The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.
One of the biggest issues facing the United States health care system is the rising costs of prescription drugs.
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.
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.
The people of UnitedHealth Group are driven by our mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. This report highlights how we combine our knowledge, experience and compassion – as an enterprise and as individuals – to support initiatives that improve health quality and outcomes in the communities where we live and work.
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.
In Colorado, as of August 2016, there were 40 freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – both hospital-owned and independent – about triple the number in 2014.
A recent report from UnitedHealth Group finds that $500 billion to $620 billion could be saved by modernizing Medicare and Medicaid.
UnitedHealth Group has updated several components of its 2014 report on practical, proven and scalable approaches for advancing primary care delivery.
Prescription drugs, outpatient services, and taxes on health insurance are key drivers of premium increases, according to a recently released UnitedHealth Group brief.