Tag Archives: crisis

The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance – New York Magazine

So you’ve got health insurance but can’t afford the deductibles? You’re not alone. Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images For most of this century, the big U.S. health-care policy issue has been providing insurance to the uninsured, including the uninsurable people with expensive health conditions. Yes, the majority of non-elderly Americans covered by employer-based insurance were affected… Read More »

Viewpoints: People In Serious Pain Are Latest Victims Of Opioid Crisis; Statins Can’t Do It Alone. Doctors Need To Be Asking Patients More Questions.

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. Los Angeles Times: One Of Us Was A Pain Patient Saved By Opioids, The Other Was An Addict. We Both Deserve A Solution Opioids have figured prominently in both our lives. For Kate, they were a lifeline after a surgical mishap left her unable to sit,… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »