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Health gaps grow for those needing complex care

A 14-year-old Virginia boy's struggles with a heart condition is a stark example of what some 2 million Americans with complex conditions face in an increasingly restrictive health market, becoming more so under President Donald Trump. A 14-year-old ... read more

DuPage exploring ways to help those with mental health issues

DuPage County has joined a nationwide initiative designed to divert people with mental health ... care. DuPage Health Department officials on Tuesday said they are partnering with the sheriff's office to train officers to de-escalate situations involving ... read more

Maryland, D.C. consider measures to stabilize state health exchanges

As the federal government continues to challenge the Affordable Care Act, Maryland and District ... the affordability and viability of their public health insurance marketplaces. The dual campaigns join those in other states, including California and ... read more

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Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare

“The end result will be higher premiums and fewer plan choices for people with health care needs, as well as for healthy ... particularly those with pre-existing conditions,” Kristine Grow, group’s senior vice president for communications, said ... read more

Interpreting National Health Expenditure Projections: Issues And Challenges

The top line estimate is that health spending will grow at 5.5 ... This requires complex choices. It is tempting to read the projections such as those by Gigi Cuckler and her CMS colleagues with alarm. The notion that health care will consume almost ... read more

Local hospital layoffs point to growing problem for health care

“A lot of health care organizations are scrambling to cope with lower revenue. ... It’s a time of enormous turmoil for hospitals,” said Michael Abrams, a Creve Coeur-based strategic consultant. “I think hospitals need to give more thought to how ... read more

Does A Larger Role For Midwives Mean Better Care?

In Canada and New Zealand, midwives are so highly valued that they're brought in to manage complex cases that need special attention. All of those countries have much ... to integrate midwives into their health care systems, including Washington, New ... read more

Hamilton County Commission plans to fund new programs in senior services levy

“There would be a very narrow focus on assisting seniors to navigate the complex health care system,” Portune said. Earlier this year, the Health Gap returned ... no longer had a need for the funds. DOC080917levy-08092017115950 by WCPO Web Team on ... read more

Los Angeles report on homelessness reveals widening funding gap

The report also reveals that while it is still much more common for individuals to fall into homelessness, families with children are experiencing homelessness at a growing rate. The gap between what ... of education, health care, retirement, and so ... read more

Don't ignore this gap when signing up for Medicare

After the initial six-month period when you are guaranteed coverage by a Medigap policy, you generally will need to go through medical underwriting ... policy to reduce what you shell out for health care, don't dilly-dally. When you first enroll, you ... read more

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