Fred Clasen-Kelly

Advocates Say a Practice Harms Disabled Children, Yet Congressional Action Is Stalled

KFF Health News Original

In the photos, a 9-year-old boy with autism appears barricaded between cubbies and furniture stacked near the walls of a North Carolina classroom. His mother, Erin McGrail, said her son was physically restrained at least 14 times while in third grade at Morrisville Elementary School. She said she learned details of his seclusion only after […]

As Giant Hospitals Get Bigger, an Independent Doctor Feels the Pinch

KFF Health News Original

Independent medical practices keep closing as doctors join behemoth hospital groups or leave the field. Research suggests that’s bad news for patients. Studies repeatedly conclude that consolidation in the health care industry is driving up costs while showing no clear evidence of improved care.