Rural Whites Shielded From Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

By Ilana Novick for Truthdig   In April, President Trump signed an executive order allowing some Medicaid recipients to be exempted from requirements that they find  jobs or lose their health insurance. Now, the states taking advantage of the order, called “Reducing Poverty in America,” are facing scrutiny for allegedly creating policies that, as Talking Points […]

Our health care system is killing us

By Jennifer Perkins, MD for Juneau Empire   How much longer are we going to tolerate incremental approaches to fix a broken health care system that feeds off disease and profits on the sick? Extremely high health care costs have become so common place that we rarely question them. News headlines flash “Plan to control […]

Providence Medical Group CEO: We’re 5-10 years out on single payer system

By Morgan Haefner for Becker’s Hospital Review Payer mix changes, like a shift toward more patients in government programs, coupled with rising healthcare costs, mean change is likely coming for America’s healthcare payment system, according to the Beaverton Valley Times. Doug Koekkoek, MD, chief executive of Portland, Ore.-based Providence Medical Group, said a possible result […]