Medicaid

The Washington Post looks at the role of drug companies funding medical charities for rare diseases. Following one patient with hereditary angioedema, this article suggests that it is good business for drug companies to donate to independent  charities.

This week’s program exposes the illegal eviction of elder residents from nursing homes.  Also known as dumping, it involves moving a resident without proper warning or refusing to readmit when the removal was unwarranted.

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Conclusion to the New Yorker article titled “Is Health Care A Right?” Dr. Atul Gawande explores 2 competing sets of values surrounding the health care debate. Americans want to reward work, ingenuity, self-reliance. And we also want to protect the weak and the vulnerable.


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Dr. Atul Gawande explores two competing sets of values surrounding the health care debate. Americans want to reward work, ingenuity, self-reliance. And we also want to protect the weak and the vulnerable. Published in the October 2, 2017 New Yorker, and titled "Is Health Care A Right?"


Articles present a timeline following the issue of the hospital outpatient observation status loophole and efforts to save seniors from huge unexpected expenses.

Health outcomes in Concordia Parish Louisiana are more comparable to developing countries than to much of the United States. What are the historic and current conditions that have created a part of the country that has been left behind.


The Medicare/Medicaid Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, once only operated by non-profits are now being given the opportunity to be operated by private equity firms

Some states and the VA are now creating care-giving teams which include relatives as paid participants.