Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Woops!

April 18th, 2012

Guess what state is seeing their health insurance premiums drop…for the second year in a row? Here’s a clue, the state’s former governor, who passed a sweeping health reform legislation, is the likely Republican candidate for President of the United States. Give Up? Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/04/13/guess-what-state-will-see-lower-health-insurance-premiums-this-year/

 

Obesity-Related Costs

September 27th, 2009

U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) papers on obesity

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Home

Workers’ Compensation

Obesity and workers’ compensation: results from th…[Arch Intern Med. 2007] – PubMed Result

Disability

See Rand Report: RAND Research Brief | Obesity and Disability: The Shape of Things to Come

Impact of obesity on disability in the United States: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/disability2001-2005.pdf

The interaction of obesity and psychological distr…[Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2009] – PubMed Result

Disability pension, employment and obesity status:…[Obes Rev. 2008] – PubMed Result

Obesity status and sick leave: a systematic review. [Obes Rev. 2009] – PubMed Result

The relationship between overweight and obesity, a…[Int J Obes (Lond). 2009] – PubMed Result

Sick leave and disability pension before and after…[Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1999] – PubMed Result

Occupation-specific absenteeism costs associated w…[J Occup Environ Med. 2007] – PubMed Result

Economic effects in Massachusetts Overweight and obesity in Massachusetts: epidemic,…[Issue Brief (Mass Health Policy Forum). 2007] – PubMed Result

Economic costs of diabetes Economic costs of diabetes in the US in 2002. [Diabetes Care. 2003] – PubMed Result