News bites: Public health workers needed

Healthcare reform could flounder without more investment in public health workers, says a new report from the American Public Health Association.

Former CMS official Robert Berenson, now with the Urban Institute, lays out "small but important" steps to get Medicare spending under control in an interview with Kaiser Health News.

The SEIU presses Congress to give home care workers more labor rights.

Admissions for substance abuse treatment — particularly for prescription drugs — are on the rise, says the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.