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5/15/2018 Public Exchange Coverage is More Costly and Less Effective than Medicaid

First implemented in 2014 as a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), public exchanges sought to provide subsidized coverage to Americans who were not eligible for Medicaid.

5/10/2018 UnitedHealth Group Report: Freestanding Emergency Departments in Ohio

In Ohio, as of 2016, there were 35 freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – all of which were owned by or affiliated with hospitals, despite being physically separate facilities.

4/24/2018 Pharmacy Benefit Managers Generate More Savings for States by Driving Higher Generic Use

One of the biggest issues facing the United States health care system is the rising costs of prescription drugs.

3/9/2018 Study: Digital Tools Help Children and Teens Better Manage Type 1 Diabetes

A study by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota shows children and teens with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) enrolled in an intensive remote therapy (IRT) pilot program experienced improved blood glucose control and better quality of life during the six-month study compared to those who received conventional care.

3/5/2018 Study: Continued Advances Seen in Health Behaviors and Coordination of People’s Care from Value-based Care Arrangements

UnitedHealthcare has released its second annual report detailing how the continued shift to a value-based health care system is encouraging better health and better care, and putting greater focus on the total cost of care.

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3/2/2018 United Health Foundation Releases New America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report

A new America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report released by United HealthFoundation finds concerning increases in several of the nation’s key mortality measures for women and children.

12/12/2017 2017 Annual Report: Nation’s Health Faces Rising Rates of Premature Death and Continued Unevenness in Concentration of Health Care Providers

America’s health is challenged by an increase in premature death and uneven concentration of health care providers, according to key findings in United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.

12/6/2017 Freestanding Emergency Departments: Treating Common Conditions at Emergency Prices

A new report from UnitedHealth Group, "Freestanding Emergency Departments: Treating Common Conditions at Emergency Prices," highlights the recent growth in freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs), which are physically separate from hospitals, and the resulting costs to consumers and the health care system.

12/6/2017 UnitedHealth Group Report: Freestanding Emergency Departments in Colorado

In Colorado, as of August 2016, there were 40 freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – both hospital-owned and independent – about triple the number in 2014.

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11/3/2017 New Report: Health of Women Who Have Served

United Health Foundation released the America’s Health Rankings Health of Women Who Have Served Report. This report, created in partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), establishes a baseline representation of the health of women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces compared to women without military service.