Dementia Takes An Astronomical Financial Toll On Families, And They Say Medicare Isn’t There To Help
Medicare helps pay the costs of such things as hospitalization, surgery, chemotherapy, transplants, medications, pacemakers and other interventions, but not the "custodial care" that Alzheimer's patients need.
California Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized By The State
More than 20,000 Californians were sterilized at state homes and hospitals from 1909 to 1979, most of them women, people with disabilities and immigrants. Now, a state lawmaker wants to provide reparations to the roughly 800 living survivors, many of whom never consented to the procedures or did so under pressure.
Drug Distributors Summoned To Testify In Front Of Congress About Their Role In Opioid Epidemic
The hearing, scheduled for May 8, is being likened to when tobacco executives were called in front of Congress in the 1990s. Representatives from McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, Miami-Luken and H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Company will testify.