This is part of a series intended to bring into focus the important role that Medicaid plays in the health of our patients, our organization and the larger community and what we all have to lose if proposed cuts to Medicaid are implemented. The first thing that Sharon said to me was, “Medicaid matters because […]
Insurance systems are different in every country, from single payer systems to private markets, and no system is more complex and confusing than in the United States. Luckily, we have a safety net in place for some of our most vulnerable citizens; Medicaid.
I come from a family with poor bowels. We are crampy, we are poopers, we are farters, and we always, ALWAYS know where the bathroom is in any given location. Earlier in the month, I wrote about my grandfather who died due to his colorectal cancer diagnosis, so the first time I visited gastroenterology I […]
When you think about colorectal cancer…wait, do you even think about colorectal cancer? Maybe not frequently but the term may bring some thoughts or people to mind. Many celebrities have been affected by colorectal cancer including Audrey Hepburn, Katie Couric, and Jack Lemmon. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that every year, about 140,000 […]
A recent health assessment conducted in York City emerged with information that may be shocking to some, but for those that work in local healthcare, it was no surprise at all. Disparities exist between York City and Pennsylvania as a whole, while the health disparities between York City and York County are even more distressing. […]