Air ambulance ‘surprise’ bills can reach $20K

Patients transported to the hospital in air ambulances may get a shock later when they receive a "surprise bill," a new study shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-care money health-and-medicine laws emergency-medicine

Why is COVID-19 hitting black Americans so hard?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an especially hard toll on black Americans. Here, an expert puts the crisis into context.

Gretchen Kell-Berkeley • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities covid-19 health-care united-states featured health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Health care provider collaboration benefits patients with HIV

Getting better access to testing and primary care for people vulnerable to HIV could be as simple as a telephone call or email among health providers.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: health-care hiv physicians health-and-medicine

In areas without enough doctors, nurse practitioners step in

In low-income and rural areas without a lot of doctors, nurse practitioners are filling the gap to provide primary care.

Patrick Broadwater-Rochester • futurity
Jan. 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-care physicians nurses health-and-medicine

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