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  • Obama's
  • The Senate passed its health-care bill Dec. 24 but key differences need to be resolved with the House before a final measure is ready for President Obama's signature. (washingtonpost.com)
  • While news about the Supreme Court upholding key pieces of President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul has dominated national headlines recently, Central Peninsula Hospital officials have been busy preparing their facility and staff to comply with the historic law for some time. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • For example, the editorial by Skinner and Chandra criticized Obama's claim that the ACA was limiting the growth of health care spending, and Butler's editorial argued that the savings produced by the ACA may not have benefited consumers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medical
  • Costs of medical care for SRDs have skyrocketed in recent years. (chiro.org)
  • The purpose of this session was to examine patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations from various speakers viewpoints and to discuss how chiropractic could possibly work within, and successfully contribute to, the changing health care environment. (chiro.org)
  • To pay for the subsidies and tax credits that will be needed to help people and businesses purchase insurance, the legislation raises taxes and fees in many areas, including individuals who make over $200,000, certain investment income, medical devices, and the pharmaceutical and health insurance sectors. (idahoptv.org)
  • Many sections address the problem of chronic illness through preventive care provisions, wellness incentives, and the creation of medical care homes (which I address in a future article. (forbes.com)
  • We provide guidance for employers on employer responsibilities, state-based changes, retiree medical benefits, taxes and fees, reporting requirements and employee communications, and payroll implications as these topics relate to employer-sponsored group health plans. (seyfarth.com)
  • Lower-income individuals about to receive insurance under the Affordable Care Act are an ideal "target market" for medical identity thieves and fraudsters. (forbes.com)
  • Healthcare fraud covers a wide range of illegal activity, from billing for services not rendered to altering medical diagnoses to justify payment for unnecessary procedures. (forbes.com)
  • Allows payments from an HSA for: (1) direct primary care service arrangements, (2) certain exercise equipment and physical fitness programs, (3) certain nutritional and dietary supplements, and (4) periodic fees paid to a primary care physician for the right to receive medical services on an as-needed basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The United Kingdom passed the National Insurance Act of 1911 that provided medical care and replacement of some lost wages if a worker became ill. (wikipedia.org)
  • These reforms were attacked by the American Medical Association as well as state and local affiliates of the AMA as "compulsory health insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • During World War II, Henry Kaiser used an arrangement in which doctors bypassed traditional fee-for-care and were contracted to meet all the medical needs for his employees on construction projects up and down the West coast. (wikipedia.org)
  • Township health centers were the second tier of the RCMS, consisting of small, outpatient clinics that primarily hired medical professionals that were subsidized by the Chinese government. (wikipedia.org)
  • These included the inefficiencies in medical offices and hospitals, the need to cover the entire population for basic healthcare services and keep the great quality of the current delivery of healthcare, promote and integrate scientifically validated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and most importantly, to depoliticize healthcare and allow for a more manageable way to finance it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several proposals for names were submitted and the group voted for Dr, Kimberly Yonkers' contribution: The Expanding Medical and Behavioral Resources with Access to Care for Everyone (EMBRACE) Health Plan. (wikipedia.org)
  • A writing group was assembled that covered expertise in a spectrum of issues including preventative medicine, public health, medical informatics and business administration. (wikipedia.org)
  • The group now began discussing publishing EMBRACE in non-medical journals, especially 'health policy' journals that may be more receptive to the subject matter, but may have very few doctors reading the plan. (wikipedia.org)
  • American Medical Student Association American Nurses Association California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee Campaign for Better Health Care Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH) Families USA Health Care for America NOW! (wikipedia.org)
  • Milton Friedman Speaks: Lecture 10, "The Economics of Medical Care" and Q & A (1978). (wikipedia.org)
  • in Pain and Emotion in Modern History, edited by Robert Boddice When Language Runs Dry: Pain, the Imagination, and Metaphor in Dimensions of Pain: Humanities and Social Science Perspectives, edited by Lisa Folkmarson Käll An Anatomy of Illness, Journal of Medical Humanities, 2011 Redefining Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care, 2011 Is There Such a Thing as Psychological Pain? (wikipedia.org)
  • legislation
  • According to the quote from Rep. Diana DeGette in Tuesday's Denver Post, the religious right is trying to use the current health care legislation "to get further restrictions on something (abortion) that is legal. (denverpost.com)
  • While laudable in theory, this legislation doesn't account for the strain these millions of new patients will have on an already overburdened healthcare ecosystem, especially when it comes to patient privacy and data security. (forbes.com)
  • In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Isidore Falk and Edgar Sydenstricter to help draft provisions to Roosevelt's pending Social Security legislation to include publicly funded health care programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Organizations
  • We advise clients in implementing changes in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), such as restructuring benefit plans, working with payors in the development of pay-for-performance programs, developing strategies to measure quality, and organizing accountable care organizations. (seyfarth.com)
  • While efforts by House Republicans to dramatically cut spending, including family planning and prevention services, pose a tremendous danger to public health, the current budget stalemate has placed considerable burdens on HIV/AIDS organizations, whose funding streams remain uncertain. (nmac.org)
  • The quality of health maintenance organizations and managed care have also been criticized by this same group. (wikipedia.org)
  • Healthcare reform advocacy groups in the United States are non-profit organizations in the US who have as one of their primary goals healthcare reform in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • These notable organizations address issues such as universal healthcare, national health insurance, and single-payer healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Senate
  • Only bipartisan efforts "can achieve true, lasting reforms" said the letter addressed to addressed to Senate leaders, Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York. (medicinenet.com)
  • An Illinois bill to create a bipartisan Health Care Justice Implementation Task Force, with a goal of monitoring the fairness of the federal health care reforms has passed both the House and Senate. (commondreams.org)
  • A Viable Path to Senate Reform? (wikipedia.org)
  • Outlines a practical and realistic path for Senate reform that would lead to a more democratic and better functioning institution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Economic
  • Current estimates for expenditure predict a rapid escalation of healthcare costs as a proportion of the GDP of developed nations, yet at the same time a global economic crisis has necessitated dramatic cuts in health budgets. (chiro.org)
  • In 2009 alone-despite a deep economic recession and the imminent promise of national health care reform, either of which could have easily stalled state progress-41 states increased access to health insurance. (commondreams.org)
  • Costs
  • But critics contend they simply drive up health care costs by encouraging you to take expensive and sometimes less effective drugs -- often for newly invented diseases! (huffingtonpost.com)
  • One would think that a four-billon dollar giveaway to Big Media and Big Pharma, which drives up health care costs that are already spiraling out of control, would be part of "health care reform" aimed in part at cutting costs. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • ACS NSQIP, for example, represents a nationwide effort to use risk-adjusted tools to improve surgical care and cut costs. (facs.org)
  • It difficult to argue with the premise - keeping people healthy will reduce overall health care costs in this country. (forbes.com)
  • If you have a grandfathered health plan, which is one that existed before March 2010 and has made few changes to its benefits and costs, it doesn't have to offer these services without asking you to share in the cost. (webmd.com)
  • Davis said health care reform seeks, in part, to lower the already high costs associated with the industry. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • Health care costs are way too high and that's what's driving all of this and I'll be the first to admit that," he said. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • It is widely expected that Corporate America will pass these costs onto consumers in the form of higher prices for their goods and services, reduce the benefits they provide to their retired employees (who will in turn be forced to pay higher health care costs) or both. (freerepublic.com)
  • State governments benefit from more flexibility, more direct awareness of the costs of health care, and less pressure from corporate interests than the federal government. (commondreams.org)
  • Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to allow an income tax standard deduction for a specified percentage of an individual's health insurance costs, regardless of whether or not the taxpayer itemizes other deductions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Institute of Medicine reported in September 2012 that approximately $750B per year in U.S. health care costs are avoidable or wasted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trump added that enforcing immigration laws could reduce healthcare costs. (wikipedia.org)
  • U.S. healthcare costs were approximately $3.2 trillion or nearly $10,000 per person on average in 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further, an estimated 77 million Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, which combined with significant annual increases in healthcare costs per person will place enormous budgetary strain on U.S. state and federal governments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Maintaining the long-term fiscal health of the U.S. federal government is significantly dependent on healthcare costs being controlled. (wikipedia.org)
  • stakeholders
  • Only by bringing together health, employment, benefits and tax legal experts can stakeholders develop an integrated solution that achieves their strategic objectives. (seyfarth.com)
  • incentives
  • Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), and the IRC to authorize premium and cost-sharing variances in group health plans based on certain financial incentives for participation (or lack of it) in a standards-based wellness program. (wikipedia.org)
  • He mentioned electronic record-keeping, preventing expensive conditions, reducing obesity, refocusing doctor incentives from quantity of care to quality, bundling payments for treatment of conditions rather than specific services, better identifying and communicating the most cost-effective treatments, and reducing defensive medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • overhaul
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Huffington Post Thursday that a health care overhaul that did not include a public option wouldn't make it through the House because it "wouldn't have the votes. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • physicians
  • Physicians for a National Health Program, a political advocacy group, has claimed that a free market solution to healthcare provides a lower quality of care, with higher mortality rates, than publicly funded systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • FSAs
  • Some Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (a "Health FSA") - Most Health FSAs will be an "excepted benefit" under HIPAA and therefore avoid most of the ACA's requirements. (quarles.com)
  • A minority of Health FSAs will not be an "excepted benefit" under HIPAA and will be subject to the ACA's requirements. (quarles.com)
  • emphasizes
  • Wyden characterizes himself as an "independent voice for Oregonians and the nation" and emphasizes his positions on health care reform, national security, consumer protection, and government transparency. (wikipedia.org)
  • future
  • A report published by the Commonwealth Fund in December 2007 examined 15 federal policy options and concluded that, taken together, they had the potential to reduce future increases in health care spending by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Current and future reforms are outlined in Healthy China 2030. (wikipedia.org)