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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic characteristic. We welcome all feedback and can publish a range. We edit for size and readability and require full names. In Protection Of Opioid Prescribers Articles comparable to this one are leaving aged sufferers with debilitating ache and likewise hospice sufferers struggling to get ample …

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More Seniors Contemplate ‘Rational Suicide’Kaiser Health News

Ten residents slipped away from their retirement group one Sunday afternoon for a covert assembly in a grocery retailer cafe. They aimed to reply a taboo query: After they really feel they’ve lived lengthy sufficient, how can they perform their very own swift and peaceable dying? The seniors, who dwell …

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Never Say ‘Die’: Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News

This story additionally ran on CNN. This story may be republished at no cost (particulars). PORTLAND, Ore. — After practically 40 years as an internist, Dr. Ron Naito knew what the sky-high outcomes of his blood check meant. And it wasn’t good. However when he turned to his medical doctors …

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Illinois Clamps Down On Nursing Homes In Wake Of KHN-Chicago Tribune Investigation

June 5, 2019 In response to an investigation by Kaiser Well being Information and the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois legislature has handed a brand new regulation to impose fines on nursing houses that fail to fulfill minimal staffing necessities. Click on right here to learn the story by the Chicago …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio participant? Click on right here to hear on SoundCloud. In a brand new algorithm, the Trump administration needs to let not simply medical doctors however nearly any well being care employee or group decline to offer, take part in or refer sufferers for any well being …

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Readers And Tweeters Parse Ideas — From Snakebites To Senior Suicide

Letters to the Editor is a periodic characteristic. We welcome all feedback and can publish a range. We edit for size and readability and require full names. Might ‘Assist-In-Dying’ Stem Tide Of Senior Suicide? “Deadly Plans: When Seniors Flip To Suicide In Lengthy-Time period Care” (April 9), by Melissa Bailey and JoNel …

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Even Doctors Can’t Navigate Our ‘Broken Health Care System’

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, final week he picked up his cellphone and commenced sharing on Twitter his household’s enraging experiences with the U.S. well being care system. It was an act of defiance — and desperation. Like tens of millions of people who find themselves sick …

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing residence in late 2017, he wasn’t presupposed to be there lengthy. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had simply endured the demise of his spouse of 51 years and a grim new analysis: throat most cancers, stage four. His son …

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Medicare Won’t Pay For Your Annual Physical, Just A ‘Wellness Visit’Kaiser Health News

When Beverly Dunn referred to as her new major care physician’s workplace final November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare protection would choose up many of the tab. The appointment appeared like a routine bodily, and he or she was happy that the physician spent a number …

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Nursing Home Fines Drop As Trump Administration Heeds Industry Complaints

The Trump administration’s determination to change the best way it punishes nursing properties has resulted in decrease fines in opposition to many amenities discovered to have endangered or injured residents. The typical advantageous dropped to $28,405 below the present administration, down from $41,260 in 2016, President Barack Obama’s closing 12 …

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