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Why can’t a rich economy fund its health care?

January 14, 2018 |

A spike in winter-related illnesses in the U.K. is pushing its hospitals over the edge. – RSS Channel – World

White House physician: Trump in ‘excellent health’

January 13, 2018 |

President Trump is in “excellent health,” the White House doctor said Friday after the president underwent his first medical checkup since becoming president.
FOX News

Trump’s pick for health secretary makes clear he’s totally the wrong guy for the job

January 12, 2018 |

Watching Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for health secretary, testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week, I realized he’s more impressive than I’d previously thought.

Unlike Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Azar isn’t alarmingly ignorant about the department he’d run. Unlike Scott…

L.A. Times – Business

Trump Defends Mental Health, Says He’s ‘Like, Really Smart’

January 6, 2018 |

With Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury on fire—the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday morning the book had broken the waiting-list record at the San Francisco Public Library, with upwards of 900 hold requests at that point—the conversation about it shows no sign of abating. One of the conversations…

UK Considers ‘Drunk Tanks’ to Ease Strain on Health Services

December 29, 2017 |

British health officials are considering turning to so-called drunk tanks to ease the strain on emergency rooms and ambulance services caused by heavy drinkers, the AP reports. NHS England said Friday that researchers are looking at whether Alcohol Intoxication Management Services, commonly known as drunk tanks, may be rolled out…

Chipotle reports sick workers at L.A. restaurant; Public Health Department is investigating

December 22, 2017 |

Public health workers are looking into a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Los Angeles after the company reported that employees there were sick.

The company said employees experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea at the restaurant at 4550 W. Pico Blvd., according to the Los Angeles County…

L.A. Times – Business

Deals Boom in Push to Move Health Care Out of Hospitals

December 20, 2017 |

Health insurers, hospitals and other health-care companies are planning or contemplating deals, reflecting industry upheaval as Americans get more medical care away from hospitals. US Business

Health risks to farmworkers increase as workforce ages

December 14, 2017 |

That bag of frozen cauliflower sitting inside your freezer likely sprang to life in a vast field north of Salinas, Calif. A crew of men and women here use a machine to drop seedlings into the black soil. Another group follows behind, stooped over, tapping each new plant.

It is backbreaking, repetitive…

L.A. Times – Business

Are short-term plans better than none at all for those desperate for health coverage?

December 8, 2017 |

When one of Cindy Holtzman’s clients told the Woodstock, Ga., health insurance broker he was considering dropping his Affordable Care Act plan because next year’s cost approached $ 23,000 for his family of four, she suggested a new option: a back-to-back set of four, 90-day short-term plans, which…

L.A. Times – Business

Less choice, higher prices feared in CVS’ takeover of health insurer Aetna

December 4, 2017 |

CVS Health says that its $ 69-billion takeover of insurance giant Aetna will be good for consumers. That, of course, is unlikely.

For the deal to benefit consumers, it would have to result in lower drug prices or lower insurance costs. If past mergers are anything to go by, this won’t happen.


L.A. Times – Business