Bernard J. Wolfson

Shift in Child Hospice Care Is a Lifeline for Parents Seeking a Measure of Comfort and Hope

KFF Health News Original

Terminally ill children, unlike adults, can get hospice services while continuing to receive life-extending or curative care. More than a decade after the inception of the federal policy, it is widely credited with improving the quality of life for ailing children and their families, even as some parents find themselves in a painful stasis.

The Time Has Come for DIY Mandates on Covid

KFF Health News Original

Yes, lots of us suffer from pandemic fatigue and have been getting sloppy about precautions in recent months. But with covid an ongoing menace — and governments reluctant to return to sweeping mandates — it’s time for all of us to step up our game.