Tag Archives: Care

Frustrations with aged care sector heard at royal commission meetings

FRUSTRATIONS with the region’s aged care sector were raised at recent community meetings held as part of the royal commission into industry. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety paid a visit to Dubbo and Mudgee earlier this month and encouraged community members to come along and have a say. “Royal commission staff… Read More »

Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics

Fact-checking has become one of the buzziest buzzwords in journalism. There are more than 100 fact-checking projects around the world. It’s been trotted out to counter alleged “fake” news.  And to monitor the accuracy of political leaders who stretch the boundaries of believability. April 2 has been proclaimed International Fact-Checking Day. Indeed, genuine fact-checking may play an important… Read More »

More health care investment needed – WHO

Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional one per cent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and stop impoverishing patients, the World Health Organisation says. Despite some progress, more people are having to pay out-of-pocket for often costly medicines and treatment, the UN agency said on Sunday… Read More »

Paying for Medical Care

Help with Medical Bills Medicaid and CHIP (Health Care for Children) What help is available? Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides help with paying medical costs for children of families who cannot afford health insurance or don’t get it through their work. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign up for Medicaid… Read More »