Diane Archer

Medicaid: Why it matters to all of us

Medicaid, with “aid” at the end, is a federal-state insurance program established to help individuals and families living in or near poverty.  But, high health care costs, particularly nursing...

Abuse of people 60 and older more common

Around the world, abuse of people 60 and older has become more common. A new World Health Organization study published in Lancet Global Health reveals that around one in six older adults are abused...

Commercial health insurance unreliable, costly

With President Trump and the GOP working to end health care coverage available under the Affordable Care Act, the state health care marketplaces have been in turmoil. Given the uncertainty about the...

Eat less, live longer

Over the last 30 years, the risk of chronic conditions in people 55-64 has declined. Researchers now believe that we can improve quality of life and live longer, if we eat less. While studies have...