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Broderick Alexander lived on the streets for more than two years in Chicago, but since 2005, he has slept in his own apartment. A case manager visits once a month, helping the 48-year-old set goals as part of a program that links housing to health
A study out of Oregon suggests that Obamacare's expansion of the number of Americans eligible for Medicaid is putting a greater burden on emergency rooms. But health officials say they are seeing just the opposite in San Diego County. Starting Jan. 1,
Republican party leaders say opposition to Obamacare is their No...Yet at the same time, a growing number of Republican states are now embracing a major provision of the law expanding Medicaid, government funded health benefits for the poor.
When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her.
Texas emergency medical services earned a D+ grade, falling in the past five years from 29th to 38th place nationwide, according to a report by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Texas failed in providing access to emergency care, quality
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and at least seven other hospitals statewide told ambulances to bring patients to other hospitals because emergency rooms were filled to capacity on Monday. At one point Monday night, five of the hospitals were
A flyer posted throughout the 10-hospital Appalachian Regional Healthcare system provides an incorrect web address to sign up for federally mandated health coverage, falsely states uninsured patients won't receive non-emergency services after Jan. 1
With Obamacare bearing down on them, a doctors' group said emergency rooms are less able to provide quality care, and more resources will be needed to handle an expected surge of patients from the new law. Hospitals have fewer beds available, causing
An updated national report on U.S. emergency medical care has again awarded California an F for lacking access to speedy treatment, noting that the state has the fewest hospital emergency rooms per capita 6.7 per 1 million people in the nation. The
In an attempt to divert the crush of patients with flu-like illnesses from emergency rooms, the JPS Health Network is expanding weekend and evening hours at six neighborhood health care centers. We're making them available and trying to give them