Policy-ish Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Philadelphia demonstrators protested earlier moves by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act last February. If the ACA is indeed axed as unconstitutional, health policy analysts say, millions of people could lose health coverage, and many aspects of Medicare and Medicaid would change dramatically. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images Philadelphia demonstrators protested earlier moves by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act last February. If the ACA is indeed axed as unconstitutional, health policy analysts say, millions of people could lose health coverage, and many aspects of Medicare and Medicaid would change dramatically. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images If last Friday's district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law's … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Nixing The Affordable Care Act Could Upend U.S. Health System
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ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
PUBLISHED: 12:13 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:13 19 July 2018 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Changes are being planned for the home care service in Suffolk Picture: THINKSTOCK Thinkstock Plans for a major shake-up of home care provision in Suffolk from next year have been revealed – with health chiefs vowing that lessons have been learnt from previous disruptive changes. Updates to the home care contract in October 2015 to the Support to Live at Home model resulted in a one provider per geographical area approach, regardless of the variety of care needed. The move left confusion for dozens of patients who had to adapt to new carers, while issues over getting in touch with providers were also raised. Speaking at Wednesday’s Suffolk County Council health scrutiny committee, home care bosses admitted that the model was “unrealistic” and outlined changes for the new contract. Clare Smith, project lead, said: “The Support to Live at Home contract … [Read more...] about Suffolk set for changes to home care services after bosses admit ‘unrealistic’ and ‘ambitious’ contract didn’t work
Pictures of Rebecca Zeni during her younger years showed her with flawless skin, well-defined eyebrows and long, thick lashes. Her hair, parted in the middle, was neatly tied with a bow behind her ear.Her beauty could capture a room, her daughter said, but she was more than just a beautiful face.She was a modern-day woman of the 1940s and 1950s, headstrong, career-oriented and hard-working, said Mike Prieto, a lawyer representing Zeni's family. At a time when women were expected to marry young and have children, the small-town girl from North Carolina moved to Norfolk after high school to work at the naval base there, her daughter, Pamela Puryear, said. She later became a model in New York City and worked as an assistant for CBS News's Mike Wallace before she married and became a stay-at-home mother."Her life just became exciting," Puryear said. "She thought in her mind that everybody's life is just like this."Rebecca Zeni was once a model, but the way she died in a GA nursing home now … [Read more...] about She modeled in NYC and worked for the Navy in Norfolk. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Kristine Phillips by Kristine Phillips Email the author May 1 Email the author Rebecca Zeni died at age 93 after she was infected with crusted scabies while living at a Georgia nursing home. (Courtesy of Lance Lourie) Pictures of Rebecca Zeni during her younger years showed her with flawless skin, well-defined eyebrows and long, thick lashes. Her hair, parted in the middle, was neatly tied with a … [Read more...] about She modeled in New York and worked for the Navy. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home.