Monthly Archives: October 2014

With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

i i Young adults seem to be taking advantage of health coverage. But they’re still skipping the flu shot. Image… Continue reading »

Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

i i Home health care workers Jasmine Almodovar (far right) and Artheta Peters (center) take part in a Cleveland rally… Continue reading »

In The Hospital, A Bad Translation Can Destroy A Life

Dr. Angela Alday talks with Isidro Hernandes, via a Spanish-speaking interpreter, Armando Jimenez. Both patient and doctor say they much… Continue reading »

Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

i i An official at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor says its mix of patients helps… Continue reading »

More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

i i The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has capped how much it will pay for some common medical procedures… Continue reading »

Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

i i One rationale for extending Medicaid coverage to more people is to help them get to a doctor or… Continue reading »

Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

i i A sign displaying calorie counts is seen in a Subway restaurant in New York City in 2008. A… Continue reading »

Squaring Your Taxes And Your Health Insurance Subsidies

Although April 15 seems a long way off, decisions people make about health coverage can have have big tax implications…. Continue reading »

Proton Center Closure Doesn’t Slow New Construction

i i Construction is continuing at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in downtown Baltimore. It’s one of three such centers… Continue reading »

Obamacare’s First Year: How’d It Go?

i i In New Jersey in March, Dianna Lopez of the Center for Family Services (right) speaks with Betsy Cruz,… Continue reading »