We need to talk about senior poverty. And we need to develop policies that acknowledge that income inequality exists and reflect the economic reality facing older adults today.
The V.A. scandal over access to care for our veterans is, of course, a betrayal of our government's debt to our veterans and a national disgrace that needs fixing on an urgent basis. Although we still don't know the full extent of the problems.
Call her crazy, but my mom says that the second I heard the opening notes of Billie's recording, I leapt over the walls of my crib, landed squarely on the piano bench and welcomed my new sister into the world by playing along and harmonizing with every line.
Each day, approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 -- and thereby become eligible for Medicare. Many would argue that unlike most signs of getting older, that's a good thing, considering how expensive individual health insurance has become.
One of America's great debates spins like a top around one question: Who is able to take care of the least amongst us best -- government or the private sector?
A number of supporters of Obamacare are touting a phenomenon known as the "Woodwork Effect," whereby states that declined to expand Medicaid under the...
I'm a new demographic... what I call, 'suddenly poor'... people who have had money and because of some unforeseen circumstance are now broke. Many are homeless and most are seniors. I'm on Social Security, Medicare and food stamps, which makes me a Socialist I guess. But it wasn't always like this. I used to be rich.
The autism "gap" is by no means uniform. It varies immensely from person to person, school to school, and state to state. The needs of each individual with autism is unique, and even more difficult to address given the zip code lottery of services that families have to contend with.
Just last week, Republicans got caught in a lie about Obamacare very publicly -- at their own hearing on Obamacare. As failed GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry would say, "Oops."
The first national observance of Mother's Day in America took place exactly one hundred years ago. Contrary to what one might think, it was not the brainchild of florists or greeting card marketers.
While most of the gender differences are explained by gender differences in practicing medicine, the study highlights a larger issue.
Light appeared, and with it, some fire, when Congressman Tim Murphy authored "The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Rep. Murphy, has proposed a broad variety of actions aimed at improving the broken system of mental health care, not just adding more programs or money to the already fragmented and far too unaccountable services that now exist.
A properly drafted trust can offer all of the advantages (and more) of a life estate without the negatives.
Here's a breakdown of how original Medicare covers your eyes, along with some tips that can help you reduce your out-of-pocket costs.
What does health care reform have to do with the futures of primary care and psychiatry? A lot, and most of it is still under our collective radar screen.
Having accurate and timely utilization, cost and outcomes data would allow the physician community to expand the use of new health care delivery and payment models that so many policymakers and thought leaders say are needed.