nursing homes

  • October 1, 2012  

    The firestorm over how to make Medicare more sustainable has consumed the health care debate this election season, but Medicaid, its counterpart for low-income, disabled and elderly Americans, actually covers more people. Hari Sreenivasan looks at how the candidates’ two drastically different proposals offer reform. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2008  

    Susan Dentzer reports on the “green houses” project, which seeks to
    reinvent traditional nursing home care and create close-knit communities of patients and caregivers. Some observers, however, question the homes’ financial feasibility. Continue reading

  • August 27, 1998  

    More and more, hospitals are offering their patients alternative therapies in addition to the traditional treatments. Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston reports on one hospitals program. Continue reading

  • August 26, 1998  

    Should states go after the estates of deceased Medicaid patients to recoup long term care costs? Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting investigates. Continue reading

  • July 30, 1998  

    The General Accounting Office, Congress’s investigative arm, recently published a report that revealed serious problems in the quality of care provided by America’s nursing homes, especially those in California. Susan Dentzer of the NewsHour’s health unit reports. Continue reading