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Growing numbers of physicians say they support a single-payer health care system, a 180-degree turn in opinion over a decade.
In the first year of payments for advance-care planning sessions, once decried as ”death panels,“ use is higher than expected, new data show.
The controversial practice — done by just a few other states — recently cast a spotlight on some prominent doctors. Supporters say it improves performance; detractors warn it discourages taking on complex cases.
The lawsuit is a civil rights case on behalf of Latinos, who comprise nearly half of the program’s enrollees. But the advocates who filed it also hope to get class action certification for all Medi-Cal enrollees.
Once-fatal childhood diseases, like cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and sickle cell anemia, now can be survived into adulthood. But when those patients become too old to see pediatricians, it can be difficult for them to find physicians familiar with their conditions.
Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
Muchas veces los pacientes con cáncer no reciben respuestas adecuadas a preguntas críticas, entre ellas, la más crucial y universal de todas.
State lawmakers will consider a bill banning most pharmaceutical industry gifts and other enticements for health providers, unless there’s an educational purpose.
A program designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural and poor urban areas could be in peril unless Congress acts.
They want the state’s new tobacco tax to help pay for a raise in Medicaid rates, but so far Gov. Jerry Brown has other plans for that money.