When it comes to our health and our health care, we love the numbers. Sometimes, we even fall in love with the numbers, assuming that the numbers tell us the whole story when in fact that may not be the case. Cholesterol numbers, blood pressure numbers, body mass index, whatever. Show More Summary
YES, THE PUBLIC OPTION IS A ‘TROJAN HORSE’ TO DESTROY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE: The “father of the public option” said on video that his plan is to eventually create a single-payer health care system. We should believe him.
A Manhattan mom who claimed health agencies ignored repeated pleas for better aides to help her disabled son gets better help.
The health care providers have decided to extend amnesty to victims.
The Texas attorney general’s latest anti-Obama lawsuit claims that trans-affirming health care violates the religious freedom of doctors.
WASHINGTON — MedStar Health Inc. is getting into the business of dinner. The regional health care behemoth launched a fresh meal delivery service called WellRooted — echoing the subscription business model popularized by national brands...Show More Summary
One of the highest principles of the Republican Party destroying Obamacare. It seems that the Republicans in Tennessee may be making a big step in that direction. According to the state's insurance commissioner, the health care exchange in the state is on the edge of collapse. Show More Summary
As a nurse who has cared for women and infants and now leads an organization dedicated to promoting their health, I know first-hand the value of reliable, accessible birth control. Birth control not only prevents pregnancy, but can also...Show More Summary
It was the biggest lie of the year: if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. It was one of the main selling points of the president’s...
clavierm: he-future-now: This is getting out of hand, even Shkreli has commented follow @the-future-now This needs to end … The culmination of monopolistic practices embedded in a health care ‘marketplace’ where the government won’t negotiate to get medicine prices lowered. Time for single payer.
Imagine your mom has a stroke. Once she is stabilized, she is sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehab. Then she goes home and gets some home health care and additional physical therapy. Medicare may pay, but for how long? For many years, that was decided by the “improvement standard.” [...]
I have a piece at the Prospect about Aetna bailing on most of the ACA exchanges is participates in. On the one hand, it shows the necessity of the public option; on the other hand, is shows (as Erik said yesterday) why it will be enormously difficult to pass: The Obama administration shouldn’t cave. Instead, […]
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: When Those Health Industry Villains Are Just Part of the Family For once, the Democratic complaints about greedy health care company executives don’t seem exaggerated… The pharmaceuticalShow More Summary
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – St. Clair Hospital is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing national network of independent health care providers committed to serving patients and their families through clinical collaboration. St. Clair Hospital remains independent and locally governed. Under this formal agreement, St. Clair Hospital has access to the latest […]
The next time you jump in your car, grab a subway, or catch a bus to work, be careful about the types of foods you bring with you, as results of a new report point to the risks of longer commutes adding calories to your diet and inches to your [...]
A kind reader has drawn my attention to the latest newsletter from the North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). Now as I said on the blog recently, if I were an employee of North Lanarkshire Council I would startShow More Summary
I understand that a potentially crucial meeting of the Joint Integration Board (JIB) of North Lanarkshire's Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is taking place on 12 September 2016 I believe. As regular readers know this JIB/HSCP...Show More Summary
Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Daily Caller – US Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson wants to impose a government enforced carbon fee to combat climate change. Climate change and health care Johnson has been to Alaska several times, including a trip where he summitted Denali. (He’s reached the top of the highest mountain on…