canada. We sought to determine if insured patients were more likely than uninsured patients to use self-monitoring and whether they had better glycemic control [7].
  • Insured women (24.9%) were three times more likely to use estrogen replacement therapy than uninsured women (7.9%) [8].
  • Data from the Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of uninsured Americans rose in 2001and in the first quarter of 2002 [9].
  • Patterns of use of a free nicotine patch program for Medicaid and uninsured patients [10].
  • In Rochester, New York, a cooperative effort between hospitals, physicians, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan created an insurance program designed for low income uninsured patients [11].

Gene context of Medically Uninsured

  • Despite these health advantages, foreign-born Black men were more likely than either US-born Black or White men to be uninsured [12].
  • Although the growth of the number of uninsured and Medicare patients admitted through the ER predate PPS, they may be influenced by it and warrant further monitoring [13].
  • Immigrants from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Haiti, Korea, and Vietnam were the most likely to be uninsured [14].
  • STUDY DESIGN: We predict annual use of ambulatory care and inpatient hospital care for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving AFDC cash assistance and compare it to what their use would be if uninsured or if covered by private insurance [15].
  • CONCLUSIONS: Children using the Kansas City EMS were more likely to be infants, insured by Medicaid or uninsured, and live in low-income ZIP codes [16].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Medically Uninsured


  1. Characteristics of women who deliver with no prenatal care. Maupin, R., Lyman, R., Fatsis, J., Prystowiski, E., Nguyen, A., Wright, C., Kissinger, P., Miller, J. J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. Comparison of uninsured and privately insured hospital patients. Condition on admission, resource use, and outcome. Hadley, J., Steinberg, E.P., Feder, J. JAMA (1991) [Pubmed]
  3. The roles of teaching hospitals, insurance status, and race/ethnicity in receipt of adjuvant therapy for regional-stage breast cancer in Florida. Richardson, L.C., Tian, L., Voti, L., Hartzema, A.G., Reis, I., Fleming, L.E., Mackinnon, J. American journal of public health. (2006) [Pubmed]
  4. The impact of Blue Cross conversions on health spending and the uninsured. Conover, C.J., Hall, M.A., Ostermann, J. Health affairs (Project Hope) (2005) [Pubmed]
  5. Creating consensus on coverage choices. Davis, K., Schoen, C. Health affairs (Project Hope) (2003) [Pubmed]
  6. Insuring low-income adults: does public coverage crowd out private? Kronick, R., Gilmer, T. Health affairs (Project Hope) (2002) [Pubmed]
  7. Lack of insurance coverage for testing supplies is associated with poorer glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Bowker, S.L., Mitchell, C.G., Majumdar, S.R., Toth, E.L., Johnson, J.A. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne. (2004) [Pubmed]
  8. Health insurance status and cardiovascular disease risk factors among 50-64-year-old U.S. women: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Ford, E.S., Will, J.C., De Proost Ford, M.A., Mokdad, A.H. Journal of women's health / the official publication of the Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research. (1998) [Pubmed]
  9. The number of Americans without health insurance rose in 2001 and continued to rise in 2002. Ku, L. International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation. (2003) [Pubmed]
  10. Patterns of use of a free nicotine patch program for Medicaid and uninsured patients. Jaén, C.R., Cummings, K.M., Shah, D., Aungst, W. Journal of the National Medical Association. (1997) [Pubmed]
  11. Physician participation in prepayment programs for the uninsured. Ritter, E.L. The Journal of medical practice management : MPM. (1989) [Pubmed]
  12. Health status, health insurance, and health care utilization patterns of immigrant Black men. Lucas, J.W., Barr-Anderson, D.J., Kington, R.S. American journal of public health. (2003) [Pubmed]
  13. Case shifting and the Medicare Prospective Payment System. Sloan, F.A., Morrisey, M.A., Valvona, J. American journal of public health. (1988) [Pubmed]
  14. Health insurance coverage of immigrants living in the United States: differences by citizenship status and country of origin. Carrasquillo, O., Carrasquillo, A.I., Shea, S. American journal of public health. (2000) [Pubmed]
  15. Reconsidering the effect of Medicaid on health care services use. Marquis, M.S., Long, S.H. Health services research. (1996) [Pubmed]
  16. Bridging the emergency medical services for children information gap. Murdock, T.C., Knapp, J.F., Dowd, M.D., Campbell, J.P. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine. (1999) [Pubmed]
  17. Racial/ethnic differences in FIM scores and length of stay for underinsured patients undergoing stroke inpatient rehabilitation. Chiou-Tan, F.Y., Keng, M.J., Graves, D.E., Chan, K.T., Rintala, D.H. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. (2006) [Pubmed]
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