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.
While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insurance companies.
Because naturopathic physicians are not currently eligible to participate in Medicare, most seniors are unable to obtain care from a naturopathic physician despite the interest and desire.
Republicans are shouting for war. Unlike our forefathers, they are not fighting for democracy and equal rights, but rather for a plutocracy.
If it were up to Tom Cotton, Medicare would be doubly dead. All his sweet words are not going to provide a single medication, a single doctor's visit, a single surgical procedure or a single night in a nursing home for our nation's senior citizens.
The Ryan/Republican budget puts the 2014 midterm election in perspective. Americans will choose between a new congress that caters to the 1 percent or one that protects the 99 percent. We will choose between plutocracy or democracy.
I chatted with Dr. Sweet about her work, her take on the Affordable Care Act, and her advice to those who seek self-discovery.