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.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
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.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
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.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
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)
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.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
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 required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
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)
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.
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)
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
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).
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
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)
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.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
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.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
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.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
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.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The status of health in rural populations.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
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.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
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)
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.
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).
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
The status of health in urban populations.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
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)
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
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.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.
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.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
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)
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
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.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.
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.
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.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
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.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
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.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
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.
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
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)
All organized methods of funding.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
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)
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
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)
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.
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
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.
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.
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.
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 care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
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. ( CareOrganization.pdf accessed 03/16/2011)
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
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.
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)
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
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 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.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
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.
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.
Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
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)
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.
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.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
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.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
Financial assistance to impoverished persons for the essentials of living through federal, state or local government programs.
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)
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.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
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.
The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.
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)
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
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.
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.
Programs in which participation is required.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
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.
Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
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)
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
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)
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
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.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
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)
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.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
An infant during the first month after birth.
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.
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.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
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.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.
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.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
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.
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)
Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.
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.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
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.
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.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
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)
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.
Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.

Towards evidence-based health care reform. (1/1516)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

Introducing health insurance in Vietnam. (6/1516)

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)

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


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

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)

Insurance News Net reports:. State-by-state data available. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a new report today on how the health reform law has eliminated lifetime limits on coverage for more than 105 million Americans. Before health reform, many Americans with serious illnesses such as cancer risked hitting the lifetime limit on the dollar amount their insurance companies would cover for their health care benefits.. For years, Americans with lifetime caps imposed on their health insurance benefits have had to live with the fear that if an illness or accident happened, they could max out their health coverage when they needed it the most, said Secretary Sebelius. Now, because of the health care law, they no longer have to live in fear of that happening.. The end of lifetime limits is one of many new consumer rights and protections in the law for Americans nationwide. In the report, HHS provides data on the number of people in each state that benefit from this ...
HCR 101: Your Guide to Understanding Healthcare Reform Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform? By now, you ve probably been hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act (also known as healthcare reform or
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By PHILIP SPARN - [email protected] The constant debate surrounding the issue of President Obamas health-care reform law is again being re-ignited as the Republican presidential primary race narrows and the 2012 elections near. The Supreme Court heard this matter last week and is expected to make its ruling on the laws constitutionality later this summer. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare by conservatives, has continued to spark controversy, disagreement and support since its passage in 2010. Critics claim that this law expands the constitutional power of the federal government, costs too much and will lead to a government-run health-care system. While advocates of the health-care reform law claim this law reduces health-care costs, it provides increased access to health care and implements vital patient and consumer protections.. The controversy of the law is led primarily by the laws mandate, which requires everyone to buy health insurance, according to ...
The Arab Reform Initiative is an independent Arab think tank working with expert partners in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond to articulate a home-grown agenda for democratic change and social justice. It conducts research and policy analysis and provides a platform for inspirational voices based on the principles of diversity, impartiality, and gender equality.. ...
Regardless of political affiliation, opposition to the 2010 health care reform law has dropped, according to a new survey.. The poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that in April 43% of respondents had a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while 42% had an unfavorable view and 14% didnt know.. By contrast, in January 2014, 50% of respondents had an unfavorable view of the law, while just 34% had a favorable view and 16% didnt know.. Support for the law surged among respondents who said they were Democrats. 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% didnt know.. Thats a big pickup in support compared to January 2014 when 58% of Democratic respondents had a favorable view of the law, 26% had an unfavorable view, and 15% didnt know.. While Republicans still overwhelmingly have an unfavorable view of the law, opposition has declined ...
Health care reform is a change to health policies on a national level. Health care reform consists of improving health care and its quality, improving the quality of specialists, and allowing more citizens to receive health care by having little or no cost at all. Americans should care about how health care reform was created, and the adverse effect on the different classes of people. Health care reform was discussed about in the United States by political figures such as President Bill Clinton (1997) when state children health insurance programs were implemented. On March 21st, 2010 President Obama implemented legislation that intended to cover 32 million uninsured people. Health care reform consists of these key parts, setting the agenda, formulating policy, and adopting policy. These procedures were necessary to produce positive outcomes for health care reform. The rules and procedures used to pass health care reform in 2010 were necessary to create these policies ...
Given a chance to do something simple, clear, and fair to limit insurance company death panels and to punish bad faith insurance decisions, many people might stand up for beginning health insurance reform the way they stood up for car insurance reform.
AP ran a story today noting that after Democrats proved Sunday night that they had 60 votes to pass healthcare reform, stocks in health insurance companies rose. This suggests that investors think the Senate healthcare bill is a huge boon for insurers, and Nate Silver quantifies that boon here. Fair enough. Healthcare reform does guarantee […]
Suddenly, dramatically, and seemingly overnight, U.S. healthcare has morphed into something virtually unrecognizable. There are a slew of new requirements, regulations, goals, buzzwords, and acronyms. It is a revolution in how we view the role and responsibilities not only of the physician and patient, but also of the nurse, the nurse practitioner, physical therapist, nutritionist, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, social worker, and other healthcare professionals. But you dont just have to cope in this new world of healthcare. Now you can learn how to thrive amid all these changes and challenges. Written by the Chief Medical Officer of one of the worlds leading global healthcare data and analytics companies, Navigating Healthcare Reform: An Insiders Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a compelling and easy-to-follow guide to understanding our unfolding healthcare reform - including its biobehavioral and psychosocial aspects - and learning how to take advantage
Healthcare Reform from the Inside- UCLA Neurosurgical Clinical Quality Program: Healthcare Reform from the Inside A Neurosurgical Quality...
More than 175 organizations issued a letter of support today to the President, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to strongly support comprehensive health reform efforts, emphasizing the need to modernize and increase funding for disease prevention, wellness, and public health in the United States. The following is the text of the letter and a list of the organizations that have signed on in support of the letter:. Dear Mr. President/Senator/Representative:. In recent months, we have inched closer to something that has eluded us for decades - comprehensive health reform. From the prevention, public health and health workforce provisions, to the insurance market reforms, to the expansion of coverage, we believe key elements included in both the House and Senate bills would represent a new direction for Americas health care and public health systems. As you determine the next steps this nation will take to advance the nations health, the undersigned organizations urge that as you ...
U.S. bishops urged Congress to fix serious flaws in the Affordable Care Act, after the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the landmark federal health care reform law passed in 2010.. The nations highest court ruled 5-4 the law passes constitutional muster, but noted the so-called individual mandate - a requirement that all Americans have health insurance by 2014 or face a financial penalty - could only stand as a tax. Justices also ruled that states could not be penalized if they chose not to participate in the laws major expansion of Medicaid, primarily to low-income adults.. A statement issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) noted the bishops have been and continue to be consistent advocates for comprehensive health care reform to ensure access to life-affirming health care for all, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has three fundamental flaws, according to the statement. The Act allows use of federal funds to pay ...
Under growing pressure from President Obama to pass health reform legislation before the August recess, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of the three House committees involved with jurisdiction over health reform unveiled a draft bill on July 14, 2009. This is the second major health reform proposal to be released, as on June 9th the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced its proposal. The bills take different approaches, but both recognize the critical importance of improving the oral health of Americans and, most importantly, of providing children with oral health coverage.. For more information on dental provisions in the Senate HELP Committee bill, please download theabove PDF.. ...
The U.S. needs not only healthcare system reform, but also health insurance reform. Karl Denninger has fleshed out his U.S. healthcare system reform recommendations in a form ready for legislation. Ive only read it once and admit I dont fully understand it. But I can tell already that it would be a major improvement over…
The latest issue of the journal American Health & Drug Benefits includes a valuable mix of studies and articles of interest to decision makers. Topics include health reform, bundled payment, drug pricing, benefit design, Medicaid, medication therapy, and specific clinical conditions.. The Health Reform Law: Key Changes to Be Implemented in 2010. By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE. Federal Drug Price Controls in Medicaid: Expansion of Mandated Rebates under Health Reform Law. By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE. Prevalence of Treated Bipolar Disorders and Associated Comorbidities in Managed Care and Medicaid Populations. By Jeff J. Guo, PhD; Nick C. Patel, PharmD, PhD; Hong Li, PhD; and Paul E. Keck Jr, MD. With Stakeholder Perspective by Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH. Impact of Etanercept Treatment on Absenteeism and Productivity: The Work Loss and Productivity Survey. By Denise Globe, PhD; Peter Mazonson, MD, MBA; Chris Santas, MBA; Regina Murphy, MBA; Annie Cheng; Xingyue Huang, BPharm, PhD; and Arthur Kavanaugh, MD. With ...
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Did you know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the issuance of at least 41 new sets of regulations? Government agencies have already issued several regulations and other guidance to implement the health care reform legislation. Notably, new rules have been issued addressing: provider enrollment and documentation related to orders of certain services and supplies, high risk pools for individuals with pre-existing conditions and federal subsidies for health plans for early retirees. In addition, the Secretary has already named a Director of CMSs new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which soon will be considering funding proposals submitted by providers and others who keep themselves apprised of the opportunities presented by the health reform legislation.. This sweeping legislation is already generating a flood of information, including critical new requirements for providers and others in the health care industry, some of which may be relevant to you and ...
Payment reform is an integral part of national and state-based health reform efforts. Indeed, payment reform is essential to moving from quantity-based reimbursement to a performance-based health care system. That is, moving from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. Payment innovations, such as global payment, are designed to reward efficiency and higher quality, while supporting providers as they invest in patient-centered models of care.. Massachusetts, a leader in health policy innovation, is exploring global payment concepts in an effort to rein in costs and improve care coordination and quality. The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) has released a new report on global payment in the Medicaid context.. The report, prepared by Mark Heit of Sellers Dorsey and Kip Piper of Health Results Group, assesses global payment options while addressing the concerns of applying the innovative payment mechanism to MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program.. To read the report, click here ...
If one were to ask any grassroots conservative or libertarian activist if congressional Republicans should take another shot at ObamaCare repeal, he or she would say undoubtedly say, Yes! Last years failure to pass a health insurance reform bill made many in the grassroots community angry, and understandably so.. For more than seven years, Republicans campaigned on repeal. In 2015, a Republican-Congress passed a repeal bill, the Restoring Americans Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, H.R. 3762.. When Republicans finally won the White House and had majorities in the House and Senate, Republicans failed, spectacularly. The discussion changed from repeal to repeal and replace. The repeal and replace legislation that was considered in the House and the proposals in the Senate looked more like a repackaging and rebranding of ObamaCare than anything else. And, even these efforts couldnt get across the finish line.. Meanwhile, the problems with ObamaCare still remain. Between 2013 and ...
Underpinning effective health services reform. So, what lessons can we draw from these experiences? One factor that may have influenced the outcomes is the time frame over which they were expected to influence policy. In the case of casemix, Australia made a sustained investment over 5 years through the Australian Health Care Agreements before expecting it to have a major impact on policy. This was important, as it allowed the development of trust and confidence in the system by clinicians and policymakers. It was also supported by significant investment in dissemination of the methods used, developments in research, and how casemix was being applied through the Australian Governments sponsorship of a series of casemix conferences over several years.. Similarly, the use of economic evaluation by the PBAC was preceded by widespread consultation with industry, the development of briefing and technical papers, and a substantial lead-in trial period in which the guidelines and processes were ...
The health insurance reform bill Congress passed and President Obama signed has a number of small, psychiatric-targeted provisions, but their significance probably pales beside the first-time insuring of somewhere above 30 million Americans-some of whom will visit psychiatrists for the first time in their lives. 1
The study includes (in varying degrees of detail) Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The focus is on civil service reform although certain aspects of local government reform are considered. Both domestic and external actors are included in the analyses.. The paper suggests that reform efforts in the region have so far produced mixed results. For example: employment levels and government consumption have tended to decrease across the region, although far from uniformly; real public employment wages may have stopped falling and wages may even have risen in a couple of countries; health and education expenditures in real per capita terms have risen in some- but not all- countries. Several implications can be drawn from this:. ...
Despite slight improvement over the past decade, 1 in 25 patients still contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during a hospital stay, accounting for more than 200 deaths each day in the United States. HAIs increase length of stay and rate of mortality among patients. Moreover, rates of hospital-acquired conditions are penalized under current legislation as are readmissions, which are subject to an up to a 1 percent penalty in 2013 and increasing to an up to 3% penalty by 2015.. There is still confusion about the details and implications of healthcare reform legislation on the individual level, says Patrick Treacy, president of PDI Healthcare. Everyone in the healthcare environment plays a role in improving outcomes and, as a result, improving revenues. We want to arm healthcare professionals with the education and tools they need to demonstrate the positive impact they have on achieving better outcomes, improving patient experience and reducing associated costs. The PDI Healthcare ...
In a post a few months ago I lamented that state government officials, who have much to lose in the proposed federal healthcare reforms, have not spoken out much in opposition to the costs the reforms would foist on them. There have been a few cases, and here is another.. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (who is running for governor) says he will sue to stop it, should a healthcare bill pass. A citizens choice not to buy health insurance cannot rationally be construed as economic activity, or even activity, to subject that inactivity to regulation under the Commerce Clause, a review by McCollums office concluded.. Scott Browns election to Ted Kennedys old Senate seat in Massachusetts presents an additional challenge to the passage of Obamacare, but with bills already having passed in both Houses of Congress, some type of healthcare legislation will surely come up for a vote.. Heres where vocal opposition from state officials could make a difference. McCollum says hes talked with ...
(HealthDay) -- Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, only about half of U.S. adults received preventive health services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, government researchers report.
Al Franken, who as the Democratic challenger for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota narrowly defeated a Republican incumbent in a court-contested race, pledged to back health reform measures that drive down cost and boost quality in his first stint in public office.
Poor health status indicators, low quality care, inequity in the access to health services and inefficiency due to fragmented health financing and provision have long been problems in Turkeys health system. To address these problems a radical reform process known as the Health Transformation Programme (HTP) was initiated in 2003. The health sector reforms in Turkey are considered to have been among the most successful of middle-income countries undergoing reform. Numerous articles have been published that review these reforms in terms of, variously, financial sustainability, efficiency, equity and quality. Evidence suggests that Turkey has indeed made significant progress, yet these achievements are uneven among its regions, and their long-term financial sustainability is unresolved due to structural problems in employment. As yet, there is no comprehensive evidence-based analysis of how far the stated reform objectives have been achieved. This article reviews the empirical evidence regarding ...
Background: Recent research investigating the conditions under which science teachers can successfully implement science education reforms suggests that focusing only on professional development to improve content knowledge and teaching skills often referred to as human capital may not be enough. Increasingly, possessing social capital, defined as capacities acquired through direct and indirect relationships in social networks, has become an important teaching characteristic to develop, however, more empirical research needs to be conducted.. Purpose: This article details our efforts to examine the relative influence of teachers social and human capital on instruction in the science classroom. The following research question guided our analysis: What is the impact of teachers social and human capital on their classroom enactments, and what implications does this have for implementing science reform projects? Setting: This research was conducted in a large urban public school district in the ...
New York City, NY - Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, and Marcum Financial Services LLC, an independent financial advisory firm, have formed a joint Healthcare Reform Task Force to assist clients in understanding and complying with the provisions of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The task force joins the expertise and experience of leaders from both Marcum companies, to provide consulting services and educational programs tailored to the specific needs of employers and healthcare organizations, as well as individuals. Although the Play or Pay penalties have been extended until 2015, certain compliance deadlines, including research fees, are already coming due. Clients are on the front end of the learning curve regarding implementation of the Act and how it applies to them, including how the new fees will impact their insurance costs, their obligations based on size classification, the relative merits of traditional coverage versus healthcare ...
The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) invites qualified applicants to apply for a one year fellowship advancing the Foundations work in criminal legal system reform. FFLs criminal legal reform work aims to shift resources away from dehumanizing and discriminatory practices within the criminal legal system towards a justice system that reinforces and sustains strong individuals, families, and communities. We aim to build on previous work and successful partnerships to develop our forward-looking criminal legal reform strategy with an emphasis on the interplay between the criminal legal system and indicators of identity, such as race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and immigration status as well as with other systems (and their reform movements) such as education and economic development. The right candidate will be able to lead on the development of a criminal legal system reform strategy that balances this robust intersectional perspective with the prioritization of achievable and ...
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To no ones great surprise, the patent reform debate comes down to one thing: damages. Tech companies claim excessive infringement damages are killing innovation, while large manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms contend large damage awards barely even cover the litigation costs of multiyear infringement.
With the spotlight shining on healthcare over the past few months during the troubled roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans are now painfully aware that health care, and the insurance to pay for it, are extremely expensive. Millions of uninsured Americans are now able to purchase healthcare insurance, but will need a subsidy to make the premiums affordable. Many, however, will find that high deductibles will impede their access to care. Those not qualifying for a subsidy may find that their new policy is more expensive than their old one, and that the provider networks are much more limited. Pre-existing conditions can no longer get in the way of finding healthcare coverage, but this humane provision of the ACA has driven up the cost of insurance. These are some of the challenges confronting consumers in the worlds most expensive healthcare system.. Reducing the cost of care (and insurance) must be the primary focus in the next phase of healthcare reform. The Affordable Care Act ...
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New York State is undertaking several big delivery system reform efforts. These efforts are complex, but could make the health care system work much better for consumers. HCFANY put these principles together to...
This paper lays out the formulation of the Legal Solutions in Health Reform project, explains why health reform is important and discusses the pertinent legal questions applicable to federal health reform.
Infosys surveyed executives at a leading conference for health plan providers to know their healthcare reform readiness. Get the complete findings.
Background The primary care sector represents the linchpin of many health systems. However, the translation of evidence-based practices into patient care can be difficult, particularly during healthcare reform. This can have significant implications for patients, their communities, and the public purse. This is aptly demonstrated in the area of sexual health. The aim of this paper is to determine what works to facilitate evidence-based sexual healthcare within the primary care sector. Methods 431 clinicians (214 general practitioners and 217 practice nurses) in New South Wales, Australia, were surveyed about their awareness, their use, the perceived impact, and the factors that hindered the use of six resources to promote sexual healthcare. Descriptive statistics were calculated from the responses to the closed survey items, while responses to open-ended item were thematically analyzed. Results All six resources were reported to improve the delivery of evidence-based sexual healthcare. Two resources -
Beginning January 1, 2014, U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance - with few exceptions. Key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., healthcare reform) are fast approaching October 1.
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This week I attended a vigil for healthcare reform with a public option organized by Quietly but with urgency, a series of people financially broken by our current healthcare system reminded those assembled that we mustnt miss our current historic opportunity to increase accessibility to healthcare resources. Accessibility is certainly a key issue: how can we, as the wealthy nation we are, stand by a system that denies coverage to so many of our most vulnerable citizens?. Those that oppose a public option seem most concerned with the projected cost. This is a valid concern, especially as we watch Medicare, our existing model of a public option, slide towards insolvency. To address this concern, we must ask ourselves what basic factors are driving what have become out-of-control increases in the price of healthcare. While I dont claim great expertise in such matters, it doesnt take a genius to see this glaring issue: the care offered by the current system is too expensive and not ...
The debate within the U.S. government about reforming the health care system centers on ways to control rising costs and assure high-quality, affordable care. RAND Health Care provides objective research and analysis on topics that can inform the health care reform debate, including financing; increasing access, insurance coverage, and quality; decreasing costs; and promoting wellness and prevention.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) considers that his proposal for healthcare reform would be gentler on the federal budget than rival plans, and he has urged President-elect Barack Obama to take h
Health & Wellness column: - Lets get one thing straight. No one is talking about healthcare reform. There has been a smattering of talk about medical care reform--something about digitizing medical records and putting these in a database so that doctors anywhere can have access to a patients medical history. Hardly anyone disagrees that these modernizing measures would help cut costs and improve the quality of medical service.
Better understand healthcare reform costs with this article from Medical Mutual on the federally mandated fees that fund Affordable Care Act programs.
Advancements in technology are exciting. The idea that we can manage long-term health conditions from our smart phones, face timeread more about Is commissioning the use of technology really the first step to healthcare reform?
President Barack Obamas healthcare reform plan has suffered its latest setback, after a day-long televised summit on the issue ended without a deal to break the deadlock between parties. What...
As Republicans and Democrats have battled strenuously over healthcare reform in recent years, important bipartisan developments have been underway...
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... and an ally on healthcare reform but announced he would not support Wyden's health care plan, saying that parts of the plan ... Will Unions Kill Health Care Reform? Washington Post blogs, May 28, 2009. "Soak the rich". The Economist. July 16, 2009. ... Arvantes, James (March 3, 2009). "Senators Identify Key Components of a Successful Health Care Reform Plan". AAFP News. ... and emphasizes his positions on health care reform, national security, consumer protection, and government transparency. On the ...
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Jacobs, Lawrence; Skocpol, Theda (2016-01-07). "Health Care Reform and American Politics". Oxford University Press: 193. doi: ... It is known for organizing citizen opposition to the Affordable Care Act during the presidency of Barack Obama, and more ... Tea Party Patriots is most notable for organizing citizen opposition at the healthcare town hall meetings of 2009. In 2010, Tea ... "Hospitals, Doctors Get Conservatives' Push for Elective Care". Bloomberg Law. Retrieved July 29, 2020. "Don't fall for this ...
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"Motsoaledi to reform private health care". Financial Mail. Retrieved 25 August 2013. "What does the demand for healthcare look ... The healthcare spending in the country is about 9% of GDP. About 84% of the population depends on the public healthcare system ... "Sack SA Health Minister - world's AIDS experts". afrol News. Retrieved 8 October 2006. "Situation Analysis. HIV & AIDS and STI ... "Health Personnel in Southern Africa: Confronting maldistribution and brain drain" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 ...
"Complementary alternative health care in Israel and the western world". Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 1 (1): 8. doi ... Mainly as a result of reforms following the Flexner Report of 1910[93] medical education in established medical schools in the ... National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Dept. of Health and ... Saks, M. (2003). Orthodox and Alternative Medicine: Politics, Professionalization and Health Care. Sage Publications. ISBN ...
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... social evils of untouchability and casteism while launching social welfare programmes in the areas of education and health care ... He was influenced greatly by the Arya Samaj and was part of the Hindu reform movement.[5] He joined the Indian National ... Many Hindu reform movements originated in the nineteenth century. These movements led to the fresh interpretations of the ... His major emphasis was social reform. He fought against Caste discrimination and advocated equal rights for women.[31] Although ...
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In addition, such laws may reduce health care costs,[3] improve work productivity, and lower the overall cost of labour in the ... When in the spirit of liberal reforms the government lifted the ban on smoking in the streets in 1865, this deregulation ... Of Health, Department (2013). "Tobacco Free Ireland" (PDF). Department of health.. *^ "Smoking ban would not hurt state's bars ... The Health Consequesnces of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health ...
These reforms are set to take place before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014.[13] Healthy Way ... My Health LA[edit]. Main article: My Health LA. Healthy Way LA[edit]. Healthy Way LA (HWLA) was a free public health care ... including two ambulatory care centers and 16 local health clinics. DHS also runs the My Health LA health care program, which ... HWLA helped narrow the large gap in access to health care among low-income populations by extending health care insurance to ...
2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[edit]. Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. ... Some older workers were being denied health benefits based on their age and denied training opportunities prior to the passage ... Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. *Center for Policy Alternatives, via ... The 1961 amendment also specified that coverage is automatic for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care ...
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... the crisis overwhelmed the provision of health care and key supplies: food relief and medical rehabilitation were supplied too ... Bekker, Konrad (Summer 1951). "Land Reform Legislation in India". Middle East Journal. 5 (3): 319-36. JSTOR 4322295.. ... unsanitary conditions and lack of health care. Millions were impoverished as the crisis overwhelmed large segments of the ... Medicine and medical care were also directed to these priority groups - particularly the military. Public and private medical ...
Speece, Mark (13 July 2015). Urban Middle-Class Buddhist Reform Movements in Thailand: Economic Systems and Business Ethics. ... This project led the World Health Organization (WHO) to present a World No Tobacco Day award to Luang Por Dhammajayo on 31 May ... Children attending activities at Wat Phra Dhammakaya are taken care of through Sunday school and crèche while their parents ... Zehner, Edwin (1990), "Reform Symbolism of a Thai Middle-Class Sect: The Growth and Appeal of the Thammakai Movement", Journal ...
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  • After 18 months of inaction on health care, Congress has changed course almost overnight, moving quickly to shape legislation that would make insurance available to millions of Americans. (
  • Comprehensive reform to provide health security for all Americans is a legislative priority to AARP's 40 million members. (
  • Congress and the new administration must work together on comprehensive reform to bring down costs, improve quality, and ensure that all Americans have access to coverage. (
  • In 2006, a total of 47 million Americans, or almost 16 percent of the population, lacked health insurance. (
  • As you continue to consider changes to the American health care system, we ask you not to consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment and renew support for bipartisan efforts to make health care more available and affordable for all Americans," the letter stated, CBS News reported. (
  • In the reports released today, Urban Institute researchers examine how cost controls in the legislation, new rules for allowing purchase of health insurance across state lines, and malpractice reform could affect the amount of money Americans spend on health care and insurance. (
  • This legislation will expand and simplify the popular HSAs that put Americans in charge of their healthcare. (
  • If the Affordable Care Act performs as well as the Massachusetts reform plan it was modelled after, 24,000 Americans will be alive in 2015 who wouldn't be otherwise. (
  • Read and watch personal health care stories of Americans across the country whose coverage has fallen short--in some cases with dramatic consequences. (
  • The teetering, tottering "safety net" of "public and voluntary hospitals, community health centers, public health clinics, free clinics, and services donated by private physicians" means "'Americans who lack coverage can "still get care,' as President Bush recently declared," draining urgency from health care reform efforts. (
  • SHANGHAI- No matter where you stand on "Obamacare," the derisive term given to President Barack Obama's attempt to mandate health care for Americans, you'll be blown away by the sheer scale of "Chinacare. (
  • President Barack Obama's recently announced long-range budget plan provides the down payment necessary to fund affordable and accessible health care for all Americans. (
  • These principles provide an overview of several key areas in which the PFCD partners hope to see reform in health care in the coming months, in particular through policy changes aimed at improving Americans' ability to actively prevent, detect, and manage chronic illness. (
  • With the health-care debate bogged down in mindless town hall confrontations and the President reassuring us his plan for health care reform will work-just as soon as he creates it-where can Americans turn for innovative ideas in health care? (
  • Throughout the health care debates of the past few decades, Leagues worked to provide millions of Americans across the country with objective information about the health care system and its significant reforms. (
  • President Trump's executive order to end health care subsidies for insurance companies will raise premiums and leave more Americans without meaningful health insurance. (
  • The American Dental Education Association strongly supports the president in his efforts to build a more equitable, cost-effective and robust American health care system - but any comprehensive reform of the U.S. health care system should provide universal coverage of and access to high-quality, cost-effective dental services for all Americans. (
  • As a humanitarian, I don t believe anybody can argue with the principle of providing health insurance to 32 million Americans who have not had access to it. (
  • In a speech before the Catholic Health Association's annual assembly on Tuesday, Obama will tout numbers to support the controversial law, including Gallup's estimate that the uninsured rate has fallen from 17.1% in 2013 to 11.9% in 2015 and that one in four uninsured Americans has gained coverage under the law. (
  • It is no coincidence that Wyden's proposal for healthcare reform, the 2007 Wyden-Bennett Healthy Americans Act , reflects feedback from town hall meetings in Oregon. (
  • The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other industrialized nation, whether it is a private- or public-based system, yet some 47 million Americans are without coverage. (
  • The Healthy Americans Act may be the only legislation covering comprehensive health care reform and is the first bipartisan one of its kind in 13 years. (
  • The proposal would impose new restrictions on insurance companies and order health insurance coverage for as many as 30 million Americans who now lack it, among many other changes. (
  • There should be health insurance available to all Americans that provides continuous coverage, without exclusions for people with pre-existing conditions. (
  • The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act caused changes for all Americans, but perhaps businesses were most affected. (
  • Large majorities of Americans receive better health care than any other people ever have, and they say so when queried about it. (
  • Instead, Moore focuses on life expectancy, suggesting that people in Canada, Britain, France and even Cuba live longer than Americans because of their health care systems. (
  • As one would expect, Moore refers frequently to the 47 million Americans without health insurance but fails to point out that most of those are uninsured for only brief periods or that millions are already eligible for government programs but fail to apply. (
  • But it would be a shame if Moore's latest piece of propaganda stampedes Americans into sacrificing the quality, choice and freedom that our health care system provides today. (
  • to improve the health and health care of all Americans. (
  • 2. Strengthen and expand new avenues for affordable health care for sick Americans through high-risk pools. (
  • Pashinski said all Americans should be entitled to a basic health care plan, which he called the "Chevy" model. (
  • Pashinski described a decades-long deterioration in the affordability of health care for working-class Americans. (
  • During the 1990s it became difficult for many Americans to afford decent health care, Pashinski said. (
  • Earlier Tuesday, he vowed he would continue to fight for affordable health care for all Americans. (
  • Several national polls show that roughly 70 percent of Americans favor a Medicare-style public plan as part of healthcare reform. (
  • CPH Chief Executive Officer Rick Davis said the hospital's efforts to prepare for the law that requires almost all Americans to be insured by 2014 and creates fundamental changes in the nation's health care system can be seen in everyday work in at least four distinct areas. (
  • Many other Americans - namely those who already have health insurance - will not receive direct subsidies of this nature. (
  • The health care bill would require most Americans to have health insurance, would add 16 million people to the Medicaid rolls and would subsidize private coverage for low- and middle-income people, at a cost to the government of $938 billion over 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office said. (
  • The new costs, according to the budget office, would be more than offset by savings in Medicare and by new taxes and fees, including a tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans and a tax on the investment income of the most affluent Americans. (
  • After one young Democratic president's attempt to change the way some Americans get their health care failed, the fight was revived following the election of another Democrat a few years later. (
  • Lyndon Johnson's election, Americans remained somewhat divided on the plan, with 46 percent telling Harris pollsters in Feb. 1965 that they'd prefer "a Federal law which would provide medical care for the aged by a special tax, like Social Security" and 36 percent more inclined to support "a plan of expanded private health insurance. (
  • As a result, 61 percent of non-elderly Americans obtain health insurance through an employer. (
  • As I explain elsewhere , however, the Massachusetts and Obama health plans would actually limit health insurance choices, both immediately and over time, until they marched all Americans into a narrow range of health plans, or just one type of plan. (
  • 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. (
  • This doesn't bode well for President Barack Obama's commitment to create a "health care system that works for all of us. (
  • So far, the administration's maneuvering suggests that its primary concern is not what kind of health care system we end up with, as long as we get something that looks like reform-preferably before the end of Obama's first year in office. (
  • Because the Bay State's plan served as the template for President Obama's health reform package, the consequences of that failure could soon be felt nationwide. (
  • Passage of President Obama's healthcare bill proves that Congress can enact comprehensive social legislation in the face of virulent rightwing opposition. (
  • A small but very vocal and angry group of right-wing extremists is carrying out an organized, nationwide campaign to undermine the efforts of those working to pass Obama's healthcare plan. (
  • 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. (
  • House Democrats moved toward a decisive series of votes on health reform Sunday night after a cadre of anti-abortion Democrats signed onto an agreement with the White House - finally putting the Democrats over the 216-vote threshold to pass President Barack Obama's top legislative priority. (
  • Of course, advocates of greater government regulation will claim that Dafny, Ho, and Varela's results show that the "exchanges" implemented in Massachusetts and envisioned in President Obama's health plan would also benefit workers by giving them more choices than their employers currently offer. (
  • As Massachusetts governor, Romney led a 2006 reform of the state's health care system that provided the blueprint for President Obama's own health-reform plan . (
  • Reading Alter's piece reminded me a lot of President Obama's revised pitch this week, framing reform in more of a consumer-driven context . (
  • But if you were hoping a modicum of media reform, aimed at reducing health care costs and delivering better services, might be packaged among all the other goodies and giveaways in the Obama Administration's forthcoming health care reform bill, you can forget it. (
  • In an early round of reform negotiations, the drug industry actively considered giving up the advertising deductibility as part of the $80 billion dollar deal they made with the Obama crowd to reduce pharmaceutical spending over ten years. (
  • President Obama is expected to sign the health care bill Tuesday at the earliest. (
  • NEW YORK (Fortune) -- At the bipartisan health-care summit scheduled for February 25th, President Obama is pledging to champion the voluminous bills passed by the House and Senate as the foundation for reforming the $2.2 trillion medical marketplace. (
  • Since the bipartisan health care summit on February 25th, President Obama has campaigned for legislation in key states, beginning in Pennsylvania last Monday and continuing in Ohio today. (
  • At the American Medical Association convention in Chicago on Monday, Obama called health care expenditures a "ticking time bomb" and related eloquent-but familiar-stories of families, small businesses, and doctors crushed by spiraling costs. (
  • Meanwhile, Obama offered only ambiguous clues about how he plans to resolve the most contentious and vital issues that will determine whether his attempt to overhaul health care succeeds or fails. (
  • Perhaps most important, Obama has not yet demonstrated how hard he's prepared to fight for the so-called "public option"-a government-run alternative to private insurance-or what such a reform might entail. (
  • Last month, President Barack Obama took the first step toward reforming the American health care system by convening a White House summit that brought together many of the top stakeholders in the health care community. (
  • We urge President Obama, Members of Congress, and the health care community to make dental care an integral part of America's health care system. (
  • The buoyant atmosphere surrounding health care reform reached its zenith on Tuesday, when President Obama signed it into law. (
  • Health care analysts said on Monday that sentiment about health care clearly changed as a result of victory for President Obama's health care reform plan. (
  • Aug. 11, 2009 -- Accusations that the health care reform bill now pending in the House of Representatives would use "death panels" to deny care to sick seniors and children with birth defects have taken center stage in the health care debate, giving the Obama administration even more of an uphill climb in getting the measures enacted into law. (
  • President Obama will use emotion to appeal to Catholic healthcare professionals in a speech about the future of American health care on Tuesday, as the future of his signature health law hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court. (
  • Obama will also link the Catholic tradition of charity to American's obligation to care for the downtrodden. (
  • Obama will speak to the uphill battle the health care law has faced on Tuesday saying, "five years in, what we're talking about is no longer just a law. (
  • Washington (CNN) -- President Obama launched his health care reform effort shortly after taking office, saying the country could not afford to continue to sustain the costs and the burden on families. (
  • All new insurance plans, Obama said, will be required to offer free preventive care in order to 'catch preventable illnesses and diseases on the front end. (
  • Both Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) and John Edwards , the 2004 VP candidate and a former senator, have integrated universal health care into campaign platforms. (
  • Marcia Franklin discusses the new health care reform law recently signed by President Obama. (
  • 2009-09-18T21:24:27-04:00 First lady Michelle Obama delivered closing remarks on health care at an event on reforming the health care system and its impact on women and families. (
  • WASHINGTON - Ten House Democrats indicated in an Associated Press survey yesterday they have not ruled out switching their "no" votes to "yes" on President Barack Obama 's health care overhaul, brightening the party's hopes in the face of unyielding Republican opposition. (
  • The White House said Obama will outline his final "way forward" in a Washington speech Wednesday, and he is expected to embrace a handful of Republican ideas for making health care more efficient. (
  • They all expressed their support for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to sign health care reform into law if elected president. (
  • SEIU President Andy Stern added that in the first 100 days of an Obama administration we re going to finally solve this health care problem. (
  • After making 27 speeches on the subject of healthcare reform, the speech President Obama delivers next week to Congress and to the American people, may prove to be the ultimate game changer. (
  • Clinton said, "Michele Bachmann said in her Tea Party response to President Obama, 'Everybody knows we have the greatest health care system in the world. (
  • I have a MANDATED obama care plan that is absolute garbage. (
  • President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act. (
  • Health care reform is expected to be a top priority for the Obama administration. (
  • Now that the U.S. election season is over and Barack Obama is set to move into the White House in January, health care analysts are gearing up for policy changes that could affect stocks throughout the sector. (
  • A s part of a press conference held to address recent issues related to the Affordable Care Act, President Obama announced that some individual clients may now keep their current previously cancelled plan for another year. (
  • President Obama has put his popularity, and some argue his presidency, on the line by calling for a massive overhaul of our nation's healthcare system by the end of this year. (
  • I am not opposed to the IDEA of health reform, but I do not trust Obama to get it right. (
  • There has been some interesting analysis of the impacts on our health care system of the bill President Obama signed into law earlier today by libertarian economists Arnold Kling , Bryan Caplan , and Tyler Cowen . (
  • So, the health care reform was passed last night owing to a bizarre compromise is which Bart Stupak persuaded President Obama to issue a meaningless executive order proclaiming that the law passed by both Houses of Congress says what Stupak has spent months pointing out it doesn't say. (
  • The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an effort to restrict women's access to abortion. (
  • President Obama campaigned as a pro-choice president, but his actions today suggest that his commitment to reproductive health care is shaky at best. (
  • NEW YORK ( -- President Obama will announce Monday that he has secured the commitment of several industry groups to do their part to rein in the growth in health care costs. (
  • Obama and Romney say the same thing about health care reform. (
  • Romney grumbles a bit that the Obama bill doesn't do much about tort reform, and he contends Obama is overselling the benefits of electronic recordkeeping and greater transparency in pricing (both of which Romney favors, too). (
  • The shattered windows were emblazoned with posters touting President Barack Obama and the Democratic position on health care reform. (
  • People will have the same choice of health plans that Members of Congress will have. (
  • Members of Congress and their employees will be required to purchase coverage from the newly established Health Insurance Exchange. (
  • The President and Congress and its staff may not be required to enroll in the new health care system proposed by President Clinton. (
  • AARP is calling on Congress to ensure any final health reform package provides people age 50 - 64 with a choice of quality health care plans they can afford. (
  • AARP is calling upon Congress to pass the "Medicare Transition Care Act. (
  • Democrat-cum-Republican-cum-Independent Mike Bloomberg is impressed with the health-care reform plan winding its way through Congress. (
  • The health reform proposal that Congress will shortly consider is shaping up to merit broad, bipartisan support, incorporating Republican ideas and earning deserved support from Republican leaders such as former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. (
  • Bloomberg News recently calculated there are six health care lobbyists for each member of Congress. (
  • The yearlong effort to overhaul the country's health care could be nearing completion this week as the White House and Democratic leaders in Congress prepare a vote in the House of Representatives by the end of this week. (
  • This web page offers information on the health insurance market policy revisions in the 115th Congress. (
  • As Congress and the president struggle to answer these and other questions related to health care reform, we do know that one answer is unacceptable: do nothing. (
  • With passage of historic health care reform in Congress, it's easy to conclude that the final curtain on the saga of fixing the United States health care system has now fallen. (
  • In the 1990s, the U.S. Congress struggled and failed in its attempt to pass a bill of rights for managed care patients. (
  • And when it comes to health-care reform, Mackey says, the President and Congress are moving in the wrong direction. (
  • The League joined other groups calling on Congress to extend and fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). (
  • The Wall Street Journal's excellent Health Blog has a roundup of reactions from doctors, insurers, and business.The next step is for Congress to iron out the differences between the House bill and the Senate bill. (
  • Share your story to help ensure patient voices are considered by Congress in health care replacement legislation! (
  • The Democrats' biggest accomplishment of this decade was getting a package through both houses of Congress mandating that every American have health insurance. (
  • Congress doesn't have the nerve to impose a big enough penalty to force every American to buy health insurance. (
  • Ezra Klein has argued that rationed care has worked in places like England, and Orszag seems to be peddling the more-is-not-better argument before Congress. (
  • We are all here to promote health care reform as the top and earliest priority for the next president and Congress, said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA. (
  • Earlier Tuesday, Pashinski said he is sending a letter to the Northeast Pennsylvania delegation in the U.S. Congress , challenging them to get behind his idea to launch a health care task force to come up with solutions to solve what he repeatedly called a "crisis. (
  • The veteran Democrat took a jab at the efforts of some Republicans in Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. (
  • As Congress goes on recess, the battle to reform healthcare continues to heat up. (
  • Still, his version of a reform bill, put together by the HELP committee, is widely viewed as the most promising of the plans emerging from Congress. (
  • Congress believed that the weaknesses in our health care system were not limited to one area. (
  • F or the past five years or so, Democrats led by Senator Bernie Sanders and " the Squad " in Congress have made a strong push to eliminate the profit motive from the health-care sector, which constitutes about a sixth of our entire economy. (
  • However, the savings depend in part on Congress passing health care reform this year. (
  • President Donald Trump predicted in an interview broadcast Thursday that passing tax reform through Congress will be a breeze. (
  • The AMA says it will actively engage the incoming Trump administration and Congress on the direction of health care reform. (
  • In a 2010 Archives of Internal Medicine publication written before the major health care reform legislation passed Congress-the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)-Federman et al. (
  • The scope of the legislation is modest compared with President Clinton's 1993 universal health plan, but legislators are closer to passing a health reform bill now than at any time in the past four years. (
  • When you have the president, most of the business groups and a huge portion of the health community supporting basic legislation, you have formidable allies and high hopes that something is going to come out of this,' said Johanna Schneider, spokeswoman for the Business Roundtable, a coalition of 200 of the nation's largest companies. (
  • Legislation that would make health insurance more portable breezed through its third House committee in as many weeks on Wednesday. (
  • Mr. Armstrong spoke about the status of health care reform legislation in the House and Senate. (
  • Jeffrey Young reported by telephone on progress of the health care legislation. (
  • Mr. Armstrong spoke about a Senate vote on moving forward with debate on health care reform legislation. (
  • Drew Armstrong spoke by phone about what to expect in upcoming Senate debate on health care legislation. (
  • Boehner had said the revised health care bill was worse than the original legislation, adding that the 'American people are going to hear about every payoff, every kickback and every sweetheart deal that comes out. (
  • On Sunday night, the House of Representatives passed landmark legislation that will overhaul the nation's health care system. (
  • Given the disaster that ensued last time Democrats tried to pass health care legislation, the administration's careful attention to the politics of the issue is understandable. (
  • One disturbing possibility is that health care could become a replay of the credit card legislation. (
  • According to a survey conducted by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), 72 percent of certified minority businesses stated that they were supportive of the recently passed health care reform legislation. (
  • Fred McKinney, President and CEO of the GNEMSDC once served as a health economist in the Carter White House and taught health economics at the University of Connecticut stated that "MBEs could benefit from the recently passed legislation because of the tax credits that are targeted to small employers who offer their employees health coverage. (
  • 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. (
  • They interviewed more than 3,000 state residents in 2010 and found that "Massachusetts continues to struggle with escalating health care costs, reflecting the decision to defer addressing costs in the 2006 legislation. (
  • Following the passage of federal reform, a number of states have taken proactive steps to prepare themselves to implement-or improve upon-the legislation. (
  • The legislation fails to deliver on the promise of a single standard of excellence in care for all and instead makes piecemeal adjustments to the current privatized, for-profit healthcare behemoth. (
  • The League sent a memo to members of the U.S. Senate regarding essential elements that need to be provided for any forthcoming legislation on healthcare. (
  • The League sent an updated memo to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (
  • McCaughey's criticism misinterprets legislation that would actually help empower individuals and doctors to make their own choices on end-of-life care. (
  • 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. (
  • According to The Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration which performed an audit of this law, "Revenue provisions contained in the legislation are designed to generate $438 billion to help pay for the overall cost of health care reform. (
  • To date, The U.S. Uniform Law Commission, sponsored by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has not submitted a uniform act or model legislation regarding health care insurance or health care reform. (
  • By almost any measure, America has the world's costliest health care system-and it is getting more expensive by the year. (
  • The PBS programs NOW on PBS , Tavis Smiley , and Nightly Business Report collaborate on an in-depth look at health care reform in America, how it affects human lives, and the most recent government proposals to address the issue. (
  • A slideshow chronicling health insurance benefits in America. (
  • It appears that America is finally on the precipice of transformational health care reform. (
  • We can move America away from the current system of 'sick care' to a system that provides comprehensive, affordable and accessible health care for everyone. (
  • It is essential that all persons in America have access to affordable health care and that no one be denied coverage after contracting COVID-19. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • He said corporate America needs health care reform in order to remain competitive in the global economy. (
  • Clinton continued, "You can get the best health care in the world in America if you are Bill Clinton, or David Gergen, or Turki Faisal, but that's not the same thing as having the best system that works for everybody. (
  • The law mandated that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a minimum level of insurance coverage, provided free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL) [1] and mandated employers with more than 10 "full-time" employees to provide healthcare insurance. (
  • Nothing in the bill requires employers to drop or change coverage, so employees who currently have employer-sponsored coverage should continue to get their health benefits in the same manner that they do. (
  • Young people who cannot afford and do not have access to quality health care coverage can stay on a parent's plan until they reach the age of 26. (
  • Health insurers can no longer apply lifetime limits on the dollar value of health care coverage and cannot cancel a policy when someone gets sick. (
  • Although the plan is designed to exclude undocumented immigrants from comprehensive health coverage, the administration has set aside funds to reimburse hospitals that care for them, says Ira Magaziner, director of the administration's health-care task force. (
  • Moving rapidly, the House Commerce Committee voted unanimously last week to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions to workers who switched or lost their jobs, and to companies that employ anyone with an expensive health problem. (
  • The approach has great potential to reduce costs for families, businesses and government at every level over the long term, while extending coverage to many millions of the uninsured and investing in proven, cost-effective public health strategies. (
  • Basic health coverage for every American is the goal. (
  • Every day we delay another ailing child goes without asthma medication, a person with a pre-existing condition is denied coverage and health care premiums continue to rise," said Van Roekel. (
  • Or else, we expand coverage (as was done in Massachusetts) without reforming payment schemes, which will be a disaster. (
  • Find out more about the updates that make it clear to workers that if they are eligible for COBRA continuation coverage when leaving a job, they may choose to instead purchase coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. (
  • Almost 90 percent of Certified MBEs who did not offer their employees health insurance relied on their spouses or significant others for health insurance coverage. (
  • For years, Experient Health helps people find the right insurance coverage and get the most for their health care dollars. (
  • Health coverage saves lives. (
  • Half of respondents said that they were spending more on health coverage in 2010 than 2009. (
  • The Bay State reform effort did expand coverage and improve access to preventative care. (
  • As the researchers politely put it, it's "likely that the economic downturn and the continuing increase in health care costs … dampened any gains in coverage and affordability that might otherwise have been achieved under health reform in the state. (
  • On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the health reform as constitutional, however, wellness programs are worth a second look and could very well be a crucial way to maintain a healthy workforce and combat the rising costs of health coverage. (
  • Because certain preventable health conditions, such as obesity and tobacco-related illnesses, are significantly contributing to the overall decline in worker health and rising expense of health care coverage, companies are responding by providing wellness services such as discounted gym memberships, incentive-based rewards programs, nutritional counseling and health coach services. (
  • Everyone deserves a coverage no matter of their job, health condition or other factors. (
  • First is access - getting adequate, affordable health coverage for everyone, including the 10 percent of Connecticut residents who are uninsured as well as the thousands who have inadequate insurance, too high out-of-pocket costs, coverage restrictions or other serious defects. (
  • Within a year, one-fourth of all Connecticut residents will receive health coverage through one of these avenues, giving us an opportunity to demand the most cost-effective care from providers and insurers. (
  • Is an individual health care mandate essential and should there be a public health plan as part of the effort to provide universal coverage? (
  • For many years now, major reforms to expand health care coverage, increase access, and address insurance abuses have taken place in state governments, sometimes described as legislative "laboratories of innovation. (
  • That same year, the state of Vermont continued a long history of progressive reforms in health care with the creation of the Catamount Health Plan, which extended Medicaid coverage to residents with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level. (
  • One 2009 highlight took place in Connecticut, where the state government enacted Sustinet, a comprehensive health care reform package with a goal of providing affordable health coverage to 98 percent of state residents by 2014. (
  • While federal reform, in its final version, left much to be desired, many of its best aspects-including major expansions in coverage to the uninsured as well as regulations to end such insurance abuses as policy rescissions, premium increases, and exclusions due to pre-existing conditions-originated in state reforms. (
  • But did you know we have 4 million uninsured working poor, 3 million Medicaid recipients and that we rank third in the country for residents who lack basic health care coverage? (
  • Did you know Florida seniors will save money and have better access to lifesaving drugs because the health care law closes the doughnut hole gap in coverage for prescriptions? (
  • Insurance companies can no longer drop your coverage, hike rates on you due to illness or put a lifetime dollar limit on your care, starting in 2014. (
  • Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is from November 1-December 15, 2017. (
  • Health insurance plans that cost more than $10,200 for individuals ($27,500 per family) will pay a new 40% tax on any coverage that exceeds the limit. (
  • Though many health insurance policies currently cover young adults on their parents' plans until they are 19 or until the dependents graduate from college, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted earlier this year, will extend coverage until age 26. (
  • However, the Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE), a nonprofit that specializes in national health coverage information for the uninsured, urges caution before making changes to your policy. (
  • Beginning September 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will assist a large number of young adults who are currently uninsured by extending the age of coverage from their parents' health insurance to age 26. (
  • In addition to the coverage expansion, the bill also calls on the Medicare system to adopt quality standards for end-of-life care. (
  • Though any viable reform plan must lower costs and increase coverage, most initiatives fall into two broad categories -- government or market-based. (
  • Learn how this bill might change your coverage, costs and access to medical care. (
  • An additional 28 percent of respondents were worried about the part of the law requiring employees working more than 30 hours a week to be eligible for health-care coverage . (
  • Employers with large part-time populations, such as retailers and health-care organizations, are faced with the difficult choice of either increasing the number of employees eligible for coverage, or changing their work force strategy so that employees work fewer hours,' said David Rahill, president of the health and benefits business at human resources consulting firm Mercer, which conducted the research. (
  • With the average cost of health coverage now exceeding $10,000 per employee, a big jump in enrollment is not economically feasible for many employers. (
  • WHEN President Clinton unveiled his proposed health-care package, critics lamented that companies' flexible benefits programs would disappear without tax advantages for health-care coverage and expenses. (
  • When considering proposals for extending health-care benefits to 47 million uninsured, keep in mind that there are only three ways to pay for universal coverage: Raise taxes, cut payments to medical providers, or ration care. (
  • The purpose of the survey was to inform discussions then underway among New Jersey policy-makers and health care stakeholders (government officials, providers, consumers and insurers) on options for expanding health care coverage and reducing costs. (
  • Two-thirds of poll participants were worried about being able to afford the health care they need, 82 percent worried about having to pay more for their care or coverage and nearly half expressed concern about the possibility of losing their health insurance. (
  • Large majorities said they wanted New Jersey government leaders to act 'this year' (2007) to address health care costs, coverage for the uninsured and other health care problems. (
  • I about died when I found out my family's health coverage through Humana is going to almost triple in price in 2015. (
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare and Medicaid into law, providing government-sponsored health coverage for seniors, the disabled and the poor. (
  • which would require every American to have health insurance coverage -- once affordable health care is made available. (
  • Starting on a smaller scale than universal health care coverage, one lower-cost change may come from the removal of the 'non-interference clause,' which is part of current Medicare law. (
  • During the latest 2015 open enrollment season, nearly 11.7 million people selected plans in the federal and state health insurance exchanges, the U.S. Department of Health and Services reported In March, a big jump over last year's open enrollment season when just over 8 million opted for exchange coverage. (
  • In all, 14.1 million previously uninsured adults have gained coverage due to the health care reform law since October 2013, HHS said. (
  • Health insurance is already changing without health reform: About 2 million people per year lose health insurance, often due to small employers discontinuing coverage because they can't afford it. (
  • Cost and Coverage: The Impact of Implementing Various State Health Care Reform Proposals Nationally. (
  • This analysis included a range of health care reform options with widely varying cost and coverage impacts. (
  • The features included in the combined model include: an individual mandate, insurance market reforms, premium subsidies for low-income populations, mandatory Section 125 plans, an employer mandate, and a creditable coverage requirement. (
  • An individual mandate is meant to address the phenomenon of "free-riders," or individuals without coverage who nonetheless access care but do not have the financial resources to pay for it. (
  • Under an individual mandate to purchase health insurance, individuals would be required by law to obtain health insurance coverage. (
  • You and your family may or may not be eligible for health insurance coverage from all companies listed in your county depending on your address. (
  • Federal law requires that all comprehensive individual and small group health insurance policies issued on or after January 1, 2014, provide coverage of the essential health benefits (EHB) package as defined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (
  • It deprives many workers of their health coverage at the moment they need it most: when they get sick and can no longer work. (
  • Those reforms would give people seamless coverage between jobs, protection against premium increases if they got sick, and much greater choice. (
  • Some of the provisions also impose penalties for individuals and businesses that do not obtain health-care coverage for themselves or their employees. (
  • The AMA remains committed to improving health insurance coverage so that patients receive timely, high-quality care, preventive services, medications and other necessary treatments," said Dr. Gurman, pointing to the comprehensive policy framework the AMA has developed and refined over the last two decades. (
  • The White House, shifting to address the concerns of those who already have insurance, started talking more about how reform would prevent coverage denials based on pre-existing conditions, impose caps on charges for out-of-pocket expenses on private insurers, prohibit dropping coverage for those who get serious illnesses, and bar annual and lifetime caps on coverage. (
  • Both Hawaii and Massachusetts have implemented some incremental reforms in health care, but neither state has complete coverage of its citizens. (
  • Propelled by the desire to build re-election records and respond to voters' anxiety over the economy, the Senate and House have scheduled votes on health insurance reform within the next four weeks. (
  • Bloomberg joins former Republican Senate majority leader Bill Frist and former Republican secretary of health and human services Tommy Thompson. (
  • The U.S. Senate is set to tackle the House-approved health care reform reconciliation bill. (
  • Washington (CNN) -- Now that the House has passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package meant to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills, the next step is for members of the Senate to sign off on those changes. (
  • Both the House and Senate measures lay out the subsidies that the federal government is obligated to grant lower-income and middle-class health-care consumers when the plans would go into effect in 2014. (
  • Specifically, the House Rules Committee will consider the Senate health care bill passed last December. (
  • At the Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Summit, Washington, D.C. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • In an attempt to expand the use of health savings accounts (HSAs), Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) have introduced the Health Savings Account Expansion Act of 2016 (H.R. 5324 in the House and S. 2980 in the Senate). (
  • 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. (
  • The Senate voted on their $871 billion health care reform bill this morning, in a rare. (
  • The League joined a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to reject H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. (
  • The League joined 76 national organizations on a letter to U.S. Senate leadership urging them to reject provisions in the American Health Care Act that would undermine Medicare and Medicaid. (
  • The money would help you until the new health care exchanges in the Senate bill are put into effect in 2014. (
  • AP/CSPAN In this image made from video the U.S. Senate passes the health care overhaul bill Thursday Dec. 24, 2009. (
  • And since the bills for national health care reform began to materialize in the House and Senate some months back, a lot has happened. (
  • And, most recently, the loudest voice supporting sweeping healthcare reform in the Senate went quiet. (
  • Conservative Democrats, led by Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus of Montana, are notorious for ignoring the pleas of advocates for real healthcare reform. (
  • The program was Medicare, and sparring over its passage - 44 years ago this month - closely resembles the debate taking place in Washington today as the House and Senate roll out their versions of health care reform. (
  • Lately, there's been a push inside the Senate to tuck it back into the reconciliation bill, but given already-steep odds against getting health reform through the House (where the obstacle is conservative Democrats), that isn't likely to happen. (
  • Anyway, the Senate bill already allows states to achieve health reform by other means provided they can demonstrate comparable results. (
  • Baucus says reforming health care is the most challenging problem he's ever tried to address during his career in the senate. (
  • The debate within the U.S. government about reforming the health care system centers on ways to control rising costs and assure high-quality, affordable care. (
  • Undocumented people today are eligible for emergency services, pregnancy-related services, and are serviced by community health centers and hospitals. (
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality programs have evolved under the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act (MACRA) into two major programs: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). (
  • We work with a lot of different organizations around the country - hospitals, physician groups and surgery centers and a lot of different kind of health care organizations. (
  • Increased funding for community health centers, thanks to an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders, that will open their doors to nearly double their current patient volume. (
  • At one of Oklahoma's community health centers, housed in an old warehouse on NE 48th Street, no windows let in natural light and some of the exam rooms have no running water. (
  • Various public healthcare facilities, including county or city hospitals, community health centers, township health centers, were founded to serve diverse needs. (
  • 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. (
  • Together with barefoot doctors, township health centers were utilized for most common illnesses. (
  • The House Ways and Means Committee went far beyond the scope of the Kennedy-Kassenbaum bill by passing tax-free medical savings accounts and allowing costs and insurance for long-term care to be tax deductible, as well as giving the self-employed a tax deduction for half of their health insurance premiums. (
  • Even those with Medicare are struggling to keep up with rapidly rising premiums and out-of-pocket costs which threaten their health and financial security. (
  • The survey also found that 61 percent of certified MBEs provide health insurance for their employees and that 50 percent of these businesses paid premiums of at least $5,000 per employee. (
  • Since 2000 health insurance premiums have increased four to five times faster than salaries and the rate of inflation, according to the NCHC. (
  • The Unaffordable Care Act Premiums are spiking around the country. (
  • To the extent that they do so, premiums will rise to reflect the average cost of health care for a sick person. (
  • Goldstein says that offering the top employees health insurance with shorter waiting periods or lower premiums could be discriminatory and lead to fines. (
  • According to the TIGTA audit report, an annual excise tax will be imposed on health insurance providers whose written net premiums exceed $25 million. (
  • 1) Pre-tax treatment for health insurance premiums - Baucus says he would not eliminate the benefit but that it should be trimmed because it is not uniform. (
  • With scientific advances, Medicaid expansion, and political consensus on the importance of improving mental health, the time is ripe for transforming the U.S. mental health system. (
  • RAND health policy researcher Ryan McBain presents reasons why now is the right time to address problems in the U.S. mental health system. (
  • Conditions are ripe for transforming the U.S. mental health care system, with scientific advances, the growth of Medicaid, and political consensus on the importance of improving mental health creating the possibility that goals once thought out of reach may be possible. (
  • Concerns that taxpayers would see the exemptions as a double standard have spawned several bills that would prevent lawmakers from exempting themselves from the health care system it imposes on the rest of the country. (
  • CRIME -- Handgun controls and anti-crime measures are a necessary part of revamping the nation's health system because hospitals are overburdened with 'people cut up and shot,' President Clinton said yesterday. (
  • In the United States, babies are born into a system of well-child care-a series of planned health care visits designed to protect their health from day one through age six. (
  • How do we create a system of health care for mothers that mirrors well-child care? (
  • 2009-03-08T10:03:49-04:00 Billy Tauzin talked about the status of the health care system in the U.S. and his views of what kind of health care system the U.S. should have. (
  • Billy Tauzin talked about the status of the health care system in the U.S. and his views of what kind of health care system the U.S. should have. (
  • Health care reform has to come from all sides - each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our part of the system. (
  • Let's change the mantra from "Repeal and Replace" to a useful mantra of "Fix and Fulfill" our health care law so we can create a system that repairs the ills of this country. (
  • The current health system costs too much, wastes too much, makes too many mistakes, and too often returns too little value for our money. (
  • Surgeons perform approximately 30 million operations annually in the U.S. Although the ACS appreciates the challenges facing the U.S. health care system, the organization also emphasizes that many aspects of surgical health care in the U.S., including surgical education and training, are the best in the world. (
  • Achieving these goals and building a better health care delivery system will require all stakeholders to work together. (
  • We argue that one of the key solutions to this is for the health care system to have a group of practitioners who are trained to function as primary care practitioners for the spine. (
  • We explain the reasons we think a primary spine care practitioner would be beneficial to patients, the health care system and society, some of the obstacles that will need to be overcome in establishing a primary spine care specialty and the ways in which these obstacles can be overcome. (
  • Earlier this year, Daren Anderson, MD, and I discussed healthcare reform, primary care teams and the integration of chiropractic services into the healthcare system as valuable members of the medical team with ACA News readers. (
  • Oregon's decadelong drive to reform its health care system has entered the implementation stage. (
  • Lobbyist Paul Lee, a founder of Strategic Health Care, talks with Ari Shapiro about the debate over changing the health care system. (
  • Improving the performance of our health-care system is without a doubt one of the most important challenges that our nation faces. (
  • But we must keep in mind that, for all its problems, the U.S. health-care system also has many strengths. (
  • We must take care that we do not lose what is good about our system as we try to address the significant concerns that certainly exist. (
  • But they do virtually nothing to strike at the deeper problems of the for-profit health care system. (
  • Provisions in the statutes affect the financing, access, delivery, quality and virtually every facet of the health care delivery system for many years to come. (
  • Improvements in care for these patients are possible through changes in the way health care is delivered and paid for - and may spur better performance across the entire health system. (
  • Also, share your opinion and read other viewpoints on the best fix for America's ailing health care system. (
  • I think the only way we can make health care affordable is to eliminate the health care system for profit and have a gov. run health care system where everyone pays into it like Social Security and Medicare. (
  • We need to look at other nations and correct the flaws than have a mandatory health care system. (
  • In just 2 years, China's health care reform effort has put 1.27 billion Chinese-95% of the country's population-on basic health insurance, creating "the largest medical insurance system in the world," Health Minister Chen Zhu announced here on 24 June at the opening session of the 2011 Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Medicine. (
  • While these principles can be reviewed in their entirety at, put simply, they urge our leaders to realign incentives in the health care system to encourage prevention and management of chronic diseases, improvements in health care quality, elimination of health disparities, promotion of community health intervention, and the adoption of 'best practices. (
  • While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system," Mackey wrote in this morning's Wall Street Journal . (
  • The U.S. health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all U.S. residents. (
  • There are almost no oral health care services covered under the nation's Medicare system, and there are no guaranteed oral health care services for adults in the Medicaid program. (
  • That's why it is critical that individuals with unmet dental needs within the U.S. health care system obtain timely and cost-effective treatment. (
  • I sincerely hope that such consultations will initiate what has been long due in the American health care system -- a thoughtful care that results from careful discussions and planning between patients and their doctors, as opposed to a care that is chaotic, based on assumptions, and frequently in conflict with patients' deep held values. (
  • The act makes sweeping changes to America's health-care system, most notably by requiring most citizens to purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty. (
  • By showing that institutions like Kaiser Permanente, the Cleveland Clinic, and the U.S. Veterans Health Administration produced better patient outcomes, those studies suggested that policies which encourage other medical providers to emulate successful organizations could make the whole system produce better results over time. (
  • But it wasn't that long ago that a major overhaul of the nation's health-care system also appeared to be out of reach politically. (
  • SINCE the great debate began in Washington over the future shape of the country's system for financing health care, there have been determined efforts both to assess and influence public sentiment on the matter. (
  • The Bush administration acted as if it thought the public's call for action could go largely unheeded, and the Clinton administration acted in its first year as if the call was an invitation to push through a big, centralized, governmentally directed system of health-care finance. (
  • With presidential candidates already falling all over themselves to offer proposals for universal health care, Moore's powerful indictment of the American health care system will almost certainly add to the debate. (
  • But most experts agree that life expectancies are a poor measure of health care, because they are affected by too many exogenous factors like violent crime, poverty, obesity, tobacco and drug use, and other issues unrelated to a country's health system. (
  • The American health care system clearly needs reform. (
  • A third of respondents agreed that the health care system in New Jersey has so much wrong with it that 'we need to completely rebuild it. (
  • It's an infection that will kill the best health care system in the world. (
  • This week, former President Bill Clinton took a swipe at our health care system and Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) at the World Economic Forum. (
  • U.S. presidents have been trying to reform the health care system for a century. (
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, but gives up on a national health system after critics (chiefly the American Medical Association) denounced it as "socialist. (
  • Most recently, the individual enrollment system at was postponed once again. (
  • The Partner plan is available only in Kent, Muskegon, & Oceana county and includes only the Mercy Health System. (
  • This is the Affordable Care Act enrollment system we've been waiting for as it's the only way for us to assist with enrollments. (
  • It's been fifty-five years since President Truman first called for a national healthcare system, and we can no longer afford to delay reform. (
  • Not by getting trapped in the narrow 'debate' between 'party of no' Republicans, who favor no reform at all, and Blue Dog Democrats, whose 'reform' is to make a bad system worse. (
  • I'm pretty happy with the health care in Canada, we need some tweaking but would not want to change it to cost based system. (
  • 6 weeks is not enough, the longer the mther can be with the baby, especially with breast feeding the better the immune system and overall health, thus saving more money. (
  • Davis said the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will spur a value-based purchasing system. (
  • Davis said the expectation in the health care industry is that insurance companies will begin to move in the same direction as the system becomes better understood and more prevalent among hospitals. (
  • Its intent is to drive the whole industry to a more integrated system of care, where the physician and the hospital can look at your health record online immediately and know what is going on at any point in time," he said. (
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough recently introduced an ordinance to allow the hospital to pull $666,646 from their plant replacement and expansion fund for a new electronic health records system for its emergency department, Davis said. (
  • The practices originate from the way in which China's health care system is set up. (
  • Multiple health care reforms have been introduced in recent years, including more funding that has allowed the health insurance system to cover 95 percent of the country's population. (
  • Amazing the AMA likewise attacked Canada's new universal healthcare system in the 1960s. (
  • there is a moral imperative to correct the massive deficiencies in our current health system and to eliminate profit from the provision of health care. (
  • This health system is changing that by eliminating "stupid stuff" from daily requirements. (
  • AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, says the AMA is fighting the forces that make the U.S. health system so dysfunctional. (
  • Baucus says reforming the health care delivery system will drive the bill. (
  • He also mentioned boosting the primary care system (although he doesn't know how he would pay for this) and studying the effectiveness of one treatment as compared to another here. (
  • Yes, the bill is 1,000 pages long, but you can still understand the broad contours of the new health care system being debated everywhere. (
  • Newsweek 's Jonathan Alter writes that when it comes to our health care system, " everything is just fine the way it is . (
  • According to a University of Minnesota study, up to 47 percent of all the money going into the health-insurance system is consumed in "loading fees. (
  • The mixed public-private health care system in the United States is the most expensive in the world, with health care costing more per person than in any other nation, and a greater portion of gross domestic product (GDP) is spent on it than in any other United Nations member state except for East Timor (Timor-Leste). (
  • It was originally established as part of a wider reform of social services and funded by a system of National Insurance, though receipt of healthcare was never contingent upon making contributions towards the National Insurance Fund. (
  • The healthcare reform in China refers to the previous and ongoing healthcare system transition in modern China. (
  • Reforms focus on establishing public medical insurance systems and enhancing public healthcare providers, the main component in China's healthcare system. (
  • See also Health Insurance in China After 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took control of China, and the Ministry of Health effectively controlled China's health care system and policies. (
  • Rural areas saw the biggest need for healthcare reform, and the Rural Co-operative Medical Scheme (RCMS) was established as a three-tier system for rural healthcare access. (
  • The system of barefoot doctors was the easiest form of healthcare access, especially in rural areas. (
  • When all the boasts fade, comparing the bill to Social Security and Medicare, probably intended to mollify liberal supporters following repeated concessions to the healthcare industry and conservative Democrats, a sobering reality will probably set in. (
  • 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. (
  • Democrats have taken the lead and healthcare reform is a prominent part of most candidates stump speech. (
  • As Democrats debate whether to pursue health care reform in the face of growing opposition, they might consider the lessons of Saskatchewan. (
  • An April Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that support for the health care reform law surged among respondents who said they were Democrats. (
  • 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. (
  • The Washington Post 's Ezra Klein has noted that Republicans may have a philosophical difference with the Democrats over health care reform, but in practice their proposed solutions have often been remarkably similar. (
  • AARP believes that all of us-individuals, providers, purchasers, insurers, and government-have a role to play in health reform. (
  • HHS released comprehensive guidance on the major health law policies in 2015 for consumers, states and health insurance marketplaces, health insurers and employers all at once. (
  • While the new provision goes into effect September 23, 2010, the law doesn't state that insurers must change their enrollment periods in order to accommodate these adult children who have previously aged out of their parents' health insurance plans. (
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower , who campaigned against national health insurance, proposes a plan to protect insurers against heavy health care losses. (
  • Health Insurers will be required to notify individuals that have policies that predate the ACA that other benefit alternatives are available under the ACA and also must specify the areas of their current plan that fall short of ACA essential benefits. (
  • Insurers wishing to offer in Wisconsin a marketplace-certified stand-alone dental plan (SADP) that meets the standards related to the pediatric dental essential health benefits must comply with all Wisconsin policy form and rate filing requirements. (
  • The official also said savings could come from the bundling of payments, in which hospitals, doctors, insurers and other health care companies would work together to bill one fee for one treatment. (
  • This isn't the whole answer, but it can serve as a foundation for free-market health care reforms. (
  • Dafny, Ho, and Varela's results provide a huge boost to free-market health care reforms. (
  • Cost-sharing for covered preventive care services will be prohibited under Medicare and eventually all plans. (
  • 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. (
  • Because of the ACA, preventive care is now paid for on a first dollar basis - so there are no co-pays or deductibles to meet, making it more likely people will go to the doctor for these services. (
  • The provisions addressing preventive care and wellness, with incentives for both patients and providers, are significant parts of the law. (
  • This will simplify tracking delivery and patient follow-through for preventive care. (
  • That includes preventive care. (
  • As part of the Affordable Care Act, all non-grandfathered health plans must offer the following preventive care at no cost to you at the time of the visit. (
  • But some grandfathered health plans cover preventive services at no cost to you. (
  • No matter what kind of insurance policy you have, though, your age, gender, and health status can affect the types of preventive services that are covered. (
  • You can find links to them on (
  • The preventive health guidelines don't recommend a screening for women or for men who have never smoked. (
  • 3 People who are uninsured are less likely to receive preventive and screening services, less likely to receive appropriate care to manage chronic illnesses, and more likely to die prematurely from cancer--largely because they tend to be diagnosed when the disease is more advanced. (
  • If we cover everyone, more people will receive cost-effective preventive care and providers will spread the costs of their facilities, equipment and staff over more patients. (
  • The president's budget makes the largest investment in preventive care in our nation's history. (
  • Deamonte's death resulted from complications of an acute dental infection that spread to his brain - an infection that could have been avoided had Deamonte received proper preventive dental care. (
  • Preventive care and early detection and treatment save $4 billion annually in the United States. (
  • Children who receive preventive dental care early in life have lifetime dental costs that are 40 percent lower than children who do not receive this care. (
  • The dignity of a grandfather who can get the preventive care he needs. (
  • 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. (
  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick just exhorted legislators to overhaul the way the state pays for health care. (
  • Jodi Liu and Christine Eibner will discuss some key characteristics of single-payer health care proposals and their likely impact as well as common misconceptions and areas of uncertainty. (
  • The bill would lack the votes because the GOP generally opposes Democratic reform proposals, and the 77 member Congressional Progressive Caucus -- rarely heard from on the Hill -- has been particularly vocal in its commitment to oppose any reform that doesn't include a public option. (
  • All sorts of " tax that man behind the tree " proposals are being considered to raise money, but patient care is already suffering . (
  • The four initial proposals selected by the 208 Commission on Health Care Reform recommend greatly increased governmental control of health care in Colorado. (
  • But the biggest surprise is that the Commission's eleven Evaluation Criteria required that the proposals offer only specified government-oriented methods for reforming health care. (
  • With health costs rising, President Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy offer competing reform proposals, both sidelined by the recession and oil crisis. (
  • The standard criticisms of those proposals is that they would tax health benefits (" for the first time in American history ," no less! (
  • The concerns that Alter skewer so effectively are exactly the kind of changes Democratic reform proposals would address. (
  • Spending on prescription drugs is America's most rapidly increasing health care cost. (
  • With federal health care reform leaving many disappointed (and others falsely assuming that America's health care problems are now healed), continuing innovation on the state level is a reminder that the nearly century-long effort to treat universal access to health care as a human right-rather than a cash cow for corporate interests-is far from over. (
  • America's battle over health care reform started in Saskatchewan, Canada. (
  • America's battle over health care reform started in Saskatchewan. (
  • The 2006 Massachusetts law successfully covered approximately two-thirds of the state's then-uninsured residents, half via federal-government-paid-for Medicaid expansion (administered by MassHealth) and half via the Connector's free and subsidized network-tiered health care insurance for those not eligible for expanded Medicaid. (
  • NEA strongly opposes the bill because it threatens health care for the 36 million children now covered by Medicaid and could undermine public education as well. (
  • I can understand their frustration over Medicaid expansion, and you are right that it should be completely federal, but not to embrace reform is pretty shameful, especially in the poorer states like AR and MO. (
  • In addition to rationing care for people on Medicaid, the state will increase the cigarette tax 10 cents per pack and require all employers to provide health insurance for their full-time workers and dependents within the next four years. (
  • Legislators also became concerned about the high cost of transplants to a handful of Medicaid recipients at a time when many people went without basic care. (
  • We are also doing it through our Medicaid program, which serves our poorest residents with a comprehensive health benefit. (
  • The League joined a coalition letter to the Department of Health and Human Services urging an extension of postpartum Medicaid from 60 days after birth to one year after birth. (
  • Coupled with the subsidies for other moderate income working people not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, the result is a gift worth hundreds of billions of dollars to reward the very insurance industry that created the present crisis through price gouging, care denials, and other abuses. (
  • The measure constitutes the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees since Medicare and Medicaid were enacted more than four decades ago. (
  • 2014 Health Insurance Enrollment: Increase Due Almost Entirely to Medicaid Ex. (
  • While Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi lead the charge in battling the nation's health care law, the stakes could not be higher for the Sunshine State. (
  • Health care reform typically tries to increase access to health care, lower health care costs, and improve quality of care. (
  • How would health care spending and federal costs change under the plan? (
  • 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! (
  • 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. (
  • It difficult to argue with the premise - keeping people healthy will reduce overall health care costs in this country. (
  • 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. (
  • ACS NSQIP, for example, represents a nationwide effort to use risk-adjusted tools to improve surgical care and cut costs. (
  • Enjoy this collection of articles: It is widely recognized that the dramatic increase in health care costs in the United States has not led to a corresponding improvement in the health care experience of patients or the clinical outcomes of medical care. (
  • Costs of medical care for SRDs have skyrocketed in recent years. (
  • 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. (
  • Drawing up the cost-benefit priority list of 688 treatments was a controversial process, but a necessary step to control health care costs. (
  • Most big industrial companies are already paying around $15,000 per family in health-care costs. (
  • Health care costs will continue to rise (that and death and taxes are the things we can bank on in this life). (
  • Rising health care costs will cause employers to opt out of providing health insurance benefits, even if they get a tax break for doing so. (
  • How Will Reform Affect Health Care Costs? (
  • Many argue that exploding health care costs present a serious threat not only to our overall economy and federal budget, but also to state budgets, and that health reform needs to focus primarily on controlling these costs. (
  • A series of brief reports funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores the effects that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will likely have on consumers, state governments, the economy and health care costs. (
  • Author Randall R. Bovbjerg said malpractice reform could significantly cut health care costs, but PPACA does not take major actions to address this issue. (
  • Can Value-Based Payment Improve Health Care and Lower Costs? (
  • In the United States, two groups experience problems with their health care more intensely and more frequently than any other: people with high health care needs and high costs, and people with low income. (
  • Many proponents of health care reform believe that to improve outcomes and lower costs, we must deal with hospitals first. (
  • Second is controlling all health care costs. (
  • At the same time, the better we control costs, the easier it will be for everyone to afford health care. (
  • Previously, state and federal funds went to hospitals for uncompensated care - the costs of caring for people without insurance. (
  • Otherwise, we will drive up the overall costs of health care delivery. (
  • Investments in chronic disease prevention can actually help lower costs and make health care reform affordable. (
  • The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is a national coalition of patient groups, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, faith-based organizations and health policy experts that are working to save lives and reduce health costs by addressing the underlying problem in health care -- chronic, but preventable, disease. (
  • Health care costs are crippling our economy and threatening our international ability to compete. (
  • 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. (
  • The plan's costs are low, the employees are satisfied, the care is excellent, and the waste is minimal. (
  • Government regulations mandating what insurance policies must cover take choice away from the individual and drive costs through the roof, while tort law allows for crippling lawsuits that drive the costs of health care even higher. (
  • By rectifying wasteful government practices that drive the costs of care up while simultaneously easing the creation of high-deductible health plans and health savings accounts, the market can find a middle that offers good care at a rate that won't hamstring the nation with insurmountable deficits. (
  • While other states move forward, Florida is returning federal funds and refusing to move forward with a Health Care Exchange, a required step that is designed to provide us, the consumers, with information about what health care options are available, their costs and their benefits. (
  • Over the past 20 years, we have lobbied for health care policy solutions, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to control costs and ensure a basic level of care for all. (
  • Employers, who have voluntarily provided the bulk of the nation's healthcare for the past half-century have been skeptical about large government participation, but runaway costs have prompted business leaders to reconsider that position. (
  • Rising health care costs are diminishing innovation and competition by forcing employers to choose between investing in technology and providing benefits," says Miller. (
  • Market-based models, what's known as consumer-oriented healthcare is based on individual responsibility for health care costs by means of Health Savings Accounts and high deductible plans. (
  • Spiralling health care costs are currently threatening the future of the US economy. (
  • Peter Orszag offers insight on possible approaches to reduce health care costs over time without impairing the quality of medical care or outcomes. (
  • There should be a ban on lifetime limits on health care costs. (
  • One way businesses are looking for help with costs is by pursuing other health benefit management strategies. (
  • For a majority of the companies, the only flex option that would disappear is flexible spending accounts, which give employees an option to set aside pretax earnings to pay qualifying medical care costs. (
  • The companies clearly are concerned about rising health-benefit costs under a reform package. (
  • 4. Create association health plans, which would allow businesses, individuals, and any entity to form pools that would increase availability and allow their sheer size to negotiate lower costs for their employees or members. (
  • Health care costs got out of control as a result of government intervention, not because of the free market. (
  • Davis said health care reform seeks, in part, to lower the already high costs associated with the industry. (
  • 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. (
  • Increasing costs, as well as tensions between doctors and patients, have ignited debate and concern among the general public, as health care is a matter of great importance for many people. (
  • Under the plan to be announced Monday, in five years, the average family of four could be saving $2,500 in health care costs annually, the official said. (
  • Dafny, Ho, and Varela buttress the argument for Large HSAs and other tax reforms by showing that even though administrative costs may rise slightly, the benefits of giving workers more health insurance choices would overwhelm those costs. (
  • Policy makers have a notable opportunity to also reduce excessive regulatory burdens that diminish physicians' time devoted to patient care and increase costs. (
  • Under the Chinese government, the country's officials, rather than local governments, largely determined access to health care. (
  • In 2000, over 100,000 Massachusetts residents (about 1.5% of the population) were covered by individually purchased insurance but the number had dropped to under 50,000 by the time of the reform debate. (
  • There are many people trying to influence the debate on overhauling health care. (
  • We have a couple of stories now on the ways people are trying to influence the health care debate. (
  • The gloves come off as experts debate the most controversial health care reform issues. (
  • Health Care debate is heating up and in my opinion the health care summit going on right now should be an indication how divided two political sides are really are. (
  • As the health care debate grows louder, a critical voice has yet to be heard. (
  • Oral health is often ignored or overlooked in the debate over health care reform, despite the fact that, as former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop noted, "You are not healthy without good oral health. (
  • For all the sound and fury of the health-care debate, and all the claims that have been made, no side today occupies the high ground. (
  • Just for fun, I ran that theory by someone who has been watching the health care debate up close, Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington. (
  • The debate over health care reform is only in its larvae stages, but even among its advocates, it seems to me that there are two distinct methods to debating its impact on the budget. (
  • But the gravity and necessity of health care reform should not obviate the also-necessary debate about where we're going to find the money now. (
  • We have been following the ongoing debate, and gridlock, facing the national health care reform movement. (
  • Kennedy in particular has been an advocate for universal healthcare for many decades but recent illness has diminsihed his influence in this debate. (
  • State Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak initially blamed the vandalism on animosity surrounding the health care debate, though Denver police declined to comment on possible motives. (
  • Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016 (
  • At its 2016 Interim Meeting, in Orlando, Fla., the AMA House of Delegates "reaffirmed its commitment to health care reform that improves access to care for all patients," AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, said in a statement. (
  • In October 2016, after Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping and premier Li Keqiang's relevant theme speech at China National Health and Well-being conference in Beijing, China National Health and Family Planning Commission issued the Healthy China 2030 Planning Outline, the most recent comprehensive framework on the goals and plans of its healthcare reform. (
  • Additionally, the taxpayers need to be assured that, if they are going to foot the bill for those who can't afford health care otherwise, their dollars will be accompanied with a relentless campaign to inform patients about the health consequences of lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and unprotected sex. (
  • And a quarter weren't confident that they could afford care the following year. (
  • Thinking about it from a purely practical standpoint, how many primary care physicians can financially afford to retire? (
  • 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. (
  • I know you have wonderful health care institutions and do offer great care for those who can afford it. (
  • Until recently, it was widely thought that a health reform bill would never overcome the strong opposition of a number of insurance companies and conservative legislators who see little role for the government in health care. (
  • The political press and others in Washington may have tired of the health issue, but it has always been a major concern of the voters,' said Republican pollster Bill McInturff. (
  • The Health Reform bill now just enriches the Health Care companies and uses tax- payers money that should go to Health care not Health Insurance. (
  • Now that we have an insurance bill, can we move on to healthcare reform? (
  • Ric will be speaking with Stuart Varney about the new health care bill and what it means for you. (
  • The health care bill is now law. (
  • Tapping into the family's insurance policy could save everyone money, but the House's Reconciliation Bill states that until 2014, for already existing health plans, insurance companies are only required to provide insurance to dependents if the dependents do not have access to insurance on their own employer-sponsored plans. (
  • A Lazard Capital Markets research note on Monday depicted some of the health care investing in broad brush strokes, stating that the health care reform bill 'impacts sentiment more than fundamentals. (
  • Yet Lazard Capital Markets analyst Tom Gallucci also wrote, 'On the surface the passage of the bill by the House lends an element of increased certainty for now in terms of the playing field for health-care providers. (
  • Doctors agree health bill has no 'death panel' requirement for the elderly. (
  • But health care experts - even those who do not support the version of the health care reform bill now being discussed - note that these accusations are shocking, inflammatory and incorrect. (
  • At issue is a 10-page section of a 1,000-page House health care reform bill on "advanced care planning consultations. (
  • The bill, which Wyden created with Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), provides universal health care and removes the burden from the employers while encouraging people to seek preventative care. (
  • But it seems impossible that a health care reform bill could come with the word "rationing" on the label. (
  • With healthcare reform still an unresolved issue, some fear that the right will use the break to crank up scare tactics and thus impede passage of a reform bill. (
  • Excerpt: Massachusetts recently gained national prominence when a reform bill was signed into law. (
  • Senator Max Baucus says he hopes to have a bi-partisan health care reform bill ready by June or July. (
  • It would behoove the "total repealers" to understand the provisions which provide funding for education and implementation of increased self responsibility for health. (
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new series of animated educational videos aim to help patients and health care consumers understand how the new benefits and provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect them. (
  • The provisions spurred conservatives, including former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey, a Republican and now a conservative commentator, to charge that these consultations would ration health care for elderly and "tell them [seniors] how to end their life sooner, how to decline nutrition, how to decline being hydrated, how to go into hospice care. (
  • The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve women's health. (
  • With more than 500 provisions, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains hefty tax implications for small business owners. (
  • Of the 500 provisions in health-care reform, more than 40 of these provisions affect the Internal Revenue Code, including incentives and tax breaks to individuals and small businesses to offset health-care expenses. (
  • 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. (
  • About 25 percent of respondents were primary care physicians (defined as internal medicine and family medicine in this case), and of those, 46 percent indicated that they would leave medicine -- or try to leave medicine -- as a result of health reform. (
  • It is not reported in this data, but apparently primary care physicians, who made up about a third of respondents, were more likely to say that they would leave medical practice. (
  • Asked whether ``under President Clinton's health care plan, if it is passed,'' you would have more or fewer choices as to doctors and other aspects of medical care than at present, 42 percent of respondents said fewer, just 16 percent more, while 39 percent said they would expect to have about the same degree of choice. (
  • The poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that in April 43% of respondents had a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while 42% had an unfavorable view and 14% didn't know. (
  • The 10Plan is a self-pay plan for individuals currently uninsured or covered by a private nongroup health insurance plan. (
  • UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS -- Some illegal aliens may receive health care under President Clinton's health-reform plan, and the administration will not aggressively attempt to root them out, says the president's top health adviser. (
  • But this state has yet to devise a plan to guarantee care to everyone who is uninsured or underinsured. (
  • Experient Health has experienced professionals who help guide individuals through buying an Individual Health Insurance Plan. (
  • At a press conference earlier in the morning, Pelosi had been asked if including a public plan that would compete with private insurance was "essential" to health care reform. (
  • The move toward global budgets highlights the failure of Massachusetts's 2006 health reform plan to make health care more affordable. (
  • But the annual deductible for the plan is high-about $2,500 dollars-creating an incentive for employees to spend their health dollars wisely. (
  • If you have health insurance through a private insurance plan, you will likely be required to pay this charge. (
  • 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). (
  • Douglas won the election, and the CCF government went on to introduce his health care plan in 1962, creating the model that the rest of Canada would later follow. (
  • They plan to go after politicians who have pledged to enact health care reform who don t vote for it. (
  • President Harry S. Truman's national health plan fails after opponents compare it to communism. (
  • A Nixon health insurance plan fails. (
  • and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). The RIP MSP Act would repeal the ObamaCare Multi-State Plan Program, which is a pathway to a public option for healthcare. (
  • This issue brief presents analysis of Qualified Health Plan (QHP) data in the individual market Marketplace for states that use the Marketplace platform and State-Based Marketplaces where data is available. (
  • A national combined health care reform initiative modeled after the Massachusetts plan would reduce the number of uninsured by 39.4 million (Figure 11). (
  • Refer to the Comprehensive Health Form Filing Requirements page for links to actual benchmark plan language. (
  • covered under a government health plan. (
  • If he can't, healthcare reform with a true 'public plan option' will be very difficult to pass. (
  • White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told reporters this week that "hopefully before the August recess is when we have" a tax reform plan "locked in place. (
  • The Trump administration unveiled its tax reform plan in late April, a one-page sheet that contains mostly general principles largely repackaged from the campaign. (
  • And it denies workers the benefits of being able to choose their health plan. (
  • Eighty percent of those who work for an employer that offers health benefits have at most two health-plan choices, which are typically both run by the same insurer. (
  • A new working paper titled, " Let them Have Choice: Gains from Shifting Away from Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and Toward an Individual Exchange ," by Leemore Dafny, Katherine Ho, and Mauricio Varela, offers a more precise estimate of how much workers suffer because the federal tax code denies them their choice of health plan -- and how much they would gain if they had greater choice. (
  • 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. (
  • It meant that my health-insurance plan (one of the better ones, by the way) only covered about 75 percent of the cost of my cutting-edge treatment. (
  • So presumably if hospitals like Grady Memorial here in Atlanta were to close, it would spur national health care reform. (
  • 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. (
  • Supporters of national health care reform have taken to town hall meetings to discuss potential reform with constituents, and have been met by both support and downright feisty crowds. (
  • The study shows that most flex sponsors would continue, and in many cases expand, their flexible benefit programs under comprehensive health-care reform. (
  • 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. (
  • But he'll also note the "outcomes that are harder to calculate" in his speech before the Catholic Health Association, days before the Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on a challenge to whether enrollees in the law are entitled to subsidies under the law. (
  • The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Health Policy and Advocacy Group updated the 2009 ACS Statement on Health Care Reform and has developed the following 2017 Statement on Health Care Reform. (
  • As such it is one of the models of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges . (
  • Here is information on federal guidance, requirements and information on the American Health Benefit Exchanges or Marketplaces. (
  • The seminars are meant to provide an open forum to ask questions about, among other health care reform topics, exchanges, tax credits, essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions and network requirements. (
  • The federal government would fully fund health care exchanges for one year as the task force did its job, Pashinski said. (
  • The most controversial provision of the ACA has been the required creation of Health Insurance Exchanges . (
  • It's a more complicated question than the bullish sentiment since the sudden passage of health care reform alone would suggest. (
  • 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. (
  • This site addresses the ACA and other health care reform issues as they relate to audiologists, SLPs, and the patients they serve. (
  • This will mean structural reforms that address patients' challenges in finding, accessing, and receiving high-quality and timely care. (
  • This article examines the effect of Massachusetts health care reform on survival rates of injured patients. (
  • 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. (
  • The ACS maintains that performance measurement is important in establishing value-based care for patients in both payment programs. (
  • We need market-based solutions that foster competition and empower individuals to keep health care where it belongs-between patients and their doctors. (
  • But there's growing support for a "global budget" model, under which primary care physicians would receive annual lump sums for each of their patients - regardless of how little or how much care they needed. (
  • Because doctors would receive a flat annual fee for each patient, they'd have a direct financial incentive to keep their patients healthy - or more cynically - to limit the care they provide. (
  • Need to have sensible torte reform so Drs. will quit ordering unnecessary test but still protect patients from unskilled doctors. (
  • 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. (
  • There should be continuation of the currently required essential health benefits to ensure patients have access to a robust set of health care services. (
  • Nor apparently did he have time to interview Canadian Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, who wrote in a 2005 decision striking down part of Canada's universal care law that many Canadians waiting for treatment suffer chronic pain and "patients die while on the waiting list. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Doctors will give more advice on ill-health prevention (for example encouraging and assisting patients to control their weight, diet, exercise more, cease smoking etc.) and so tackle problems before they become more serious. (
  • No one will know for certain how the state legislature will address the succession issue until they return from recess after Labor Day, but this is certainly one ray of light for advocates of health care reform on an otherwise dark day. (
  • But serious advocates of health care reform would be advised against relying too heavily on Moore's view. (
  • Washington lobbyists are pushing the interests of health insurance companies, drug companies, hospitals and many more. (
  • The federal Affordable Care Act requires that we seize this opportunity with respect to hospitals. (
  • Before the Chinese government launched the reform effort in 2009, a common complaint, Chen noted, was that it was "too difficult and too expensive to see a doctor in the so-called public hospitals. (
  • Hospitals are legally obligated to provide care regardless of ability to pay, and while physicians do not face the same legal requirements, few are willing to deny treatment because a patient lacks insurance. (
  • Last week, Jackson Healthcare recognized 10 Charitable Programs of Excellence from hospitals around the country. (
  • Davis said that idea is where health care should be headed, but he feels a higher percentage held out of Medicare would spur more hospitals to fall in line with the initiative. (
  • Davis said the hospital is also working to employ meaningful use of electronic records as part of health care reform that encourages hospitals and doctors both to develop systems that speak to each other. (
  • Health care service prices are strictly controlled, leading some public hospitals to cover their expenses with revenues generated from expensive medication. (
  • Only even greater reforms can break the business model used by hospitals and allow them to obtain funding through means other than jacking up the price of medicine. (
  • Deng Haihua, spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) said last week that the commission is working to stop corruption at its source by reforming public hospitals. (
  • Hospitals are now 'financially penalized for providing more efficient care by current law,' the official said. (
  • The Conservative Thatcher administrations attempted to bring competition into the NHS by developing a supplier/buyer role between hospitals as suppliers and health authorities as buyers. (
  • We need real health care reform, not a government takeover. (
  • Then they can get what they really want, a government takeover of health care. (
  • In addition to counseling and medical care, clients can get help with their finances, are encouraged to socialize, and are introduced to outside social services. (
  • 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. (
  • I have been traveling around the country these last two weeks, and it astonishes me to see how soon the dialogue which might begin as a literary one or a medical one turns to health care and health care reform. (
  • Without payment reform, graduating medical students will continue to be driven to choose procedure driven specialties (the ROAD to success as students see it, ROAD being Radiology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology and Dermatology), because you get more fee for that service, for doing to a patient than for talking to a patient. (
  • In recent decades, improvements in medical knowledge and standards of care have allowed people to live healthier, longer, and more productive lives. (
  • 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. (
  • many thought medical care would decline, and many thought that physician supply would decline. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • One of the most important factors that broke decades of political stalemate over national health-insurance reform was the emergence of research demonstrating that some U.S. medical providers were far more cost-effective than others. (
  • Especially notable was Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which partnered with the health care community and the faith community to operate the Good News Clinic. (
  • of the health care industry -- and medical-technology companies stand to be less affected, according to Funtleyder. (
  • what do you pay in taxes to support your brand on medical care? (
  • 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. (
  • Asked another way, 62 percent said they favored "President Johnson's program of medical care for the aged under Social Security. (
  • 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. (
  • I was part of the president's economic team, documenting how the profit motive in health care saves lives, in large part by stimulating medical innovation and a timely delivery of health care to the population. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Current and future reforms are outlined in Healthy China 2030. (
  • Follow-up care that would help people safely transition to home or another setting after a hospital stay will prevent costly, unnecessary hospital readmissions. (
  • The "Medicare Transition Care Act" (H.R. 2773) would provide a benefit that would offer the appropriate follow-up care needed to keep people out of the hospital. (
  • These marketplaces sell health plans primarily to people who do not have insurance. (
  • It is amazing to me the number of people who have very little understanding on how to take care of their health, regardless of their socioeconomic status. (
  • For those people, we have to provide carrots and sticks - this is the top down approach of the Affordable Care Act. (
  • People equate the ACA with health insurance changes, but the majority of the law is about change in health care delivery . (
  • Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. (
  • The reform effort in Oregon started with a search for ways to finance care for people without health insurance, most of whom were employed. (
  • Find curated resources about promising approaches to improving care for people with complex needs. (
  • A sign placed out on the 16th Street Mall in Denver beckons people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on March 24. (
  • As the federal government invests hundreds of millions to get these people covered, it is logical that we would stop making uncompensated care grants. (
  • Having organically grown his business from a failing granola shop in Austin into a nationwide phenomenon, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey knows a thing or two about running a solvent business while taking care of his people. (
  • If La Crosse is any example, people do often choose limits on care for their final months. (
  • Arthritis is a complex, chronic condition and people with arthritis depend on access to timely, ongoing care to control their disease. (
  • Health-care finance has all the ingredients to make it the setting for a decisive battle for what, almost two centuries ago, John Adams called the ``minds and hearts of the people. (
  • Moreover, he implies that people without health insurance don't receive health care. (
  • Every seat was filled and people stood against the walls as Pashinski passionately made the case that "everyone in the United States should have health care. (
  • When the Affordable Care Act fails, millions of people will suffer," he said. (
  • I'm still not sure why people in the states are thinking about reformed health care. (
  • Prohibiting profit in health care would leave people suffering from conditions that would have been alleviated or cured by private-sector innovation. (
  • One of the main goals of free-market reforms is to eliminate the tax code's preference for employer-sponsored insurance -- and the corresponding tax penalty imposed on people who purchase health insurance directly from an insurer. (
  • Despite the potential changes that could come about because of health care reform, four of Oklahoma's health care stakeholders agree on at least two things: The cost of health care must come down, and personal accountability should play a role in that happening. (
  • Only by bringing together health, employment, benefits and tax legal experts can stakeholders develop an integrated solution that achieves their strategic objectives. (
  • Baucus says he's meeting with all the stakeholders and feels that everyone is ready for some kind of reform. (
  • its long form title is An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care . (
  • My ideal is that we all take self responsibility for our health - this would improve our productivity, quality of life, and longevity. (
  • The ACS was founded in 1913 and is dedicated to high-quality, safe surgical care delivered in a compassionate, ethical manner. (
  • 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. (
  • The ACS has a multifaceted approach to enhancing quality and safety in health care worldwide. (
  • Scientific evidence shows that providing safe and effective quality surgical care will help to reduce the cost of health care delivery. (
  • The ACS supports CMS and all payors in their efforts to align their quality programs with individual patient needs and goals of care. (
  • Despite this, there is no evidence of improvement in the quality of this care. (
  • Affordable, quality health care. (
  • The Richmond, Va.-based group is dedicated to providing high quality health insurance options to customers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. (
  • Every U.S. resident should have access to affordable, quality health care, including birth control and the privacy to make reproductive choices. (
  • For all its problems, the United States still provides the highest‐​quality health care in the world. (
  • A collection of programs, news, and research on how to define and measure high-quality, high-value care. (
  • Our ultimate objective is to continue to provide affordable and high-quality health insurance choices to all consumers. (
  • 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. (
  • Rather, the hospital's financial incentives will be based on health outcomes, quality measures and patient satisfaction surveys. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • We will also advance recommendations to support the delivery of high- quality patient care. (
  • This will guarantee we will have even fewer primary care physicians, but take heart that if you are in a theater and have a skin emergency, there will always be a dermatologist in the house. (
  • 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. (
  • You can also search Pub Med for more abstracts on this, or any other health topic. (
  • Especially in light of how unproductive the so-called education wars have been, greater focus on this research has the potential to point the way toward reforms that would actually improve student outcomes. (
  • The President's announcement does not impact employer sponsored health care benefit programs. (
  • The federal tax code creates a large tax preference for employer-sponsored health insurance. (
  • The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 to make it consistent with the federal Affordable Care Act . (
  • We need to make it work, because the lack of good health in this country is costly and is even becoming a national security issue . (
  • SHAPIRO: So if there are some 3,300 lobbyists focusing on health care, how do you make your voice heard above the din? (
  • The decisions we make about health-care reform will affect many aspects of our economy, including the pace of economic growth, wages and living standards, and government budgets, to name a few. (
  • State leaders saw this vacuum of authority and took it upon themselves to make change: By 2001, no less than 46 states had found a way to pass these very popular reforms all on their own. (
  • For one, he writes, make it easier to create high-deductible insurance plans and health savings accounts. (
  • They recognized the importance of an individual mandate as necessary to keep a mix of young, old, healthy and sick in the insurance pool to share the risk and make health care affordable, just like auto insurance. (
  • Health care reform is a political reality -- so does health care again make sense as an investment story? (
  • If the investing time horizon for health care requires investors to take a view as far out as three years, all the action in the hospital stocks -- first up and then down across the first three days of this historic week -- may be evidence that investors are not sure what to make of it all, even with the uncertainty related to health care reform finally removed. (
  • Businesses did not make a decision on what to do because they were waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the Affordable Care Act . (
  • The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make. (
  • the new administration's health care reform will probably make it go away faster. (
  • Health care reform will affect different clients in different ways, and our team understands how a client's characteristics will affect the options available to it and the ones that make the most sense. (
  • The second reform is to make the NHS a more personal service, and it is negotiating with doctors to provide more services at times more convenient to the patient, such as in the evenings and at weekends. (
  • Assists Employers Providing Retiree Health Benefits. (
  • The House Educational and Economic Opportunities Committee agreed to give small employers opportunities to escape state regulation by joining together to buy health insurance and obtaining the same treatment as larger firms that operate across state lines. (
  • But those workers would presumably get raises, since in a free labor market employers are likely to put what they now pay for health care into paychecks. (
  • Employers will increasingly shift the burden to employees who will now have to ante up more money to pay for health insurance. (
  • Employers with more than 50 employees that do not provide health insurance to their employees will pay a $2,000 penalty per employee per year, starting with the 31st employee. (
  • For the 10 percent who buy insurance not though their employers, health insurance is increasingly expensive or unavailable. (
  • Finally, employers are constantly changing health insurance plans. (
  • Not surprisingly, employers are dropping more and more employees from health-insurance plans in an attempt to stay competitive. (
  • Among its many effects, the law established an independent public authority, the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, also known as the Massachusetts Health Connector . (
  • The introduction of illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids like fentanyl to U.S. drug markets has presented new challenges for policymakers working to reverse this public health crisis. (
  • Health care reform has taken off without any new push from public opinion. (
  • There's hope that [the vote] would be done within a short period of time, like a week or so,' said Tim McBride, a health economist and associate dean of public health at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. (
  • An informed public, aware of these technological advances, is demanding access to the best that healthcare has to offer. (
  • As the public interest in these issues testifies, the stakes associated with health-care reform, both economic and social, are very high. (
  • Can you have effective health care reform without a public option? (
  • Asked by HuffPost if she would allow a reform package without a public option out of the House, she responded: "It's not a question of allow. (
  • Pelosi, during the press conference, also rejected a compromise proposal by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) to create private, nonprofit, regional health care cooperatives instead of a national public option. (
  • How do you think health reform WITHOUT the public option would affect the following? (
  • When asked, "How do you think the passage of health reform WITHOUT a public option would affect your professional/practice plans, if at all? (
  • An audio interview with Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the Director of the Department of Public Health for Los Angeles County. (
  • As co-chairs of the New Jersey Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, we have worked during the past year to educate public policymakers on one critical component to the health care reform effort: the need to recognize the role chronic disease prevention and treatment can play in this endeavor. (
  • LWV joined public health advocacy groups in a letter expressing grave concern regarding the United States Government's decision to terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (W.H.O). (
  • In Saskatchewan, the public opposition to health reform came in the form of a movement called Keep Our Doctors, which organized rallies and protests across the province. (
  • Many of the speakers including Daschle, a public policy adviser at Alston + Bird, which advises clients on health care and other issues blasted special interests as the cause of inaction on reforms. (
  • The public option, offering government-run health care as an alternative to private insurance, has been on the chopping block but still hasn't been ruled out. (
  • What is Public Option Health Care? (
  • made the case that universal health care is a moral right at a packed public forum Tuesday night. (
  • Engelhard is director of the Health Policy Program, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia. (
  • Regardless of whether you think healthcare is a basic human right or a responsibility of the state, it is time for a public option . (
  • A public healthcare option is " gonna happen ," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this July. (
  • The reality is that these partisan protesters don't represent the majority of public opinion on healthcare. (
  • Public health campaigns to improve environmental and hygienic conditions were also implemented, especially in urban areas. (
  • The Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee or Relative Value Update Committee (RUC, pronounced "ruck") is a volunteer group of 31 physicians who have made highly influential recommendations on how to value a physician's work when computing health care prices in the United States' public health insurance program Medicare. (
  • Currently there are plans in both Houses that endeavor to reform healthcare in the U.S. but which employ distinctly different strategies to achieve fundamental change. (
  • With such reform plans surfacing even before the president-elect has taken the oath of office, it seems clear that health care reform will be a top priority for the new administration. (
  • The Preferred plans include the Blue Care HMO Network and the Premier plans include the BCBS PPO network. (
  • Some Straight Talk About Low - Carbohydrates and Your Health by Rick Trojan .There have been many diets and weight loss plans that have come and gone over the years. (
  • Per federal regulation all health insurance plans in the individual market are 'guaranteed available' to consumers during an annual open enrollment period. (
  • Differences in health plans can exist between different classes of employees. (
  • Health insurance reform got a jump start at about the same time the balanced-budget drive stalled, and Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan 's message about economic anxiety began to resonate in the Republican primaries. (
  • Many of the speakers also slammed the Bush administration for stymying reforms and for twice vetoing an expansion of the State Children s Health Insurance Program, and they said presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain would bring more of the same. (
  • Distributed widely to Republican s on Capitol Hill, the memo framed the right-wing attack on health care reform. (
  • Lobbying lawmakers in Washington to pass comprehensive heath reform, NEA believes that, if this opportunity passes, it will be probably decades before such an effort can be mounted again. (
  • A physician friend asked me today if I had seen the survey in the New England Journal of Medicine that says nearly half of us will quit medicine if health care reform passes. (
  • What Are the Potential Impacts of Single-Payer Health Care? (
  • According to Carlton Oneal, Managing Parner at Light Speed, a certified MBE with GNEMSDC, "not being able to offer health insurance impacts our ability to attract top talent and be competitive with larger firms in the industry. (
  • An act of vandalism at the headquarters of the Colorado Democratic Party was initially blamed on anti-health care reform protestors by the state's Democratic party chairwoman. (
  • Healthcare was reformed in 1948 after the Second World War, broadly along the lines of the 1942 Beveridge Report, with the creation of the National Health Service or NHS. (
  • Should this rate of growth continue, health spending would exceed 22 percent of GDP by 2020 and reach almost 30 percent of GDP by 2030. (
  • In October 2009, Chen Zhu, head of the Ministry of Health, declared the pursuit of Healthy China 2020, a program to provide universal healthcare access and treatment for all of China by 2020, mostly by revised policies in nutrition, agriculture, food, and social marketing. (
  • The companies' alleged practices are not exclusive to those companies, but are in fact regular occurrences within China's health care industry. (
  • China's government, specifically the National Health and Family Planning Commission (formerly the Ministry of Health), plays a leading role in these reforms. (
  • Below are the key changes to the excise tax in the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010. (
  • In March 2010, H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, P.L. 111-148), and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, P.L. 111-152), collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), became law. (
  • With reference to the research of William Hsiao and colleagues, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 was passed with the legislative intent of reducing the payment disparity between primary care and other specialties through use of the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS). (
  • Incremental health reform is one of the few things the federal government can do quickly, cheaply and privately to ease workers' concerns about their future. (
  • Major revisions related to health care industry price controls were passed in August 2012, and the employer mandate was repealed in 2013 in favor of the federal mandate (even though enforcement of the federal mandate was delayed until January 2015). (
  • New health care reform laws that go into effect in 2014 mandate that individuals carry health insurance or, in most cases, pay a fine. (
  • ASPE worked with The Lewin Group to design and model a national individual mandate for the purchase of health insurance. (
  • Although the federal and state governments spent more than $35 billion to finance uncompensated care in 2004, the evidence nonetheless indicates that uninsured persons receive less health care than those who are insured and that their health suffers as a consequence. (
  • Secondly, the results in Massachusetts are a product of several years (beginning in 2006) of the state-designed and state-operated program, not the federal Affordable Care Act. (
  • As the show goes on, health care reform on the state level will continue to be a compelling force on the path toward true national reform. (
  • And I think about what the success or failure of the Affordable Care Act means for a state like ours. (
  • We're urging the state to take steps toward a Florida Health Care Exchange. (
  • We commend the Court on today's ruling and celebrate that Louisiana will retain the three existing clinics in the state that provide abortion care. (
  • Poor oral health directly affects an individual's nutritional state. (
  • The renewal and expansion of SCHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, would increase federal funding for low-income children from the current $5 billion a year. (
  • In 2007, researchers at the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, conducted a telephone survey of 1,104 New Jersey residents regarding their opinions on health care reform. (
  • 3. Expand choice and competition by allowing consumers to shop for health insurance across state lines. (
  • We do know that our efforts to work with federal and state regulators will continue as we determine how to implement the Affordable Care Act, and we must comply with any new requirements. (
  • Also, I live on a border state and am not excited AT ALL about paying for aliens to have free health care. (
  • A national combined health care reform initiative of this magnitude would have a net federal cost of $155.8 billion dollars and a net state savings of $2.4 billion, for a total program cost of $153.4 billion (Figure 12). (
  • Romney believes every state should pursue its own version of health care reform. (
  • They're looking for things or reasons to be in favor of reform. (
  • In the meantime, every business needs to be reviewing their health insurance to see if they are discriminating in favor of the owners and top paid employees. (
  • Generic prescription drugs save consumers and health care providers billions of dollars each year, but unfortunately, no approved process for lower cost generic alternatives is available for biologic drugs. (
  • We will likely see incentives for health care providers to offer more cost-effective-and, hopefully, better-treatment. (
  • But the rapidly rising cost of care has counteracted these benefits. (
  • We believe this is the root cause of today's health care cost crisis: the alarming escalation of preventable chronic diseases and the astronomical percentage of the health care dollar that is then required to treat them. (
  • More than 2.5 million Floridians have already used the no-cost annual checkups and screenings since the health care law removed co-pays and deductibles. (
  • Inadequate healthcare cost controls for individuals and families. (
  • Between the clinic and a program called Health Access, the working poor can see primary care doctors, specialists, dentists, and other health care providers for little or no cost to them and get the medicines they need to manage their illnesses. (
  • They understand the law will increase the cost of health care, but worse than that, will penalize small businesses and kill jobs. (
  • Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre , invited constituents to a discussion about the out-of-control cost of health care, which he said is caused by insurance company price gouging and corporate greed. (
  • Read a news report stating that home health nurses are likely to be paid less due to cost cutting measures. (
  • However, these reforms have not addressed the rising cost of medication. (
  • A spokesman for AARP responded to news of Monday's planned announcement by saying, 'AARP believes the agreement of providers to slow the skyrocketing cost of health care is critical for the health reform we are all working toward. (
  • Prior to its bankruptcy reorganization, General Motors was spending $1,400 per automobile on employee health insurance-more than the cost of steel. (