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Health assessment names top three health concerns for Chippewa, Eau Claire counties

Organizers say the assessment is a year-long process that involves local health care facilities, nonprofit organizations and community members. To see the Chippewa County health assessment, click here ... read more

Report: Louisiana has worst health care in U.S.

Access includes quality of public ... care. But the cost of care and level of quality vary widely by state. Costs are affected by the overall health of the population, more advanced medical equipment, ... read more

Elections Raise Specter of ‘Medicare for All’ vs. Employer Benefits

Return of the 'Public Option'? An alternative to comprehensive single-payer health care such as Medicare for all is a more limited concept that Condeluci called "the return of a government-run public ... read more

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Assessing a "Public Option" for Health Care

This week on the JOURNAL, Bill Moyers spoke with Wendell Potter, a former health insurance executive who left the industry to become an advocate for health care reform. Potter discussed the industry’s ... read more


'Kidnapped' by the Mayo Clinic; Death by Colonoscopy; Health Officials' Secret Finances

But she and her family didn't like the care she was given and wished to transfer to a different hospital. The Mayo Clinic said no and even tried to get legal guardianship over the young woman. With fe... read more

KISD proposes a $391 million general fund budget, approves employee health plan

1 if it is adopted at the public hearing next week ... contract Scott & White for the proposed 2019 employee health care plan. In other business Tuesday, Teresa Daugherty, KISD director for assessment ... read more

BREAKING: Reid backs health care public option

Public opinion polls show that a wide majority of Americans support a public option, he said. Reid's health care bill, which will be given a cost assessment by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Of... read more

Nursing-home owner files for bankruptcy

Safe Haven Health Care Inc., the company ... We had other options. This is the one we chose. We’re out of the game.” In 2012, the county opted to stop subsidizing the Blaine Manor care facility in Hai... read more

Hospital assessment nears public release

The study intends to evaluate options once a 30-year lease agreement between the health care ... the public via a vote. The conclusion drawn by the district board members would only be a suggestion to ... read more

Outcome Health Announces Partnership with American Liver Foundation to Promote Updated Screening Recommendations for Hepatitis C

This partnership with Outcome Health allows us to reach Americans at a critical point in their care when they're in their physicians' office assessing their options ... policymakers and the public, an... read more

Is Medicare’s latest change a step too far?

Sometimes called “fail first,” step therapy is the term used when a health ... options to treat deadly diseases. In its own statement, the American Cancer Society said allowing step therapy for Medica... read more

Penn Health System to eliminate the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages at its facilities

Diet and unsweetened beverages, 100 percent fruit juice, milk and an array of flavored-water options will still be available ... Healthy Hospitals” initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Public ... read more



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