Health and Welfare Reporter, California Watch, Center for Investigative Reporting
Reporter covering health and welfare for the Center for Investigative Reporting. Avid bike-to-worker and happy mom-to-be.
blogs.kqed.org — The state's health insurance exchange, Covered California, announced Thursday morning the plans and premiums that will be available to people statewide to millions of Californians. And what everyone wants to know is: how much will it cost. Experts had warned of "rate shock," that premiums might skyrocket for all kinds of reasons.
reportingonhealth.org — One of the most powerful U.S. government agencies is bungling its public duties by planning to remove information about hospital-acquired...
cdc.gov — Number 121, May 2013 Trends in Allergic Conditions Among Children: United States, 1997-2011 PDF Version (444 KB) Kristen D. Jackson, M.P.H.; LaJeana D. Howie, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.; Lara J. Akinbami, M.D. Key findings Data from the National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2011 The prevalence of food and skin allergies increased in children under age 18 years from 1997-2011.
badchemistry.wbur.org — BOSTON - Nine months after Massachusetts authorities closed a state drug lab, officials are still trying to determine just how big the crisis is - and how many criminal cases are potentially compromised. So far, officials have compiled more than 2 million records related to all drugs tested at the now-closed Hinton state drug lab.
blogs.kqed.org — Where you live matters. And in health care, it matters in all sorts of ways you might not think of immediately. If you're having elective surgery, one of the major factors determining what kind of treatment you will receive depends on where you live, according to new research released Tuesday.
A State-by-State Snapshot of Poverty Among Seniors: Findings From Analysis of the Supplemental Poverty Measurekff.org — During recent deficit reduction discussions, policymakers have debated whether to increase Medicare beneficiaries' contributions toward their medical care and reduce the cost of living adjustment to Social Security benefits. Having a clear picture of the extent of poverty among seniors, both nationally and at the state level, is important in the context of these debates.
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