0 View Gallery View Comments The veterans health care system is in crisis, and creating a model that works will take commitment and cooperation, said Colorado Springs dermatologist and retired Navy surgeon Dr. Reagan Anderson. "The answer is complex and the answer needs to be an amalgam of public and private," he said. "It needs to be comprehensive and it can't be partisan. If partisan gets in the middle, someone's going to make some silly bill that only addresses one part of this." Partisan forces have helped redefine the country's bureaucratic and policy landscape over the last 15 months, but according to former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, they also made it impossible for him to do his job. In a New York Times op-ed published the day after he was fired last month by President Trump, Shulkin sketched a disturbing portrait of an agency rendered divided and dysfunctional over pressure to privatize the government's second-largest Cabinet department. "I have … [Read more...] about Veterans health care in crisis. Colorado Springs man has a complex solution.
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Published 8:01 am, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Home health services help maintain senior independence 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Staying healthy and out of the hospital is a top priority for the majority of seniors. However, as you age, you may need additional care to meet your medical needs after an illness, injury or exacerbation of a chronic health problem. Fortunately, this doesn't necessarily mean a long hospital or rehab stay, thanks to home health service options. For Yoko and Kenneth Gilbert, both age 84, home health services provided important care when they needed it the most. After an injury caused by a fall Yoko needed nursing care for her wounds. She also needed physical therapy to regain her ability to get around. Her husband's help could only go so far, but he could not provide the professional care that she required, so at her doctor's advice, she decided to get home health services. What … [Read more...] about Home health services help maintain senior independence
Public Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image There's a 12-year or greater difference in life span among neighborhoods in Fulton County, Georgia, of which Atlanta is the county seat. David Goldman/AP hide caption toggle caption David Goldman/AP There's a 12-year or greater difference in life span among neighborhoods in Fulton County, Georgia, of which Atlanta is the county seat. David Goldman/AP While public safety commissioner Bull Connor's police dogs in 1963 attacked civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Ala., leaders in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown of Atlanta were burnishing its reputation as "the city too busy to hate." Yet 50 years after the civil rights leader was killed, some public health leaders in Atlanta wonder whether the city is failing to live up to King's call for justice in health care. They point to substantial disparities, particularly in preventive care. "We have world-class health care facilities in … [Read more...] about Atlanta Struggles To Fulfill MLK’s Legacy In Health Care
NEW YORK (AP) — Three guys walk into a bar. They're Warren Buffett, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system. That's probably not how these three men decided to form a new company to address health care costs for their U.S. employees, and possibly for many more Americans. The three companies, with a combined market cap of $1.62 trillion, did not provide details of how the collaboration between their CEOs came about. And while their announcement Tuesday didn't include many specifics, based on their very different business backgrounds it's possible to see what each might bring to the table. Closer to home The companies forming the new health care company collectively have more than 1 million employees, including more than 10,000 workers in the Chattanooga region at Shaw Industries in North Georgia, Amazon's distribution facilities in Chattanooga and Charleston, Tenn., and at local Whole Foods, Clayton Homes … [Read more...] about Health care’s Three Amigos? The big names behind a new push
ATLANTA — While public safety commissioner Bull Connor’s police dogs in 1963 attacked civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Ala., leaders in Martin Luther King Jr.’s hometown of Atlanta were burnishing its reputation as “the city too busy to hate.” Yet 50 years after the civil rights leader was killed, some public health leaders here wonder whether the city is failing to live up to King’s call for justice in health care. They point to substantial disparities, particularly in preventive care. “We have world-class health care facilities in Atlanta, but the challenge is that we’re still seeing worse outcomes” for African-Americans, said Kathryn Lawler, executive director of the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement. That group includes representatives of more than 100 nonprofit organizations, governments, hospital systems and other health care providers working to improve access and care for minority communities. … [Read more...] about Atlanta Struggles To Meet MLK’s Legacy On Health Care