Would anyone buy an Obamacare plan without a huge subsidy? For people not getting a subsidy, if you combine the average premium and the average deductible last year, they had to pay $25,000 before getting any benefits from the plan. Narrow provider networks exclude the best doctors and the best hospitals. The relationship between buyer…
Will 10,000 steps a day make you healthier? No. 7,000 steps seems to get the job done.
How did the Middle Ages respond to the Back Death? With price controls and more. (recommended)
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine just released a 600-page report on problems found in nursing homes. Among the complaints were mediocre quality, too little investment in quality improvement, inadequate staffing levels, poorly trained staff, staff shortages due to low pay and inadequate funding sources. With 77 million Baby Boomers approaching old age, it is likely there will not be enough long-term care facilities to meet their needs. In addition, nursing homes are expensive and unaffordable for most Americans who lack long term care coverage.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency will limit coverage for the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm to seniors enrolled in clinical trials. The decision is intended to protect seniors while the agency gathers more data on whether Aduhelm slows disease progressions in Alzheimer’s patients.