Elana Gordon http://wcqs.org en Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap http://wcqs.org/post/young-people-are-falling-health-insurance-subsidy-gap Some young people seeking to buy health insurance are finding themselves falling into a subsidy gap that leaves them ineligible for financial assistance that was heavily advertised.<p>Subsidies in the health law were designed to lower insurance costs for people who make around $11,000 to $46,000 a year.<p>But for young people earning toward the higher end of that range, it's more complicated than that. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 15480 at http://wcqs.org Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap Philadelphia Children's Hospital Bars Herbs And Supplements http://wcqs.org/post/philadelphia-childrens-hospital-bars-herbs-and-supplements One of the nation's largest and oldest children's hospitals is cracking down on parents who bring their kids herbs, extracts or other dietary supplements.<p>In what it describes as a break from other hospitals, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, or CHOP, last month removed most dietary supplements from its list of approved medicines, and established new policies for administering them.<p><a href="http://paul-offit.com/">Dr. Paul Offit</a>, chief of infectious diseases at CHOP, tells The Salt the move comes after a "growing level of frustration" over the years. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 10489 at http://wcqs.org Philadelphia Children's Hospital Bars Herbs And Supplements Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way http://wcqs.org/post/pennsylvania-governor-talks-plan-expand-medicaid-his-way Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett may have been watching fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio who bypassed the Republican Legislature in his state this week to expand Medicaid.<p>As part of the Affordable Care Act, states have the option to make coverage available to low-income adults, with the federal government picking up the entire tab for the first three years.<p>Only <a href="http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/#map">about half the states</a> so far have planned to do that, starting Jan. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:18:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 9622 at http://wcqs.org Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way Cerner Fights For Share In Electronic Medical Records Boom http://wcqs.org/post/cerner-fights-share-electronic-medical-records-boom This is a story about data. Lots and lots of data. And they're not just any data — they're extremely sensitive data.<p>The U.S. health system is undergoing a fundamental technological shift right now. Doctors and hospitals are finally moving to electronic health records, and it's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/07/15/201410052/doctors-take-prescription-for-computerized-records">not easy</a>. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 5043 at http://wcqs.org Cerner Fights For Share In Electronic Medical Records Boom