The U.S. spends more on health care than any other high-income country but has the lowest life expectancy. The U.S. has the highest suicide rate among wealthy nations. By Roosa Tikkanen and Melinda K. Abrams,Read More
Our profit-driven healthcare system is broken and your life, as well as your savings, are at risk. One in five Americans has medical debt in collections, which results in over 500,000 people a year declaring bankruptcy (62%
By SARAH BODEN, for WESA-FM, November 4, 2020. First-year medical student Sean Sweat “didn’t want to tiptoe around” issues of race when she sat down with 11 of her classmates to write a new version… Read More
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT News, Jul 21, 2020. When dermatologist Jenna Lester learned that rashes on skin and toes were a symptom of Covid-19, she started searching the medical literature for images of what… Read More
A state-by-state report measuring access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and health disparities across the United States by David C. Radley, Sara R. Collins, and Jesse C. Baumgartner for The Commonwealth Fund. See...
CONTACT A STATE MEDICAL BOARD CONTACT A STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Looking for the website of a state or territorial health department? The resources below link to health departments in all...
Medical records privacy laws outline patients’ rights to secrecy of their medical information, and the circumstances under which that information may (or must) be disclosed. Choose a link from the list below for state-specific laws...
By Melissa Bailey, KHN.org, FEBRUARY 4, 2020. Excerpts from the original article. Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes,… Read More
By Sydney Lupkin, NPR Shots, Jan 14, 2020. The Food and Drug Administration has gotten faster at approving new prescription drugs over the past four decades, but the evidence it relies on in making those… Read More
Do Medical Bills Really Devastate America’s Families? BY KIMBERLY AMADEO, the Balance, Updated November 19, 2019. Medical bills are reported to be the number one cause of U.S. bankruptcies. One study has claimed that 62% of bankruptcies were… Read More