Medicaid covers nearly 104 million medical visits, but that may soon change

Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt waits in her wheelchair for a ride to the hospital. The 27-pound girl is dressed in polka-dot pants and a ...

What’s the State of Healthcare in America in 2018?

Americans pay more for healthcare than people in other countries, but do we get our money’s worth? Healthcare spending accounts for 17.9% of GDP and its on pace to increase to ...

The list of US health care challenges is long

If Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon want to improve the U.S. health care system, here’s a list for starters, according to health care watchers, experts and government statistics: » ...

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase join forces to tackle employees’ health

Three giant and influential employers, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase, announced Tuesday they were partnering to create an independent company aimed at reining in health-care ...

How Medicare covers mental health

  Let’s hope it never happens but there may come a time in your life when you need mental health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services in both hospital inpatient ...

Common misconceptions about Medicare

There are many factors to consider so that you get the Medicare plan that best meets your health and budget needs. To navigate your health care options during this year’s annual enrollment ...

Why 50-year-olds should be eligible for Medicare

Yet again, the U.S. has come in last in a survey measuring the state of health in developed countries. This latest piece of disheartening news put the spotlight on people over 65, ...

Does Medicare Cover Vision Services?

Countless seniors rely on Medicare for their health-related needs in retirement. Unfortunately, the scope of Medicare’s coverage is somewhat limited — a shortcoming that ...

Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living?

It’s estimated that 70% of seniors 65 and over will end up needing some type of long-term care, whether it’s a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Assisted living ...

Universal health care is doable for far less cost – but at a political price

When the Legislature reconvenes and the campaigns for governor heat up next year, Californians will be hearing a lot – and a lot of hot air – about universal health care. Making California ...
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