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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the state could be looking at issuing protocols for all hospital staff in order to help preserve personal protection equipment or PPE. Ohio is trying to build up its supply of PPE, including masks that can now be cleaned for… Read More
Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new national survey finds that people across the political spectrum agree on at least one thing: Our health care system needs fixing. The “Hidden Common Ground” survey from Public Agenda, USA Today and Ipsos found that 92 percent of Americans say changes are needed. And a majority of… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Medicaid department is asking for input from companies and organizations familiar with the program on how to improve the experience of patients. A formal request for information released Tuesday outlines the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s vision for reimagining the program. The request is specifically directed at providers, associations, advocacy groups,… Read More
The U.S. judge found that the Trump administration’s rule violates the law in “numerous, fundamental, and far-reaching” ways. Critics said the rule prioritized providers over patients.
Speaking from a retirement community in Florida, the President gave seniors a pep talk about what he wants to do for Medicare, contrasting it with plans of his Democratic rivals.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Andy Beshear is trying to nudge health care to the forefront of Kentucky’s race for governor with a new TV ad. In the ad, Beshear said he’s fought to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions as attorney general and promises to do the same if elected governor. He personalizes the issue… Read More
Do you work in or near Athens County and make too much to qualify for assistance, but too little to afford insurance? Know someone who does? Community Health Programs is here for you. Come meet our caring staff, tour our mobile health unit, and learn about the many services we offer. The Heritage Mobile Clinic… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they’ve reached a $17 million settlement with a health care company accused of Medicaid fraud in West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the civil settlement with Acadia on Monday, saying it’s the largest health care fraud settlement in state history. Stuart says Acadia, though its subsidiary CRC… Read More
The average deductible for employer-sponsored health insurance has quadrupled in the last 12 years. A Los Angeles Times investigation finds even insured workers are going without needed medical care.
The search giant’s push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.