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Stories with subject: Health disparities
  • South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.

  • Study finds wide medical procedure cost disparities in Maine 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 12:57 pm

    YARMOUTH, Maine - A study released by a conservative advocacy group has shown wide disparities in what Maine providers charge for the same medical procedures.

  • 2 universities launch joint Miss. health partnership 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 7:38 am

    STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have launched a new partnership aimed at addressing the state's health care challenges.

  • Lawmakers, radiologists say Medicaid cuts hurt poor women 
    Updated: Apr-03-16 10:45 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Radiologists and minority lawmakers are hoping to find enough money in Connecticut's cash-strapped budget to reverse last year's cut in the Medicaid reimbursement rate for radiology services, which they claim has already decreased poor and often-minority women's access to mammography service while possibly increasing their risk for undetected breast cancer.

  • Public health expert speaks on 100 years' health inequality 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 3:35 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The president of the American Public Health Association is speaking on 100 years of health disparities among minorities in America.