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  • Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier

    Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier
    For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself. While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
  • Access Health CT Chief Talks About New Job, New Challenges

    Access Health CT Chief Talks About New Job, New Challenges
    The new face of Access Health CT, James Wadleigh, is a native Vermonter, a skier, a father of four, and a tech guy who sometimes loses sleep over the possibility of a glitch in the system. In late August, the board of Access Health CT, Connecticut's...
  • Towson gynecologist sentenced to a year in prison for painkiller distribution

    Towson gynecologist sentenced to a year in prison for painkiller distribution
    A former Towson gynecologist and obstetrician was sentenced Monday to a year in prison for illegally distributing prescription painkillers to his girlfriend and two other people. Dr. John Yacoub pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy and intent to...
  • Transportation troubles hinder care for health care superusers

    Transportation troubles hinder care for health care superusers
    When a team of health-care and social service workers in Allentown went looking for frequent visitors to emergency departments and hospitals, they quickly learned that many were dialysis patients. Ask those patients what's most important for maintaining...
  • Virginia health care safety net breaking, leaders say

    Virginia health care safety net breaking, leaders say
    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. More cash certainly wouldn'...
  • A mini-Medicaid expansion in Virginia

    Virginia's legislature didn't like the idea of Medicaid expansion to cover all Virginia adults with incomes less than 138 percent of the federal poverty line, but the state has quietly embarked on a kind of mini-expansion. It affects prisoners. And it...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • Obama Campaigns For Malloy In Bridgeport Appearance

    Obama Campaigns For Malloy In Bridgeport Appearance
    BRIDGEPORT — Faithful Democratic supporters packed the Bridgeport Central High School gymnasium two days before Election Day to listen to President Barack Obama deliver a rousing campaign speech for a Democratic governor who has been among his...
  • Rauner chain hit for Ohio campaign donations

    Rauner chain hit for Ohio campaign donations
    Executives of a nursing home chain owned by Bruce Rauner's investment firm made banned campaign contributions to Ohio lawmakers in 2003 and then improperly billed Medicaid for reimbursement of the donations, according to court records in the company's...
  • Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv

    Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc. The companies struck a stock-for-...
  • Retirement: let Medicaid pay the nursing-home bills?

    Medicaid is the largest payer of long-term-care services for the elderly. Eligibility rules vary from state to state, but you generally must have less than $2,000 in "countable" assets, including savings, retirement accounts, investments and most cash-...