A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that monthly spending on outpatient dialysis services for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients was three times higher for patients insured in the individual market compared to patients insured through Medicare.
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Access to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Worse in Latino Neighborhoods with High Noncitizen Share
Schaeffer Center experts finds that predominantly Latino neighborhoods with large noncitizen populations have much higher rates of nonadherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs than similar neighborhoods with fewer noncitizens.