Tag Archives: Washington

A stunning indictment of the U.S. health-care system, in one chart – The Washington Post

The report also shows a growing income gap in cost-related delays. In 2016, for instance, one-fourth of U.S. households earning less than $ 40,000 a year reported cost-related delays, vs. 13 percent for households making more than $ 100,000. In 2019, the rate of cost-related delays among poorer households shot up to 36 percent, while… Read More »

Is Elizabeth Warren looking for safer ground in health care? – The Washington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been mostly sure-footed in her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. One exception is health care. On Friday, she issued another proposal to go along with her support for Medicare-for-all, a step that appeared designed to put her into a safer place politically. Warren’s progression on health care through the… Read More »

The good, the bad, and the hopeful in new interoperability plans from Washington

By CLAUDIA WILLIAMS Robust exchange of health information is absolutely critical to improving health care quality and lowering costs. In the last few months, government leaders at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have advanced ambitious policies to make interoperability a reality. Overall, this is a great thing. However, there are places… Read More »

How many pain pills went to your pharmacy? – Washington Post

SHEARER DRUG CLINTON COUNTY, KY 6,778,550 96 HARDIN COUNTY DISCOUNT PHA HARDIN COUNTY, IL 2,789,740 90 ARNZEN’S KAMIAH DRUG LEWIS COUNTY, ID 2,298,640 88 BOONEVILLE DISCOUNT DRUGS OWSLEY COUNTY, KY 2,850,040 86 C & R CLINIC PHCY MORTON COUNTY, KS 1,916,920 85 GLENN’S APOTHECARY CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KY 5,171,800 80 SMITH COUNTY DRUG CENTER INC. SMITH… Read More »

A quiet healthcare crisis in dentistry – Washington Examiner

Few things are more concerning than kids without access to quality medical care. That’s especially true when the kids in question have special needs. Yet at this very moment, tens of thousands of special-needs kids struggle to find basic dental care. It’s a quiet crisis in American healthcare. Private organizations are starting to realize this… Read More »