Every other sector of our day-to-day lives--financial, telecommunication, retail, travel, and entertainment--have been irrevocably changed. But to date essentially none of these technological triumphs have been leveraged to reduce the cost of health care, no less to achieve better outcomes for patients.
Persistence pays off. Let's remember this as we celebrate 50 years of Medicaid on July 30. Almost 70 million people in the U.S. turn to Medicaid for their health coverage. But Medicaid is much more than the country's top health insurer. It's also a key battleground for the future of our country.
Among the over 8,700 victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, the vast majority of them were living in rural areas.
While access to culturally diverse providers is low, the cost of mental health treatment remains high, which serves as an additional impediment to bridging the gap between the onset of symptoms and accessing professional care.
As I think about my son just inches away from being born, I decide to let go of the pain. These final moments of pregnancy suddenly turn from struggle to joy.
Jim Morrison is best known as the lead singer of The Doors. He is also infamous as one of many young celebrities who died young as a result of substan...
On July 30, 1965 -- 50 years ago -- Medicare became law. But a lot has changed in a half century. It's time to consider how Medicare must evolve to ensure that it maximizes healthy aging and disease prevention.
Gilead Sciences is an American pharmaceutical company driven by unquenchable greed. The company is causing hundreds of thousands of Americans with Hepatitis C to suffer unnecessarily and many of them to die as the result of its monopolistic practices, while public health programs face bankruptcy.
Fifty years ago in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, creating two programs that would disproportionately improve the lives of older and low-income Americans, especially women. Fast forward to 2015, and both are very much under siege.
Planned Parenthood is the most trusted women's health care provider in this country. We will always fight for our patients and our staff, and we will continue to provide care in a safe, trusting, confidential environment, no matter what.
We're making strides, but our nation's health care system must prioritize increased access to pain management for children so that needless pain and suffering can be alleviated.
Over time, I drifted to spending more and more time trying to figure out how to improve the health of low-income New Yorkers and the most vulnerable among our neighbors. What I have learned over the years is that poverty and health challenges are intrinsically intertwined.
For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.
You can't live in Connecticut and work on anything related to disability services and not know about Southbury Training School.
Some social programs are so embedded in our national consciousness and so indispensable to the people who use them that it seems like they've always b...
While this landmark anniversary represents an important opportunity to celebrate the remarkable successes of the Medicare program, it also provides a chance to identify ways to make Medicare even better over the next 50 years.