Medicare Case a Win For Patients
With Chronic, Debilitating Conditions, Disabilities

Tweet Patients on Medicare with chronic conditions and disabilities will no longer have to show improvement to get skilled care and therapy services, according to a proposed settlement of a class action suit, Jimmo v. Sebelius. The settlement clarifies the standard for Medicare coverage, ending the practice of denying coverage to patients deemed no longer

Brooklyn Health Needs Assessment In:
Listen and Share Your POV

Tweet Tomorrow and Thursday, you have your chance to hear about a Brooklyn Health Needs Assessment that analyzed opinions from more than 700 North and Central Brooklyn residents on their healthcare. Many people involved in this process are dedicated to getting the public’s point of view on what is needed in hospital and healthcare across

In Her Own Words: A Young Woman With
Rheumatoid Arthritis Acknowledges Her Disability

Tweet How do young people cope with chronic, debilitating conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Patient POV interviewed Lisa Jaffe Hubbell, a young woman, who only last month acknowledged to herself, that she is disabled, and is unlikely to regain function. Lisa is also a successful writer and blogger, who blogs regularly at Landguppy Productions.

Immigration and Healthcare: No Talking Points This Election

Tweet This week, I will be attending a two-day meeting on immigration and healthcare.  It’s not an area that I know a lot about and I am interested in your thoughts on the topic. Presidential candidates are not discussing the issues. One worry that I have concerns privatizing of many public healthcare programs that have