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Insurance Coverage Statistics in Idaho

January 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The percentage of people with health insurance in the United States has steadily dropped between 2000 and 2009 from 86.3% to 83.3%. While government-funded insurance from social programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and military health care have seen increases (24.5% to 30.6%), employment-based health insurance has dropped from 63.9% to 55.8%. In this series, we’ll look at how health insurance coverage (or lack thereof) is broken down in the US overall and in each individual state. To select a different state from a list, click here to go to the hub article.                         Employment-based – 844, 45% Medicaid – 212, 11% Medicare – 273, 15% Direct Purchase – 210, 11% Military – 67, 4% Not Covered – 253, 14%   Numbers are in thousands. All data taken from the 2009 US Census

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Insurance Coverage Statistics in Illinois

January 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The percentage of people with health insurance in the United States has steadily dropped between 2000 and 2009 from 86.3% to 83.3%. While government-funded insurance from social programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and military health care have seen increases (24.5% to 30.6%), employment-based health insurance has dropped from 63.9% to 55.8%. In this series, we’ll look at how health insurance coverage (or lack thereof) is broken down in the US overall and in each individual state. To select a different state from a list, click here to go to the hub article.                         Employment-based – 7,505, 50% Medicaid – 2,005, 14% Medicare – 1,904, 13% Direct Purchase – 1,401, 9% Military – 326, 2% Not Covered – 1,732, 12%   Numbers are in thousands. All data taken from the 2009 US Census

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Top 100 US Cities Where Doctors Practice

November 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Working with DoctorsElite gives us the opportunity to see trends in the numbers and locations of doctors across the United States. We previously showed some of our statistical information about what specialties doctors practiced in each of the states. In this series of articles, we’ll be showing the 100 US cities that have the most doctors and how those numbers stack up against the total population of each city. Only eleven states don’t appear on the list: Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 1. New York, NY New York City has seven medical schools. New York is the US city with the greatest number of doctors, coming in at 28,659. At about 8,337,000, the city also has the highest population in the US. Despite having the highest number of doctors, New York has one of the highest ratios of patients to doctors in the top 100 cities with about 291 citizens to each doctor in the city. While New York may have the most doctors, it’s 99 on our list when it comes to doctor-to-patient ratios.   2. Chicago, IL Chicago has four medical schools in the city and […]

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An Ounce of Prevention – Part 7

June 06, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

An Ounce of Prevention 7 Finding the road to a healthier life Nutrition High Carbs, High Risk The glycemic index is a way to measure the way the foods we eat affect our blood sugar levels.  A food’s glycemic index is determined by the blood glucose response following a period of fasting.  The food is then eaten along with a 50 grams of available carbohydrates. Some foods with a high (70 or above) glycemic index: White potato White rice White bread Pancakes Cereals like cornflakes, puffed wheats, rice cakes Bagels Pizza French baguette Grapenuts Watermelon Pumpkin Parsnips Tapioca Dates Physiological Response When the brain detects too much glucose, the pancreas is signaled to release insulin, which turns the excess sugars into fat.  This is important, because too much glucose in the bloodstream is toxic.  Too little sugar, however, leads to a lack of energy and a drowsy feeling. People with diabetes are unable to release insulin from their pancreas, which leads to a host of problems throughout the body as glucose builds up beyond healthy levels. Understanding this process should help to work towards some diet goals: Eat food with low or medium glycemic index Avoid eating foods like sugary […]

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