| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:44 PM
California's health exchange is violating the law by canceling private coverage for up to 95,000 people because they might qualify for Medi-Cal, the state's insurance commissioner says.
At issue is health insurance for some of the poorest Californians...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:43 AM
What does the future hold for the controversial Affordable Care Act now that the Republican Party will control Congress?
Prior to it becoming law, 50 million people in the United States did not have health insurance, and health care costs were...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 12:35 PM
New research from Rutgers University lends more support to the idea that integrating treatment of mind and body could lead to better and cheaper medical care.
Sujoy Chakravarty, a health economist with the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, found...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:46 PM
RICHMOND — Virginia's health care safety net is groaning under increased demand, and a simple cash infusion won't solve the problem for free clinics and community hospitals around the state, industry leaders told legislators Thursday.
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis.
Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:57 AM
In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Q. My husband and I recently retired. He is 72 and I am 65. With increasing health issues and no long-term care insurance, we worry about what will happen financially when one of us goes to a nursing home. Can the healthy spouse keep the jointly owned...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:34 PM
The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The Virginia Way
•Mary, Urbanna: I have been interested in the Daily Press series last week on ethics in Virginia politics and especially seeing how many politicians end up with plum jobs and even judgeships after serving time in the General...
| Dec 7, 2014
Consumers have until Dec.15 to sign up for health insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015, through the state's federally facilitated state marketplace.
Open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's state marketplaces opened in mid-November....