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Woodland Hills Kaiser Permanente call center workers protest the reported outsourcing of 160 jobs to other locations as a cost-saving measure for the healthcare giant. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG). In addition to 160 call center workers in Woodland Hills, the organization, which ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center For American Progress gives politically energized ...

Milwaukee -- A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office charged Miami-based Armor Correctional ...
It's also a leading indicator of how Democrats plan to approach health care as they start thinking about the 2020 presidential campaign. ... of automatic enrollment, all Americans who have no insurance, are in Medicaid or buy private coverage on their own through healthcare.gov or directly from insurers.
A group of healthcare leaders in the Dayton area touched on a variety of topics regarding the industry's future during a panel discussion Thursday at Sinclair Community College. "The Future of health care," hosted by the Dayton Business Journal, featured a panel discussion with Premier Health President ...
Treatment-resistant depression is estimated to cost healthcare payers between $29 billion and $48 billion annually in both direct medical expenses and lost work productivity, with TRD patients found to have lost nearly 36 work days per year per person, nearly six times more than patients with depression.
Currently most of a patient's health data remains siloed in vendor-specific data chambers. Like avaricious goblins hoarding their plunder, companies like Epic Systems have stockpiled patient data, refusing to institute the interoperability standards that would allow patients and other health care operators to ...
Those are just some of the dozens of such instances where North Carolina health care providers have been attacked by cybercriminals, or patient records have gone missing. Over the last five years, more than 385,000 patient records in North Carolina have been exposed in more than 40 cybersecurity ...
But now, Action News is trying to be part of the solution by bringing transparency to the healthcare marketplace. That's why we are partnering ... Over the years, Action News has heard your stories of frustration and anger over the price of health care, particularly when it comes to surprise bills. Bob Dolente of ...
Milwaukee County prosecutors have charged Armor Correctional Health Services with falsifying health care records of inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail, including Terrill Thomas, who died of dehydration while in custody. The criminal complaint, filed Wednesday, alleges Armor Correctional employees ...
A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called "Medicare Extra for All,'' the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center For American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to ...
Note: This post has been updated from an earlier version with comments from healthcare.com CEO Howard Yeh. Just one day after the Trump Administration announced a proposed rule to make short-term health insurance more widely available, health insurance comparison business healthcare.com ...
"The health-care cost curve, at least for the employer-sponsored insurance population, seems to be trending in the wrong direction again," said Niall Brennan, president of the health care Cost Institute. "The cumulative change over a five-year period basically highlights, very starkly, that working Americans ...
We begin 2018 with a major change settling into the health-care industry: The removal of the individual mandate, which required all Americans to ... from the New England healthcare Institute, concluded that the overuse of U.S. emergency departments (especially for non-urgent matters) results in $38 billion ...
Alex Azar's heat bleeds for the poor suffering people of Idaho who just want to go back to the wonder years before Obamacare. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images. Last month the Republican leadership of Idaho pursued a very innovative approach to lowering health insurance premiums for young and ...

There is little evidence that healthcare consolidation improves patient care or lowers healthcare costs, experts told lawmakers at a hearing this week. The House Energy and commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the matter Wednesday, and economic and ...
The Louisville-based hospital operator and health care provider reported an operating loss of $42.4 million for fiscal 2016, ended Aug. ... The goal is that the analytics would allow Baptist healthcare to develop solutions to local health care problems as well as inform the organization about services the ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell is getting the support of some 10,000 health care workers in Wisconsin. After interviewing nearly all the Democratic candidates, SEIU Wisconsin State Council union leaders say Mitchell, who is a firefighter and union leader himself, appeared the most in ...
In recent years, there has been rapid growth in support for Medicare for All, a single-payer healthcare system that would guarantee the universal medical coverage that the Affordable Care Act failed to achieve with its passage in 2010. Sixty-four percent of Democrats support single-payer healthcare, while ...
The 2017 Legislature considered four bills that would have expanded a current law that requires health care providers to give certain cost information to consumers for treatments of more than $500, if the consumer asks. All of those bills failed, but lawmakers did pass a study resolution to examine ...
Ringer pioneered the use of robotic catheter surgery to treat patients suffering from disorders of the arteries of the brain and showed how it could be used to treat large-vessel strokes. What led you to the career you have? My father, Jerry, was a physician with a work ethic second to none. I always admired ...
Olexa works at the Mayerson Center, which has helped set the national standard for enhancing and strengthening evaluations of child abuse. In her spare time, she delivers free vegetables with her scooter to low-income families in the Millvale, North Fairmount and South Fairmount communities. What led ...
In two days he would get the operation he needed at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. One of the best neurosurgeons in the nation would be scrubbing in to remove the bone spurs pressing against his spine. His bosses at Walmart had stepped in just when the health-care system seemed to be ...
The CDI algorithm--based on a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning--is at the leading edge of a technological wave starting to hit the U.S. health care industry. After years of experiments, machine learning's predictive powers are well-established, and it is ready to move from labs to broad ...
As a longtime emergency room nurse who has been faced with violent confrontations in the hospital, Robinson began advocating for changes in Kentucky to protect emergency room workers. Those changes were enacted into law in 2012. In 2016, she led an effort to expand that protection to cover all ...
Extending Postpartum health care Could Save New mothers. Sixty days after giving birth, women with health insurance through Show-Me ... "These are vulnerable women, being low-income and not having access to health care." When these women do relapse, they are more likely to overdose due to a ...
Utah lawmakers reject bill calling for mental-health care to be based on scientific evidence. By Luke Ramseth. · 9 hours ago. Utah lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill meant to promote research-proven mental-health treatment in Utah, saying the measure needed more work, and referred it instead for ...
STEVENS POINT- Portage County is partnering with a research center to provide residents with a survey regarding the future of the Portage County health care Center. The local nursing facility holds 100 licensed beds and has been a fixture in Portage County for more than 80 years. However, the facility's ...
ProPublica announced today that David Armstrong is joining its staff as a senior reporter covering health care. Armstrong comes to ProPublica from STAT, where he was a senior enterprise reporter and wrote extensively about the opioid crisis. His series in collaboration with the Boston Globe on abuses in ...
Neel is a neurologist who specializes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and autoimmune neuromuscular disorders. He leads the ALS Clinic at UC Health and also the launched the first UC-led clinical trial of ALS. As the primary investigator, Neel and researchers are looking at predictors of when ALS ...
When Tamesha Means' doctors sent her home - twice - even though she was actively miscarrying, bleeding profusely, and had a fever, they most likely committed malpractice. But on Jan. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) -- the federal agency whose mission it is to protect the ...
This month, the president signed a two-year funding bill hammered out by congressional leaders that included $6 billion for opioid and mental health care. Days later, the White House's budget proposal -- a suggestion to Congress, which will ultimately decide how to divvy up the government's money ...
Arianna Kram, 5, takes a bite out of a Valentine's Day cupcake during a refreshment break in her early education class Wednesday at children's Home + Aid's Scott Learning Center in Bloomington. children's Home + Aid Regional Vice President Lisa Pieper is worried about a proposed cut in Illinois' ...
Higher spending in Medicare and Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, are also expected to contribute significantly to rising health spending as the population ages and relies more heavily on health-care services. The report also projected a slightly higher share of ...
The American people justifiably look to the President and their elected representatives in Washington to do everything within their power to protect them - to defend our nation, maintain safety in our workplaces and communities, and assure that every one of us can afford the high quality health care that ...
The healthcare Industry is struggling to keep up with growing cybersecurity demands, per Security Scorecard in its 2018 report. This is especially troubling considering that Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is an extremely attractive target for hackers and cybercriminals. That's owing to the fact ...
PITTSBURGH - Two health-care juggernauts are locked in a battle for patients in western Pennsylvania that could foretell the future of American health care. On one side is UPMC, a health system that built its brand on cutting-edge research and university-affiliated hospitals. On the other is Highmark Health ...
Trinity Health, including Trinity hospital, provides regional health care to people of North Dakota and eastern Montana. ... Heidi Heitkamp, co-chair of the Rural Health Caucus, said it's "virtually impossible to have a real meaningful discussion about rural healthcare without talking about the issues of rural ...
New preliminary federal data show annual health care spending climbed 4.6% to $3.5 trillion in 2017 -- higher than the 4.3% growth rate in 2016 and still a lot ... The bottom line: The new data reinforce the point that hospital visits, doctor appointments, surgeries, prescriptions and other health care services are gobbling up ...
And while this report doesn't make predictions about health care spending in other countries, it's likely that the gap between what the U.S. and the rest of the developed world spends on health care will also expand ― even though that gap is already pretty big, because nobody else spends as much as ...
SALEM, Ore. -- The president of Oregon's Senate on Wednesday told a committee headed by a retired nurse who's bullish on public health care to consider a bill that asks voters to amend the state Constitution to make health care a fundamental right. Senate President Peter Courtney referred the bill to the ...
Dr. Marsha Fretwell addressed a crowd of 25 in blunt terms Monday in Flat Rock: "We need to get for-profit health insurance out of the marketplace." Fretwell, a former geriatric physician and a member of healthcare for All Western North Carolina, crystallized the thesis of the documentary Fix It: health care ...
Together, we can help healthcare providers better support patients beyond the walls of the clinical environment, which can lead to better health outcomes and ultimately, ... Fitbit and Apple have been particularly aggressive in a push to get their wearables taken more seriously as potential health care tools.
The employee health-care alliance announced by Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and J.P. Morgan won't do enough if all it does is focus on pressuring providers on cost. The real leadership needed in health care is for Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon to create companies where the health of ...
Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew ... Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, ended an initiative to develop a single-payer healthcare system in his state. An analysis ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook talked up the company's ambitions in the health-care sector on Tuesday, hinting that it will move beyond wellness apps and devices, like its step-tracking Apple Watch. Cook acknowledged at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Cupertino, California, that the health-care ...
The U.S. is failing to adequately address the increasing inequality of health outcomes and the social and economic issues impacting health care in our communities today. Here are the fundamental questions we should be asking and some specific solutions to the problems we face in the health-care sector.
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) last fall, which would have turned much of Obamacare's funding for Medicaid expansion and premium subsidies into block grants for states to create their own health care programs. It would also overhaul Medicaid with a per-person spending cap. That plan ...


 

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