Jessica Marcy, a web reporter and photographer at Kaiser Health News, reports on health care overhaul and work force issues. Her KHN stories and photos have appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, MSNBC and McClatchy. She previously worked as a reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia and Latinamerica Press/Noticias Aliadas in Peru. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, where she worked on a variety of health and water sanitation projects. She has a BA in Latin American Studies from Barnard College and a master's degree in Journalism from
Columbia University. | Contact: JessicaM@kff.org
Healthcare.gov, the website created by the new health law to be a one-stop consumer resource, today unveiled detailed cost and benefits information about health plans available in the individual insurance market.
To provide better services, government officials need more concrete information about the needs of the disabled community, White House adviser says.
Most people with disabilities who are younger than 65 aren’t eligible for Medicare until more than two years after they qualify for Social Security disability income. But more than 65 patient advocacy groups are asking lawmakers to change the rule.
District of Columbia city officials highlight early accomplishments in health insurance coverage expansions as reform implementation efforts pick up steam nationwide.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot, a pediatrician who will be Baltimore's health commissioner starting Monday, spent 7 years as medical director of New York City's schools, where she helped develop an electronic medical records system.
Nursing home patients are more likely to receive the treatment they want and less likely to have unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions under a program using medical forms signed by a physician, a new study found.
Professor Kate Lorig of Stanford University designed a program to help patients cope with the frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation of chronic disease.
Doctors across the country find themselves – once again – putting their Medicare claims on hold while they wait for Congress to take action. For the fourth time in six months, physicians are facing a 21 percent cut in their Medicare reimbursements.
The Partnership for Health in Aging released a set of 23 skills that all health care professionals - doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers and others - should have by the time they receive their degrees.
The federal government says current law will likely keep it from following the lead of some private insurance companies that will begin offering coverage this year to young adults.