New figures highlight the impact of Covid-19 on mental health care for inpatients and emergency departments

New numbers reported this week indicate that Vermont’s inpatient psychiatric care capacity slowly began to rebound last year, but it remains well below pre-pandemic levels. Meanwhile, the total number of days patients spent seeking mental health care in emergency departments statewide reached new highs. That number, more than 10,500 a day, now appears to be … Read more

Utah bill proposes expanding dental care coverage to adults under Medicaid – reform state

Senate Bill 19a measure that would extend dental benefits under Medicaid to adults 21 and older, was introduced in the House of Representatives after passing the Senate by a vote of 19-0, with 10 abstentions, on Monday. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the healthcare sector delivered to your inbox. Sponsored by Sen. Evan … Read more

The impact of profit-driven health care on communities

Excerpted from In Medicine Like Colonialism. For about seventeen years, from 1991 until 2008, I lived in Little Situate, Rhode Island, where I practiced family medicine, and for eleven of those seventeen years, I practiced out of my basement. It was an old style of primary care, one that started to die out by the … Read more

Court of Appeal to hear arguments for banning transgender health care for state employees

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UC Davis Health increases access to specialized care for Medi-Cal patients – the state of the fix

Under a new partnership announced between UC Davis Health and WellSpace Health Friday, Medi-Cal beneficiaries will have greater access to specialized care in Sacramento. The new program, Specialty Connect, places UC Davis Health providers at WellSpace Health’s Oak Park Community Health Center, located at 3415 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to provide high quality specialized … Read more

Community groups step in to help immigrant elderly people access health care

When all people have access to health care, it is better for the entire health care system The health care system in the United States is complex for most people, and those who are not fluent in English or do not have documented residency status have additional barriers to overcome. However, as the immigrant population … Read more

3 Ways to Lower Your Employer’s Health Care Costs in 2023 – InsuranceNewsNet

With inflation a major concern for consumers and businesses alike, many are acutely aware that health care is not exempt from rising costs. Kim Bucky According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, national health spending will grow at a rate of 5.1% each year through 2030, reaching $6.8 trillion. The COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more

Benson High School provides a variety of medical care with an addition of $6.6 million

Lauren Wagner Omaha World Herald A tour of the still-under-construction Bluestem Middle School at 5910 South 42nd Street in Omaha on Friday, December 16, 2022. The new Omaha Public Schools prep school will open to students in fall 2023. Omaha – Benson High School will soon receive a face-lift in order to provide essential health … Read more

While the emergency department waits for days on end, Massachusetts is turning to home care for children’s mental health

It was around 2 am on October 24th when a mother named Carmen realized her 12-year-old daughter was in danger and needed help. Haley wasn’t in her room – or anywhere in the house. Carmen used an app on her phone to locate Hailey. She was moving along a main street in their central Massachusetts … Read more