A pesar que podría haber más de 11,000 casos en la isla, el Medicaid, que tiene un sistema de financiamiento distinto al de los estados, no cubre estos medicamentos.
The program that provides health care for about half of the U.S. territory’s population cannot afford to cover the drugs.
Nearly every state in the country allows courts to force people with severe mental illnesses into treatment against their will. But critics argue these controversial intervention programs fail to address underlying problems in behavioral health services. In California, only one-third of counties have such programs, but they account for nearly two-thirds of the state’s population.
A new report by federal researchers finds that homicides involving guns are up both nationally and in major cities after a decade of decline.
Federal health officials are investigating 127 cases of the disease, called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.
Immigrants accounted for nearly 13 percent of premiums paid to private plans but only about 9 percent of insurers’ expenditures, according to a new study in Health Affairs. The cost of care for the group of native-born customers, however, exceeded their premiums. In California, per enrollee, immigrants contributed an average of $795 more to private insurance than what they spent.
Un estudio publicado halló que los inmigrantes con seguro de salud privados y sus empleadores contribuyeron con casi $25 mil millones más en primas en 2014 de lo que gastaron en atención médica.
A report, commissioned by officials in the American territory, finds initial estimates were far too low, and mortality rates in the six months after the storm were 20 percent higher than normal.
La isla, que todavía está recuperándose de las tormentas de 2017, sufrirá un nuevo revés sanitario: fuertes recortes a Medicaid pueden impactar en la atención médica de los más vulnerables.
The island’s government must squeeze $840.2 million in annual savings from Medicaid by 2023, part of the U.S. territory’s agreement with the federal government as Puerto Rico claws its way back from fiscal oblivion. Experts warn such drastic cuts defy actuarial science.