Delivery of Care

    • First Edition: November 13, 2009

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports of the possibility of a Medicare payroll tax in health reform legislation as well as continuing analysis of the overhaul's winners and losers and the CDC's new estimate of the far-reach of the swine flu.

      (Daily Report) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Annie Fox

      Health care has to be looked at in context, according to Annie Fox and Teana Burns of "Harlan Countians for a Healthy Community" in Kentucky.

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Cathy Nance

      Six years ago, Cathy Nance had to have open heart surgery. Later, she had kidney cancer. Because of poor health and inability to work, she became homeless, until she was helped by Harlan Countians for a Healthy Community.

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Beverly May

      Family nurse practitioner Beverly May, of the Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, treats many patients with chronic diseases.

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Gerry Roll

      Gerry Roll says people don't understand the health problems in southeastern Kentucky: "You can get whatever you need as far as traditional medical care goes. Yet we have the highest levels of chronic disease in the nation. So when I hear people talking about access to health care being a problem, I am livid."

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • KHN Column: 'Don't Overlook The Other Determinants Of Health'

      Gail Wilensky, writing for KHN, notes that as we move to the endgame of what will at best be health care reform 1.0, it is also important to remember that if we want to improve health—presumably health care reform is a means to improving health—we need to focus on more than just health care and reform of the health care system.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • An Interview With Dr. Donald Berwick: 'We Need To Have More Consequences In the Health Care System'

      Dr. Donald Berwick, of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is an inspirational leader - as well a bit of a nag - encouraging front-line health workers and health care leaders to make changes to reduce hospital deaths and complications.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • Making End-Of-Life Wishes Known Is Rare; More Hospice Care Could Save Medicare Money

      The Associated Press reports on hospice care.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • Today's Selection Of Opinions And Editorials

      A sampling of opinions and editorials from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • HUD Threatens To Block Washington D.C.'s AIDS Funding

      The U.S. Department of Housing is threatening to halt federal funding for the district's AIDS programs after a Washington Post investigation found many delivered faulty services and failed to account for their work.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009