Medicaid expansion states see rise in coverage for low income adults with substance use disorders

The percentage of low-income Americans with substance use disorders who were uninsured declined more sharply in states that chose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act versus states that did not, according to a new study. The percentage of low-income residents with substance use disorders without coverage decreased from 34 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2015 within states that had implemented Medicaid expansion — or expansion states — compared to 45 percent to 39 percent in non-expansion states.
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'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk

A first-of-its-kind study has found that ‘skinny fat’ — the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass — may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. Using data from a series of community-based aging and memory studies, researchers assessed the relationship of sarcopenic obesity or ‘skinny fat’ with performance on various cognition tests. Results show that sarcopenic obesity was associated with the lowest performance on global cognition.
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Trump Administration Reunites 522 Immigrant Children With Adults

  1. Trump Administration Reunites 522 Immigrant Children With Adults  Wall Street Journal
  2. US Lifts Veil on Family Reunification as Trump Keeps Pressing  Bloomberg
  3. The Trump Administration Says It Knows the Location of All Separated Migrant Children  TIME
  4. Trump administration releases plan to reunite migrant children with parents  USA TODAY
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