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Roaches in the operating room: Doctors at HCA hospital say patient care has suffered from cost-cutting

“On Dec. 7, 2021, more than a dozen surgeons convened a meeting at their hospital, HCA Florida Bayonet Point in Hudson, Florida. Their concerns about patient safety at the 290-bed acute care facility owned by HCA Healthcare Inc. had been intensifying for months and the doctors had requested the meeting to push management to address their complaints,” Gretchen […]

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More delaying healthcare because of costs

“Despite Congressional actions to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for insulin, medical costs continue to plague Americans. Four in ten Americans report difficulty paying for medical care and about half carry medical debt,” Deb Gordon writes over at Forbes. “Now, new research shows that more Americans than ever are delaying care because of costs. In the annual Gallup Health and […]

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As pandemic-era Medicaid provisions lapse, millions approach a coverage cliff

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News States are preparing to remove millions of people from Medicaid as protections put in place early in the Covid-19 pandemic expire. The upheaval, which begins in April, will put millions of low-income Americans at risk of losing health coverage, threatening their access to care and potentially exposing them to large […]