• hospital systems Sep 28

    Second COVID-19 Wave Could Turn Cracks in the Hospital System Into ‘Earthquakes'

    A second surge of the coronavirus in the fall and winter could be catastrophic for the U.S. It’s not just more sick people that doctors worry about, NBC News reports.

  • spokesman Oct 17, 2019

    Border Patrol's Growing Presence at Hospitals Creates Fear

    An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent in the olive-green uniform freely stepped in and out of the room where a woman was taken by ambulance after...

  • illness Apr 8, 2019

    Telemedicine Tied to More Antibiotics for Kids, Study Finds

    Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, according to a new study. Many of those prescriptions disregarded medical guidelines, raising the risk they could cause side effects or contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant germs. “I understand the desire for care that’s...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2017

    Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

    When Colorado expanded Medicaid coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the largest provider in the Denver region hired more than 250 employees and built a $27 million primary care clinic and two new school-based clinics....
    Emergency rooms visits stayed flat as Denver Health Medical Center directed many of the nearly 80,000 newly insured patients into one of its...

  • Donald Trump Mar 9, 2017

    Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

    Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive. Lawmakers cast Congress’ initial votes on the legislation as House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal as “what good, conservative health care reform looks like.” The American Medical Association, the American...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2017

    Trump Praises Health Care Bill, but Conservatives Skeptical

    A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for “Obamacare.” “We’re going to do something that’s great and I’m proud to support the replacement plan released by the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2017

    GOP Bill Unlikely to Settle Passionate Health Care Debate: Analysis

    The nation’s passionate debate about the role of government in providing health care for citizens and paying the costs is unlikely to be settled by the legislation newly revealed by House Republicans. With Republicans now controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, the bill would drive government policy down routes long advocated by conservatives. The course correction would...

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