Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold appears in the following:

A Dearth Of Psychiatric Hospital Beds For California Patients In Crisis

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The state is facing a serious shortage. Making matters worse, there's no system in place to help people find a scarce bed in an emergency.


In Caring For Sickest Babies, Doctors Now Tap Parents For Tough Calls

Monday, November 16, 2015

Doctors were once unquestioned authorities on how aggressively to treat the sickest and most premature babies. Then parents started pushing back for more say. The responsibility can be excruciating.


An Ill Newborn, A Loving Family And A Litany Of Wrenching Choices

Friday, November 13, 2015

As families consider how far to push an infant's medical care, a chasm can open between the parents' hopes and what doctors and nurses consider realistic. How do you measure a baby's quality of life?


Medicare Fails To Save Money So Far On Cooperative Care Experiment

Monday, September 14, 2015

A high-profile Medicare project pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the government money. Nearly half of the groups' care was more costly than the government estimated it would be based on historical data, federal records show.

The Centers for Medicare & ...


Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law.


Highest-Charging U.S. Hospitals Are For-Profit And Concentrated In Florida

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Talk about sticker shock: Some U.S. hospitals charge patients more than 10 times the rates paid by Medicare.

Of the 50 U.S. hospitals with the highest charges, 49 are for-profit institutions, 20 operate in Florida, and half are owned by a single chain, according to a study published ...


Federal Judge Orders Release Of Last 'Angola 3' Prisoner

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A federal judge has ordered the unconditional release of the last member of the "Angola Three" who remains in prison.

Albert Woodfox, the 68-year-old former Black Panther leader, has spent the past four decades in solitary confinement after he was twice convicted in the 1972 stabbing death of a prison ...


Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

Monday, April 06, 2015

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.


Women Having A Heart Attack Don't Get Treatment Fast Enough

Monday, April 06, 2015

Women under 55 are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack than men. Women delay treatment because they may not recognize the symptoms and they're reluctant to make a fuss.


When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.


Blue Shield Of California Loses Exemption From State Taxes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The state's third largest insurer reportedly has $4.2 billion in financial reserves. The firm's former public policy director says the insurer is "unwilling or incapable" of serving the public good.


Episode 611: Community

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Free community college. When the President proposed making the first two years free for everyone, it seemed like a magic bullet for expanding opportunity.

But only one in three students graduate—and money is not the problem.

Today on the show: why is it so hard to get through community college?



Vaccination Exemption Blamed For Measles Spread In California

Thursday, February 05, 2015

California lawmakers are proposing new limits on the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations. It's in response to the measles outbreak that originated in that state.


Pain And Suffering At Life's End Are Getting Worse, Not Better

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

It's been more than 15 years since the Institute of Medicine released its seminal 1997 report detailing the suffering that many Americans experience at the end of life and offering sweeping recommendations on how to improve care.

But the number of people experiencing pain in the last year of life ...


Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.


Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.


Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The jails aren't overflowing in San Antonio anymore. People with serious mental illnesses have a place to go for treatment and the city has saved $10 million a year on. How did it happen?

"You know Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball?" asks Gilbert Gonzalez, Director for the ...


Two Miles From Protests, Residents Want Calm To Return To Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.


Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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