Nebraska Governor Ricketts Opposes Medical Marijuana

Thirty-three states have legalized the use and sale of medical marijuana since 1996, but if it’s up to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts his state won’t be joining the ranks anytime soon. Nebraska is one of four states – along with Idaho, Kansas and South Dakota – that doesn’t have any sort of medical-use law. Thirteen

Mercy Named Top Five Large Health Care System In U.S.

ROGERS/ FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Shorter hospital stays, fewer complications and better patient results are just a few metrics used to rank Mercy as one of the top five large health systems in the nation. The 2019 IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems study recognizes five large, five medium and five small systems from

2020 Democrats talk health care, free college, impeachment

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The fight for the Democratic Party’s soul played out Monday as some of the leading presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town halls over free college, free health care and whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Five 2020 hopefuls representing different wings of the party were set to

Single-Payer Health Care: Rhetoric Versus Reality

“Single-payer” health care is increasingly popular with some Members of Congress and the public at large.REF This should come as no surprise: Proponents of a single-payer system in the United States make numerous claims about the benefits of such a system. Among them are: Single-payer health care can effectively build on the Medicare program via

Public Opinion on Health Care Policy

Health care remains a top priority for Americans (69 percent of U.S. voters),REF who are concerned about cost, accessREF and choice.REF Many current health care proposals shift control and decision-making to the government—and do not provide what Americans want. A majority of Americans oppose a plan that would, under a Medicare for All health care system,

Mounting Health Care Cuts

Here is a list of the Ford government health care cuts to date: ● Cut OHIP+ so families with sick children will have to seek private coverage first and pay deductibles and co-payments. (June 2018) ● Cut planned mental health funding by more than $330 million. (July 2018) ● Canceled all new planned overdose prevention

Transforming health care: How artificial intelligence is reshaping the medical landscape | CBC News

You can already find it in some emergency rooms — and soon we’ll see it in every aspect of health care. Artificial intelligence in health care carries huge potential, according to experts in computer science and medicine, but it also raises serious questions around bias, accountability and security.   “I think we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg right now,”