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Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

Kaiser Health News

Susan Jaffe

31 July 2017

United States

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Congressional Republicans' push to reduce Medicaid funds is a threatening proposition to the people who use its services. Medicaid funds services at home which allows people to live at home instead of in a nursing hom...

The New York Times

Sophie Cousins

25 July 2017

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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A man named Greg Jefferys runs a sort of online buyers club for the life-saving oral treatment for Hepatitis C. There are myriad reasons why patients are unable to obtain the drugs on their own, a few being high costs...

The Atlantic

Karen Weintraub

29 June 2017

Massachusetts, United States

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'Super-users' are people who use the healthcare system a disproportionate amount more. Programs such as One Care are designed to care for these 'super-users' organizing their complex care in order to reduce emergency ...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

22 June 2017

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

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People living in rural areas often do not have access to therapy, additionally, the price of therapy can be expensive. In Tennessee, therapists now provide brief psychotherapy sessions within a health clinic, in order...

The Atlantic

Helaine Olen

18 June 2017

Massapequa, New York, United States

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As the cost of care and medication continues to rise, many people find themselves underinsured and unprotected from a financial crisis when facing a medical emergency or ongoing treatment for a chronic disease. To add...

ProPublica

Marshall Allen

Tristan Spinski

9 March 2017

Portland, Maine, United States

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U.S. hospitals waste an estimated $765 billion every year (National Academy of Medicine), and a large portion of this is wasted in the form of discarded medical supplies. Usually, these supplies are still in their ori...

Washington Monthly

Heather Boerner

1 March 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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Doctors at Stanford University developed per-patient and per-month payment plans to better support patients with complex medical needs. The approach upends the typical per-service payment model. It has radically impro...

Washington Monthly

Shannon Brownlee

1 March 2017

United States

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While American medicine tops the charts for "acute care," it's notably sub-par when it comes to treating chronic conditions and focusing on prevention. This piece introduces a series on how the U.S. healthcare system'...

Washington Monthly

Sheree Crute

1 March 2017

St. Charles, Missouri, United States

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Crider Health Center was having trouble coordinating the communication between psychiatry and primary care physicians. In 2012, under the Affordable Care Act, Crider and dozens of other mental health centers in the st...

The New York Times

Shefali Luthra

28 February 2017

Milbridge, Maine, United States

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Throughout the country, issues of health care exclusivity and rising drug prices are being addressed with creative solutions. Innovating new medicines and medicine deliver systems, such as an alternative EpiPen, is pr...

The New York Times

Craig Smith

26 February 2017

Alberta, Canada

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The average homeless person costs taxpayers 120,000 Canadian dollars a year, while it takes just 18,000 Canadian dollars to house someone. In Alberta, Canada, the “housing first” strategy gets homeless people into hom...

The Atlantic

James Hamblin

29 November 2016

Cuba

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Cuba spends $813 per person annually on health care and provides better care than the U.S., which spends $9,403 per person annually. In the Cuban health care system, doctors use regular checkups to identify at risk pa...

Zócalo Public Square

Muhammad Safwatullah

19 October 2016

San Bernadino, California, United States

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Al-Shifa Free Health Clinic is located in an underserved area of San Bernardino. The clinic sees over 200 patients every month for specialized medical treatment and dental care, as they employ volunteer doctors from m...

TakePart

Kyle Dickman

7 October 2016

Ohio, United States

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Flu epidemics are predicted to be a major source of human death in the coming years, which, is why attention and funding needs to be paid to research and understanding. Bowman, in this article, discusses how Ohio narr...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

9 July 2016

Silver City, New Mexico, United States

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Hidalgo Medical Services is a nonprofit public health clinic that has set out to develop a model for delivering quality, affordable health care to rural communities through a comprehensive approach that addresses mult...

The New York Times

Ben Hubbard

6 April 2016

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The government of Saudi Arabia pays for travel, accommodation and surgery for low-income patients from around the world in need of conjoined twin separation.

BBC

Fiona Hill

13 December 2015

Cuba

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As a person’s disease advances their health care needs become more expensive. The Cuban health care system keeps costs down and patients healthy through compulsory healthy checks and emphasis on prevention.

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

7 November 2015

Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal

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In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...

BBC

Sonia Narang

23 October 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has a new model for affordable health care aimed at the 400,000 immigrants in the area without legal status or insurance. But not everyone agrees taxpayer money should fund the program.

PBS NewsHour

Jackie Judd

2 September 2015

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Many U.S. medical systems are using medical-legal partnerships to help disadvantaged patients who need help navigating problems with landlords and insurers that interfere with their health.

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

14 August 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Patients' last years of life are the most expensive for the health care system. For a fifth of the cost, a Zen hospice program, in San Francisco, is helping those who are dying improve their quality of death by enjoyi...

The New York Times

Jens Erik Gould

12 June 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Tuberculosis is still a rampant problem in the developing world. Doctors are looking for even more advanced ways to test for TB beyond the GeneXpert tests.

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

11 May 2015

McAllen, Texas, United States

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An investigation reveals a startling percentage of medical procedures provided in the United States are unnecessary or inappropriate - harming patients physically as well as financially. This "profit-maximizing medica...

KQED

Anna Gorman

10 May 2015

Newport Beach, California, United States

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, under pressure from the insurance network to lower maternity costs, used a number of tools to lower the rate of cesarean sections done. The changes not only helped drastically redu...

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