Savvy Senior: How Medicare Covers Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior,What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t.Planning Ahead Dear Planning, I’m very sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis, but you’ll be happy to know that most medical costs … Read more

Health Check is Back!

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Health Check is back! Free and low-cost health screenings will be available in Bedford and Dundee areas soon. Health Check is a United Way and ProMedica sponsored service that has been popular in Monroe County for over 30 years and was just taking off in Lenawee County after … Read more

Prenatal healthcare after sentencing reform: heterogeneous effects for prenatal healthcare access and equity | BMC Public Health

Around 70% of births in Pennsylvania received early (first trimester) prenatal care and about 14% received inadequate prenatal care between 2009–2015 (Table 1). However, there were notable disparities in prenatal care across levels of educational attainment and race/ethnicity. Just over half (51.9%) of those with less than high school education received prenatal care in the … Read more

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against Alabama Law Criminalizing Gender-Affirming Care For Minors

A federal judge in Alabama issued a preliminary injunction Friday blocking most provisions of a controversial new state law criminalizing gender-affirming health care for minors. The court ruled that the ban on measures such as hormone therapy and puberty blockers appears to be discriminatory and violates the constitutional rights of both parents and children. The … Read more

Access to health insurance saves lives

Imagine a hardworking 53-year-old Santa Rosa resident with chronic and disabling abdominal pain, regularly cries himself to sleep. He has not responded to three courses of treatment for the bacteria that commonly causes stomach ulcers. He dreams of a life without constant distress. Without health insurance, he cannot afford the appropriate testing and treatment that … Read more

Maid insurance conditions you must know to save on your FDW’s medical costs, Lifestyle News

Your domestic worker plays an important role in supporting your household. That’s why when she falls ill, it can be a scramble to get her prompt medical attention, pay for her treatment and find a temporary replacement while she recovers. Luckily, this is when your Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) insurance comes in and helps you … Read more

Philly area home-care workers often get cheated on overtime and Pa.’s Medicaid rules set the stage.

Inspectors for the US Department of Labor in Philadelphia don’t have to look very hard for overtime violations in the home health care industry. From the start of 2021 through March 21, the Philadelphia office concluded 38 investigations of home health care firms in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and found that 35 had violated federal labor laws, … Read more