The role of platform protection insurance in the sharing economy

Researchers from Temple University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the business impact of PPI on buyers’ purchase behaviors and sellers’ sales activities. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “The Impact of Platform Protection Insurance on Buyers and Sellers in the […]

Unemployment insurance, health-related social needs, health care access, mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

What The Study Did: This observational study assessed whether receiving unemployment insurance is associated with lower health-related social needs, better health care access and better mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authors: Seth A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our […]

U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs

Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, examined how other high-income countries that use a fee-for-service model regulate health care […]

Increased early-stage cancer diagnoses tied to ACA’s Medicaid expansion, Pitt study finds

IMAGE: Assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health view more  Credit: University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2020 – In an analysis published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health demonstrate positive effects of the […]

Underinsurance is growing, but HSAs aren’t keeping up: BU study

High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become much more common among all racial/ethnic and income groups, but the health savings accounts (HSAs) that make these plans potentially workable are far less common among Black, Hispanic, and lower-income enrollees–and the gap is growing. That’s according to a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study […]

Study reveals disparities in access to high-quality surgical care

Among U.S. patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal cancer from 2004 to 2016, those who were uninsured or had Medicare or Medicaid were less likely than privately insured patients to receive surgical care at high-volume hospitals. The findings are published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). The study […]