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  • The emergency at Georgia's rural hospitals

    ATLANTA Pam Renshaw doesn't know how long she lay unconscious amid the flames. Twenty seconds? Thirty? Long enough, at least, for the fire to sear nearly half of her body before Renshaw's boyfriend found her pinned under the four-wheeler that had flipped...
  • Mental Health Screening For New Moms

    Mental Health Screening For New Moms
    Here's an idea that seems so basic that it's a wonder it's not happening already: Have pediatricians screen new moms for mental problems. This is what the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut recommends in "Addressing Maternal Mental...
  • Affordable Care Act tax consequences kick in this year; free tax, enrollment counseling on Peninsula

     Affordable Care Act tax consequences kick in this year; free tax, enrollment counseling on Peninsula
    One element of the Affordable Care Act will show up in tax returns for the first time this filing season — and for individual taxpayers, the effect could be good or bad. The 2015 tax season marks the first time that all taxpayers will have to...
  • Language in proposed Virginia budget worries workers, patients

    Language in proposed Virginia budget worries workers, patients
    A paragraph in Gov. Terry McAuliffe's new Medicaid budget is sending ripples of concern through the home health care industry, worrying workers and the families they serve. Advocates said the new rule could cause labor shortages, push disabled people...
  • Abandon Medicaid and go with single-payer instead

    To the editor: California's budget is again in peril due to uncontrolled healthcare expenses. Medicaid (California's Medi-Cal) has always been underfunded and poorly run. Should we continue a healthcare system that is fiscally unsound and a public...
  • Even with Obamacare, patients will turn to the ER

    To the editor: Given the nation's aging population and physician shortages, emergency visits will continue to increase despite Obamacare. ("Since Obamacare, L.A. County ER visits show hospitals in 'state of flux,'" Jan. 1) In addition, as millions of...
  • CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent

    CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent
    The head of Waterbury Hospital said layoffs and budget cuts are imminent regardless of whether state Senate leaders can rekindle interest by a Texas hospital chain to buy Waterbury and four other nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut. Waterbury Hospital'...
  • Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals

    Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals
    Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
  • Hospital mergers likely, health care executives say

    Hospital mergers likely, health care executives say
    Broward County's hospitals are under-used, and some health care systems may need to consolidate to stay financially healthy, the county's top health care leaders agreed Thursday. "Hospital mergers are inevitable," said Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, the new...
  • Children's Hospital Gets $10M Extra From State, Raising Eyebrows

    A $10 million payment to Connecticut Children's Medical Center — approved Thursday without going through the legislature, and despite a state budget deficit — sparked questions about legal precedent and fairness. The $10 million approved by...
  • At Virginia budget hearings, real life struggles emerge

    RICHMOND — The stories are hard to hear, and harder to live. "My son is 8 years old," Mary Margaret Brown told state legislators. "For the first two years of Aiden's life, he endured seven surgeries," she said. "We were drowning in medical...