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Medicaid Health Plans and Profits

    2023-03-11 Medicaid Health Plans Try to Protect Members — And Profits — During Unwinding Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News The federal covid-19 pandemic protections that have largely prohibited states from dropping anyone from Medicaid since 2020 helped millions of low-income Americans retain health insurance coverage — even if they no longer qualified — […]

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Despite Pharma Claims, Illicit Drug Shipments to US Aren’t Full of Opioids. It’s Generic Viagra.

    2023-03-08 Despite Pharma Claims, Illicit Drug Shipments to US Aren’t Full of Opioids. It’s Generic Viagra. Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News For years, the FDA has defended its efforts to intercept prescription drugs coming from abroad by mail as necessary to keep out dangerous opioids, including fentanyl. The pharmaceutical industry frequently cites such […]

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New Federal Lifeline for Rural Hospitals

    2023-03-07 Struggling to Survive, the First Rural Hospitals Line Up for New Federal Lifeline Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News Just off the historic U.S. Route 66 in eastern New Mexico, a 10-bed hospital has for decades provided emergency care for a steady flow of people injured in car crashes and ranching accidents. […]

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month By Editorial Team AI March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a time when people around the world come together to raise awareness about this painful and often misunderstood condition. Endometriosis affects an estimated 10% of women worldwide and is characterized by the growth of tissue similar to the lining […]

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Montana State Hospital and Information Blackout

    2023-03-06 Information Blackout Shrouds New Reports of Deaths, Injuries, and Abuse at Montana State Hospital Aaron Bolton BUTTE, Mont. — Jennifer Mitchell remembered getting a call nearly two years ago that her 69-year-old husband, Bill, had crashed his car and had been committed to the Montana State Hospital, the state-run psychiatric hospital for […]

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Schools Lead in Water and Federal Release

    2023-03-04 Schools Struggle With Lead in Water While Awaiting Federal Relief Katheryn Houghton PHILIPSBURG, Mont. — On a recent day in this 19th-century mining town turned tourist hot spot, students made their way into the Granite High School lobby and past a new filtered water bottle fill station. Water samples taken from the […]

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After People on Medicaid Die, Some States Aggressively Seek Repayment From Their Estates

    2023-03-03 After People on Medicaid Die, Some States Aggressively Seek Repayment From Their Estates Tony Leys PERRY, Iowa — Fran Ruhl’s family received a startling letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services four weeks after she died in January 2022. “Dear FAMILY OF FRANCES RUHL,” the letter began. “We have been informed […]

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