Michelle’s Recent Stories
Health Jun 06Hospitals now tap lawyers to fulfill patients’ legal needs
As health care systems continue to shift toward becoming comprehensive medical homes for patients, health care providers are increasingly incorporating lawyers into the team of professionals who are on hand to help people at no additional charge to patients.
Health May 03Dear graduates, here’s what you need to know about health insurance
Should a person stay on their parents' insurance or switch to a plan offered by their employer? What about Medicaid? Kaiser Health News breaks down the different options facing young graduates today.
Health Apr 21For doctors, a clamp down on visas could have an uneven effect in the U.S.
Hospitals use the H-1B Visa program to recruit foreign doctors to fill crucial positions in underserved or rural areas of the country. A recent executive order signed by President Trump could limit the number of visas awarded annually.
Health Feb 18Treatment gaps persist between low- and high-income workers, even with insurance
Low-wage workers with job-based health insurance were significantly more likely than their higher-income colleagues to wind up in the emergency department.
Health Feb 07If Obamacare is being repealed, do the uninsured need to pay tax penalties?
Should people bother paying the penalty for not having health insurance when they file their taxes this year if Obamacare is repealed?…
Health Nov 29How women’s health care costs could rise under TrumpCare
Birth control is just the tip of the iceberg, advocates say. There are a number of other women’s health benefits that are also at risk.
Health Nov 017 tips for navigating Obamacare open enrollment
With the annual sign-up period for plans on the health law’s marketplaces starting Nov. 1, many consumers are worried about rising premiums, shrinking provider networks and the departure of major insurers such as UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Humana from many exchanges.
Health Aug 23What parents and the public need to know about sepsis
Sepsis kills more than 250,000 people every year. People at highest risk are those with weakened immune systems, the very young and elderly, patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer or kidney disease and those with illnesses such as…
Health Aug 19Kids with insurance still miss out on eye exams, study finds
Kids from less affluent homes, even when they have health insurance, are less likely to get vision screenings for irreversible eye conditions, a new study found.
Health Aug 16Hidden plan exclusions may leave gaps in women’s care, study finds
Buried in the fine print of many marketplace health plan documents is language that allows them to refuse to cover a range of services, many of which disproportionately affect women, a recent study found. It’s unclear the extent to which…