If you’ve just read a health-related headline that has caused you to spit out your morning coffee (Coffee causes cancer” usually does the trick), it’s always best to follow the Blitz slogan: Keep Calm and Carry On”. Black HMO members in California are significantly more likely to seek treatment in hospital emergency departments and delay filling prescriptions than members of other racial or ethnic groups, researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found, Payers & Providers reports. Another damning report on the state of Scotland’s health service (Scotsman leader, 26 October), and once again the Scottish Conservative health spokesman Miles Briggs jumps on the passing bandwagon. The Sun reports that could result in lower overall health care costs for the state and, in turn, lower insurance premiums for those who are covered (Baltimore Sun, 10/9).
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