Medicare has a data problem

Medicare has a data problem

The race and ethnicity data Medicare collects on its beneficiaries is less accurate for such groups as American Indians, Asian-Pacific Islanders and Hispanics, limiting the program’s ability to assess health disparities, according to a federal audit.Why it...
Spanish-language mental health services falling amid population surge

Spanish-language mental health services falling amid population surge

The availability of Spanish-language mental health services is shrinking even as the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, according to a recent study. Why it matters: Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the U.S., and the number of Latinos who speak...