Thursday, August 28, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"Expansion of Mental Health Care Hits Obstacles"
Like their physician counterparts, many private therapists refuse to accept Medicaid, which pays on average about 66 percent of what Medicare does. In addition, some therapists say, the paperwork takes too much time and the poor—who often experience more violence and trauma than those who are better off—are too challenging to treat...Read more.
The Washington Post
"The Obscure Part of Obamacare That Takes on Executive Pay"
We all know Obamacare is a pretty big law, with plenty of obscure provisions that don't get much attention. For one, the law targets big executive pay packages at health insurance companies—and based on data released Wednesday, the provision is already going a long way...Read more.
"Consumers Deal With Insurance Deadline, Site Glitches"
Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their new health insurance policies if they don't resubmit citizenship or immigration information to the government by the end of next week—but the federal Healthcare.gov site remains so glitchy that they are having a tough time complying...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Hot News Flash: Untreated Menopause Costs the Economy Millions?"
A new study suggests that women who experience vasomotor symptoms—which are more commonly known as hot flashes—but do not treat the condition may be taking more time off for work and seeking medical care more often than those who do not have VMS. Moreover, some of the untreated women may be dropping out of the work force altogether, all of which adds up to an expensive hit on the economy, according to the study in the Menopause journal...Read more.
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