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Health Care Sector Update for 06/22/2018: PDCO,MDT,RCKT

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More cuts to care on way – council chiefs

More cuts to care on way – council chiefs

Health
Vulnerable old and disabled people will see cuts to vital care services and higher charges, council chiefs say.The annual budget survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services shows councils expect to spend £21.4bn this year in England.While this is a rise from £20.8bn last year, the cost of inflation combined with growing demand means this will not be enough, ADASS said.The warning comes as ministers prepare to unveil plans to reform the system.A green paper on social care is expected to be published in the coming months. Vulnerable facing 'bleak future'ADASS said it was desperately needed given the pressures on councils - local government has seen cuts in the amount of funding it gets from central government over the past de...
Trump's 'global gag rule' cutting off health care in Africa: Report

Trump's 'global gag rule' cutting off health care in Africa: Report

World
The Trump administration's abortion policy on foreign aid is having a devastating effect in local communities that require medical assistance, according to a new report. Investigators from the Center for Health and Gender Equity, or CHANGE, issued a report Tuesday on what's known as the "Mexico City policy" or the "global gag rule" -- what the Trump administration calls "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance." The policy requires that any foreign group -- nongovernmental organization (NGO) or for-profit -- that receives U.S. global health funding cannot perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning -- or else they'll be stripped of their U.S. funds. Trump's policy is an expansion of past Republican presidents in that it now affects all global health funds -- ...
Man who aided disoriented patient says she's getting care

Man who aided disoriented patient says she's getting care

Health
The man who said he came to the aid of a visibly disoriented woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a frigid winter's night said Friday that she's been reunited with her family. Imamu Baraka, a psychotherapist who has an office across the street from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, told The Associated Press he was so angry at the woman's treatment that he decided to record Tuesday night's events on cellphone video, fearing no one would believe him if he reported a patient being left at a bus stop like that on a cold January night. "I knew that she was not supposed to be discharged from a hospital with no clothing on and no shoes," he said during a Friday interview in his office. Baraka's cellphone video shows several guards st...
More low-income moms received prenatal care thanks to state Medicaid expansions

More low-income moms received prenatal care thanks to state Medicaid expansions

Health
Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Fewer moms went insured and more low-income mothers received prenatal care as a result of Medicaid expansions carried out in 34 states between 1996 and 2011.According to researchers at UCLA, the expansions increased access to healthcare for low-income parents.Among moms who got pregnant with their second child between 1996 and 2011, 2.3 percent fewer went uninsured. The expansions also led to a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of expecting moms who didn't have health insurance while pregnant.The increased access to insurance led to a 0.4 percent increase in moms receiving prenatal care earlier during their pregnancies, as well as a 1.7 percent increase in the number of moms receiving sufficient prenatal care.The United States has one of the worst infant mortality rates i...