| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:51 PM
Luis Rios, who lost his job at a filling station in December at the age of 56, is newly eligible for Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor.
Following the advice of state-trained medical insurance enrollment workers, he filled out the paperwork...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The story is the subject of a fresh round of political ads this week, but Tribune readers learned about it in late January in a RIck Pearson, Ray Long story, Nursing home problems may dog Rauner-- GOP candidate's business deals,......
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:04 PM
WETHERSFIELD — For 30 years, this health-care quality improvement company has faced next to no competition.
Qualidigm, founded in 1983, heavily depends on government contracts, and most of its work is collaborating with nursing homes, hospitals,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
“A Cat Named Mercy,” a new play by Josefina López (“Real Women Have Curves”) premiering at Casa 0101 Theater, is full of reformist passion but feels underbaked. Perhaps it was rushed into production to capitalize on the Obamacare...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families.
But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors ordered an audit Tuesday of the way the county's public health department investigates complaints about health and safety issues at nursing homes.
The officials sharply criticized public health officials over a report that...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Last week, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines to settle charges that the pharmaceutical marketed medications for unapproved purposes and rewarded doctors who inappropiately prescribed it to patients, risking...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The slate of Democratic candidates for Northampton County Council, helmed by executive candidate John Callahan, announced a plan Thursday to host annual senior expos to promote the services available to seniors. Callahan, Christen Borso, Ron Heckman,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Nicholas James Kiladis, a former contracts administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration, died Dec. 25 at Oak Crest, a long-term care facility in Parkville, of complications from a brain injury he suffered in November 2012. He was 79.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of individuals 65 and older will need some type of long-term care. Unfortunately, most families don't have sufficient assets or insurance to cover the cost of this care.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:10 AM
A federal magistrate is scheduled to mediate talks Friday between the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath and the Oakland hospital where the brain-dead girl continues to be kept on a ventilator per a court order.
Each side is slated to present its case to...