Health Disparities

    • 20 Arrested In California Medicaid Fraud Case

      Twenty people in California were arrested on Thursday "in a $4.6-million Medi-Cal fraud scheme that law enforcement officials allege used unlicensed individuals to provide in-home nursing care for disabled patients," The Los Angeles Times reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10, 2009

    • Today's Selection Of Opinions And Editorials

      A selection of opinions and editorials.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10, 2009

    • No Shriners Hospitals Closing; Some May Be Outpatient-Only

      "All 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children will stay open, but some eventually might become outpatient-only surgery facilities, the system that offers free specialty pediatric care said Thursday," CNN reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10, 2009

    • Health Care Overhaul Ignores Illegal Immigrants

      "As Congress wrangles with overhauling the health care system, there is one population not being discussed. No proposal for a national health plan would cover the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants," NPR reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 09, 2009

    • Blacks With Equal Care Still More Likely To Die Of Some Cancers

      "African Americans are less likely than whites to survive breast, prostate and ovarian cancer even when they receive equal treatment, according to a large study that offers provocative evidence that biological factors play a role in at least some racial disparities," the Washington Post reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 08, 2009

    • Thirteen Single-Payer Activists Settle Their Cases After Disrupting Hearing

      Thirteen people charged with "disruption of Congress" for standing and shouting pro-single-payer system slogans during a health care reform committee hearing settled their cases, The Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 08, 2009

    • Costliest Medicare Markets In Florida, New York, California

      Figures from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice examine variations in cost, frequency, and outcomes for Medicare reimbursements and are at the center of the health care debate. They provide surprising and counterintuitive conclusions including that more medical expense often leads to poorer outcomes.

      (Daily Report) Jul 08, 2009

    • Alzheimer's Patients Fight For Quicker Medicare Coverage

      NPR reports on the struggle of Alzheimer's patients who don't have health insurance trying to find ways to pay for their care and lobby for greater protections for themselves.

      (Daily Report) Jul 07, 2009

    • Private Health Insurance Coverage At 50-Year-Low, According to CDC

      The percentage of Americans with private health insurance is at its lowest level in 50 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

      (Daily Report) Jul 02, 2009

    • New Kind of Film Noir: Health Care

      While lawmakers are targeting rising costs and growing numbers of uninsured, a new crop of health care-focused documentaries offer a darker, more conspiratorial view: Powerful vested interests lusting for profits are responsible for the country’s medical malaise.

      (Story) Jul 02, 2009