Lauren Weber

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Name: Lauren Weber
Date registered: April 18, 2019
URL: https://khn.org

Latest posts

  1. The Elevator Arises As The Latest Logjam In Getting Back To Work — June 9, 2020
  2. ‘When It Starts Getting Into Your Local Hospital, It Becomes Real’ — April 8, 2020
  3. Coronavirus Threatens The Lives Of Rural Hospitals Already Stretched To Breaking Point — March 21, 2020
  4. Coronavirus Threatens Rural Hospitals Already At The Financial Brink — March 21, 2020
  5. Coronavirus Puts Prisons In Tight Spot Amid Staff Shortages, Threats Of Lockdown — March 12, 2020

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The Elevator Arises As The Latest Logjam In Getting Back To Work

As more and more people drift back into their workplaces, they face a very small space that can create a large logjam: the elevator.

‘When It Starts Getting Into Your Local Hospital, It Becomes Real’

Located about 45 minutes from New Orleans in one of the hardest-hit counties nationally, the 25-bed rural St. James Parish Hospital has hunkered down as staffers became infected, patient intake numbers have doubled, and intubations have skyrocketed. This is what it looks like inside a rural hospital when COVID-19 hits.

Coronavirus Threatens The Lives Of Rural Hospitals Already Stretched To Breaking Point

Almost half of the nation’s rural hospitals operate in the red on a good day. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, rural hospital CEOs warn that soon some may be unable to pay their workers. And their doors may close when the community most needs them.

Coronavirus Threatens Rural Hospitals Already At The Financial Brink

About half of U.S. rural hospitals operate in the red on a good day. Now facing a pandemic, hospital CEOs warn that, without federal help, their doors may close when the community most needs them.

Coronavirus Puts Prisons In Tight Spot Amid Staff Shortages, Threats Of Lockdown

As the coronavirus threat rises, prisons are grappling with the possibility of nationwide lockdowns and calls for prisoner releases.

Coronavirus Tests Public Health Infrastructure In The Heartland

While Missouri has yet to have a confirmed case of coronavirus, the threat of the disease is siphoning resources from an already stretched-thin public health system.

Coronavirus Tests Public Health Infrastructure In The Heartland

While Missouri has yet to have a confirmed case of coronavirus, the threat of the disease is siphoning resources from an already stretched-thin public health system.

Coronavirus Tests Public Health Infrastructure In The Heartland

While Missouri has yet to have a confirmed case of coronavirus, the threat of the disease is siphoning resources from an already stretched-thin public health system.

No Quick Fix: Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn’t Fast Or Easy

In the first nine months of an alternative pain management program in Missouri, only a small fraction of the state’s Medicaid recipients have accessed the chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy meant to combat the overprescription of opioids.

Patients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don’t Pay As Promised

Insurance companies often require patients to have medical procedures, devices, tests and even some medicines preapproved to ensure the insurers are willing to cover the costs. But that doesn’t guarantee they’ll end up paying. Some patients are getting stuck with unexpected bills after the medical service has been provided.

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