While the “House of Cards” Supreme Court confirmation drama consumes Washington, D.C., people in Minnesota are focused on what candidates are saying about health care, according to a check of Google Trends. The company’s huge store of data about what people are searching for shows health care as the leading election-related issue Minnesotans, and it’s not even close. In Cottonwood, Redwood, Lyon and Cass counties, immigration is the most searched-for issue, while abortion and tariffs lead in a handful of other greater Minnesota counties. But everywhere else, health care is foremost on voters’ minds, which is consistent with the finding of the recent Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota poll, in which one-fourth of respondents said health care is the most important issue to them. Who wins on health care? Democrats have been on the defensive on health care for nearly a decade since the passage of the health law, especially in 2016 in Minnesota when premiums were … [Read more...] about Minnesota voters training their focus on health care
Lindy Washburn North Jersey Record Published 1:36 PM EDT Sep 29, 2018 Teenagers who have spent time in a hospital or emergency room for an emotional crisis often need more psychological support than a high school or middle school can give them. This month, those in North Jersey got another option: a new therapeutic day school in Midland Park, where academics and mental health care get equal weight. The Paradigm Therapeutic Day School, a subsidiary of nonprofit Care Plus NJ, accepts students who are referred by their school districts and may have attempted suicide or received a diagnosis of severe depression, anxiety or phobia about school, among other mental-health issues. “Children who suffer anxiety and depression can be in a therapeutic environment where they can thrive,” said Tara Augustine, the chief executive officer of the school and chief operating officer of Care Plus NJ. “They can learn … [Read more...] about New therapeutic day school combines mental-health care with academics
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bryan Marquard Globe Staff September 29, 2018 Among the talents Tim Gens brought to the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association was the ability to explain the inexplicable — whether he was speaking with lawmakers, policymakers, or those puzzled by complicated legislation.That came in handy when the organization he served as general counsel played a key role in the successful effort to extend health care coverage to many of the Commonwealth’s uninsured.“He was a policy and political genius,” said US Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat. “He knew how to take complex issues and reduce them down and make them accessible for anyone in the room, for anyone in our state, and anyone in our country to understand.” Advertisement Mr. Gens, who stepped down as executive vice president of the association after being … [Read more...] about Timothy F. Gens, who helped shape health care reform, dies at 69
U.S. NEWS 09/28/2018 06:07 pm ET In 1990, the U.S. was ranked sixth in "human capital," based on a person's expected productive years of work. Now it's 27th. By Andy McDonald The United States is ranked 27th globally on education and health care, a new study based on 2016 data reports. The study, organized by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, seeks to identify “the number of productive years an individual in each country can be expected to work between the ages of 20 to 64,” based on education and health care. This number is referred to as the “human capital” of a nation’s people. America’s human capital measurement is 23 years, that’s the amount of time a person can be expected to work at peak productivity when accounting for life expectancy, general health and education. The U.S. ranked sixth in the world in 1990, and the drop apparently took researchers by surprise. … [Read more...] about U.S. Drops To 27th In The World For Education And Health Care
Ask any candidate for Congress in Minnesota this year about health care, and they’re almost certain to tell you it’s one of the most important issues in their districts — if not the single most important issue. Opinion polling backs that up: a recent CBS News poll found that 70 percent of Americans think health care is a very important issue, a larger share than any other top issue. A similar conclusion has been reached by plenty of other polls conducted over the last few months, which also find that health care is foremost in voters’ minds, even above the economy and headline-grabbing topics like immigration. Just because seemingly everyone agrees health care should be a top focus, though, doesn’t mean they agree on what parts of the issue to focus on: for the most part, Democratic and Republican candidates are telling voters very different stories when it comes to the politics of health care. In Minnesota and elsewhere, Democrats are making health care a … [Read more...] about Voters consistently rank health care as their top political concern. What does that mean for Minnesota’s House races?