Michelle Andrews appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, author of a book examining the drive toward standardized quality measures and checklists, says he fears medicine is becoming just another job and not the calling it should be.
Friday, May 20, 2016
A third of patients with HIV and lung cancer failed to receive treatment for the cancer, compared with 14 percent of those who were HIV-negative. It's one example among many of disparate treatment.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Some insurers continue to sell coverage to individuals on the open market even after deciding to exit the health law's marketplaces.
Friday, May 13, 2016
The expansion of Medicaid and continued enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program have boosted the proportion of eligible kids with health coverage to 91 percent, a study finds.
Monday, May 02, 2016
The shortages for hospital emergency rooms have persisted even after Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration more power in 2012 to respond when drug supplies are low.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
When someone's been hurt and gets cash as part of a legal decision, health plans routinely demand to be reimbursed for medical costs they covered. But a Supreme Court ruling may hinder that strategy.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Complaints from patient groups and increased regulatory oversight appear to be leading to changes in the way some marketplace health plans cover expensive drugs.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Although many people thought the federal health law would reduce the need for free clinics, low-income people with high deductibles and copays still frequent the clinics for routine care.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Federal law requires most insurers to provide parity between mental health and medical benefits, but that doesn't necessarily mean that regular counseling will come with a low copayment.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Doctors and other health providers are slowly adding patients' self-reports to the tests and exams used to make decisions about care.
Friday, April 01, 2016
A survey finds that the number of workers who say they would give up some health benefits to get a pay raise has increased to 20 percent from 10 percent in 2012.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Two academics suggest that loans financed by the private sector could be one way to help patients cover the cost of expensive, curative pharmaceuticals. Think mortgages.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Current guidelines require patients to specify who gets information about their care. But advocates of change say that restriction is out of step with the world of electronic medical records.
Friday, March 18, 2016
How coinsurance hurts: If a drug costs $200, a patient may owe 20 percent of the cost, or $40, instead of a flat copayment of $20. The higher the cost of the drug, the bigger the coinsurance bite.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service will evenly divvy up the amount divorced or legally separated spouses owe if they have to repay an insurance tax credit — unless they agree to a different arrangement.
Friday, March 11, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there isn't enough evidence to know whether vision screening given by primary care doctors benefits patients.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
As people get older, their health care goals may shift from living as long as possible to maintaining a good quality of life: quality over quantity.
In many cases, the medical treatment older people receive often doesn't reflect this change in priorities.
A wide-ranging report from the Dartmouth Atlas ...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Less than half of young men have heard of emergency contraception, a recent study found, even though it's available over the counter at drug stores and is effective at preventing pregnancy after sex.
The study, published in the March issue of Journal of Adolescent Health, analyzed survey responses by ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
A few years ago, when a young woman delivered her baby at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, N.C., it was in the middle of a Valentine's Day ice storm and the mountain roads out of town were impassable. The delivery was routine, but the baby girl had trouble breathing because ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
As the 2015 tax filing season gets underway, tax preparers said a delay in health law tax forms is tripping up some consumers, while others want details about exemptions from increasingly stiff penalties for not having insurance.
Under the law, most people must have health insurance or pay a ...