Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz

Recent Stories By Phil Galewitz:

  • States Expand Medicaid Benefits Despite GOP Efforts to Rein in SpendingOctober 19, 2017

    While congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump have been seeking major cuts in federal funding of Medicaid, 26 states this year expanded or enhanced benefits and at least 17 plan to do so...

  • No More Sick Days? Telemedicine Brings the Doctor Into Your WorkplaceJune 21, 2016

    On the day abdominal pain and nausea struck Jessica Christianson at the office, she discovered how far telemedicine has come. Rushing to a large kiosk in the lobby of the Palm Beach County School...

  • The Big Health Care Benefit No One Wants to UseNovember 29, 2014

    Three years ago, the Obama administration offered hope to millions of overweight seniors when it announced Medicare would offer free weight-loss counseling. Officials estimated that about 30 percent...

  • Why Call Centers Can't Save ObamacareOctober 24, 2013

    HARTFORD, Conn. — An elderly man calls to ask if the land he owns will count as income to qualify for health coverage through Medicaid. A legal immigrant asks if she can sign up for a health plan...

  • The Push to Enroll Florida’s UninsuredJuly 29, 2013

    Tammy Spencer did a double take when she read the address on her paper and looked at the house in front of her.  Spencer, a volunteer with the nonprofit Enroll America, was spending a hot and humid...

  • 5 Health Care Leaders on SOTU Guest ListFebruary 12, 2013

    Five of the 24 people invited to sit near First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union have strong health care connections. They include a governor, a business owner and a...

  • Rural Hospitals See Windfall from ‘Cliff’ DealJanuary 7, 2013

    The New Year’s Day “fiscal cliff” deal means at least an extra $450,000 this year to tiny Jones Memorial Hospital in rural upstate New York. “It’s very good news,” said Eva Benedict, CEO of...

  • GOP-Led States Could Halt Obama's Medicaid Push November 12, 2012

    President Barack Obama’s re-election ensures the survival of his landmark health care law, but predominantly Republican state officials will get a big say in how it is carried out. State lawmakers...

  • The Doctor Is In...Your TV: A $27 Billion BusinessMay 8, 2012

    Tired of feeling "like the walking dead" but worried about the cost of a doctor's visit, Amber Young sat on her bed near tears one recent Friday night in Woodbury, Minn. That's when she logged onto...

  • Managed-Care Critics Win Big in ConnecticutDecember 30, 2011

    In the past decade, most states have turned Medicaid over to private plans with hopes they could control costs and improve care. Nearly half of the 60 million people in the government program for the...

  • Hospitals Pay Sales Staff to Influence DocsDecember 18, 2011

    In northwest Indiana, Carrie Sota visits five or six doctors’ offices every work day as part of her new sales job. But Sota isn’t selling the physicians on a prescription drug or a medical device...

  • Berwick: Health Care ‘Broken’December 13, 2011

    Dr. Donald Berwick, who oversaw Medicare and Medicaid until earlier this month, defended the programs Monday, but said they are trapped in a U.S. health system that promotes wasteful spending and...

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