Sometimes the pressing issues that are affecting millions of American families are loud; front and center in the public dialogue. Other times, they are quiet; right in front of us, flying under the radar -- like family caregiving, an issue that will touch almost everyone in the country.
Let's hope that state and federal regulators don't put too many roadblocks in the way of many more hospital systems becoming insurers. Extending Medicare to everyone might be the most cost-effective reform but Washington will prevent that, at least for the foreseeable future.
According to a report in the Journal of Pediatrics, approximately 26,650 youth are injured on farms every year. Of these injuries, more than 3,700 require hospitalization. Now, passing the CARE Act is even more important.