Tag Archives: Care

Poverty, lack of health insurance among female health care workers

A study carried out by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania finds that low wages and poor benefits leave many female health care workers living below the poverty line. The report that will appear in the January issue of the American Journal of Public… Read More »

How Hospitals Turn Charity Care Into Profits — At Taxpayers' Expense

Sometimes it is hard for hospitals to provide expensive care to poor patients. When a low-income patient needs $ 20,000 of chemotherapy, a hospital loses money if that patient cannot pay for the medicine, or pays through Medicaid, with its relatively stingy reimbursement. Fortunately, the federal government created a program for hospitals that care for… Read More »

Doctors question medical care given to migrant boy who died Christmas Eve

US Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Tuesday saying the boy had “possible influenza symptoms” on Monday and was taken to a local hospital. A detailed account of the child’s care released by the federal agency does not mention a flu test being administered to Felipe. CBP did not respond to a question from… Read More »