Back-room medical treatments like the one that killed Elena Caro are now under intense scrutiny in Nevada. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is leading a task force to recommend reforms for what she says has become a cultural issue for minorities, specifically Hispanics.
The Nevada Cancer Institute slashed half of its 300-member staff on Friday. The Summerlin institute is $100 million in debt. We talk to the co-founder and board chairman about the cuts, how it accumulated $100 million in debt, and whether it can still survive in Nevada.
In a recent report, Nevada ranked 51st in America - dead last - when it came to child health care. Where are we failing kids? How many are uninsured? How can we improve? Do you have a story about your child's health care situation?
People are losing their jobs and their medical benefits. Doctors are cutting back on the Medicare patients they see, and insurance companies stopped providing single policies for kids. So where do the uninsured go when they're sick? Free health clinics. How successful are they? Are they only treating the poor, or is their patient base changing in this economy? How do they afford to stay afloat if they're free? Clinic founders and patients weigh in. Do you go to health clinics? Were they helpful? Are there better options when you don't have insurance? Give us a call or write in.