Single-payer health care would have an astonishingly high price tag – Washington Post

Single-payer health care would have an astonishingly high price tag – Washington Post

Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., April 26. (Rich Pedroncelli/ASSOCIATED PRESS) OBAMACARE LOOKS shaky, mostly because Republicans are sabotaging it. This, in turn, has rekindled calls on the left to create a European-style “single-payer” system, in which the government directly pays for every American’s health care. California lawmakers, for […]

Online Health Portal, 'Done Quickly,' Gives Ill. Headaches – U.S. News & World Report

Online Health Portal, ‘Done Quickly,’ Gives Ill. HeadachesU.S. News & World ReportSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $94 million online health insurance system has some Illinois state employees and agencies flummoxed and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration scampering to rid the system of bugs, according to interviews and documents … and more » Source link

Carrie Fisher's death shines a light on an underrated health problem – Washington Post

Carrie Fisher's death shines a light on an underrated health problem – Washington Post

Carrie Fisher arrives for the European premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in London’s Leicester Square on Dec. 16, 2015. (Paul Hackett/Reuters) Actress Carrie Fisher was unabashedly vocal about her lifelong battles with mental illness and drug abuse. She once defiantly told ABC News, “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. […]

Judge unseals mental health report that blasts state – Jackson Clarion Ledger

Judge unseals mental health report that blasts state – Jackson Clarion Ledger

CLOSE Millions of adults in the U.S. suffer from mental health conditions. Many of those conditions start during teenage years. Treatment is attainable and vital. Wochit The Mississippi Department of Mental Health will reduce its workforce by 650 to cope with state budget cuts.(Photo: File photo/The Clarion-Ledger) A $300,000 taxpayer-funded report commissioned by the Mississippi […]

Does Bad Health Care Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? – The Atlantic

Does Bad Health Care Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? – The Atlantic

CHICAGO—In 2010, the court of the Northern District of Illinois received a handwritten complaint from Don Lippert, a diabetic inmate at Stateville Correctional Center outside of this city, claiming he was being denied his twice-daily dose of insulin. In the roughly six years since, that case has snowballed into a lawsuit filed on behalf of […]

Value-Based Care Alone Won't Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes – Harvard Business Review

Value-Based Care Alone Won't Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Nemours Children’s Health System has found that while a value-based care approach can decrease the costs of care for children with chronic conditions (when compared with a traditional fee-for-service model), transitioning to a value-based model involves added infrastructure and training costs. There’s also the complexity of delivering care in an industry that mixes together fee-for-service and value-based reimbursement. […]

3 Stocks With Better Dividends Than CVS Health Corporation – Motley Fool

3 Stocks With Better Dividends Than CVS Health Corporation – Motley Fool

Finding stocks with higher dividend yields than CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) is easy. Finding stocks with quantifiably better dividends than the large pharmacy-services company is a different story altogether. That’s especially true if you try to look only at stocks within the healthcare and retail sectors — two areas in which CVS Health competes. But […]