Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)National Health Insurance, United StatesUniversal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Privatization: Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Healthcare Financing: Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Social Welfare: Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Competitive Medical Plans: Alternative health care delivery mechanisms, such as PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS or other health insurance services or prepaid plans (other than HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS), that meet Medicare qualifications for a risk-sharing contract. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.United StatesReproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Managed Competition: A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.Reimbursement Mechanisms: Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Health Transition: Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Accountable Care Organizations: Organizations of health care providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it. Assigned means those beneficiaries for whom the professionals in the organization provide the bulk of primary care services. (www.cms.gov/OfficeofLegislation/Downloads/Accountable CareOrganization.pdf accessed 03/16/2011)History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Great BritainUnited States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Financing, Personal: Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.Social Change: Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Liability, Legal: Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Single-Payer System: An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national (the Canadian System), state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993, p106)MassachusettsOutcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Public Assistance: Financial assistance to impoverished persons for the essentials of living through federal, state or local government programs.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Insurance Pools: An organization of insurers or reinsurers through which particular types of risk are shared or pooled. The risk of high loss by a particular insurance company is transferred to the group as a whole (the insurance pool) with premiums, losses, and expenses shared in agreed amounts.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Mandatory Programs: Programs in which participation is required.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Eligibility Determination: Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.Government: The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Cost Sharing: Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Malpractice: Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.United Nations: An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Insurance Benefits: Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.Fees and Charges: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Medical Indigency: The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Social Planning: Interactional process combining investigation, discussion, and agreement by a number of people in the preparation and carrying out of a program to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community. It usually involves the action of a formal political, legal, or recognized voluntary body.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Internationality: The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Contract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Cost Savings: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.Human Rights: The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Organizations: Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Medical Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Patient Advocacy: Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Patient-Centered Care: Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)Labor Unions: Organizations comprising wage and salary workers in health-related fields for the purpose of improving their status and conditions. The concept includes labor union activities toward providing health services to members.Health Facility Administration: Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.

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Rappahannock citizens heard the lowdown on new health-care realities from a physician who ... HomeUncategorizedHealth-care reform put under the microscope. Health-care reform put ... on new health-care realities from a physician who has read the entire health reform act, ... I totally want this health care plan more than anyone I know. I have been a victim of not ......
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*  Angry Bear » Relatively not bad news about Health Care Reform
Relatively not bad news about Health Care Reform. Robert Waldmann , November 13, 2016 4: ... Healthcare insurance does not control the cost of healthcare. Your solution to healthcare ... The health reform law sets limits on the amount you have to pay out-of-pocket each year. ... kff.org/health-costs/report/2016-employer-health-benefits-survey/. Healthcare in the US ......
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*  Status Update: Health Systems Reform Legislation - American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
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*  Medinnovation And Health Reform: My Top Ten HIT Parade
... Medinnovation And Health Reform. Where Health Reform, Medical Innovation, and Physician Practices Meet - The Leading Voice for Medical Innovation on the Internet. My Top Ten HIT Parade. The Top Ten HIT Hits. 1 Practice Fusion Update: Free EHRs and Cloud Com... December 5, 2011, 65 Hits. 2 Consequences of 2012 Elections on Health Reform December 3, 2011, 42 Hits. 3 Health Reform Christmas Books, December 8, 2011, 34 Hits. 4 Is Practice Fusion s Free EHR for Real?...May 23, 2010, 30 Hits. 5 The Physicians Foundation Helps Poor Find Social Services ...December 8, 2001. December 7, 2011, 28 Hits. 7 Differences between Health Care and Medical Care April 22, 2009, 26 Hits. November 22, 2011, 25 Hits. December 6, 2011. Tweet: Today's medinnovation blog shows its top ten hits. Richard Reece. The Health Reform Maze. Buy the Book. Buy the Book. The Health Care Reform MAZE, by Doctor Reece, provides anyone involved with health care, from physicians to patients, an easily understood reference for the new Health Care...
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*  ParlInfo - BILLS : National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 20
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*  Support Material for Revised MCP Method 1 Standards | MassDEP BWSC Regulatory Reform Initiatives
Support Material for Revised MCP Method 1 Standards. MassDEP BWSC Regulatory Reform Initiatives. About AULs LNAPL Permits Standards Vapor Intrusion Schedule. MassDEP BWSC Regulatory Reform Initiatives. Entries RSS. Comments RSS. Standards 6. Vapor Intrusion 4. BWSC Reg Reform Blog Administration. Entries RSS. Comments RSS WordPress.com. Support Material for Revised MCP Method 1 Standards. Posted on April 5, 2013 by massdepwsc. As part of the MCP Reg Reform package, MassDEP has proposed revisions to the MCP Method 1 Standards. Questions about this material may be addressed to Nancy Bettinger in the MassDEP Office of Research and Standards at Nancy.Bettinger@state.ma.us. Method 1 Standards Documentation and References. ChromiumVI MS Word Cyanide MS Word 1,4-Dioxane MS Word Perchlorate PDF Silver MS Word Thallium MS Word Vanadium MS Word VPH/EPH MS Word Zinc MS Word. RAF Citations MS Word. HEAST 1997 PDF Appendix D from RAG PDF PPRTV Tables MS Word IRIS Changes MS Word. Share this:. Click to share on LinkedIn Op...
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*  Healthcare Reform Blamed For Division’s Demise
... CWS Summit. Executive Forum Europe. Healthcare Summit. Publications. Daily News. Corporate Membership. CWS Council. North America. Research Publications. Daily News. Publications. Staffing 100 Europe. Staffing 100 North America. Membership Subscriptions. Research/Publications. Research Publications. Craig Johnson's Blog. Healthcare Reform Blamed for Division’s Demise. Healthcare Reform Blamed for Division’s Demise 3 October 2012 by: Craig Johnson. announced in a press release this week that it was getting out of the staffing business, in part, because of concerns over healthcare reform. “The impact of the healthcare for America, Obamacare, on the temporary staffing industry is unknown, but its impact on the industry’s future will be significant,” the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company reported. Further, Green Planet’s aim of combining a staffing business with a “green” technology business did not materialize. It goes back to why Green Planet got into the staffing business in the first place. The Lumea demis...
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*  In Iowa’s Interest: Health Reform Law Turns One - TamaToledoNews.com | news, information, Iowa, To
In Iowa’s Interest: Health Reform Law Turns One - TamaToledoNews.com. news, information, Iowa, Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald. Mobile: mobile.tamatoledonews.com Sign In. Create an Account. Welcome,. My Account. Logout. Subscribe. Submit News. Home. . Your Community News Opinion Lifestyles Sports Special Sections CU Photo Gallery Ads and Extras Customer Service. Editorials Letters to the Editor. Local Columns. Editorials. SUBMIT OPINION. / Opinion / Editorials /. The Kapucian Korner Liberty Commentary. In Iowa’s Interest: Health Reform Law Turns One GUEST VIEW March 22, 2011 By Senator Tom Harkin D-Iowa. Save. Post a comment. On March 23rd of last year, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, ensuring quality, affordable health coverage for all Iowans and Americans, cracking down on the worst abuses by health insurance companies and placing a new emphasis on wellness and disease prevention. As Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Commit...
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*  States should be allowed to implement key health reform law provisions early, experts say -- Science
... Daily. Your source for the latest research news. Mobile. Follow. Subscribe. Breaking News :. Ancient Ocean Alga Was Pre-Set for Life On Land. Volcanic Eruptions Affect Flow of Major Rivers. Ocean Bacteria: Millions of Tons of Hydrocarbons. How the Brain Recognizes Objects. Chernobyl: The Animals Have Returned. Illegal Trade Puts Cacti On Most Threatened List. World's Largest Atom Smashers: Smallest Droplets. Crucial Hurdle Overcome in Quantum Computing. Your Visual Cortex Is Making Decisions. Anorexia Nervosa and Gut Bacteria Linked: Study. Science News from research organizations. States should be allowed to implement key health reform law provisions early, experts say. Date: May 23, 2011 Source: Commonwealth Fund Summary: More than eight of 10 leaders in health and health care policy 82 percent believe states should be allowed to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act early with full federal support, ahead of the timeline outlined in the law. Such key provisions include expanding Medicaid e...
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*  AARP: Many unclear on healthcare reform - UPI.com
... Top News. News. World News. Odd News. Security Industry. Energy Industry. News. Home / Health News AARP: Many unclear on healthcare reform. House of Representatives, the head of the AARP says many are unclear about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. "Through outreach and conversations with AARP members and other Americans, as well as information reflected in public polling, we have learned that older Americans and their families -- while still unclear on many aspects of the new law -- support key provisions of the ACA.". The AARP says seniors support:. Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com. Related UPI Stories Healthcare reform. Healthcare reform. Healthcare reform. Healthcare reform. Predictive technique could help determine breast cancer therapies 3 hours ago ATLANTA, Oct. Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill' 7 hours ago SYDNEY, Oct. Self-propelled coagulent powder could improve trauma care 2 days ago VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. Womb transplants begin in U....
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*  Medical Xpress - healthcare reform
... Home healthcare reform. News tagged with healthcare reform. sort by:. Date. 6 hours. 12 hours. 1 day. 3 days. all. Rank. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. LiveRank. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. Popular. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. Cardiology. MA healthcare reform does not have early impact on disparities in cardiovascular care. New research by the Brigham and Women's Hospital, in partnership with Howard University College of Medicine, explores the effect of healthcare reform in Massachusetts on coronary intervention and mortality in adults by race/ethnicity, ... Jun 19, 2014 0 0. Health. Michigan's Medicaid expansion: A model for pragmatic, bipartisan health reform. Michigan's newly expanded Medicaid program could act as a model for other states to achieve bipartisan health care reform even in a heated national political climate, says the head of the University of Michigan's health policy ... Sep 25, 2013 0 0. Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes. Myanmar must act fast to curb drug resistant TB, experts ...
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*  Decline in deaths measured in wake of Massachusetts healthcare reform - UPI.com
... Top News. News. World News. Security Industry. Energy Industry. Health. News. Home / Science News Massachusetts sees mortality dip in wake of healthcare reform "Our findings add to a growing body of evidence showing that health insurance makes a positive difference in people's lives," said researcher Benjamin Sommers. That hasn't been the case -- quite the opposite, in fact, if a new study led by policy experts at the Harvard School of Public Health is to be believed. Researchers from the Ivy League school suggest that less people are actually dying in the wake of the Bay State's 2006 healthcare reform and MassHealth expansion. The researchers suggest that from 2007 to 2010, Massachusetts' health reform law prevented approximately 320 deaths per year. "Given that Massachusetts' health reform was in many ways the model for the Affordable Care Act, it is critical to understand the law's potential implications for population health," said Benjamin Sommers, lead author of the new study and assistant professo...
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*  Healthcare Reform -- Where Is It Going? - HSS.edu
healthcare reform where is it going hss edu healthcare reform where is it going the huffington post january by helene pavlov m d facr radiologist in chief at hospital for special surgery continuing the discussion on the healthcare reform process over the last few months i have heard various sides of the debate from my physician colleagues in radiology and other subspecialties to scores of testimonials from patients friends and family i have also read numerous articles on the potential effects of the proposed plans and listened to the experts on tv and radio panel discussions despite this however the healthcare reform proposals are still not clear to me and seem to be swayed by political posturing from every side of this extremely complex issue healthcare reform if and how it is enacted will touch our sense of well being it will affect how we deal with the inevitable questions of life including quality of life morbidity and death it will ultimately touch everyone that being said when i listen to the direction ...
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*  .. Obamacare’s Unspoken Risks .. Obamacare Critics Focus on the Lawn While House is Burning Down
By John Lynch • April 2, 2014 •. Healthcare , Healthcare Reform •. By John Lynch • March 4, 2014 •. Healthcare Reform •. By John Lynch • January 10, 2014 •. Healthcare Reform •. By John Lynch • January 2, 2014 •. Healthcare Reform •. By John Lynch • December 10, 2013 •. Healthcare Reform •. By John Lynch • November 24, 2013 •. Healthcare Reform •. By John Lynch • July 23, 2013 •. Healthcare Reform •. Medical Malpractice – What Obamacare Misses. By John Lynch • September 26, 2012 •. Healthcare Reform •. Capping Damages Isn’t Reform Medical malpractice in America remains a thorny and contentious issue, made no less so by its virtual exclusion from the Affordable Care Act ACA, or Obamacare governing healthcare reform in America. Select Month December 2014 1 November 2014 2 September 2014 3 August 2014 1 July 2014 3 June 2014 3 May 2014 3 April 2014 4 March 2014 3 February 2014 5 January 2014 4 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 4 June 2013 3 May 2013 8 April 2...
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*  Look for Incremental Insurance Reform Steps With New Congress | Cancer Network
Look for Incremental Insurance Reform Steps With New Congress. Cancer Network. Cancer Network SearchMedica. Topics: ARS 2015. Breast Cancer. Colorectal Cancer. Lung Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Browse All Topics All Topics ARS 2015 Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Leukemia & Lymphoma Lung Cancer Melanoma Prostate Cancer. MAIN MENU Home ONCOLOGY Cancer Management Handbook News Blogs Topics Image IQ Podcasts Conferences. Cancer Network SearchMedica. Topics: ARS 2015. Breast Cancer. Colorectal Cancer. Lung Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Browse All Topics All Topics ARS 2015 Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Leukemia & Lymphoma Lung Cancer Melanoma Prostate Cancer. MAIN MENU Home ONCOLOGY Cancer Management Handbook News Blogs Topics Image IQ Podcasts Conferences. Look for Incremental Insurance Reform Steps With New Congress. Look for Incremental Insurance Reform Steps With New Congress. But incremental changes to the health-care system, including insurance reforms that limit or exclude preexisting condition clauses, may gain ...
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*  The Health Insurance Reform Bill and Psychiatry: A “Huge Step Forward” | Psychiatric Times
The Health Insurance Reform Bill and Psychiatry: A “Huge Step Forward”. Topics: ADHD. Browse All Topics All Topics ADHD Bipolar Disorder Blogs Major Depressive Disorder Schizophrenia Suicide Career CME. Topics: ADHD. Browse All Topics All Topics ADHD Bipolar Disorder Blogs Major Depressive Disorder Schizophrenia Suicide Career CME. The Health Insurance Reform Bill and Psychiatry: A “Huge Step Forward”. The Health Insurance Reform Bill and Psychiatry: A “Huge Step Forward”. The new Health Insurance Exchanges that will start in 2014 and that will serve about 22 million of these people will offer policies that include mental health coverage. Nick Meyers, director of government affairs for the American Psychiatric Association APA, said the bill is “by any standards a huge step forward.” He added, “Between 2008 when the Wellstone-Domenici Act was passed and 2010 and the passage of health care reform, there has been mandated a very, very significant improvement in mental health coverage.” However, he acknowledged t...
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*  Trades Union Congress - Rushed school reforms are causing confusion and concern, warns TUC
... Jump to navigation. Text Size. A A A Current Size: 100%. Change Contrast. Current Style: Standard. Search. Advanced Search. All TUC sites This site only. Home › Industrial Issues › Education and schools › Rushed school reforms are causing confusion and concern, warns TUC. Rushed school reforms are causing confusion and concern, warns TUC. Share this page. date: 26 November 2010. embargo : 00.01hrs Saturday 27 November 2010. TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady will today Saturday warn that rushing through major changes to the school system with little or no consultation has left parents, teachers and governors confused and concerned about the future of the schools system. Speaking later today at the TUC conference The future of our schools taking place in central London, Frances O' Grady will say:. 'Since the election, the government has accelerated the academy programme, established free schools and cut the school building programme. 'As if that were not enough, only this week we've had an educa...
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*  Judge Tosses Out Healthcare Reform Law - Healthy Living - Everyday Health
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*  Health Reform Proposals Could Help 13 Million Uninsured Young Adults Gain Coverage -- ScienceDaily
... Your source for the latest research news. Mobile. Follow. Subscribe. Breaking News :. Ancient Ocean Alga Was Pre-Set for Life On Land. Volcanic Eruptions Affect Flow of Major Rivers. Ocean Bacteria: Millions of Tons of Hydrocarbons. How the Brain Recognizes Objects. Chernobyl: The Animals Have Returned. Illegal Trade Puts Cacti On Most Threatened List. World's Largest Atom Smashers: Smallest Droplets. Crucial Hurdle Overcome in Quantum Computing. Your Visual Cortex Is Making Decisions. Anorexia Nervosa and Gut Bacteria Linked: Study. Science News from research organizations. Health Reform Proposals Could Help 13 Million Uninsured Young Adults Gain Coverage. Date: August 6, 2009 Source: Commonwealth Fund Summary: Comprehensive health reform proposals now before Congress could help the more than 13 million uninsured young adults ages 19-29 gain coverage, and also help ensure that those who now have coverage would not lose it, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Extending health insurance coverage ...
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*  Broker - UnitedHealthcare's Approach to Aug. 1 Women's Preventive Care Services
1 Women's Preventive Care Services. Last 3 days Last 7 days Last 14 days Last 30 days Last 3 Months Last 6 Months Last 9 Months Last 12 months Publish Date. Contraceptive Methods and Counseling Under the health reform law, health plans must cover FDA-approved contraceptive methods for women without cost-share. Gestational Diabetes Screening Gestational diabetes screening is required for coverage as a preventive service under the health reform law for pregnant women between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation and at the first prenatal visit for pregnant women identified to be at high risk for diabetes. UnitedHealthcare will cover gestational diabetes screening for all pregnant women, regardless of gestational week. Under the expanded women s preventive care services benefit, UnitedHealthcare will provide coverage for human papillomavirus HPV screening in all women age 30 and over to be paid without cost-share to the member. HIV Screening and Counseling and Sexually Transmitted Infections Counseling The health reform ...
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*  NHS reforms live blog | Society | The Guardian
NHS reforms live blog. The Guardian. from the guardian:. The Guardian. business. NHS. The NHS reforms blog. NHS reforms live blog - who's responsible for the nation's health. • Timeline: NHS reforms. • NHS reforms: who are the key players. • What are the key issues. • Nick Seddon from Reform argued that New Labour was better at introducing free-market reforms into the NHS than the coalition government. guardian.co.uk. guardian.co.uk. If commissioning skills are not embedded into the GPCCs, then the reforms will lack foundation and collapse. There seems to be real anger about the bill - Unite today claimed 90% of its members, 100,000 of whom work in the NHS, have no confidence in the coalition's handling of the NHS reforms. 3.06pm: It appears that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will be giving a keynote NHS speech tomorrow, the blog has learned. And in Northern Ireland denoted by the green line there will be a chop of 2.2%. UPDATE: One of the activists arrested was from UK Uncut, the other was from NHS Direct Action...
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*  Healthcare Reform Could Affect the Natural Health Industry | WholeFoods Magazine
Healthcare Reform Could Affect the Natural Health Industry. WholeFoods Magazine. About Us Contact Us Advertise Newsletter Subscribe Events Back Issues White Papers Multimedia Coupons/Contests Corner Find or Post a Job. Search this site:. Stay Connected Twitter. Facebook Linked In. RSS. Home News. Breaking News Main News Grocery Supplier Research Tip of the Month Green News/Features Coupons, Promotions, Contests. Grocery. Features Gourmet Products Grocery Products News Recipes. Supplements. Features New Products News. HBC. Features New Products News. Suppliers. Features New Products News White Papers. Columns. Blogs Nutrition Mythbuster Natural Law Trade Secrets Retailer Roundtable Vitamin Connection Merchandising Insights Legal Tips Editorial Consumer Bulletin What s Selling Letters. Source Directory. News Breaking News. Green News. Grocery. Main News. Research. Supplier. Tip of the Month. WholeFoods Magazine SourceBook: The Natural Products Directory. Home › Main News ›. Healthcare Reform Could Affect the Na...
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*  .. Perspectives .. Non-Voters and Health Reform: Indifference and Confusion Over the New Law .. al
Perspectives. Policy Insights. From Drew Altman. Facebook Twitter Email. Print. Home Perspectives Policy Insights Non-Voters and Health Reform: Indifference and Confusion Over the…. Non-Voters and Health Reform: Indifference and Confusion Over the New Law Nov 10, 2010 The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll assessed the role health reform played in voters’ 1 decisions in the midterm elections and the public’s overall mood towards the health reform law. This blog post focuses on a different group, people who say they are not registered or did not vote in last week’s election, and examines how their views on the health reform law differ from those that said they did vote. As is usually the case, particularly in midterm elections, the survey found voters are more likely to be older, Republican, college-educated, and white, all of which we’ve found in past surveys to be associated with negative views on health reform. In contrast, non-voters are more likely to be younger, ‘pure independent’, less educa...
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*  Utah Business
... June 7, 2013 Cover Story Featured Articles Reform by Any Other Name Healthcare Reform Panel Prescription for Change Sections Features Reform by Any Other Name Features Healthcare Reform Panel Healthcare Reform Prescription for Change Healthcare Reform Not a Bitter Pill Healthcare Reform Beyond Diagnosis Healthcare Reform Cut Out the Middle Man. Article Reform by Any Other Name Untangle the Jargon Surrounding Healthcare Reform. It s been called healthcare reform, Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act. Big Three Facets of Reform Final regulations issued under the ACA are not necessarily final, says Susan Grassli, legal consultant for GBS Benefits, Inc. We don t have final regulations yet for several provisions of the ACA and some final regulations have since been amended, says Grassli. What Grassli calls the Big Three of healthcare reform consist of the individual mandate, which affects most everyone; the exchange, which is now known as the Health Insurance Marketplace, dealing mostly with individual or sm...
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*  Healthcare Reform Unstoppable, Regardless of Court’s Decision
Healthcare Reform Unstoppable, Regardless of Court s Decision. Leadership. Quality. Nurse Leaders. Community Rural. Leadership. Quality. Nurse Leaders. Community Rural. Intelligence Reports. HLM Council. Webcasts-Live. HLM LIVE. Sponsored Reports. HLM Council. Intelligence Reports. HLM LIVE. Healthcare Reform Unstoppable, Regardless of Court's PPACA Decision Comment Email Print RSS News Widget. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2012. Update: The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5 - 4. Supreme Court makes public today its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act it will go down as a seminal day in the high court's history. Whatever the ruling, however, it will have a limited effect on healthcare's soaring costs, and no effect in the short term. That is because many court watchers, legal scholars, politicians, and media bloviators looking through the narrow lenses of their own expertise a...
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*  .. KLRU Schedule | Civic Summit | Healthcare Reform And You .. if you like Healthcare Reform A
KLRU Antenna - 18 AT T U-verse - 18 / 1018 HD Grande - 9 / 309 HD Time Warner - 9 / 1221 HD Direct TV - 18 Dish - 18. KLRU Create Antenna - 18-2 AT T U-verse - does not carry Grande - 283 Time Warner - 1270 Direct TV - does not carry Dish - does not carry. KLRU Q Antenna - 18-3 AT T U-verse - does not carry Grande - 284 Time Warner - 20 / 1268 HD Direct TV - does not carry Dish - does not carry. V-Me Antenna - 18-4 AT T U-verse - 3015 Grande - 285 Time Warner - 881 / 1269 HD Direct TV - 410 Dish - 846 / 9414 HD. KLRU Schedule. Civic Summit. Healthcare Reform And You. Full Episode. KLRU’s Civic Summit: Healthcare Reform and You is aimed at clearing up confusion surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Just days after open enrollment in the new federal Health Care Marketplace begins, our panel of experts will answer viewer questions and debunk myths surrounding the law. We will use social media to cultivate questions, and get them answered by policy experts Visit the Website: http://www.klr...
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*  .. Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform
Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform. by Britt Wahlin and Amanda Dennis March 22, 2011 - 10:35 pm. Tweet. This week, as we celebrate the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which promises to bring great benefits to women in this country, new threats to women’s health care have emerged. Last month the House of Representatives voted to eliminate federal funding of Planned Parenthood and cut entirely the Title X program, which supports family planning clinics across the country. Though the Senate has since rejected this proposal, House Republicans have vowed to continue to push for these cuts. Many have spoken out about the harm this would have on low-income women, who rely on Planned Parenthoods and other family planning clinics for important preventive care like contraception and cancer screenings. Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance due to groundbreaking state health reform, such cuts would be devastating. Massachusetts has...
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*  15 facts about health care reform | Health Care Reform - Home
15 facts about health care reform. Health Care Reform - Home. Back To Mobile Site. Back To Mobile Site. Email. Contact Us. News. Local News. World News. Weather. Local Alert Weather. Weather Watchers. Extraordinary Living. House and Home. Healthy Living. Community. One Class at a Time. Community Links. Pay It Forward. Community Billboard. Contact Us. / Health. / Health Care Reform. 15 facts about health care reform. Most of the attention has been on problems with the Affordable Care Act's website the past few weeks, but there's still much confusion about what the health care law will mean for families and small businesses. Can I just keep the insurance I have. Does the Affordable Care Act allow you to keep the insurance you already have. Click to find out. And click here to read more about MPR News' health care reform reporter Elizabeth Stawicki. Can your adult child be covered by your health insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act. And click here to read more about MPR News' health care reform reporte...
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*  Pelosi is noncommittal on Obama's plan - Live Pulse - POLITICO.com
... POLITICO Jobs. POLITICO. POLITICO 44. Health Care. Defense. Breaking News Alerts. POLITICO Jobs. Live Pulse Pelosi is noncommittal on Obama's plan Main Content. Pelosi is noncommittal on Obama's plan - Live Pulse: Pelosi is noncommittal on Obama's plan February 22, 2010 Categories: House,. White House. Pelosi is noncommittal on Obama's plan House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is positive, but noncommittal on President Obama's reform plan. In a statement she says: The President today made available to all Americans the Administration's health insurance reform proposal, which contains positive elements from the House and Senate-passed bills. Monday, February 22, 2010 Pelosi Statement on President Obama s Health Insurance Reform Proposal Washington, D.C Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Obama s health insurance reform proposal, which was released this morning in advance of Thursday s bipartisan meeting on health reform: The President today made available to all Americans the Ad...
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*  Clip Michelle Obama Remarks Health Care Reform | Video | C-SPAN.org
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*  HCR Payment Reform - California Hospital Association
... California Hospital Association. California Hospital Association. Payment Reform. One of the key elements of Health Care Reform includes reforming the delivery of care and the methods by which that care is paid for. Payment reform will undoubtedly be one of the key issues the hospitals grapple with over the next several years. It is likely that over the next several years, the way in which payments are made for the commercial population as well as Medicare and Medi-Cal will change. The Payment Reform Workgroup will discuss and provide key input to CHA on all payment reform issues. One of the key elements of Health Care Reform includes reforming the delivery of care and the methods by which that care is paid for. Payment reform will undoubtedly be one of the key issues the hospitals grapple with over the next several years. It is likely that over the next several years, the way in which payments are made for the commercial population as well as Medicare and Medi-Cal will change. This may include bundled p...
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*  .. In Healthcare Reform, Words Do Matter .. Share this: .. Like this: .. Related .. Join us on Fac
Home. Government Relations In Healthcare Reform, Words Do Matter In Healthcare Reform, Words Do Matter January 20, 2011. Autism Speaks. Leave a comment. Go to comments. This guest post is by Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor Counsel for Autism Speaks. On January 13 and 14, the Institute of Medicine IOM, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, held a public workshop on a critical part of the new healthcare reform law, the essential health benefits package. The law describes as essential the following general categories of items and services:. Ambulatory patient services Emergency services Hospitalization Maternity and newborn care Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment Prescription drugs Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices Laboratory services Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management Pediatric services, including oral and vision care The task of the IOM, and ultimately the Secretary of Health and Human S...
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Home. Government Relations In Healthcare Reform, Words Do Matter In Healthcare Reform, Words Do Matter January 20, 2011. Autism Speaks. Leave a comment. Go to comments. This guest post is by Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor Counsel for Autism Speaks. On January 13 and 14, the Institute of Medicine IOM, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, held a public workshop on a critical part of the new healthcare reform law, the essential health benefits package. The law describes as essential the following general categories of items and services:. Ambulatory patient services Emergency services Hospitalization Maternity and newborn care Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment Prescription drugs Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices Laboratory services Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management Pediatric services, including oral and vision care The task of the IOM, and ultimately the Secretary of Health and Human S...
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Menu. California Broker Directory Insurance company Surveys Insurance Insider Newsletter In the News. Healthcare Reform Law Could Overwhelm Addiction Services April 19, 2013. by. Stevez. in Uncategorized. It has been six decades since doctors concluded that addiction was a disease that could be treated, but today the condition still dwells on the fringes of the medical community. Only 1 cent of every health care dollar in the United States goes toward addiction, and few alcoholics and drug addicts receive treatment. One huge barrier, according to many experts, has been a lack of health insurance. But that barrier crumbles in less than a year. In a major break with the past, 3 million to 5 million people with drug and alcohol problems — from homeless drug addicts to working moms who drink too much — suddenly will become eligible for insurance coverage under the new health care overhaul according to a recent report at the www.appealdemocrat.com. addiction services drug addiction Health Reform addiction. He...
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Organ and Tissue Authority. National Reform Programme. DonateLife ACT. DonateLife QLD. DonateLife Partners. Community Partners. Donor Family Support Resources. Find out more about the Organ and Tissue Authority's national performance here, including annual reports and international performance data. Search Multicultural Resources. If you’re looking for information and resources about organ and tissue donation and transplantation, start your search here for some of the great resources we have available. The Organ and Tissue Authority OTA works with states and territories, clinicians and the community sector to deliver the Australian Government’s national reform programme to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes in Australia. The OTA operates under the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008, the Act as part of the Australian Government's national reform programme. Australia’s national reform programme aims to implement a world's best practice approac...
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*  Obama tout healthcare reform, exchange program to women - UPI.com
... Top News. News. World News. Odd News. Security Industry. Energy Industry. News. Home / Top News / U.S. News Obama touts healthcare reform, exchange program. WASHINGTON, May 10 UPI -- U.S. On Oct. 1, individuals, families and small-business owners across the country will be able shop for private insurance online through insurance exchanges. "Once these marketplaces are up and running, no one can be turned away from private insurance plans," Obama said. Obama pitches healthcare reform to AMA. Illinois harvests first medical marijuana crop 12 hours ago BARRY, Ill., Oct. 3 UPI -- The U.S. eyes Colorado prisons for Guantanamo detainees 17 hours ago WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 UPI -- The U.S. Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin continues in Carolinas 17 hours ago CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 3 UPI -- Record-breaking rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin prompted flash flood warnings in the Carolinas as the storm's bands continue to stroke the East Coast. trip 19 hours ago WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 UPI -- One day before Pope Francis met embat...
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*  Healthcare Reform - Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Events. Patients. About PH. Empowered Patient Online Toolkit. Find Support. PH Plus Blog: Patient Stories. Newly Diagnosed. Get to Know your PH Healthcare Team. Connect with Other Patients. Living with PH. PHA Teens Social Network. Coping with High School. Friends, Family and PH. Living With PH ... and Your Family. Planning for College. PH Basics. Insurance. Help spread PH awareness and share PH information with your family and PHriends. How Can I Get Involved and Where Can I Find More Information on Healthcare Changes. In March 2010, a comprehensive healthcare reform law was enacted in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care act was signed into law March 23, 2010, and was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010. As reform efforts begin to shift toward implementation, PHA is committed to monitoring these changes and listening to your feedback and experiences under the new law. How Can I Get Involved and Where Can I Find More Information on Healthcare Changes...
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*  Healthcare Reform - Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Events. Patients. About PH. Empowered Patient Online Toolkit. Find Support. PH Plus Blog: Patient Stories. Newly Diagnosed. Get to Know your PH Healthcare Team. Connect with Other Patients. Living with PH. PHA Teens Social Network. Coping with High School. Friends, Family and PH. Living With PH ... and Your Family. Planning for College. PH Basics. Insurance. Help spread PH awareness and share PH information with your family and PHriends. How Can I Get Involved and Where Can I Find More Information on Healthcare Changes. In March 2010, a comprehensive healthcare reform law was enacted in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care act was signed into law March 23, 2010, and was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010. As reform efforts begin to shift toward implementation, PHA is committed to monitoring these changes and listening to your feedback and experiences under the new law. How Can I Get Involved and Where Can I Find More Information on Healthcare Changes...
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*  Healthcare Reform - Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Events. Patients. About PH. Empowered Patient Online Toolkit. Find Support. PH Plus Blog: Patient Stories. Newly Diagnosed. Get to Know your PH Healthcare Team. Connect with Other Patients. Living with PH. PHA Teens Social Network. Coping with High School. Friends, Family and PH. Living With PH ... and Your Family. Planning for College. PH Basics. Insurance. Help spread PH awareness and share PH information with your family and PHriends. How Can I Get Involved and Where Can I Find More Information on Healthcare Changes. In March 2010, a comprehensive healthcare reform law was enacted in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care act was signed into law March 23, 2010, and was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010. As reform efforts begin to shift toward implementation, PHA is committed to monitoring these changes and listening to your feedback and experiences under the new law. How Can I Get Involved and Where Can I Find More Information on Healthcare Changes...
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*  Healthcare Reform, Insurance Industry Style | Mother Jones
Healthcare Reform, Insurance Industry Style. Mother Jones. Political MoJo Kevin Drum Blue Marble Tom Philpott Mixed Media. Kevin Drum. Healthcare Reform, Insurance Industry Style. By Kevin Drum. Over at the Wonk Room, Igor Volsky notes that AHIP, a healthcare insurance trade group, has finally announced its position on healthcare reform: Specifically, by enacting an effective, enforceable requirement that all Americans assume responsibility to obtain and maintain health insurance,. While we support transitioning to a reformed system in which health-status-based rating is no longer used, rating flexibility based on age, geography, family size, and benefit design is needed to maintain affordability. AHIP says that in return for making insurance mandatory, the industry is willing to guarantee coverage to everyone, regardless of health status. I'll grant them family size as a reasonable criteria for premium flexibility. Health issues rise rapidly with advancing years, so it would be fairly easy to avoid the worst...
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*  Long Term CareHealth Reform GPS: Navigating the Implementation Proce
Health Care Quality and Delivery System Reform. Implementation Briefs Transforming Health Care Delivery Categories: Health Care Quality and Delivery System Reform , Health Information , Health Insurance , Long Term Care , Medicaid and CHIP , Medicare Posted on January 16, 2013 Experts and stakeholders agree the current health care system is unsustainable. Update: Financial Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Individuals Categories: Health Care Quality and Delivery System Reform , Health Insurance , Long Term Care , Medicaid and CHIP , Medicare Posted on July 18, 2012 The Affordable Care Act ACA included a number of provisions designed to improve the delivery of health and long-term care support services for individuals who are eligible for and enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, commonly referred to as “dual eligible.” An earlier Health Reform GPS Implementation Brief outlined these changes. Dual-eligible Medicare/Medicaid Beneficiaries Categories: Implementation Update , Long Term Car...
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*  Innovation Challenge - Readiness for Reform - Initiatives - AAMC
... Skip to Content. Readiness for Reform Home. About Readiness for Reform. Case Studies. Innovation Challenge. Survey and Results. Pioneer ACO Model Briefs. Contact R4R For information about Readiness for Reform, contact r4rleadership@aamc.org. Integrating Quality IQ Learn more about other AAMC quality activities and resources. Integrating Quality IQ. R4R Innovation Challenge Awards. The 2012 Challenge sought and awarded submissions in four topic areas: Innovative initiatives that serve the chronically ill in the post-acute setting Coordinated primary care delivery systems that incorporate the AMC and community based-affiliates, and that have resulted in quality and cost improvements for individuals Redesign of care for specific medical conditions incorporating outcomes improvement Innovations in GME training that advance quality and patient safety, population health management, and/or interprofessional team approaches to care. The 2011 and 2012 Innovation Challenge proposals can be viewed in the AAMC's iCo...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.  Since the passage of the Affordable Care, the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll has been a primary tool for monitoring all aspects of public opinion on the ACA, including overall favorability on the law, opinion on a wide variety of its provisions, public familiarity with what is and is not in the law, early experiences, and awareness and views of state-level decisions about implementation. See all health tracking polls below. Poll Finding 84. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — December 2010. Poll Finding Read More. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — May 2012. Poll Finding Read More. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2012. Poll Finding Read More. The March Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds the public still divided on health reform legislation, with 46 percent of Americans backing the reform proposals on Capitol Hill, 42 percent opposing them and 12 percent saying they aren’t sure. The first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll fielded since the passage of health reform last month finds that 8 in 10...
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*  Broad parameters of health care reform take shape
... APA Home. 19, 2009 // Broad parameters of health care reform... Broad parameters of health care reform take shape. While action on health care reform is not as rapid as some had predicted with the new Congress and Administration, some parameters for reform have been identified. February 19, 2009 — President Obama has identified electronic health information technology HIT systems as a cornerstone of his health care reform plan. A national insurance pool would be created so that small businesses and self-employed individuals can purchase health insurance coverage. Among its advocacy efforts, the APA Practice Organization APAPO will seek the inclusion of comprehensive mental health and substance use services at parity with physical health services in benefits packages created through a national insurance pool. The APA Practice Organization will advocate for psychologists and psychological services to be fully integrated in health care reform initiatives that strengthen the role of primary care in the healt...
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*  Healthcare Reform Act - Lincoln University
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*  The Truth About Healthcare Reform : Disease Proof: 'healthcare reform' 'christina pirello'
... Disease Proof Posted at 12:30 PM on February 4, 2010 by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Healthcare reform is irrelevant until Americans improve their lifestyles. The fact is, our healthcare costs are out of control because the diet and lifestyle that has become the societal norm in this country causes disease. - Overweight and obesity rates are at an all time high 73% of Americans are either overweight 38.8% or obese 34.2%. The problem is not the fact that there are so many uninsured Americans the problem is that there are so many unhealthy Americans. Do we need a better health care system. Health care costs are the symptom, poor lifestyle choices are the cause. Ruth - February 4, 2010 3:47 PM. Sally - February 4, 2010 4:29 PM. bruce goodchild - February 4, 2010 8:50 PM. Barb - February 5, 2010 6:09 AM. There is a actually a considerable debate which type of lifestyle causes more costs to health system, social insurance etc.: Too simplified but a healthy long life might result in more costs than an unhealthy and shor...
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*  Millions with Preexisting Conditions
Ask FactCheck 2016 Elections Viral Spiral Archives President Obama. Is it true as the Obama administration claims that 129 million Americans with a pre-existing condition could be denied coverage without new health reform law. The headline on the HHS press release said: 129 million Americans with a pre-existing condition could be denied coverage without new health reform law. Nancy Pelosi claims on her website that Health and Human Services has found up to half of Americans under 65 have preexisting conditions and could lose their health coverage under repeal. HHS report : According to a new analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services, 50 to 129 million 19 to 50 percent of non-elderly Americans have some type of pre-existing health condition. In the administration s report, about 6 million of those with a health condition were on the individual market already so they did manage to buy coverage and 25 million had no insurance. The Commonwealth Fund reported that in a survey of those who tried to bu...
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*  Healthcare Systems: Evasive Action to Overbearing Healthcare Reform
... Healthcare Systems. Evasive Action to Overbearing Healthcare Reform. With the June 28, 2012 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in declaring the Affordable Care Act constitutional, very important personal decisions need to be made by Joe and Jill Citizen as to how they will deal with the changes as it relates to their conscious health decisions. Is this something Joe and Jill Citizen is ready to contend with. Wouldn't it make sense, in the case of our health, to make preparations as well. Much of these findings were derived from the field of animal husbandry which, these days, is very big business. And as in any business if you have damaged product diseased animals your customers will not buy and you go out of business. One can quickly understand why reversing the sickness and disease in livestock would be very important to that particular business. Take, for example, the debilitating disease arthritis. For over 50 years those in the business of animal husbandry have been curing arthritis in...
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*  Next Big Future: European reforms are not enough, joint liability needed
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*  Analysts disagree whether death of healthcare reform could mean recoupment of provider funding - McK
... night's Long Term Care News. . McKnight's Facebook. McKnight's Twitter. McKnight's LinkedIn. McKnight's Google Plus. Subscribe. Log in. Register. Home. News. Product News. Weekly Round Up. On the Move. Video. Sign up for newsletters. HHS awards $36M to support quality care for older adults. CMS proposes massive regulation revision for LTC. Deadline for 2015 McKnight's Tech Awards extended until July 31. CMS lessens pressure over improper Medicaid payments and House committee balks. Golden Living claims 'retaliation' behind huge Pennsylvania AG lawsuit. Ask the nursing expert ... narcotic destruction. Workers often MRSA carriers. Healthcare inspections for nursing homes to be tougher under new OSHA rules. . Columns. Daily Editors' Notes. Guest Columns. The Real Nurse Jackie. Things I Think. The World According to Dr. El. A snapshot of successful dementia surveys. This 'crackdown' should really melt your cheese. SNF therapy billing controversy rises from the dead. Del...
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*  .. Take Advantage of a 43% Upside on this Healthcare Reform Stock Trade .. Related Posts
Take Advantage of a 43% Upside on this Healthcare Reform Stock Trade. By Steve Alexander. That’s why today, I’m here to share an impressive medical diagnostic stock with you today – one with an instant 43% upside. Those are great numbers, made even better by good long-term growth prospects due to the demographics and move towards better service and lower costs in healthcare. Quidel’s balance sheet will be in good shape and the combined company should put forth solid free cash flow margins near 15%. For one-year “by the book” Magic Formula investors, though, Quidel doesn’t quite make my top stocks list. Flu products by themselves were up nearly 120%. Not only revenues, but also gross margins are affected, as the flu products are higher-margin than reproductive/women’s health. The reproductive testing products have been stagnant to slightly declining for several years. I also did a discounted free cash flow, assuming a 50% drop for 2010, and then 15% per annum growth for 5 years, trailing off to 8% for ye...
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*  .. Selected Video from the 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference | Reform Conference ..
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Real Reform at the UN. Despite years of UN-bashing in Washington, the global organization remains one of the most popular institutions among U.S. Real Reform at the UN By Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies Few Americans would dispute that the United Nations plays a crucial role in saving lives, protecting children, and improving health of people around the world. Despite years of UN-bashing in Washington, the global organization remains one of the most popular institutions among U.S. The Clinton administration, while claiming to support payment of the debt, did little to mobilize popular support for the UN, and Clinton himself never used his presidential persuasiveness to urge popular involvement. The UN faces a serious economic crisis, caused primarily by Washington’s refusal to pay $1.6 billion in back dues. The debt has led to financial uncertainty in important UN program areas development, health, and human rights and has stimulated global hostility toward–and loss of diplomatic influence by–the...
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*  Transportation Reform Legislation Filed | MassDOT Blog
Transportation Reform Legislation Filed. MassDOT Blog. Skip to main content. Skip to search. Quick Access to MassDOT main site. DOT Home. About Us. Highway. Transit. RMV. Aeronautics. Contact Us. Quick Access to MassDOT main site. massDOT Home. About Us. Highway. Transit. RMV. Aeronautics. Contact Us. MassDOT Blog The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Transportation Reform Legislation Filed. Home / Uncategorized / Transportation Reform Legislation Filed. Post Content Feb 24 2009. Share this post:. Share on. Facebook. Share on. Twitter. Share on. Google. Share on. Linked In. Share on. Pinterest. . Governor Patrick s Transportation and Economic Security Plan legislation has been filed. Read it here. Written By: Klark Jessen. Recent Posts Oct 06 2015 0. MBTA Video: Watch Concord Bridge Roll into Place. posted on Oct 6 As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA replaced the railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridg...
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*  Utah Business
... June 7, 2013 Cover Story Featured Articles Reform by Any Other Name Healthcare Reform Panel Prescription for Change Sections Features Reform by Any Other Name Features Healthcare Reform Panel Healthcare Reform Prescription for Change Healthcare Reform Not a Bitter Pill Healthcare Reform Beyond Diagnosis Healthcare Reform Cut Out the Middle Man. Article Healthcare Reform Panel. AUDIENCE QUESTION: Is there an individual part of Avenue H, or is it just for small employers. CONNER: There is an individual exchange available today. AUDIENCE QUESTION: Can you talk about why you decided not to offer the individual plans for the exchange. From a state perspective, we were kind of divided on whether or not we should do the individual and the small business markets. Some people will have a decrease those individuals in small groups that have really high rates today, they may see a drop in what they pay. MODERATOR: Can you define community rating so people understand why that is a change from what we do today. REIMA...
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*  The healthcare reform debate: You speak, we listen | Cure TodayCure Magazine
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*  Land reform in India
... Goals Categories History Land ceilings See also References. There are four main categories of reforms: Abolition of intermediaries rent collectors under the pre-Independence land revenue system ; Tenancy regulation to improve the contractual terms including security of tenure ; A ceiling on landholdings to redistributing surplus land to the landless ; Attempts to consolidate disparate landholdings. Since its independence in 1947, there has been voluntary and state initiated/mediated land reforms in several states Appu, P. The most notable and successful example of land reforms are in the states of West Bengal and Kerala. After promising land reforms and elected to power in West Bengal in 1977, the Communist Party of India Marxist CPI M kept their word and initiated gradual land reforms, such as Operation Barga. 1 In land reform in Kerala, the only other large state where the CPI M came to power, state administrations have actually carried out the most extensive land, tenancy and agrarian labor wage refor...
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*  Here’s Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum | Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Here’s Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum. Open Society Foundations OSF. Open Society Foundations Show Navigation Menu Show Search Show Email Signup. Michaela Montaner Dan Werb. Here’s Why Drug Policy Reform Is Gaining Momentum. A new study by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy finds that illegal drug prices have fallen over the past 20 years, despite the fact that seizures increased. A new study by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy finds that despite a tremendous increase in seizures, prices actually fell for most illegal drugs over the past 20 years—while purity increased. The study, supported by the Open Society Foundations and published in the British Medical Journal Open Access Edition, reviewed indicators of drug supply in consumer markets such as Europe, the United States, and Australia, and drug seizures in those areas in addition to drug-producing regions such as Latin America, Afghanistan, and Southeast Asia. At the same time, the potency of marijuana in th...
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*  Why President Obama is Suddenly Friendlier to Business
This explains why President Obama is moving toward the political center while House and Senate Republicans are forcing votes on measures that have no chance at passing. The resulting gridlock means no major bills will be passed in the short term; instead, expect to see votes on issues with longer-term political gain. For example, in February the House passed a bill to repeal last year's healthcare reform law, but the same legislation failed to gain the necessary traction for passage in the Senate. Even if the health- care repeal bill had passed in the Senate, President Obama vowed to use his veto pen to stop the legislation. Because many Republican candidates ran on a platform of repealing the healthcare reform law, and they want their supporters back home to know what they've done. The change of tune started just after the fall election with Obama championing repeal of 1099 form filing requirement enacted as part of last year's healthcare reform bill. What's helping spur this new sympathy for the business co...
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*  Hoyer Statement on Chairman Chris Dodd’s Wall Street Reform Proposal | The Office of Democratic Wh
Hoyer Statement on Chairman Chris Dodd’s Wall Street Reform Proposal. The Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. Skip to Navigation. Search. Search this site:. Home About. Biography Biografía en Español The Whip s Role. Newsroom. Press Releases Floor Statements Speeches Articles Op-Eds Issue Reports Whip s Report Photos Videos. Issues. *2016 House GOP Budget *GOP’s Export-Import Bank Shutdown * Make It In America Agenda *Voting Rights Defense National Security Education Energy and the Environment Fiscal Responsibility Health Care Immigration Jobs Economy Older Americans Seniors Veterans Young Americans. Floor Resources. On the Floor The Daily Whip The Weekly Whip The Nightly Whip. House Calendar Blog E-mail RSS. Email Updates RSS Feeds Email the Whip. Hoyer Statement on Chairman Chris Dodd’s Wall Street Reform Proposal. Share this:. Twitter. Facebook. Email. Print. For Immediate Release: March 15, 2010. Contact: Katie Grant Stephanie Lundberg 202 225 - 3130. WASHINGTON, DC House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer...
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*  General Surgery - Clinton Hospital - UMass Memorial Health Care
... Skip to main content. UMass Memorial Health Care: Hospitals. UMass Memorial Medical Center UMass Memorial - Clinton Hospital UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital UMass Memorial - Marlborough Hospital UMass Memorial Health Care: Homepage. Clinton General Links Useful Links About Us. For Physicians. Clinical Trials. Careers. Contact. Make an Appointment. Find a Doctor. Services Treatments. Patients Visitors. Giving. Health Information. About Us. For Physicians. Clinical Trials. Careers. Contact. Learn More About Your Condition. Donate Now. Clinton Hospital. Menu Search. Search form Search. Services Treatments. Patients Visitors. Giving. Health Information. SURGERY. Services We Provide. General Surgery. Learn More About Your Condition. Donate Now. You are here Clinton Hospital. Services Treatments. Surgery. Services We Provide. General Surgery. General Surgery. Clinton Hospital general surgeons perform a wide range of general and minimally invasive procedures including:. Advanced laparoscopic procedures...
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*  Letter Writer Of The Month – August – Alan Randell « DrugSense Drug Policy Reform Blog
Letter Writer Of The Month August Alan Randell DrugSense Drug Policy Reform Blog. Drug News Bot Drug Policy Central DrugSense DrugSense Blog Media Awareness Project. January 2015 1. April 2014 1. December 2013 2. July 2013 1. January 2013 1. December 2012 1. July 2012 10. June 2012 3. April 2012 4. February 2012 11. January 2012 13. July 2011 20. June 2011 14. April 2011 19. February 2011 20. January 2011 26. July 2010 53. June 2010 63. April 2010 42. February 2010 4. January 2010 7. December 2009 3. July 2009 3. June 2009 1. April 2009 3. February 2009 6. January 2009 2. December 2008 3. July 2008 10. June 2008 1. April 2008 1. January 2008 4. December 2007 2. July 2007 4. June 2007 1. April 2007 2. February 2007 1. December 2006 2. July 2006 2. June 2006 3. April 2006 1. February 2006 2. January 2006 4. ‘Marijuana is infinitely worse’ than tobacco, Harper says as he encourages pot debate to go up in smoke Marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conser...
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*  INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE ON INTELL. REFORM LEGISLATION | The Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE ON INTELL. REFORM LEGISLATION. The Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. Skip to Navigation. Search. Search this site:. Home About. Biography Biografía en Español The Whip s Role. Newsroom. Press Releases Floor Statements Speeches Articles Op-Eds Issue Reports Whip s Report Photos Videos. Issues. *2016 House GOP Budget *GOP’s Export-Import Bank Shutdown * Make It In America Agenda *Voting Rights Defense National Security Education Energy and the Environment Fiscal Responsibility Health Care Immigration Jobs Economy Older Americans Seniors Veterans Young Americans. Floor Resources. On the Floor The Daily Whip The Weekly Whip The Nightly Whip. House Calendar Blog E-mail RSS. Email Updates RSS Feeds Email the Whip. INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE ON INTELL. REFORM LEGISLATION. Share this:. Twitter. Facebook. Email. Print. For Immediate Release: October 4, 2004. Contact:. the Intell. Reform Clearinghouse will be continuously updated as new information is available. Last updated at 6 p.m. Wedn...
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*  ScholarWorks@GVSU - Student Scholars Day: US Health Care Reform: What Lies in the Hearts of our Citi
... zens. Search. Browse Collections. My Account. My Account. FAQ. SSD. Oral Presentations. US Health Care Reform: What Lies in the Hearts of our Citizens. Azizur Molla, mollaziz@gvsu.edu. Kirkhof Center 2215. 13-4-2011 1:00 PM. 13-4-2011 1:30 PM. Culture, Health and Wellness, Social Class. This paper explores the perceptions of West Michiganders about United State's health care reform. Molla's fall 2010 students in Culture and Disease class used informal interview and participant observation methods to collect data from 350 on-campus and off-campus volunteers. A quantitative and qualitative analysis will identify factors influence people's justification for supporting the law as well those for rejecting the reform. The initial analysis shows people are not well informed about the healthcare reform. It will expose what lies in the heart of our citizens. The findings will be useful for policy makers, program personnel and concerned stakeholders. Apr 13th, 1:00 PM Apr 13th, 1:30 PM US Health Care Reform: What L...
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*  Medinnovation And Health Reform: Employers, physicians business ideas - - What to Do Until The Mess
... iah Comes. Medinnovation And Health Reform. Where Health Reform, Medical Innovation, and Physician Practices Meet - The Leading Voice for Medical Innovation on the Internet. Employers, physicians business ideas - - What to Do Until The Messiah Comes. Doctors will need this capital to build infrastructure, install electronic systems, build new business models, and recruit new doctors. Three, physicians will have to prove to the public that they can create new business models for disease managed care, medical homes, and worksite clinics that coordinate care and guide patients to go where they need to go. Four, physicians need to design and develop systems of systematic innovation spelled out and agreed upon at regular meetings that allow physicians to arrive at an agreed upon approach to innovate and please patients, reward doctors, improve care, and achieve camaraderie. Five, physicians need to think through and prepare for the day when patient-owned and patient-controlled personal health records arrive. T...
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*  Medinnovation And Health Reform: Medicare - Medicare Will No Pay for Hospital Errors
... Medinnovation And Health Reform. Where Health Reform, Medical Innovation, and Physician Practices Meet - The Leading Voice for Medical Innovation on the Internet. Monday, August 20, 2007. Medicare - Medicare Will No Pay for Hospital Errors. 19 NYT article Medicare Says It Won t Cover Hospital Errors. Injuries caused by falls Infections caused by catheters left in blood vessels or bladders Sponges or other objects left in patients during surgery Incompatible blood transfusions Death from other blood products Misuse or malfunction of medical devices Wrong site surgeries. Alerting patients to dangers lurking in hospitals Decline in medication errors Cessation of never errors Saving money for Medicare Enhanced patient safety But there may be unintended consequences, as well. Heightened expectation among patients that their hospital admission will have good results, and if not, why not. : The Institute of Medicine s 1999 report To Err is Human the 2005 The Institute of Healthcare Improvement campaign on savin...
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*  ProfessorBainbridge.com: Wall Street Reform
Wall Street Reform. Posted at 01:17 PM in Law, Wall Street Reform. Permalink. Comments 0 Reblog 0 Digg This Save to del.icio.us. Posted at 02:29 PM in Wall Street Reform. Permalink. Comments 0 Reblog 0 Digg This Save to del.icio.us. 3 What will the SEC do to address the Dodd-Frank rules that have already been invalidated or rendered otherwise less effective after litigation from business groups such as §1502, Conflict Minerals Rule see here for SEC response or §1504, the Resource Extraction Rule see here for court decision. Posted at 09:20 PM in Wall Street Reform, Weblogs. Permalink. Comments 0 Reblog 0 Digg This Save to del.icio.us. Posted at 03:00 PM in Wall Street Reform. Permalink. Comments 1 Reblog 0 Digg This Save to del.icio.us. Yet more on money market mutual fund reform The SEC at the precipice Money Market Fund Reforms Remains Elusive US money market fund reform goes down U.S. Posted at 12:33 PM in Securities Regulation, The Stock Market, Wall Street Reform. Posted at 09:28 AM in SCOTUS and Con Law...
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*  Americans don't understand health reform? No kidding!
Americans don t understand health reform. No kidding. Click to Print. Email this. close. Americans don t understand health reform. No kidding. By Jim Frederick. Calling all pharmacists: If ever there was a need for pharmacy-based patient education, that time is now. Patients will need your help to unravel the complex set of regulations spawned by health reform. A new survey from CVS Caremark shows widespread and continuing confusion about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the changes it will bring to the U.S. healthcare system and to their own lives. To wit: Nearly 8-in-10 consumers who would qualify for new health coverage under the law have never heard of the state-based healthcare exchanges where they ll shop for coverage beginning in 2014. And 60% of those surveyed said they d need help from doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals to navigate the post-reform health system. The breakdown in understanding should surprise no one. One of the great shortcomings of the Obama adminis...
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*  .. What Does Health Care Reform Mean for People Who Live With Parkinson’s? .. Share
What Does Health Care Reform Mean for People Who Live With Parkinson’s. August 7, 2009 by Robin Elliott. Uncategorized. Tagged: health care reform, health insurance, health insurance reform, obama, uninsured. Careful observers of the Great American Debate About Health Care Reform — now taking place over proposed legislation H.R. 3200, or America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 — will have noticed an interesting change over the past week or so in the way the Obama Administration has chosen to frame the problem. I first noticed it during a network newscast two weeks ago featuring David Axelrod, the President’s Senior Advisor. Mr. Axelrod had dropped the phrase “health care reform,” and replaced it with “health insurance reform.”. Why is this change in phrasing so significant. It is because the new phrase is an accurate description of what is actually being fought over in the debate, and the earlier one wasn’t. Health care, by any reasonable definition of the phrase, refers not only t...
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*  External Health Care Reform Resources
... American Heart Association Learn and Live. Getting Healthy. Healthcare / Research. National Coalition for Heart and Stroke Research. Quality Care. Access to Care. State Issues. Access to Care. External Health Care Reform Resources. The following links are provided as additional resources, tools, and information about health care reform. Please note that the links will take you to pages outside of the American Heart Association website. General Implementation Resources: Healthcare.gov U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Gateway. Department of Health and Human Services Video: The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare Kaiser Family Foundation Health Law Helper Consumer Reports Get Covered America Enroll America Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Assistance Calculator Video: The Marketplace for Individuals and Families HHS Consumers Reports Health Insurance Information Health Care Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now Consumer Reports CoverageforAll.org Foun...
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*  Obama's offers just platitudes on government reform efforts, says Darrell Issa -- FCW
... Close this Advertisement. Related Articles 3 keys to building a federal DevOps culture. It's not me, it's you. NIST app competition, Clapper's hack warning, DIA protests and a new intel CIO. Building an open environment for innovation. OPM's IT again under fire. . About Us. Advertise. Contact Us. Subscribe. New. Editorial Tech Briefs. RSS. LinkedIn. Facebook. Google. Twitter. Policy. Management. Exec Tech. Who & Where. The Hill. Agencies. Opinion. Resources. Events. Tweet. Issa: Obama’s reform plan mere 'platitudes' By Camille Tuutti Feb 15, 2012. President Barack Obama and his administration’s attempts to reduce the size and cost of government neither achieve actual cost savings nor address its bureaucratic obesity crisis, according to a Republican lawmaker. “Instead of proposing serious reforms, the president offers platitudes,” said Darrell Issa R-Calif. in his opening statement for a Feb. 15 hearing at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which he chairs. The hearing was titled "Wh...
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*  VillageCare :: Health Care Reform Becomes the Law of the Land
... VCNY I'm looking for... Residential Care Community Care VillageCareMAX Career Opportunities News & Press Releases Volunteer Opportunities Making A Donation Events Info Home. About Us. Redefining Wellness. Community. AIDS Adult Day Health Care. Community Care Management. Empowerment Center. Adult Protective Services. VillageCare at 46 Ten. Wellness Innovations. Post-Acute Care. VillageCare Rehabilitation Nursing Center. VillageCare Home Care. VillageCareMAX. Join Our Team. Volunteer. Events. Donate. Health Care Reform Becomes the Law of the Land Home. News. Public Policy Observer Health Care Reform Becomes the Law of the Land. Health Care Reform Becomes the Law of the Land. Finally, fourteen months after Barack Obama was sworn into office and over one hundred years after Teddy Roosevelt campaigned for President promising national health insurance, President Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation s health care system that will offer almost universal coverage. The path toward enacting reform w...
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*  Estimating the Budgetary Effects of Health Reform Proposals | Congressional Budget Office
Estimating the Budgetary Effects of Health Reform Proposals. Congressional Budget Office. Skip to main content. Congressional Budget Office. Nonpartisan Analysis for the U.S. Congress. Enter your keywords. Main menu. ABOUT CBO TOPICS COST ESTIMATES FAQs BLOG. You are here. Home. Estimating the Budgetary Effects of Health Reform Proposals. June 8, 2009. CBOs long-standing practice in formulating cost estimates is to look for evidence that proposed policies would affect peoples behavior in ways that would generate budget savings or costs and then to include such behavioral responses in our analysis. One exception to this practice is when budgetary scorekeeping rules specify that only certain types of effects be consideredthe topic of a blog entry tomorrow. Examples of behavioral responses incorporated in CBO cost estimates include the changes in the production of various crops that would result from adopting new agriculture price or income support policies, changes in individuals driving behavior that would res...
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*  Seventh Generation engages consumers for chemical policy reform | GreenBiz
Seventh Generation engages consumers for chemical policy reform. GreenBiz. Seventh Generation engages consumers for chemical policy reform. Seventh Generation engages consumers for chemical policy reform. Consumers likely were prepped and ready to sign Seventh Generation's Toxin-Free Generation petition urging Congress to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1974 TSCA — not, perhaps, because they've kept up with recent attempts to pass new chemical control bills, but because they're generally concerned about the effects of chemicals on health. Between 2012 and 2013, Eco Pulse respondents who expressed concern about chemicals found in skin care and cosmetic products increased from 44 percent to 54 percent. Our soon-to-be-released 2014 Eco Pulse will look into the effectiveness of health-related messaging and consumer trepidation about chemicals in their food, products that touch their skin, even electronics. Seventh Generation's campaign points to a fitting communications strategy for health messaging — ...
http://greenbiz.com/blog/2014/06/09/seventh-generation-engages-consumers-chemical-policy-reform
*  UC Davis Health
... . Skip to main content. UC Davis Health System. News. Careers. Giving. UC Davis. . UC Davis Medicine. Toggle navigation. UC Davis Health Features. Influencing national health reform. Setting standards for pediatric emergency care everywhere. Community connections: Influencing health and health care through collaboration. From the Vice Chancellor. Portraits of Giving. News and Events. Health Alumni and Friends. UC Davis School of Medicine. Friends of Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Past Issues. Subscribe. Contact. UC Davis Health - Spring / Summer 2011 Igniting national discourse for a healthier world Health-care reform is now on the top of the national agenda, but at UC Davis Health System, researchers have been contributing provocative and impactful work to improve health care in America for nearly two decades. Influencing national health reform Health-care reform is now on the top of the national agenda, but at UC Davis Health System, researchers have been contributing provocative and impactful wo...
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*  Price Tag of Health Reform Bill Prompts Sparring and a Delay in Congress
... This Story: Read +. Post Politics. HEALTH CARE. Price Tag of Health Reform Bill Prompts Sparring and a Delay in Congress. View More Activity. This Story HEALTH CARE: Obama Initiatives Hit Speed Bumps On Capitol Hill Senate's Health-Care Draft Calls for Most to Buy Insurance, Nixes Obama's 'Public Option' The Slow, Slow Pulse of the Deliberative Body Key Republican Senator Is on the Fence Over Health Reform THE FED: Lawmakers Balk As Administration Tries to Redefine Central Bank's Role View All Items in This Story View Only Top Items in This Story. In a high-level meeting at the White House yesterday, Obama conveyed his concern over early pronouncements by the Congressional Budget Office that a bill drafted by the Senate health committee would cover just 16 million additional people at a cost of $1 trillion, said one official with knowledge of the session who was not permitted to talk to reporters and so spoke on the condition of anonymity. All I know is that health-care reform is on life support because ...
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*  Healthcare Reform Proposals Taking Shape – The Pump Handle
Science Blogs Go to. Life Science. Information Science. on June 9, 2009. According to Ezra Klein who’s now a Washington Post blogger and gets given internal Senate committee memos, the two Senate committees involved in healthcare reform legislation – the Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee – is to have legislation on the floor of the Senate by the last two weeks of July. September 22, 2009. Recent Comments Patrick Mackie on Hajj stampedes and the challenges of crowd control Amy Liebman on New EPA rule offers better protection from pesticides for US farmworkers SteveP on Volkswagen’s deceit: public health and my neighbor s dilemma Thad on Volkswagen’s deceit: public health and my neighbor s dilemma. September 2015. August 2015. July 2015. June 2015. April 2015. March 2015. February 2015. January 2015. December 2014. November 2014. October 2014. September 2014. Merrell-Dow Department of Labor Doubt is Their Product Drug Safety Education Environmental Health Environmental Pr...
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*  .. Flat-Lining Quality And The Implications For Health Reform .. Comments .. 2 Trackbacks for “Fl
Flat-Lining Quality And The Implications For Health Reform Margaret O'Kane October 22, 2009 Tweet. Reform has the potential to significantly improve the transparency and, ultimately, the quality of our system of care. is based on rigorously audited data submitted annually by health plans according to specifications laid out in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set HEDIS® and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems CAHPS® information. In fact, performance across all three sectors of health care – commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid – was nearly flat, with only a few bright spots. The report is based on an analysis of HEDIS® and CAHPS, data that was submitted by 979 health plans 702 HMOs, 277 PPOs across the country that collectively cover 116 million, or 2 in 5, Americans. Initiation of smoking cessation treatment jumped 5.5 points in Medicaid plans. And care for the 30 million Americans living with asthma is consistently exceeding 90 percent. Also, in 2009, ...
http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2009/10/22/flat-lining-quality-and-the-implications-for-health-reform/
*  Video: Dr. Alice Rivlin: Healthcare Reform | Watch North Carolina Now Online | PBS Video
Video: Dr. Alice Rivlin: Healthcare Reform. PBS Video. Watchlist. PBS KIDS. PBS VIDEO. Watchlist. PBS KIDS. When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. Captions font family Arial Arial Black Courier New Georgia Impact Lucida Console Tahoma Times New Roman Trebuchet Ms Verdana Edge style None Drop shadow Raised Depressed Uniform Captions color Background color Window color. Alice Rivlin: Healthcare Reform Author Dr. Report Video Problem. Type of Error Video player loads, but video buffers Video player loads, but only audio streams Video player loads, but playback does not start Video jumps slightly forward or backward during playback Video player does not load Problem with advertising playback Other Please add more details Cancel Submit Report. PBS KIDS Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone. About PBS Video. Sign In. Use one of the services below to sign-in to PBS, and you'll be...
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*  .. Skoufis’ Insurance Reform Legislation Passes the Assembly .. Legislation to str
Skoufis’ Insurance Reform Legislation Passes the Assembly Jun 6th, 2013. By HV Insider. Category: Political. Legislation to streamline insurance claims in the wake of a disaster passes assembly. With the ramifications of Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy still being felt in Orange and Rockland Counties, Assemblyman James Skoufis D-Woodbury announced two bills he authored that would ensure insurance claims following natural disasters are dealt with more efficiently have passed the Assembly. “When Hurricane Irene hit our community in 2011, many families and businesses were destroyed and left waiting and held in limbo for months on end by the same insurance companies that were supposed to be helping them rebuild,” Skoufis said. “And when Sandy hit, many communities in New York were left feeling the same way – abandoned and forgotten by their insurance companies. This legislation amends that unjustifiable problem and ensures that insurance companies respond to claims in a timely and efficient manner...
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*  .. News Archive .. Mental Health Task Force Explores System Reform .. Fauquier HealthNews
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*  Tag Archive for "congress" - The Pulse
Tag Archive for congress - The Pulse. The Pulse. Health and hospital news in New York and the Capital Region. Posts filtered on Tag. Tag: congress. Appeals court says health reform law is unconstitutional. By Cathleen F. Crowley, staff reporter on August 12, 2011 at 2:44 PM. In a 2-to-1 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the health reform law is unconstitutional The court said the law went to far by mandating Americans buy health insurance. Categories: Health reform. Tags: aca. acca. albany. appeal. appeals. More. Tags:. aca. acca. albany. appeal. appeals. congress. court. hcr. health. health reform. healthreform. law. new york. ny. obama. obamacare. overturned. ruled. rules. struck down. unconstitutional. Less. Claire Hughes covers health care in the Capital Region for the Times Union. The Pulse Search. Keyword search across all the entries in this blog. Recent Comments. Bill would raise age to buy cigs, e-cigs to 21 in Albany County 2. paleandpasty : Just wait until they compl...
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*  Sebelius: Many unclear on health reform - UPI.com
... Top News. News. World News. Odd News. Security Industry. Energy Industry. News. Home / Health News Sebelius: Many unclear on health reform. 20 UPI -- The U.S. "There are too many seniors who are still putting off that colon cancer screening because they don't know they no longer have to pay a co-pay," Sibelius said. Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com. Related UPI Stories Healthcare reform. Healthcare reform. Latest Headlines Predictive technique could help determine breast cancer therapies 2 hours ago ATLANTA, Oct. 5 UPI -- Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a predictive model that can provide doctors with a predictive "invasiveness index" for cancer. Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill' 6 hours ago SYDNEY, Oct. 5 UPI -- New research reveals more than 1000 molecular changes in the body that happen during exercise, which researchers believe could help lead to an "exercise pill.". Researcher calls for changes to colon cancer screening guidel...
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*  Notice of Public Hearing - Implementation and Funding of the Rockefeller Drug Law Reform Legislation
notice of public hearing implementation and funding of the rockefeller drug law reform legislation public hearing reply form persons invited to and wishing to present testimony at the joint public hearing are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail e mail or fax it to daniel salvin associate counsel assembly committee on correction aesob th floor albany new york e mail salvind assembly state ny us phone fax i plan to attend the joint public hearing on the funding and implementation of the rockefeller drug law reform legislation to be conducted by the assembly committees on codes correction alcoholism and drug abuse and judiciary on monday december in new york city i have been invited to testify and would like to make a public statement at the joint hearing my statement will be limited to ten minutes and i will answer any questions which may arise i will provide twenty copies of my prepared statement i will address my remarks to the following subjects i do not plan to attend the abov...
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*  .. Issues of Health and Health Care Reform .. Like this: .. Related .. One comment
« McDonaldization and Starbuckization. Homosexuality: more than just preference ». Issues of Health and Health Care Reform February 26, 2010. Posted by: Â Chad M. Gesser. Twitter: Â @profgesser. Email: chad.gesser@kctcs.edu. The effort of passing health care reform has been a major source of national interest for several presidential election cycles. Â Until recently though, health care reform was an idea without much substance or potential of being realized in the United States. Health care as a social problem is a very complicated issue. Â This is precisely why any effort of passing major health care reform has consistently been blocked. Â There are several dimensions of health that have rightfully generated a substantial amount of interest in the United States over the past decade. Â The issues surrounding health care are not limited to health care insurance. Â They include issues of lifestyle and nutrition including the high incidence of overweight and obese citizens in the United States, the health care ...
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*  OECD Economic Surveys: Japan 1998 - Livres - OECD iLibrary
... Canada Cap-Vert Caïmanes, Îles Centrafricaine, République Chili Chine, République populaire de Colombie Comores Congo Congo, la République Démocratique du Cook, Îles. Chine, République populaire de. Vous tes ici : Accueil / Livres / OECD Economic Surveys: Japan / 1998. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. This edition includes chapters covering origins of the current difficulties, policy responses and current prospects, structural reform, and reinvigorating business sector dynamism. Origins of the current difficulties -A brief review of developments in the 1990s -Front-loaded fiscal tightening in 1997 and the reaction of the economy -The legacy of the asset price bubble of the 1980s II. Policy responses and economic prospects -The macroeconomic context -The fiscal policy reversal -The monetary policy dilemma -Dealing with the banking system’s balance sheet problems -Recent developments and the short-te...
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*  NMPF Praises House Agriculture Committee Leadership on Inclusion of Dairy Policy Reforms in Farm
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*  Geithner: Financial Reform Is Helping Consumers - Business Insider
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*  .. Democratic National Convention, Day 2 .. A Mormon for Obama…and Why .. Tag Archives: Bill Cl
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*  Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
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*  Why health reform is key for minorities - CNN.com
... Watch Live TV. Edition. News. Health. Watch Live TV. CNNgo. Must Watch Videos. Watch Live TV. CNNgo. Watch Live TV. Watch Live TV. CNN profiles A-Z. Watch Live TV. CNN profiles A-Z. Why health reform is key for minorities. By Debra Houry and Sheryl Heron, Special to CNN. Debra Houry and Sheryl Heron say minorities have less access to health care and will be helped by the Affordable Care Act. Houry, Heron: If Romney wins, ends health reform, minorities especially affected They say people of color are a third of U.S. population, account for nearly half of uninsured They say more in low-paying jobs that don't offer insurance; tend to delay care due to cost Writers: If reform repealed, there will be more illness, expense. When the Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, is fully implemented, many of the disparities that have plagued the nation's health care system will significantly lessen. This would likely mean that adequate health care would remain unavailable to many, particularly minorities. Many ...
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*  .. Schwarzenegger Expresses Support For Health Law While Reid Uses Reform As Campaign Issue ..
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*  Medinnovation And Health Reform: Innovative Hospital At Work: Cedars Sinai. Los Angeles
Medinnovation And Health Reform: Innovative Hospital At Work: Cedars Sinai. Medinnovation And Health Reform. Where Health Reform, Medical Innovation, and Physician Practices Meet - The Leading Voice for Medical Innovation on the Internet. Innovative Hospital At Work: Cedars Sinai. Preparing Physicians and Patients for Procedures for Safety s Sake Last week Anne Zieger, editor of Fierce Health Care fiercehealthcare.com called.. First on my list was Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Over the last ten years, the Cedars-Sinai medical center has built a Procedure Center and is now supporting a group of four proceduralists internists wholly dedicated to performing procedures on hospital patients. The medical center, in this case the Risk Management department, has extended preparation for surgical procedures to patients before they enter the hospital. To enable patients to learn more about an upcoming procedure at their own pace and in the comfort of their home, an interactive web-based education program ...
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(1/1516) Towards evidence-based health care reform.

Health care reform in Europe is discussed in the light of the Ljubljana Charter, with particular reference to progress made in Estonia and Lithuania.  (+info)

(2/1516) Restructuring the primary health care services and changing profile of family physicians in Turkey.

A new health-reform process has been initiated by Ministry of Health in Turkey. The aim of that reform is to improve the health status of the Turkish population and to provide health care to all citizens in an efficient and equitable manner. The restructuring of the current health system will allow more funds to be allocated to primary and preventive care and will create a managed market for secondary and tertiary care. In this article, we review the current and proposed primary care services models and the role of family physicians therein.  (+info)

(3/1516) Managing the health care market in developing countries: prospects and problems.

There is increasing interest in the prospects for managed market reforms in developing countries, stimulated by current reforms and policy debates in developed countries, and by perceptions of widespread public sector inefficiency in many countries. This review examines the prospects for such reforms in a developing country context, primarily by drawing on the arguments and evidence emerging from developed countries, with a specific focus on the provision of hospital services. The paper begins with a discussion of the current policy context of these reforms, and their main features. It argues that while current and proposed reforms vary in detail, most have in common the introduction of competition in the provision of health care, with the retention of a public monopoly of financing, and that this structure emerges from the dual goals of addressing current public sector inefficiencies while retaining the known equity and efficiency advantages of public health systems. The paper then explores the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence for and against these reforms, and examines their relevance for developing countries. Managed markets are argued to enhance both efficiency and equity. These arguments are analysed in terms of three distinct claims made by their proponents: that managed markets will promote increased provider competition, and hence, provider efficiency; that contractual relationships are more efficient than direct management; and that the benefits of managed markets will outweigh their costs. The analysis suggests that on all three issues, the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence remain ambiguous, and that this ambiguity is attributable in part to poor understanding of the behaviour of health sector agents within the market, and to the limited experience with these reforms. In the context of developing countries, the paper argues that most of the conditions required for successful implementation of these reforms are absent in all but a few, richer developing countries, and that the costs of these reforms, particularly in equity terms, are likely to pose substantial problems. Extensive managed market reforms are therefore unlikely to succeed, although limited introduction of particular elements of these reforms may be more successful. Developed country experience is useful in defining the conditions under which such limited reforms may succeed. There is an urgent need to evaluate the existing experience of different forms of contracting in developing countries, as well as to interpret emerging evidence from developed country reforms in the light of conditions in developing countries.  (+info)

(4/1516) Reforming the health sector in developing countries: the central role of policy analysis.

Policy analysis is an established discipline in the industrialized world, yet its application to developing countries has been limited. The health sector in particular appears to have been neglected. This is surprising because there is a well recognized crisis in health systems, and prescriptions abound of what health policy reforms countries should introduce. However, little attention has been paid to how countries should carry out reforms, much less who is likely to favour or resist such policies. This paper argues that much health policy wrongly focuses attention on the content of reform, and neglects the actors involved in policy reform (at the international, national sub-national levels), the processes contingent on developing and implementing change and the context within which policy is developed. Focus on policy content diverts attention from understanding the processes which explain why desired policy outcomes fail to emerge. The paper is organized in 4 sections. The first sets the scene, demonstrating how the shift from consensus to conflict in health policy established the need for a greater emphasis on policy analysis. The second section explores what is meant by policy analysis. The third investigates what other disciplines have written that help to develop a framework of analysis. And the final section suggests how policy analysis can be used not only to analyze the policy process, but also to plan.  (+info)

(5/1516) Donor funding for health reform in Africa: is non-project assistance the right prescription?

During the past 10 years, donors have recognized the need for major reforms to achieve sustainable development. Using non-project assistance they have attempted to leverage reforms by offering financing conditioned on the enactment of reform. The experience of USAID's health reform programmes in Niger and Nigeria suggest these programmes have proved more difficult to implement than expected. When a country has in place a high level of fiscal accountability and high institutional capacity, programmes of conditioned non-project assistance may be more effective in achieving reforms than traditional project assistance. However, when these elements are lacking, as they were in Niger, non-project assistance offers nothing inherently superior than traditional project assistance. Non-project assistance may be most effective for assisting the implementation of policy reforms adopted by the host government.  (+info)

(6/1516) Introducing health insurance in Vietnam.

Like many other countries Vietnam is trying to reform its health care system through the introduction of social insurance. The small size of the formal sector means that the scope for compulsory payroll insurance is limited and provinces are beginning to experiment with ways of encouraging people to buy voluntary insurance. Methods of contracting between hospitals and insurance centres are being devised. These vary in complexity and there is a danger that those based on fee for service will encourage excessive treatment for those insured. It is important that the national and provincial government continue to maintain firm control over funding while also ensuring that a substantial and targeted general budget subsidy is provided for those unable to make contributions.  (+info)

(7/1516) Overview: health financing reforms in Africa.

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(8/1516) The impact of alternative cost recovery schemes on access and equity in Niger.

The authors examine accessibility and the sustainability of quality health care in a rural setting under two alternative cost recovery methods, a fee-for-service method and a type of social financing (risk-sharing) strategy based on an annual tax+fee-for-service. Both methods were accompanied by similar interventions aimed at improving the quality of primary health services. Based on pilot tests of cost recovery in the non-hospital sector in Niger, the article presents results from baseline and final survey data, as well as from facility utilization, cost, and revenue data collected in two test districts and a control district. Cost recovery accompanied by quality improvements increases equity and access to health care and the type of cost recovery method used can make a difference. In Niger, higher access for women, children, and the poor resulted from the tax+fee method, than from the pure fee-for-service method. Moreover, revenue generation per capita under the tax+fee method was two times higher than under the fee-for-service method, suggesting that the prospects of sustainability were better under the social financing strategy. However, sustainability under cost recovery and improved quality depends as much on policy measures aimed at cost containment, particularly for drugs, as on specific cost recovery methods.  (+info)


How will health care reform affect salaries for doctors and nurses?


I'm trying to study to become a doctor and my friend wants to become a nurse. I'd curious as to how the current proposed reform, or any sort of national health care reform at all would affect those salaries. Would they increase/decrease/stay-the-same, and why? This question probably makes me sound greedy, or after money, but its kind of a big deal, so I'm curious.
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Health care reform will not affect the pay of a nurse,doctor,surgeon,etc.This reform is for the universal care of the public and has nothing to do with any caregivers pay.


what will happen to insurance companies with Health Care reform?


Are health insurance companies staying around with the health care reform? It seems like since everyone will be paying through the government for healthcare renders health insurance obsolete.  

I pretty much know nothing about the health care reform and I do not care to know, probably because I am under my parent's insurance.
Sooo we will pay the government for healthcare through insurance companies?
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I hope THEY TANK! I HATE GREED therefor since Insurance companies turn away children with Pre-existing conditions because they do not make a profit. For those who ARE for health care for profit then I Hope you never take advantage of the reform bill and When the insurance company's deny those against the current health-care coverage I want to be their to LAUGH in the their faces!!   

Hope those of you out their that SMOKE keep that from your respective insurance companies because they will drop you likes it hot.


Where do I go to actually read the proposed legislation for the health care reform act?


I would like to read the actual legislation that is being proposed for the health care reform act, but can't seem to find it anywhere.  Does anyone know where?
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What???  How dare you ask stupid questions about actually READING this legislation???  Didn't you hear Obama he is urging us TO ACT QUICKLY WITHOUT THINKING!!!!  You know...like that economic "stimulus" thing.  Or taking over banks and stuff.  Or becoming communists.  Yeah...


Most discussions about health care reform focus on efforts to expand the?


Most discussions about health care reform focus on efforts to expand the number of people who are covered by health insurance. Yet the current system does not work well even for those who do have coverage. Costs continue to rise at an unsustainable rate even though health plans increasingly shift costs to patients and restrict coverage. In your opinion what are the implications of health care reform on ambulatory care services? You may select one setting and describe the potential negative and/or positive effects.
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number of people on Medicaid
I have a couple of questions about that:  first, will there be an asset limit, or just an income limit?  Traditionally one was not eligible for welfare programs like Medicaid if one had more than a certain amount of assets, including savings and the value of ones vehicle.  I have not found anything regarding asset limits in any discussions of the proposed health plan.  It is possible for someone to have significant assets but low income- they should have to contribute to the cost of their coverage.
 
Secondly, will there be any real attempt to get adults with severe disabilities, who qualify for Medicaid, off of waiting lists for services they need (I am talking about waiting lists for waiver programs) before expanding Medicaid to other, non-disabled individuals?  If not, why not?

I do hope they finally crack down on fraud- like when people with assets move them around so they can qualify for welfare (Medicaid) long-term care.  The easiest way to do this would be to expand the interval between giving away assets and qualifying for Medicaid.  10 years ought to do it.  Why would any older person in their right mind want to give away assets they might need for their future long-term care???  I do not intend to and I certainly do not expect my parents to do so (not that they would!).  Their money is theirs to do whatever they want with.


What if people can't afford health insurance but they have to have it with health care reform?


Is that possible? I'm in favour of a health care reform, but my MIL is commenting that there will be people who can't afford to feed their kids because health insurance will be a new cost they can't afford. Will that actually be the case? I'm trying to find info on if that's a viable situation, or something to disclaim it, but if someone else has an answer for me that would be swell too.
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The above answer makes it look like the subsidy and the tax credit are two separate things when in reality the subsidy is the tax credit. How it will work is you'll be required to purchase a policy starting in 2014. You will pay for the policy during the year. When you file your 2014 taxes you will receive the subsidy as a tax credit, which for most people will result in a higher refund. 

So, MIL is partially right in that you must first fork over the cash for a year, then you'll get you subsidy.


How will health care reform affect specialist care?


On my insurance, I have a copay for regular doctors, then a 'specialist' copay for doctor's like chiropractors, podiatrists, etc.  I have trouble with my feet and try to avoid surgery at all costs.  In order for this, I visit my chiropractor and podiatrist regularly.  Will they be affected with health care reform?  Will thier rates change?  Might I have to start paying cash for visits?
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As long as your have insurance it will be whatever they set your copay as you wont have to pay to  much like mine went up to $25 non-specialtity doc visit and iv never seen a specilatist so i dont know how much that was.


I got no answers in health or politics, so can somebody tell me what this new health care reform is?


The Health care reform I keep hearing about on the radio and TV? How is it any different than regular insurance? I heard it was something like what Canada has for health care. So canadian moms, how is your health care any different than ours? I am confused and wondering if my 600 dollar a month insurance bill might go down. : )

I got zero answers in politics or health, lol. Always ask a mother is what my mom says, lol.
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There is no set plan for this health insurance yet, basically though everyone is going to get it.

Obama actually nationalionally praised our local hospital system, I will look for a link later, saying he wants it to model our health system nationally. I will be back with more details, my children call!

http://www.wnep.com/wnep-obama-calls-geisinger-model-for-healthcare,0,7372668.story

http://www.geisinger.org/news/obama_speech.html

Basically he wants heathcare for everyone at affordable costs, which would mean hospital charging decent amounts for their procedures. 

Now, I think it sounds great, but I am definitely frightened of how it will pan out, I love our hospital system we have it's one of the best hospitals in the country, but whether or not the government is capable of setting up a system up to par or even close to that? Only times will tell.

Here are some clips laying out his idea-
-which would allow you to one-stop shop for a health care plan, compare benefits and prices, and choose the plan that's best for you. None of these plans would be able to deny coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition, and all should include an affordable, basic benefit package. And if you can't afford one of the plans, we should provide assistance to make sure you can. I also strongly believe that one of the options in the Exchange should be a public insurance option — because if the private insurance companies have to compete with a public option, it will keep them honest and help keep prices down.

- our goal is simple: the highest-quality health care at the lowest-possible cost. We want to fix what's broken and build on what works. As Congress moves forward on health care legislation in the coming weeks, I understand there will be different ideas and disagreements on how to achieve this goal. I welcome those ideas, and I welcome that debate. But what I will not welcome is endless delay or a denial that reform needs to happen.

This is another clip, laying out why Geisinger was called out-
The program used research from Geisinger to develop a number of best management practices — things that should be done for a patient — based on their ailments. The practices are then tied into the patient’s electronic medical records, which automatically remind caregivers what should be done to assist the patient. 

“So patients with longer-term cases had systems put in place to make it more likely that all of the things we determine they should get were going to happen, rather than all of the things someone remembered should happen,” Casale said. 

By standardizing the care given patients, Geisinger has been able to increase the level of care — and has saved money, Casale said. 

“Better care does not mean more expensive care ... in many times better care is less wasteful in the long run,” he said. “That’s the kind of thing that, if it were generalizable across the country, would really begin to make a dent.”


When is the health care reform going to offer insurance to all people.?


I want to get health insurance, but I dont know how to get it outside an employer. Does anyone knows 
when is the health care reform will offer us insurance through the private companies?
Can we start receiving the benefits now? or we have to wait?
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You can currently apply for coverage through private companies; you do not have to go through an employer. Contact a local agent that works with all of the major companies in your area. The agent can work with you to find the best policy for your situation and budget. There is no extra charge using an agent.

The requirement in the healthcare bill for everyone to have insurance does not go into effect until 2014.