Ageism in healthcare settings, which can result in inappropriate or dangerous treatment, is getting new attention during the COVID pandemic, which has killed more than half a million Americans age 65 and older.
An expert panel discussion illuminated challenges that arise when California puts insurance companies in charge of delivering critical health services, while also providing an overview of the ambitious policy changes Gov. Newsom's administration is pushing.
Democrats are trying to design a dental benefit for Medicare and one idea calls for limiting it based on income. The so-called “means test” is drawing internal opposition from many Democratic lawmakers, as well as advocacy groups for older people.
Hospitals can suspend procedures that aren't medically necessary if they don't have capacity, he said, explaining that some patients could see delays in care depending on which hospitals have to invoke crisis standards of care and for how long. Individual providers will be deciding what procedures are necessary