- If Your Insurer Covers Few Therapists, Is That Really Mental Health Parity?
Nov. 30, 2017
Behavioral care was four times more likely to be out-of-network than medical or surgical care, an analysis by Milliman shows.
- Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills
Nov. 21, 2017
Following minor surgery, KHN’s consumer columnist sees how easily doctors offer pain pills, fueling epidemic of opioid addiction.
- The Power Of #MeToo: Why Hashtag Sparks ‘Groundswell’ Of Sharing — And Healing
Nov. 15, 2017
A complex set of psychological and social factors are now propelling women to break their silence about sexual harassment.
- Taking A Page From Pharma’s Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis
Nov. 14, 2017
Doctors and pharmacists in Northern California are emulating drug company sales reps with a fresh purpose in mind: They visit medical offices in the hardest-hit counties to change their peers' prescribing habits and curtail the use of painkillers.
- For Active Seniors, Cohousing Offers A Cozier Alternative To Downsizing
Nov. 08, 2017
Far from a commune or coop, these planned villages are no less about cooperation and community.
- Beyond Stigma And Bias, Many Transgender People Struggle With Mental Health
Nov. 07, 2017
New data show transgender people are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and to attempt suicide. Public hostility toward them, including efforts to ban them from public bathrooms and military service, is making things worse, researchers say.
- The Painful Side Of Positive Health Care Marketing
Oct. 25, 2017
Advertising for hospitals, unlike pharmaceutical companies, doesn't have to be backed up by data or facts. Cheerful messages of hope can feel like a slap in the face to a dying patient.
- Despite GOP Efforts To Corral Medicaid Spending, States Expand Benefits
Oct. 19, 2017
States are adding a variety of services, including expansions of mental health and substance abuse treatments and dental care, according to a 50-state survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Hospitals Step In To Help House The Homeless. Will It Make A Difference?
Oct. 18, 2017
They say it will help reduce unnecessary ER visits and ensure better follow-up care. It’s also good P.R., and helps them meet their obligations to provide benefits to the community in exchange for significant tax breaks.
- On Back Roads Of Appalachia’s Coal Country, Mental Health Services Are As Rare As Jobs
Oct. 17, 2017
Long commutes and scarcity of providers make it hard for patients who need counseling or psychiatric care.