• A slideshow chronicling health insurance benefits in America. (pbs.org)
  • It appears that America is finally on the precipice of transformational health care reform. (nj.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)
  • Health care reform has evolved into a major item on the national agenda as the concerns of Main Street and Corporate America force their way into the political consciousness of lawmakers in Washington as well as candidates on the Presidential campaign trail. (cnbc.com)
  • But the fight for health care reform in Saskatchewan, which the AMA worried could spark change in the United States, was a precursor to the battle in America today-a mix of populist anger, political opportunism, and disinformation. (slate.com)
  • The truth is that the cost of health care in America really is going to go up. (aarp.org)
  • That's why this slightly built woman, who lives modestly with her husband in Sacramento, California, believes that her story and her wheelchair underscore the bigger problem of reforming health care in America. (cnn.com)
  • All supporters of true high quality healthcare reform should now place all your support behind this healthcare reform bill released by the United States House Of Representatives, as the minimum Gold standard for healthcare reform in America. (washingtonpost.com)
  • What intrigued me most was that Remote Area Medical , a non-profit group whose original mission was to provide free care to people in remote villages in South America, was organizing the expedition. (prwatch.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)
  • The bill was not approved by the House, but was superseded by a similar bill, the proposed Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962), which was passed by the House in November 2009, by a margin of 220-215 votes but later abandoned. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specifically, the House Rules Committee will consider the Senate health care bill passed last December. (nea.org)
  • Thanks to all of this flexibility, ranking Democrats and Republicans from the Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee agreed they could bring a bill to the Senate floor in July. (motherjones.com)
  • As Nick noted, one missing vote from the reliably Democratic state of Massachusetts could effectively endanger the passage of health care reform in the filibuster-fearing Senate. (motherjones.com)
  • Senate Republicans should abandon efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and try to reach a bipartisan deal instead, a group of 10 Democrat and Republican governors said in a letter to Senate leaders. (medicinenet.com)
  • 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)
  • The League joined a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to reject H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. (lwv.org)
  • The money would help you until the new health care exchanges in the Senate bill are put into effect in 2014. (cnn.com)
  • What's going to happen to health care now that Senate Republicans have failed to pass their bill, which would have replaced much of the Affordable Care Act ? (chicagotribune.com)
  • NEA calls on the Senate to follow the House's lead and pass a final health care reform bill without delay. (nea.org)
  • Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Health, Education and Labor Pensions Committee chaired by Kennedy, has been the panel's point person on health-care reform in Kennedy's absence. (go.com)
  • Can Kennedy Unite Senate in Health Care Fight? (go.com)
  • 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)
  • Although the House of Representatives had sought a single national exchange as well as a public option, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as passed used state-based exchanges, and the public option was ultimately dropped from the bill after it did not win filibuster-proof support in the Senate. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Baucus played an influential role in the debate over health care reform in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • In June 2009, he testified against the HMO industry in the U.S. Senate to expose health insurance industry practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • A similar bill to HR 3200, called the "Affordable Health Choices Act" (HR 1679)), was introduced in the Senate on September 17, 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • President James Klein testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 12, 2009 on financing health care reform and again before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on June 23, 2009 on the Tri-Committee (Education and Labor, Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees) Draft Proposal for Health Care Reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scott McCoy, a member of the Utah State Senate, suggested in November 2009 that Matheson should be challenged in the Democratic primary in response to his vote against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but said he would not run. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although both bills would have provided patients key rights, such as prompt access to emergency care and medical specialists, only the Senate-passed measure would provide patients with adequate means to enforce their rights. (wikipedia.org)
  • its long form title is An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care . (wikipedia.org)
  • My ideal is that we all take self responsibility for our health - this would improve our productivity, quality of life, and longevity. (forbes.com)
  • The ACS was founded in 1913 and is dedicated to high-quality, safe surgical care delivered in a compassionate, ethical manner. (facs.org)
  • The ACS strongly supports efforts to ensure that individuals have universal access to patient-centered, timely, affordable, and appropriate health care, while maintaining that surgeons are an integral and irreplaceable component of quality health care. (facs.org)
  • The ACS has a multifaceted approach to enhancing quality and safety in health care worldwide. (facs.org)
  • Scientific evidence shows that providing safe and effective quality surgical care will help to reduce the cost of health care delivery. (facs.org)
  • The ACS supports CMS and all payors in their efforts to align their quality programs with individual patient needs and goals of care. (facs.org)
  • Despite this, there is no evidence of improvement in the quality of this care. (chiro.org)
  • Affordable, quality health care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Sixty six percent (66%) of respondents reported that the high cost of health insurance has impacted their ability to attract high quality talent and the same percentage reported that the high cost of health insurance negatively impacted their competitiveness. (prweb.com)
  • The Richmond, Va.-based group is dedicated to providing high quality health insurance options to customers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. (prweb.com)
  • We are doing this through Access Health CT, our health insurance exchange that will offer convenient access to affordable, high-quality health plans, including significant federal subsidies for those who need it. (courant.com)
  • Every U.S. resident should have access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices. (lwv.org)
  • Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care, settling up special needs trusts, and working to ensure the client's right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice. (prweb.com)
  • Few people would argue against the Commission's sound "Guiding Principles" for improving the health status of Coloradoans (e.g., the plan must provide high quality care, be financially viable and emphasize prevention). (denverpost.com)
  • The House bill will make quality affordable health care available to millions and provide greater security for seniors. (nea.org)
  • This vote puts quality health care within reach for the more than 8 million uninsured children, making it possible for them to come to school healthy and ready to learn. (nea.org)
  • Health care reform has been pursued for more than 50 years, by seven presidents, today's vote brings us closer than ever to realizing the goal of quality affordable health care for our people, regardless of age, background, income, or where you live. (nea.org)
  • A collection of programs, news, and research on how to define and measure high-quality, high-value care. (rwjf.org)
  • WELCOME TO THE HEALTH CARE REFORM COMMUNITY: This Community is a place to share ideas, success stories and constructive, respectful discussions about how to improve the delivery of quality health care to all patients in need. (medhelp.org)
  • Our ultimate objective is to continue to provide affordable and high-quality health insurance choices to all consumers. (constantcontact.com)
  • The hospital will continue to improve quality and patient satisfaction measures, ready for and install electronic records systems, incorporate integrated care systems and prepare for shifts in the way CPH is paid for care, Davis said. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • CPH is already the top hospital in the state in both of those areas - quality measures and patient satisfaction scores ranked by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • 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)
  • The authors of the study concluded that the prices paid for health care services are much higher in the U.S. In spite of the amount spent on health care in the U.S., according to a 2008 Commonwealth Fund report, the United States ranks last in the quality of health care among developed countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Second, these organizations hoped to reinvigorate primary care by highlighting the ways in which high quality, accessible primary care services can bring value to patients and health systems. (rwjf.org)
  • We will also advance recommendations to support the delivery of high- quality patient care. (ama-assn.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)
  • 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)
  • The quality of health maintenance organizations and managed care have also been criticized by this same group. (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)
  • Located in the agricultural city of Parlier, CA, United Health Centers of San Joaquin Valley is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) whose main purpose is to be "committed to the lifetime wellness of our communities by providing accessible, comprehensive quality health care to everyone, including farm worker families and the underserved, with compassion and respect, regardless of ability to pay. (wikipedia.org)
  • Optum includes three divisions: OptumInsight - Health Data Analytics, Payment Integrity, Life Science, Risk Quality & Network Solutions, Medical Billing OptumRx - Pharmacy Benefit Manager (now includes all Unitedhealthcare membership) and Catamaran acquisition OptumHealth - Healthcare delivery services and support including Consumer Solution Group and OptumCare (Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, Dental, Vision, Transplant Management, and other ancillary services) In addition, there are two shared service functions under Optum: Optum Technology and Optum Operations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The government attempts to ensure the quality of care through federal standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization that ties payments to quality metrics and the cost of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ACO must define processes to promote evidence-based medicine and patient engagement, monitor and evaluate quality and cost measures, meet patient-centeredness criteria and coordinate care across the care continuum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop quality measures for the delivery of health care services in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Makary is known as an expert in health care innovation, quality measurement science, frail and vulnerable populations, and public health disparities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Makary has advocated for the need for more transparency in healthcare and argued that professional physician associations are in the best position to define and endorse the validity of quality metrics in healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Makary's research led to several partnerships, including a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, to study obesity treatment, and a grant from the same agency to implement safety programs at 100 U.S. hospitals, a project he collaborated on with Peter Pronovost and the American College of Surgeons. (wikipedia.org)
  • Originally, state healthcare was greatly inferior, while pricier private facilities provided better-quality healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • With such huge demand on public medical services, the quality of healthcare provided would inevitably be affected by the heavy workload of the medical staff and proportionally less medical resources per person. (wikipedia.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)
  • The rest of his speech catalogued the most uncontroversial elements of any potential health care fix-instituting electronic medical records, cutting down on junk food, encouraging more preventative care, promoting "best practices," eliminating waste. (motherjones.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)
  • Subsidized medical education, so that anyone with intelligence, drive and talent can become a doctor or other health care professional. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Fortunately, new models of primary care called 'medical homes' are emerging that support extra time and support for the chronically ill. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Primary care practices that are medical homes can share in the savings when their patients are healthier at lower cost, with the remaining savings passed to Maryland families, businesses and taxpayers. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services and delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level. (lwv.org)
  • Nearly 50 years before Sarah Palin gave us "death panels," the American Medical Association was testing the limits of health care scare tactics in the Canadian prairies. (slate.com)
  • The fears inspired by the doctors and fanned by the Liberal party," Shackleton writes, "convinced many people at least briefly that the CCF was a dictatorial, power-mad, ruthless group of politicians who would rather see people die for lack of medical care than back down. (slate.com)
  • These include medical malpractice reform and expanding health savings accounts. (aarp.org)
  • The benefit package that all states must offer is generous, covering many services, including nursing home care and transportation to medical appointments. (chicagotribune.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)
  • Asked another way, 62 percent said they favored "President Johnson's program of medical care for the aged under Social Security. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Assessing these conflicting views, pollster Louis Harris concluded, "So deep is the concern about medical care for the aged that the American people would welcome any of a variety of national plans. (washingtonpost.com)
  • MD, MPH, is medical director for innovation at AltaMed Health Services, the largest independent federally qualified health center in the United States. (rwjf.org)
  • For us, the model means taking a team-based approach in which our physicians and other providers work collaboratively with case managers, health educators, pharmacists, medical assistants, social workers, and other team members to collectively and holistically care for our patients. (rwjf.org)
  • That's how much of every health-care dollar gets spent by insurance companies on things other than the medical care - paperwork, marketing, profits, etc. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • While visiting my folks in northeast Tennessee where I grew up, I read in the local paper about a health "expedition" being held that weekend a few miles up U.S. 23 in Wise, Va. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals were volunteering their time to provide free medical care to people who lived in the area. (prwatch.org)
  • In the past two years alone, Fuchs has written a dozen articles that have appeared in such publications as Journal of the American Medical Association , New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affair s. (stanford.edu)
  • In 2014, insurance companies will no longer be able to decline individuals for individual health insurance based on a pre-existing medical condition. (prweb.com)
  • Employees covered under a PPO plan need to get their medical care from doctors or hospitals on the insurance company's list of preferred providers in order for claims to be paid at the highest level. (prweb.com)
  • The existing Mediclaim and Health Plus Medical expenses policies have been discontinued and Mediclaim Policy (2007) is introduced. (medindia.net)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • They focused on ways to address the high infant morbidity and mortality rates, lack of medical and dental services, and the paucity of accessibility and affordability to health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2002, a RUC update of values raised concerns that the process, which was initiated by medical speciality groups, unfairly cut primary care physician pay. (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)
  • He deplored the increasing treatment of health care in the US as a "market commodity" distributed according to a patient's ability to pay, not medical need. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1999, Relman participated in a Harvard Medical School debate on the subject of unionization of physicians and for-profit health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, others point to the negative experiences of undocumented groups when seeking medical treatment or other forms of healthcare service. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2005, Wen took a one-year leave of absence from medical school to serve as the national president of the American Medical Student Association, where she led campaigns to increase healthcare access, decrease health disparities, and combat conflicts of interest between physicians and the pharmaceutical companies who notoriously use attractive sales representatives and free gifts to influence doctors, especially young interns and medical residents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wen became involved in U.S. and international health policy during medical school, serving in Geneva, Switzerland as a fellow for the World Health Organization and in Rwanda as a fellow for the U.S. Department of Defense. (wikipedia.org)
  • She served as a consultant to the Brookings Institution and the China Medical Board, and conducted international health systems research including in South Africa, Slovenia, Nigeria, Singapore, and China. (wikipedia.org)
  • The program offers a limited amount of Continuing Medical Education credi t for charity services and provides legal protection for those giving free care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Verma's husband, Sanjay, is a child psychiatrist who runs a medical practice through the Indiana Health Group. (wikipedia.org)
  • The model places financial responsibility on providers in hopes of improving care management and limiting unnecessary expenditures, while providing patients freedom to select their medical service providers. (wikipedia.org)
  • And in spite of all this, our medical bills are growing at over twice the rate of inflation, and the United States spends over a third more of its income on health care than any other nation on Earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • It seeks to improve doctor-patient relationships and promote patient-centered care by informing patients and physicians about overutilization of medical resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some reports indicate that countries comparable to the United States are able to provide better health care to more people while consuming fewer medical resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • Healthcare in Russia is provided by the state through the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund, and regulated through the Ministry of Health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Social insurance was re-organised as a five-tier sickness and accident benefit scheme which in principle included healthcare and medical treatment by October 1918. (wikipedia.org)
  • It established new organisations, sometimes replacing old ones: the All Russia Federated Union of Medical Workers, the Military Sanitary Board, the State Institute for Social Hygiene, the Petrograd Skoraya Emergency Care, and the Psychiatry Commission. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1967, AMSA established its independence from the AMA, became student-governed, and began to raise its own voice on a variety of socio-medical issues, including civil rights, abortion rights, universal health care and Vietnam. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a collaboration with medical educators that began in 1968, AMSA proposed numerous reforms and model curricula, to transform medical education in order to make the profession more responsive to community and societal needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • AMSA has led a campaign to reform medical resident work hours, long a controversial issue in the field. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to sponsoring events highlighting prospects for universal health care, medical technology and HIV/AIDS, AMSA also has organized the PharmFree Campaign to educate and train its members to interact professionally and ethically with the pharmaceutical industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each spring, AMSA's Annual Convention brings together nearly 1,500 physicians-in-training and leaders in medical education and health policy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Education Action Committee (MedEd) Community and Environmental Health Action Committee (CEH) Humanistic Medicine Action Committee (HuMed) Global Action Committee Gender & Sexuality Action Committee Race, Ethnicity & Culture in Health Action Committee (REACH) Policy Action Committee Culture of Medicine Action Committee(COM) Grassroots Leadership Action Committee Student Life Action Committee Pre-Medical Action Committee (est. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most medical facilities are run directly by the Ministry of Health or Ghana Health Service. (wikipedia.org)
  • Burns is known for having analyzed the bankruptcy of the Allegheny Health Education & Research Foundation, which owned the first medical school ever to go bankrupt. (wikipedia.org)
  • He has testified to the Federal Trade Commission about clinical integration and served as an expert witness for the Federal Trade Commission in its case against Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Medical Group. (wikipedia.org)
  • He has also edited The Business of Healthcare Innovation (Cambridge University Press, 2012) which analyzes the healthcare technology sectors globally: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and information technology. (wikipedia.org)
  • A patient's bill of rights is a list of guarantees for those receiving medical care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The IRS has also attempted to prevent the sale of medical cannabis in California by refusing to treat normally-deductible business expenses as such for dispensaries, notably for the Harborside Health Center in Oakland. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is mainly responsible for delivering a comprehensive range of secondary and tertiary specialist care and medical rehabilitation through its network of health care facilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Authority also provides some primary medical services in 74 primary care clinics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other healthcare discipline programs are dispersed among some other universities which do not host a medical faculty. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) is one of the major medical healthcare reforms proposed by the government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Her first book Unhealthy State - Anatomy of a Sick Society (2003) examined the crisis in Irish medical care, and described options for reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Arthritis Foundation believes people with arthritis should not fear that they will be unable to afford or access health care, including physicians, medications and other treatments. (arthritis.org)
  • This concept was formally introduced in 2007 by several leading primary care organizations including the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. (rwjf.org)
  • To improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the AMA offers six tips for physicians to share with their patients. (ama-assn.org)
  • Coates is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) , co-chair of Single Payer New York and a steward in the Public Employees Federation in New York. (socialistworker.org)
  • Third-party payers (public and private health insurance) advocated an improved model to replace the UCR fees, which had been associated with stark examples of specialists making significantly higher sums of money than primary care physicians. (wikipedia.org)
  • UnitedHealthCare's charter was to manage the newly created Physicians Health Plan of Minnesota, an early health management organization. (wikipedia.org)
  • In general, user fees are not permitted by the Canada Health Act, though some physicians may charge a small fee to the patient for missed appointments, for doctor's notes and for prescription refills done over the phone - all items for which a doctor receives no payment from the province. (wikipedia.org)
  • The provider network is required to include sufficient primary care physicians to serve its enrollees. (wikipedia.org)
  • The charter states that physicians have a responsibility to promote health equity when some health resources are scarce. (wikipedia.org)
  • The campaign to mobilize the town-hall mobs began with a script written by the right's foremost fearmonger, Frank Luntz " who "outlined a battle plan for conservatives to block what he branded the 'Washington takeover' of health care. (prwatch.org)
  • This site addresses the ACA and other health care reform issues as they relate to audiologists, SLPs, and the patients they serve. (asha.org)
  • The ACS registries are built with scientific rigor, using standards and critical audit functions to ensure that surgeons and patients have valid, reliable information upon which to base health care decisions and drive improvement. (facs.org)
  • The ACS maintains that performance measurement is important in establishing value-based care for patients in both payment programs. (facs.org)
  • With electronic health records, we now routinely see breaches of a million, three million, up to five million patients…in a single breach. (forbes.com)
  • My friend, Dr. Deborah Peel, founder of Patient Privacy Rights , tells me that "patients have no control over who sees or sells personal health information. (forbes.com)
  • We need market-based solutions that foster competition and empower individuals to keep health care where it belongs-between patients and their doctors. (freedomworks.org)
  • Need to have sensible torte reform so Drs. will quit ordering unnecessary test but still protect patients from unskilled doctors. (pbs.org)
  • We will seek to build on these efforts so that all insurance companies can participate and all primary care clinicians and patients can benefit. (baltimoresun.com)
  • But here was the kicker: As Dave Margoshes writes in his 1999 biography of Douglas , the campaign told voters that if the state were permitted to take over health care, "patients with hard-to-diagnose problems would be shipped off to insane asylums by bungling bureaucrats. (slate.com)
  • ACP advocates for policies that improve patients' health care and well-being along with a persistent push for better reimbursement for internists and the elimination of unnecessary administrative tasks that hinder your practice of medicine. (acponline.org)
  • As Lundberg sees it, "If you want to base your medicine on evidence, if you want to reduce error, if you simply want to know what you are doing, then you should start by evaluating the care given to your sickest patients - the ones who die. (scienceblogs.com)
  • It is about how patients can take control of their health to advocate for better care for themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Readers Digest selected C-Path as one of 18 Ideas to Reform Health Care, citing its ability to "bring together the FDA and drug, biotech, and diagnostic companies (many of them fierce competitors) to talk more openly so patients can get safer drugs more quickly and inexpensively. (wikipedia.org)
  • The "Bipartisan Patient Protection Act" (S.1052), sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy and John McCain, contained new rules for what health maintenance organizations had to cover and granted new rights for patients to sue in state or federal courts, if they are denied needed care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unpopular, expensive, and overly bureaucratized insurance reform threatens to do for the Democrats what George W. Bush did for the Republicans. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The White House] says, 'These are the deliverable items [Democrats] can bring home to your constituents, and they're going to see it within the next six months,' and then the White House believes they're going to change their minds, and they're going to decide that they like health insurance reform,' Borger said. (cnn.com)
  • Democrats have taken the lead and healthcare reform is a prominent part of most candidates stump speech. (cnbc.com)
  • An April Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that support for the health care reform law surged among respondents who said they were Democrats. (businessinsurance.com)
  • For example, last month 70% of respondents who said they were Democrats said they had a favorable view of the health care reform law, while just 16% had an unfavorable view, and 14% didn't know. (businessinsurance.com)
  • Democrats are hoping that the memory of Sen. Ted Kennedy will revive the Democratic Party's flagging push for health care reform. (go.com)
  • Despite personal tributes to Kennedy made by Republicans like Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch who recorded a song in his memory, there have been no tangible signs that Kennedy's death will prompt the GOP to meet the Democrats half way on health-care reform. (go.com)
  • Newser) - House Democrats looked on the verge of inter-party warfare yesterday, as they openly battled over health care, the Washington Post reports. (newser.com)
  • The study shows that most flex sponsors would continue, and in many cases expand, their flexible benefit programs under comprehensive health-care reform. (csmonitor.com)
  • The researchers hypothesized that the reform would have different effects on applications for SSI and SSDI because of fundamental differences in the features of the two disability insurance programs. (rand.org)
  • It is important for audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to educate themselves about major reform in order to effectively adapt to the quickly changing landscape of health care. (asha.org)
  • And adequate health care is an issue of major importance in virtually every nation on the globe. (csmonitor.com)
  • Science and technology must play a major role in health care reform," he said. (sciencemag.org)
  • Far from Washington, healthcare is already a major issue on the presidential campaign trail, even though the general election is still 16 months away. (cnbc.com)
  • Members such as David Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Marcia Angell and Arnold Relman have contributed articles to major peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine (of which Angell and Relman are former editors-in-chief), JAMA, Health Affairs, and The American Journal of Medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 5% of the population, mostly in major cities, have voluntary health insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Douglas' push for health care reform "lit the fuse of the incendiary bomb that would tear Saskatchewan apart into its two opposing elements," wrote Doris French Shackleton in her 1975 biography of Douglas . (slate.com)
  • It's a more complicated question than the bullish sentiment since the sudden passage of health care reform alone would suggest. (thestreet.com)
  • We've assembled a cross-departmental team that is focused on how the passage of health care reform will impact businesses in various types of industries. (seyfarth.com)
  • Employees participating in HMO plans will typically need to select a primary care physician ("PCP") to provide most of their health care and refer them on to HMO specialists as needed. (prweb.com)
  • HSA-qualified plans are typically PPO plans designed specifically for use with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). (prweb.com)