Fighting for black health progress is not mutually exclusive from the overall fight for making black lives matter. In fact, it might just be as pivotal to the overall movement as systematic equal opportunity and justice.
In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.
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For many physicians throughout New York State, negotiating with insurance companies has become a primary component of their job description. Patients' wait times are increasing and the time spent with the physician is getting shorter.
One of the ways Big Data is being employed in the medical industry is to ferret out and prevent fraud before it happens. Analytics can "find" and "reveal" potential problems before they happen, track suspicious activity and stop perpetrators before they ply their criminal trade.
So how do patients decide where to have their heart transplants performed? And wouldn't a person who needs a heart transplant choose to go to a top center? Quality is obviously a major factor. But there is another big consideration in deciding where to get a transplant: accessibility.
We may want to quit seeing health care and social supports as alternatives and instead see them as complements. Allowing health care expenditures to crowd out upstream investments in health has proven imprudent policy.
As scientists and educators, we don't have a lot of free time. But we wouldn't be either of these things, nor be proficient at them, if we didn't keep in touch with the communities that undergrid everything we do. Twitter turns out to be the most powerful tool we have to do this.
Although the majority of home care cases go smoothly, we need to ensure that our home health aides, nurses and therapists are also prepared for any difficulties that may arise in dealing with clients or their family members.
Instead, back to Alcabes' question, "Is healing important?" which we might extend to ask: is it important to deal with this in a column on religion and American public life?
Tax Day, which falls on April 15, is just around the corner, and if you find yourself among the masses of last-minute filers, here are four tips that will help you maximize your health care savings.
Pro-life advocates in Congress recently infected an uncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill that had strong bipartisan support with a contentious amendment that prohibits taypayer-funded abortions. Women's reproductive health should not be the euphemistic football in a match played mostly by and for men in Congress.
Anyone can die leaving debt behind. Spouses and families should help prepare or revise estate plans to address current credit issues and create an action plan for the possibility of remaining debt after the borrower dies.
I've worked in the field of LGBTQ health my whole adult life. Frankly, considering the depth of our disparities, I felt that I would have job security forever.
House Republicans want to convert Medicare into a voucher program, and would like to see the Senate concur. All this ties together as the biggest threat to health care for seniors and the disabled that we have yet seen. Democrats need to discover their spine!
I would not be here today if it wasn't for the free, quality health care I was given in the form of Medicaid. I support the ACA and I advocate for a single payer national health insurance system. This is what we all need in order to be a society in which our ideals are realized rather than sold off. We can't go backwards, there's just too much at stake.