Tag Archives: Care

Obamacare’s health care protections face first true test in coronavirus crisis – NBCNews.com

The Affordable Care Act turned 10 last month and is credited with helping 20 million more Americans get health insurance than before the law was enacted. But the coronavirus pandemic could be the first true test of how well “Obamacare” works at preventing significant coverage loss, experts say. For people stricken with COVID-19, the disease… Read More »

PCPs struggle to coordinate care, communicate with providers

While U.S. primary care physicians are leveraging health IT, they are struggling to coordinate care and communicate with other providers, compared with PCPs in other countries. That’s among the findings of a survey of more than 13,200 PCPs in 11 high-income countries. Results of the Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy Survey were published on Tuesday… Read More »

Value-based care payments increasing but risk still rare

Dive Brief: More than half of all commercial plan payments to hospitals in 2017 were earmarked toward some form of value-oriented care or alternative payments intended to reduce waste, according to the latest scorecard from Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) — up from just 10.2% in 2012. However, a large chunk of the value-oriented payment (90%) was… Read More »

Missoula dentistry offering veterans free dental care – KPAX-TV

MISSOULA — Missoula Pediatric Dentistry offered free dental care to veterans on Saturday. This is the third year of the dentist office offering free services like teeth cleaning, x-rays and dental exams. Pediatric Dentist Susan Tiede is a navy veteran and had started this event when a former co-worker had mentioned that their previous job… Read More »

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Surgeon Marty Makary’s ‘The Price We Pay’ Dissects Public’s Distrust Of US Health Care : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image In The Price We Pay, published this fall, author Marty Makary shows how rising costs are eroding trust in medicine. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption toggle caption Catie Dull/NPR Americans are losing trust in their doctors, says Dr. Marty Makary in his new book, The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care… Read More »

Trump Denies Entry To Immigrants Without Health Care Coverage – NPR

Enlarge this image President Trump speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Trump signed a proclamation late Friday barring legal immigrants who cannot prove they will have health care coverage or the means to pay for it within… Read More »