Ageism, or discriminating against people based on their age, is prevalent in today's society, from health care biases to media depictions—and the discrimination can have lasting effects on older adults' physical and mental health, Paula Span reports for the New York Times.
The hospital-led generic drugmaker Civica Rx on Monday announced that it will deliver drugs to its over 800 member hospitals if they use wholesalers to purchase the products, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maine, Texas, and Utah.
The latest CMS data show 2.2 million fewer people were enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program from January 2018 to January 2019—a decline CMS says could stem from the improving economy but other health experts say could stem from stricter eligibility redetermination processes.
After a snake bit Oakley Yoder, now age 10, on a summer camp hike last summer, the girl's family was billed $142,938 for roughly a day's worth of medical care, Carmen Heredia Rodriguez reports for NPR's "Shots." While the family's insurer and summer camp insurance together covered the bills in full, the experience highlights just how quickly medical bills can spiral into the six figures.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court next month will hear arguments on the state's efforts to force UPMC and Highmark Health to extend their contracts, in the latest development in "one of the fiercest health care fights in the country," according to Fortune.