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Medicaid expansion has saved lives and reduced disparities for young adult trauma patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Young adults who experience a traumatic injury are now more likely to have insurance coverage and access to rehabilitation if they live in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Released: 3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Economists to present model showing success of unconventional monetary policies to Fed officials
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame associate professors Cynthia Wu and Eric Sims will present the findings in their paper on assessing the agency’s tools for dealing with economic decline to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and other high-level economists at a Fed conference in Chicago June 4-5.

Released: 28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Sorry Virginia, U.S. History Isn’t All About You
Washington University in St. Louis

As the United States celebrates its founding on July 4, new research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have hugely exaggerated notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative.“Our study shows a massive narcissistic bias in the way that people from the United States remember the contributions of their home states to U.

Released: 20-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
Medicare Patients Nationwide Will Get a Chance to Try Value-Based Insurance Idea
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A health insurance concept born from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare across the United States, and allow them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart failure.

Released: 29-Nov-2017 2:55 PM EST
Research to Relieve Stress of Police Officers Expands
University of Wisconsin–Madison

A new study could bring a better scientific understanding of the unique stressors facing police officers. Expanding on a pilot study, the new project delves deeper into the effectiveness of an eight-week mindfulness-based program on police well-being and brings into the fold new collaborators in the law enforcement community.

Released: 9-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Political Expert: Down-Ballot Wins for Democrats Tell the Story of #Election2017
University of Delaware

University of Delaware professor David Redlawsk says a major takeaway from the 2017 election can be found down-ballot. The Democrats earned local wins across the country in places they never win.

26-Jun-2017 4:00 PM EDT
Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Fewer Sudden Cardiac Arrests

The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, a sudden and usually deadly loss of heart function, declined significantly among previously uninsured adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Released: 12-Jun-2017 4:00 PM EDT
The Trump Effect: Does Increased Political Activism Mean More Women Will Run for Office?
American University

Although the 2016 presidential election spurred an upsurge in political activism, a news report, “The Trump Effect,” finds that Donald Trump’s victory and early presidency has not generated a substantial increase in women’s interest in running for office.

Released: 9-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Border Fences Reduce Risk of Transnational Terrorist Attacks, Other Effects Unclear
University of Kansas

A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has found border fences do reduce the risk of a transnational terrorist attack, though the research leaves open questions about other types of factors. The researchers also did not examine whether fences influence immigration.

Released: 24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Study: Medicare Recipients Who Utilize Rehabilitation Services Report Major Functional Improvements
University of Vermont

A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America’s 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That’s assuming Medicare – the nation’s largest federal health insurance program for seniors – survives recent talk of its demise.

31-Mar-2017 3:15 PM EDT
New Study Finds Political Echo Chambers in Consumption of Science

Reader preferences for liberal or conservative political books also attract them to different types of science books, according to a new study. The result supports observations that the divisiveness of politics in the United States has spread to scientific communication as well, endangering the role of science as politically neutral ground.

Released: 27-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Panel to Discuss Civil Rights Issues for Threatened Groups
University of Illinois Chicago

Second panel to discuss Civil Rights Issues.

Released: 13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
How Public Organizations Can Manage Dissent to Avoid Possible Leaks, 'Guerrilla Government'
University of Kansas

A University of Kansas researcher, who has extensively studied how public organizations manage dissent, predicts the Trump administration's limits on federal agencies communicating to the public will likely lead to more instances of "guerilla government," in which public servants work against the wishes of their superiors, through leaks and other means.

Released: 9-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST
Moralistic Thinking on Political Left, Right Not So Different
University of Illinois Chicago

Sacred thinking isn't limited to political conservatives, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg. The findings are from four related studies that examine how liberals and conservatives justify their political attitudes on same-sex-marriage and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

4-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST
Medicaid Expansion Boosts Michigan’s Economy and Will More Than Pay for Itself
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Michigan’s Medicaid expansion has boosted the state’s economy and budget, and will continue to do so for at least the next five years, a new study finds.

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