Hundreds of thousands of low-income children and other members of low-income legal immigrant families could drop out of public programs providing healthcare, nutrition and housing assistance due to a controversial proposed Trump administration rule.
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Failure to act is not fair to the people we were all sent to Washington, D.C., to represent. In fact, it is inexcusable. While politicians talk, Americans suffer. This is what is wrong with our politics today.
This list ranks the top 25 healthcare facilities in the nation by highest net patient revenue per full-time employee. Source: Modern Healthcare Metrics. Published September 24, 2018, pg. 34.
We understand that it is going to take a coordinated, all-hands-on-deck, community-focused effort to fight the opioid epidemic. And while our local leaders are at the forefront of that fight, Congress is by no means taking a back seat. In Washington, D.C., we are doing what we can to support and strengthen those community-led efforts across the country.
25 healthcare provider facilities are ranked by a ratio of net patient revenue per full-time employee. Source: Modern Healthcare Metrics. Published September 24, 2018, pg. 34.
In North Dakota, around 50% of residents live in rural areas. As someone who represents a largely rural state, I recognize that these areas, across the country, face unique healthcare challenges due to their isolated locations.
Across the country, opioid overdoses and deaths have surged in recent years. In 2017, opioid overdose deaths hit a record high, taking the lives of 134 people every day. To save lives, we must maintain a federal response that is up to the challenge we're facing.
Members of the Aurora (Colo.) Police Department's SWAT team donned superhero costumes to rappel down the sides of Children's Hospital Colorado last week to surprise the young patients inside.
Having Medicare as an option will force private insurance companies to be more competitive, bringing down costs for everyone. It also tests the idea that Medicare is the right benefit for everyone by allowing consumers and businesses to choose for themselves.
While the 21st Century Cures Act was put into law in late 2016, lawmakers have only begun to see what the initiative can do to advance cutting-edge healthcare and promote the nation's overall health.
Like its namesake, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital isn't satisfied standing pat. The Hollywood, Fla., hospital is adding floors and has been pushing northward, expanding its services to Palm Beach County. New CEO Caitlin Beck Stella talks about the hospital's growth strategy.
An Apple Watch-based app captures patient-provider interactions and recommends billing codes. For some doctors, it shaves more than an hour of administrative work off their day.
Shuttled between prison and the healthcare system, AIDS patient Johnny Wells' story is symbolic of the cracks that exist in a fractured Medicaid program.
A Mississippi state senator has introduced a bill to expand Medicaid every year since Obamacare went into effect, but so far it's been off the table. The 2019 governor's race could change the picture.
Advocates say the single biggest factor in expanding Medicaid in balky states has been the election of a governor who supports it.
One hundred years ago this month, the “mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in 1918 and 1919.
The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.
The Stark law is a 1980s-era policy originally intended to protect Medicare beneficiaries from excessive costs and other potential harms. However, we've seen this law driving up costs and creating additional, unnecessary regulatory burdens for healthcare providers.
There are 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who would struggle to get quality, affordable health insurance, if not for the protections in the Affordable Care Act. It is imperative for President Donald Trump to stop sabotaging the ACA.
To reduce the stigma of mental illness among African-Americans, professor Ruth C. White urges a two-pronged approach: focus on changing perceptions and making culturally competent care more accessible.