• The Republican governor proposed the plan Monday to expand coverage to 6.5 million uninsured state residents by requiring employers with at least 10 workers to purchase insurance for their workers or pay a fee of 4% of payroll to help offer coverage for the uninsured. (law360.com)
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, unveiled two proposals Friday to address what he calls "disappearing pensions," including a new type of private retirement system offering universal coverage through automatic payroll deductions with professional money management. (tdu.org)
  • So individuals who could afford and obtain insurance coverage yet choose to go without insurance are really free-loaders , taking advantage of providers and people with insurance. (joepaduda.com)
  • Others believe that paying for health care is an individual responsibility, and may find it liberating to be free from any requirement to have coverage (although how liberated they will feel if they get skin cancer or fall off their bike and get a traumatic brain injury may be subject to debate). (joepaduda.com)
  • the third area is finance and funding requirement needed to attain universal coverage, and fourthly the IT platform that will be required to move the process forward. (vanguardngr.com)
  • Human chains showing support and solidarity for universal health coverage, a health gala, open-air events, live-streamed conferences, public events promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles - these were just some of the ways in which countries of the Region marked World Health Day this year. (who.int)
  • The successes -- and more importantly, failures -- of the Healthy San Francisco program show how important it is for leaders at the state and national level to push harder for universal health coverage," according to an editorial. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Unless the waiver was extended or amended, a large number of people would lose Medicaid coverage as the state reverted to Federal regulations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Forty percent of the estimated 30 million Americans who would gain health insurance would obtain this through their employers reversing a critical trend in the erosion of employer-based coverage. (healthjournalism.org)
  • The ultimate goal of the plan is to produce a national guarantee of universal health care in the future, Feingold said. (californiahealthline.org)
  • To augment existing employer-provided defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, Mr. Harkin is proposing a new employment-based retirement plan - Universal, Secure and Adaptable or USA Retirement Funds. (tdu.org)
  • Canadians and private drug-plan sponsors could save more than $4-billion a year if the federal government adopted universal coverage for a group of commonly prescribed essential medicines, according to a new analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • The overall savings to individual Canadians and drug-plan sponsors of the universal coverage recommended in the study more than justifies the cost, said Steve Morgan, one of the study's authors and a professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, while ensuring all Canadians have access to vital prescription drugs. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • The benefit of having a universal plan is to make sure that nobody falls through the cracks of our currently fragmented private and public drug coverage system," Dr. Morgan said. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • Expanding coverage will exacerbate current deficiencies in the health system, such as labor shortages. (healthjournalism.org)
  • The SHP Project, building on the momentum of the Better Health Systems (BHS) Project (2009-2013), continues to provide innovation and technical support to the RGC to complete national coverage of the Health Equity Fund (HEF) system. (urc-chs.com)
  • Provinces provide public coverage for certain segments of the population, such as seniors or low-income individuals. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • these are the two major that has been impeding the NHIS in attaining universal coverage. (vanguardngr.com)
  • The study, published Monday, used economic modelling to determine the government would have to spend an estimated $1.2-billion a year to provide universal coverage for 117 essential medicines, which accounted for 44 per cent of the prescriptions filled in Canada in 2015. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • This analysis has showed that 80 % of the population used an LLIN among households that achieved universal coverage following the 2013 mass distribution campaign, especially among children under 5 years, an operational success in this category. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In order to improve usage in these categories, it may require re-focusing the behaviour change communication message to be all-inclusive, especially in era of universal coverage, and to increase the number of LLINs distributed in households with more than four members during future mass distribution campaigns, respectively. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The next step is for governments and donors to make concrete investments that will help make universal health coverage a reality and for civil society to continue holding them accountable. (undp.org)
  • We have identified two key elements that are required to ensure universal coverage, and those elements are compulsion - compelling individuals who have the means to pay for their contribution to do so. (vanguardngr.com)
  • We have seen countries that are less endowed than Nigeria being able to attain universal coverage within a very short time, largely arising from the political will and commitment of government at various levels in those particular countries to ensure that their citizens are covered. (vanguardngr.com)
  • to ensure sustainability and adaptability of universal health coverage systems. (coursera.org)
  • Using data from the 2014 malaria indicator survey, this analysis estimated the proportion of the population with access to an LLIN that slept under one the night before the survey and factors associated with not using an LLIN in households that had achieved universal coverage. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Overall, 3361 (62 %) households of the 5345 achieved universal coverage and were included in the analysis giving a total population of 14,450 individuals. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Today we'll look at two closely related concerns about universal coverage - the claim that it will give government too much power and is a devastating blow to personal liberty . (joepaduda.com)
  • Dr. Morgan said this shows the federal government could save a significant amount of money by purchasing drugs in bulk as part of a universal coverage program. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • The global movement for universal health coverage has come a long way thanks to the Government of Japan's leadership. (undp.org)