Healthcare

  • Who Has The Nation’s Best Health Care? Study Reveals State Rankings

    CBS Local — After the average life expectancy in the United States declined for the first time in decades, a new report is out detailing which states have the best and worst health care systems. The non-profit health care advocacy group, The Commonwealth Fund, released a state-by-state scorecard on...
  • Goldman Sachs Report Warns Pharma Companies That Curing Disease Is Bad For Business

    by John Vibes, The Free Thought Project: Although the massive motive here is easy to see, with the industry bringing in over $453 billion in the United States alone in 2017, many people have a hard time considering that these companies don’t have their customers’ best interest at heart....
  • Amazon, JP Morgan Chase & Co., & Berkshire Hathaway all team up

    A corporate America dream team — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — are combining efforts to improve health care for their U.S. employees. The three companies announced Tuesday they are teaming up to explore “ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving...
  • Kentucky Woman Says She’s Concerned About Meeting Medicaid Work Requirement

    Kentucky has received Trump administration approval to revamp Medicaid, including a work requirement for some, and for those who don’t find work, a planned health and financial literacy test that applicants will have to pass. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Teresa Loman, a working mother in Kentucky...
  • Medicaid Work Requirements Put Trump White House On Defense

    Intense criticism arose Thursday morning to a Trump administration proposal that would allow states to “test incentives” that would require poor Americans covered by Medicaid insurance to work. In a 10-page letter, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it would “support state efforts to test incentives that...
  • IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions were...
  • Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

    Human trials of a once-a-week oral pill for HIV could start, after successful tests in pigs, claim US scientists. The slow-release tablet could free patients from having to take daily medication, they say. It looks like a normal capsule, but on reaching the stomach its coating dissolves and a...
  • Should Healthcare Employees Be Fired for Not Getting a Flu Shot?

    A Minnesota healthcare firm dismissed 50 employees for refusing to get flu vaccinations. Experts say this is a safety issue and should be required in other professions. Would you be willing to risk your job by refusing to get the flu shot? About 50 workers from Essentia Health in...
  • A health-care plan from 2,000 years ago could help America today

    There’s a group of Christians who have peace of mind even while America’s health-care system seems to spiral out of control. As an expression of our faith, we’ve opted out of health insurance entirely and decided to directly share one another’s medical costs. We are inspired by a 2,000-year-old...