Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Congresses as Topic: Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.CongressesHealth Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)National Health Insurance, United StatesCommunity Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.United StatesHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Subtalar Joint: Formed by the articulation of the talus with the calcaneus.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Capacity Building: Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Foot Deformities, Congenital: Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot occurring at or before birth.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Tarsal Bones: The seven bones which form the tarsus - namely, CALCANEUS; TALUS; cuboid, navicular, and the internal, middle, and external cuneiforms.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Universal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Social Change: Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Lobbying: A process whereby representatives of a particular interest group attempt to influence governmental decision makers to accept the policy desires of the lobbying organization.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Labor Unions: Organizations comprising wage and salary workers in health-related fields for the purpose of improving their status and conditions. The concept includes labor union activities toward providing health services to members.Health Impact Assessment: Combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population.Community-Based Participatory Research: Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Legislation as Topic: The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Voluntary Health Agencies: Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.Group Purchasing: A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)Social Planning: Interactional process combining investigation, discussion, and agreement by a number of people in the preparation and carrying out of a program to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community. It usually involves the action of a formal political, legal, or recognized voluntary body.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Reimbursement Mechanisms: Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Capital Financing: Institutional funding for facilities and for equipment which becomes a part of the assets of the institution.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Social Welfare: Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Talus: The second largest of the TARSAL BONES. It articulates with the TIBIA and FIBULA to form the ANKLE JOINT.Government: The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.United States Government Agencies: Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Synostosis: A union between adjacent bones or parts of a single bone formed by osseous material, such as ossified connecting cartilage or fibrous tissue. (Dorland, 27th ed)Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Eligibility Determination: Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Biomedical Research: Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Flatfoot: A condition in which one or more of the arches of the foot have flattened out.Economics: The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Societies, Scientific: Societies whose membership is limited to scientists.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Maternal-Child Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)Consumer Organizations: Organized groups of users of goods and services.History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Pacific Islands: The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Organizational Innovation: Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Privatization: Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.Allergy and Immunology: A medical specialty concerned with the hypersensitivity of the individual to foreign substances and protection from the resultant infection or disorder.Administrative Personnel: Individuals responsible for the development of policy and supervision of the execution of plans and functional operations.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: A medical specialty concerned with the use of physical agents, mechanical apparatus, and manipulation in rehabilitating physically diseased or injured patients.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Internationality: The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Legislation, Medical: Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Taxes: Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.Insurance Benefits: Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Great BritainResidence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Tobacco Industry: The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.United States Environmental Protection Agency: An agency in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It was created as an independent regulatory agency responsible for the implementation of federal laws designed to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the ENVIRONMENT.Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.Traumatology: The medical specialty which deals with WOUNDS and INJURIES as well as resulting disability and disorders from physical traumas.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Appalachian Region: A geographical area of the United States with no definite boundaries but comprising northeastern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, southwestern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, and southern New York.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.EuropeHealth Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Social Values: Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.): A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.Health Transition: Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)International Agencies: International organizations which provide health-related or other cooperative services.Healthcare Financing: Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.Brazil
Provisions of her OB/Gyn bill were included in the health care reform bill enacted into law. In 2011, Davis voted for the ... Davis is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and portrays herself as working across party lines. She serves on the House ... List of Jewish members of the United States Congress Women in the United States House of Representatives "District 53" (PDF). ... McCutcheon, Michael; Barone, Chuck (2013). 2014 Almanac of ...
Just Health Care Reform Benefits of a Balanced Budget Homeowner tax breaks are breaking the budget Radical Tax Reform Health ... and works regularly with members of United States Congress on health, economic, tax, and budget policy. MacGuineas served as a ... Before joining the New America Foundation, MacGuineas worked at the Brookings Institution, the Concord Coalition, and on Wall ... where she covered economic and fiscal policy and wrote extensively on the health care reform debate. She was the Director of ...
... health care, immigration reform, civil rights and the economy. In her role as a spokesperson for the organization, she is ... Murguía currently serves as a board member of the Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations ... Murguía often testifies before Congress about issues affecting the Latino community including education, ... and is an executive committee member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. She also sits on the board of the Hispanic ...
In attempting to appeal to a broader electorate, he lost the support of black voters by opposing national health care reform ... In Congress, Davis was a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on the Judiciary and several of their ... Whip Team for the Democratic Caucus of the 109th Congress and was the co-chair of the centrist House New Democrat Coalition, as ... Davis twice voted against the Democratic-supported health care reform legislation, first in November 2009, and again in March ...
Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity, Members Cole, Michael (2009-11-07). "House Passes Health Reform Bill with Key LGBT ... However, it was removed from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation ... The Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act (S. 1171 and H.R. 2088) is a bill in the 112th Congress that would equalize ... the health care reform acts that were passed by the House and Senate then signed into law by President Obama. HRC , Tax Equity ...
... members of the coalition met with President Obama and senior staff to discuss topics of immigration, health care, and civil ... Much of the conversation centered on the comprehensive immigration reform starting to make its way through Congress. In ... NCAPA coalition members work together on various policy issues such as Civil & Human Rights, Education, Health, Housing & ... The coalition members are as follows: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum , APIAHF Asian & Pacific Islander American ...
... and opposing cap-and-trade legislation and Democratic efforts to overhaul health care. ATR is a member of the Cooler Heads ... In the 112th Congress serving in years 2011 and 2012, all but six of the 242 Republican members plus two Democratic members of ... The "Wednesday Meeting" of the Leave Us Alone Coalition soon became an important hub of conservative political organizing. ... Americans for Tax Reform is an associate member of the State Policy Network, a U.S. national network of free-market oriented ...
Health Care; Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform; and Trade. The task forces for the 113th Congress were changed to: ... "Congress' largest coalition of "moderates" heading into the 113th Congress. As of January 2015, there were 46 members in the ... Senate New Democrat Coalition Members (August 2000) NDN: Senate New Democrat Coalition Members (July 2001) NDN: Senate New ... The New Democrat Coalition is a Congressional Member Organization within the United States Congress made up of Democrats who ...
... of Congress and staff to discuss strategies to lower health care costs by addressing health disparities and to spotlight reform ... Adams is a member of the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College, Barry University, the Miami Art Museum, and St. John ... coalitions et al. which include health disparities in their agenda. On July 2, 2008, Adams was a panelist during a conference ... "Closing the Health Gap: The Civil Right to Health Care", which examined the role of discrimination and other factors in ...
"Seniors Suffer Under Obama/AARP/PhRMA "Healthcare Reform"". 60 Plus Association. June 22, 2009. "Seniors Urge Congress to ... Health Law Journal, "The Bush Transition Team and the Health Care Industry"[permanent dead link], May 2001 Amy Noone Frederick ... 60 Plus is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition. 60 Plus is led by its Chairman James L Martin, a 77-year-old veteran of the ... Current issues include opposing certain health care reform proposals, opposing federal energy standards, opposing the structure ...
She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Penn/ICOWHI 18th Congress, entitled Cities and Women's Health: Global ... a coalition of more than 60 public and private organizations dedicated to improving access to health care. She also chaired the ... she was appointed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Health Care Reform Implementation Advisory Committee, developing ... A member of the Pennsylvania Women's Forum and the Forum of Executive Women, and a Fellow of the College of Physicians of ...
... on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, District ... "unacceptable for any member of Congress, especially a subcommittee chairman," to treat a witness in the manner with which he ... In mid-2000, McHenry was hired by Karl Rove to be the National Coalition Director for George W. Bush's successful 2000 ... He is a member of the Republican Party. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for a single term. The ...
Hochul expressed support for the 2010 health care reform legislation passed by the 111th Congress and said during her campaign ... She was also co-founder of the Village Action Coalition, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg ... I think we should have Medicare cover home health care. Look at the savings we'd have if we covered home health care and tele- ... Health care On September 16, 2011, David Weigel quoted Hochul on lowering Medicare costs: "We need to cut the underlying costs ...
A version of this legislation was later incorporated in national health care reform policies. In 2009, Gilbert worked with ... Congress and the Obama Administration to amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act to ensure that members ... Gilbert has worked with SawStop and a coalition of consumer protection groups in an effort to enact a mandatory safety standard ... In 2010, Gilbert authored a chapter in Materials on Tort Reform by Professor Andrew Popper of the Washington College of Law at ...
"Virginia Foxx Uses Strong Words to Oppose Health Care Reform Bill". Retrieved 2009-08-09. "Rep. Foxx: Health Care ... In September 2005, Foxx was one of 11 members of Congress to vote against the $51 billion aid package to victims of Hurricane ... Turkish Coalition of America. August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2016. Mary Ann, Akers (2009-04-29). "Virginia Foxx: Matthew ... Women in the United States House of Representatives "First-term women members of the 109th Congress" (PDF). Government Printing ...
He is a member of the Republican Study Committee. Mitchell voted in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017. Committee on ... and Pensions Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules ... He became the chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Michigan, a conservative nonprofit foundation. Mitchell led a ... Tower, Mark (February 9, 2016). "Paul Mitchell to seek Candice Miller's seat in Congress". Retrieved November 6, ...
... is a noted child welfare advocate and executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform,( ... carrying member of the ACLU. My [NCCJ] board members include a former director of Housing and Homelessness for the Child ... in foster-care system,", Sept. 04, 2009, Los Angeles Daily News Panic in foster care; Recent tragedies could make the system ... Addressing child welfare issues since at least the early 1990s, Wexler has testified repeatedly before Congress and state ...
... and other organizations to promote health reform legislation in Congress to issue an July 30, 2009 open letter to all members ... of Congress publicly announcing their support for health reform legislation. Some commentators stated that this large coalition ... ensuring high-quality 21st-century care; expanding access to care; and improving practice environments for physicians in order ... "Doctors for America Takes Message to the White House; Doctors from every state make the case for health reform now - Doctors ...
Co-Chair and Founding Member Cancer Care Working Group, Co-Chair House 21st Century Health Care Caucus, Vice Chair House ... Eshoo supported the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 3675; 113th Congress), a bill that would ... Research Caucus Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Congressional Coalition on ... Past topics have included health care, the crisis in Darfur, medicine, voter reform, foreign affairs, National Endowment for ...
HCAN assembled a network of state-based advocacy groups to carry the message from the ground up to members of Congress-an ... coalition of more than 1,000 organizations that joined together in 2008 in a successful effort to promote legislation to reform ... Advocate Network Children's Defense Fund Communications Workers of America Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare ... Health Care for America Now. "HCAN Shifts To Second Phase Of Health Reform". Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. ...
Luxury tax Health care reform in the United States Beam, Christopher (October 14, 2009). "Do I have a "Cadillac Plan"? An ... to their healthcare plans and have asked that their members be eligible for the same federal subsidies available to low-income ... As of 2017, there is a bipartisan effort in Congress to repeal the 40% tax--H.R. 2050 introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) ... Frank Guinta (R-NH). In addition, the Alliance to Fight the 40, a broad based coalition of public and private sector employer ...
The H.R 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act includes legislation called the Newborn Act. This act would create 15 ... Another issue is the reform of foster care for children. Congressman Jim Cooper serves on the board of the Congressional ... As determined by the DNC's rules Tennessee has been given three additional members. The three additional members are elected, ... Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) in order to try to improve conditions for foster children. Last year the Affordable Care ...
Cartwright ran as a self-professed "FDR Democrat", and as an ally of President Obama on taxes and health care reform, and ... It was widely believed that Holden, a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, would face a tough fight to secure re-election in the ... Cartwright was selected by his peers to serve as a class president of the 49 new Democratic members of the 113th Congress. On ... Moyer, Josh (April 10, 2012). "Cartwright emphasizes health care, trade in platform". Citizens Voice. Retrieved June 9, 2012. ...
Kind's work on the Subcommittee of Health has been focused primarily on health care issues within small business. As a member ... New Democrat Coalition members "The U.S. Congress votes database". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 28, 2012. The Lugar ... Ron Kind to eye crop subsidy reform". Retrieved August 27, 2012. Davis, Julie (July 25, 2007). "Farm bill spurs split in Dem's ... Kind was ranked as the 19th most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 114th United States Congress ...
... investing in smart reforms, and emphasizing preventive health care, we can significantly bring down the cost of health care." ... Thompson is a Blue Dog Democrat and was previously a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He has been labeled as a "moderate ... Health care Thompson has been a supporter of a public option for healthcare. In 2009, Thompson wrote that "[b]y streamlining ... was accused of underwriting three members of Congress to travel to Iraq, on behalf of Iraqi intelligence officials. McDermott's ...
At a federal level, however, to date no government has been formed on this basis. Historically, there have been 'red-green' coalitions in the Bundestag between the SPD and the Greens, and social-liberal coalitions between the SPD and the FDP. However, whilst there may be common ground in terms of social progressivism between the three parties, the FDP's economic liberalism and long association at the federal level with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) make such a coalition problematic at present and the FDP chairman Guido Westerwelle had specifically ruled out this option for the 2009 federal election[1]. The term became more widely used outside Germany when the inconclusive 2005 federal election led to its use in the international media. Other designations included "Africa" or "Senegal coalition" (coined by Green politician Jürgen Trittin). The term Jamaica coalition-sometimes called "black traffic light" ...
Queensland: Due to Brisbane having a much smaller share of Queensland's population compared to the other state capitals, Queensland is the only state in which the Nationals have consistently been the stronger non-Labor party. The Nationals were the senior partner in the non-Labor Coalition from 1925 until the Coalition was broken in 1983. At an election held two months later, the Nationals under Joh Bjelke-Petersen came up one seat short of a majority, but later gained a majority when two Liberal MLAs crossed the floor to join the Nationals. The Nationals then governed in their own right until 1989. The Coalition was renewed in 1991, and won power under Rob Borbidge from 1996 to 1998. In 2008, the parties agreed to merge, forming the Liberal National Party, under the leadership of former National Lawrence Springborg. Although it is dominated by former Nationals, it has full voting rights within the Liberal Party and observer status within the National Party. ...
... (French: Europe Écologie) was a green electoral coalition of political parties in France created for the 2009 European elections composed of The Greens and other ecologists and regionalists. For the European Parliament election in 2014, this electoral alliance was renewed. The coalition was launched on 20 October 2008 with the support of the European Green Party and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a Franco-German MEP previously representing the Alliance '90/The Greens of Germany, but who ran in France in 2009. Since its creation, the coalition received the support of Cécile Duflot, José Bové and Dominique Voynet amongst others. After winning a record 16.28% of the vote in the 2009 European elections, the coalition maintained itself to participate in the 2010 regional elections ...
The Democratic Party during the New Deal coalition, formed in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies from 1930s until 1960s, was a "big-tent" party.[16] This coalition brought together labor unions, working-class voters, farm organizations, liberals, Southern Democrats, African Americans, urban voters and immigrants.[17][18] The Blue Dog Coalition is a big-tent caucus of centrist and conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives, some being socially conservative and fiscally and economically progressive or vice versa.[citation needed] For a brief period following the 2006 and 2008 elections, when Democrats held a majority in the House, this caucus wielded increased influence over the party, but its power declined again after a large majority of its members were defeated or retired in the 2010 election. Its Republican counterpart is the Republican Main Street Partnership. In counter to the New Deal ...
In his 2004 sermons and public interviews, al-Sadr repeatedly demanded an immediate withdrawal of all U.S.-led coalition forces, all foreign troops under United Nations control, and the establishment of a new central Iraqi government, not connected to the Ba'ath party or the Allawi government.. In late March 2004, Coalition authorities (759th MP Battalion) in Iraq shut down Sadr's newspaper al-Hawza on charges of inciting violence. Sadr's followers held demonstrations protesting the closure of the newspaper. On 4 April, fighting broke out in Najaf, Sadr City, and Basra. Sadr's Mahdi Army took over several points and attacked coalition soldiers, killing dozens of foreign soldiers, and taking many casualties of their own in the process.[21] At the same time, Sunni rebels in the cities of Baghdad, Samarra, Ramadi, and, most notably, Fallujah, staged uprisings as well, causing the most serious challenge to coalition control of Iraq up to that ...
... is an abbreviation of: Education Action Group Education Action Group Foundation European Air Group En Avant de Guingamp, a French football club East Asian Games Ether-a-go-go, a potassium channel of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, see human Ether-à-go-go Related Gene Extended Affix Grammar from Computer Science. Electroantennography Estimated average glucose Eurasian Group, the FATF-style regional body for the Central Asian ...
Prime Minister Obuchi suffered a stroke in April 2000 and was replaced by Yoshirō Mori. After the Liberal Party left the coalition in April 2000, Prime Minister Mori welcomed a Liberal Party splinter group, the New Conservative Party, into the ruling coalition. The three-party coalition made up of the LDP, New Komeito, and the New Conservative Party maintained its majority in the Diet following the June 2000 Lower House elections. After a turbulent year in office in which he saw his approval ratings plummet to the single digits, Prime Minister Mori agreed to hold early elections for the LDP presidency in order to improve his party's chances in crucial July 2001 Upper House elections. On 24 April 2001, riding a wave of grassroots desire for change, maverick politician Junichiro Koizumi defeated former Prime Minister Hashimoto and other party stalwarts on a platform of economic and political reform. Koizumi was elected as Japan's 87th Prime ...
Conceived by the leaders of the neo-Nazi groups National Socialist Movement (NSM) and Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP), the coalition was formed in 2016. Its aim was to unite white supremacist and white nationalist groups under a common umbrella. Originally the group was named the Aryan Nationalist Alliance and was composed of neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan and White power skinhead organizations, the logo of the group was two hands joined together with the Celtic Cross in the background and multiple Wolfsangels in the circle.[2][3] The coalition later rebranded itself as the Nationalist Front with a logo that had the group initials "NF" inside a white background with a black circle with stars and the slogan "Iunctus Stamus" (United We Stand) it would also be later joined by the neo-Confederate League of the South, the neo-Nazi/alt-right Vanguard America and four other groups such as the Aryan Strikeforce.[4][5] The ideology of the Nationalist Front centers on a desire for a white ...
In May 1917, Conservative Prime Minister Borden proposed the formation of a national unity government or coalition government to Liberal leader Sir Wilfrid Laurier in order to enact conscription, and to govern for the remainder of the war. Laurier rejected this proposal because of the opposition of his Quebec MPs, and fears that Quebec nationalist leader Henri Bourassa would be able to exploit the situation. Public opinion in Quebec was heavily against conscription, influencing the Liberal opposition to it due to the large number of Liberal MPs from Quebec.[1] As an alternative to a coalition with Laurier, on October 12, 1917, Borden formed the Union government with a Cabinet of twelve Conservatives, nine Liberals and Independents and one "Labour" member. To represent "labour" and the working class, Borden appointed to the Cabinet Conservative Senator Gideon Decker Robertson who had been appointed to the Senate in January and had links with the conservative wing of the ...
Benavente (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɨnɐˈvẽt(ɨ)]) is a municipality and parish in Santarém District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 29,019, in an area of 521.38 km². In 1199 the fixation of foreign settlers on the left bank of the Tagus River created a Town on a peninsula in the tagus estuary. Situated in the western limits of Coruche castle dominion, subordinate to the Order of Calatrava. This small settlement remained under the Seignory of this Military Order, which named it Benavente, the same name as a castle of the same Military order in the Kingdom of León (Benavente, Zamora). It received its foral on March 25, 1200, given by D. Paio (or Pelágio), master of the Military Order of Santa Maria of Évora. The foral was confirmed in Santarém in 1218 by Sancho I. King Manuel gave it a new foral on January 16, 1516. The present Mayor is António José Ganhão, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition (Communist and Green coalition). Benavente is crossed by National ...
Chief o Staff o the Philippine Militar Contingent-Philippine Civil Action Group tae Vietnam (AFP-PHILCAG), Vietnam War, 1965- ...
The story is set in an unnamed American city at about the time of publication. There are several mentions of how beautiful the weather is. Oliver Wilson is renting an old mansion to three vacationers for the month of May. He wants to get rid of them so he can sell the house to someone who has offered him three times its value, provided the buyer can move in during May. His fiancée, Sue, insists that he arrange for them to leave, so that he can sell the house, giving them enough money for their impending marriage. The tenants are a man, Omerie Sancisco, and two women, Klia and Kleph Sancisco. They fascinate Oliver with the perfection of their appearance and manners, their strange connoisseur's attitude to everything, and their secretiveness about their origin and about their insistence on that house at that time. Oliver's half-hearted attempts to evict them founder when he becomes attracted to Kleph. The mystery deepens with remarks she lets slip, with the unspectacular but advanced technology ...
The UK's coalition government drops plans for a crucial House of Commons vote on its plans to reform the House of Lords after it faced likely defeat over the issue with as many as 100 Conservative MPs planning to oppose the plans. (BBC) ...
Congress,alert:,EUROECHO,and,Other,Imaging,Modalities:,New,patient,emphasis,medicine,medical news today,latest medical news, ... Health, ...EAE President Doctor Luigi Badano FESC from the University of Padua...EUROECHO & other Imaging Modalities which ... NSBA Implores Congress to Act on Health Care Reform. 8. DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Applauds President, Members of Congress on ... FASEB President Addresses Congressional Audience at Coalition for Health Funding Briefing on Public Health. 10. Congresswoman ...
Provisions of her OB/Gyn bill were included in the health care reform bill enacted into law. In 2011, Davis voted for the ... Davis is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and portrays herself as working across party lines. She serves on the House ... List of Jewish members of the United States Congress Women in the United States House of Representatives "District 53" (PDF). ... McCutcheon, Michael; Barone, Chuck (2013). 2014 Almanac of ...
Senate Republicans failed to pass health care reform legislation on a 49 to 51 vote. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader ... Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have both signaled an interest in pursuing other strategies to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ... Tax reform is complicated, and each member of Congress and the coalition will bring different ideas and concerns to the table. ... In the early hours of Friday, July 28, Senate Republicans failed to pass health care reform legislation on a 49 to 51 vote. ...
It formed the Coalition for Affordable Quality Healthcare to try to improve the image of managed care in response to a constant ... But a much more subtle tactic is to provide supposedly accurate and objective information to "educate" members of Congress and ... Im sure plenty of PR people would work for health care reform.. ...if there was money to pay for for a large-scale, pro-reform ... Wendell Potter: How Corporate PR Works to Kill Health Care Reform. Submitted by Wendell Potter on September 15, 2009 - 8:16am. ...
June 24 -- On the eve of a... ...,Nations,Staff,RNs,Call,on,Congress,to,Implement,Public,Health,Care,Option,medicine,medical ... Health,...United American Nurses Endorses Single-Payer Plan Encourages Dialogue... ...SILVER SPRING Md. ... AFL-CIO join with other groups in the Health Care for America Now! coalition to urge Congress to enact a public health care ... effective and lasting health care reform. Nurses believe that quality, accessible health care in this country is a right, not a ...
It formed the Coalition for Affordable Quality Healthcare [15] to try to improve the image of managed care in response to a ... But a much more subtle tactic is to provide supposedly accurate and objective information to "educate" members of Congress and ... How Corporate PR Works to Kill Health Care Reform. Wendell Potter: How Corporate PR Works to Kill Health Care Reform [1]. ... has conducted duplicitous and well-financed PR and lobbying campaigns every time Congress has tried to reform our health care ...
People of faith will also make over 10,000 phone calls to members of Congress before the August recess, urging reform. " ... The coalition, called Faithful America, claims that "more than six hundred clergy from 41 states and 39 denominations have ... In 1993, religious groups were an insignificant part of the health care reform debate.. This time groups like the Family ... Listen to these striking ads - highly religious, pro-health care reform ads running in Colorado, Arkansas, North Carolina, ...
If Bachus believes members of Congress are part of this movement, he should be able to say it.… Hes really reflecting a much ... a left-leaning coalition of 77 House members founded by Sanders in the early 1990s. Although the caucus has not espoused ... to support the White Houses health care reform proposals. Anti-health care protesters also appear, one of whom carries a sign ... and says those without health care insurance will benefit from his plans to reform the health care system. Unlike many other ...
Just Health Care Reform Benefits of a Balanced Budget Homeowner tax breaks are breaking the budget Radical Tax Reform Health ... and works regularly with members of United States Congress on health, economic, tax, and budget policy. MacGuineas served as a ... Before joining the New America Foundation, MacGuineas worked at the Brookings Institution, the Concord Coalition, and on Wall ... where she covered economic and fiscal policy and wrote extensively on the health care reform debate. She was the Director of ...
... , the firm who will be working with the AAAAI on socioeconomic and coding and billing issues advocating ... My expertise includes knowledge of healthcare reform, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, quality, health information ... technology, and other health-related issues. I also have personal relationships with numerous Members of Congress on both sides ... coalition building; educating congressional and Administration officials on important health issues; advocating for health ...
... but the fact that the panel has already scheduled a July 26 hearing amid the chaos of the health care reform debate is good ... A Broad Coalition. The funding provisions should easily move.through the Senate Finance Committee, since many of its members ... With Congress moving quickly toward adjournment, and facing a number of major, timeconsuming issues - including health care ... Its the broadest coalition Ive seen.. Theres really strong support for this, said Alfred Pollard, chief lobbyist at the ...
But Congress is not even attempting this. What the responsible members of Congress are publicly saying is that a reform that ... I later said that I supported the Presidents public outline for health care reform as the best realistic chance for reform, so ... It is not hard to see why his defunct coalition is not helping him keep control of Congress this year. ... Taxes levied by private corporations: A constitutional question, now that health care reform is officially dead. Mood: sad. ...
... such coalitions could prove vital to President Obama and his allies in Congress as opponents of health care reform flood town ... pressure members of Congress to get on board with health care reform. ... the nursing home and parent company SunBridge Healthcare Corp. violated a promise to care for him ... With the push for health care reform in a critical stretch, some bizarre coalitions are stepping up the fight to see the ...
The Partnership for Veterans Health Care Budget Reform, a coalition of nine veterans service organizations of which VVA is a ... The highest legislative priority of Vietnam Veterans of America has long been the reform of VA healthcare system… ... The new GI Bill will provide educational assistance to veterans, military members, reservists, and National Guard members who ... The Partnership has proposed that Congress pass a VA budget a year ahead of time, which would mean that in 2009 lawmakers would ...
ACPs lobbying agenda includes working on a bipartisan basis to shore up health insurance markets, give people more choices of ... Congress should instead work on a bipartisan basis to shore up the markets, give people more choices of coverage, and protect ... We formed a coalition with four sister professional medical societies-the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American ... more than 500,000 physician and medical student members-to lobby against repeal. And then-ACP President Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS ...
NMAC Educates Congress about ADAP Crisis. The ADAP Coalition, of which NMAC is a member, hosted a congressional briefing on ... NMAC is closely tracking implementation of health care reform, as well as efforts to repeal it in Congress. ... Health Care Reforms One Year Anniversary. Wednesday, March 23, marked the one year anniversary of the signing of the Patient ... NMAC Applauds Efforts To Address Immigration Reform, Urges Action on Health Care Access ...
Learn about federal news impacting emergency nursing ranging from improving care for mental health patients and increased ... November 29, 2016 • Behavioral Health ENA Joins Coalition in Support of Mental Health Care Reform Legislation We, the ... More than 120 ENA members from across the U.S. are in Washington, DC, urging Congress to support comprehensive reforms to our ... today in strong support of mental health reform provisions contained in the bicameral and bipartisan end-of-year healthcare ...
Words do help members of Congress get into power so that they can be part of a coalition to deliver health care reform, to ... disparate access to healthcare, but breaks sharply from liberal orthodoxy on both the causes of these social ills and the ... health (5) middle class (5) newspapers (5) zoo (5) marriage (4) taxes (4) testing (4) Nightclubs (3) University of Cincinnati ( ... "I dont care if it is third place or whatever or whether it was for decorating toilet paper. I am just glad to be a winner." ...
... has existed since 2009 with the passage of the Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The Affordable Care Act ... has existed since 2009 with the passage of the Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization ... PAI Urges Congress to Scrutinize Rapid Consolidation In Health Care. February 21, 2018. ... NCMS, State Coalition Meet With Congressional Leaders; CMS Seema Verma. February 21, 2018. ...
ROTHER: You had meetings back home with members of Congress, with people screaming at them and yelling. ... SULLIVAN: John Rother is president of the National Coalition on Health Care. Hes a big supporter of the health care law. He ... SULLIVAN: And public support for health care reform remained high well through the general election. But then in July of 2009, ... The issue is whether Congress can require people to have health care. Now, for anybody who already has it by employer-provided ...
Giffords office was vandalized during the health care debate by opponents of the reforms. ... Giffords is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and the New Democrat Coalition. Although a moderate, she was listed on former ... Loughner attacked Giffords during a "Congress on the Corner" event at about 10 a.m. Mountain time, firing a 9mm Glock semi- ... Meet Me at the Go-Go David Dreier Shows Passion on Democratization House Will Vote July 11 to Repeal Health Care Law ...
PAI Urges Congress to Scrutinize Rapid Consolidation In Health Care. February 21, 2018. ... NCMS Member Directory. *Member Testimonials. *Advocacy *Current Legislative Session. *Medicaid Reform *Carolina Complete Health ... NCMS, State Coalition Meet With Congressional Leaders; CMS Seema Verma. February 21, 2018. ... the need for medical schools to graduate more primary-care physicians to overcome a projected shortage as health care reform ...
ICYMI: Davis Joined CNN Newsroom to Discuss Health Care Reform. 03/24/2017 ... Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - 228 Bipartisan Members of Congress ... Sewell lead bipartisan coalition to preserve home health. ... Health and Health Care. PrintTrack This Politician ... Davis Statement on Health Care Fix for Miners in Next Spending Bill. ...
... represents CHA members before Congress and the White House, and serves as the liaison to other state and national health ... Ways and Means Committee and organizing the House Rural Health Coalition. ... Rural Healthcare Center*Critical Access Hospitals. *RHC Meeting Documents. *Volunteer Services*Committee on Volunteer Services ... Health Care Reform Bills and Online Resources Tips on how to find federal legislation and background materials from Congress ...
... and Families USA to oppose cuts and reforms that would be harmful to the health care and long-term support needs of individuals ... I was gratified to see advocates use my RRTCADD research findings in letters to members of Congress and in testimony submitted ... a coalition of over 100 national disability organizations, ... International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. ... long-term care supports including stipends compensating family members for providing care. Joe also was chosen to receive the ...
  • On 9 February , Congress passed a comprehensive two-year budget agreement including a number of significant Medicare policies known as "Medicare extenders" as well as related health policies, and temporarily extended federal funding through 23 March 2018. (
  • It is, in fact, the biggest step forward for health care in our nation since the passage of Medicare 45 years ago. (
  • I'm very interested in any alternatives to what we have now as my husband and I are retired but not on Medicare yet and we pay $1600.00 per month for health insurance! (
  • This is especially devastating to seniors, who expected that a genuine prescription drug benefit would be added under the "Medicare reform" law that was passed by the Bush administration and the Republican Congress. (
  • The Cleveland AFL-CIO, in cooperation with the Ohio ARA, has mailed an exposé of the Medicare law along with absentee ballot applications to 19,000 retired union members in northeastern Ohio. (
  • Although Medicare is a national program, policy makers and researchers working to develop and implement its payment systems have long recognized that health care delivery is local and that payment amounts must be adjusted to reflect input price differences across geographic areas of the United States. (
  • The two geographic adjustments applied to Medicare payments for care provided by hospitals and practitioners are the hospital wage index (HWI) and three geographic practice cost indexes (GPCIs). (
  • Geographic adjustments are intended to ensure that the Medicare program does not over-pay hospitals and practitioners in certain areas and underpay in others as a result of geographic differences in prices for resources such as clinical and administrative staff salaries and benefits, office or hospital space (rent), malpractice insurance (premiums), and other resources that are part of the cost of providing care. (
  • We commended the agency for proposing to pay for advance care planning starting next year but argued that this should be done on a national basis, for all Medicare patients, instead of leaving it up to local Medicare carriers to decide if it would be covered in their areas. (
  • Building on our successful effort to get Medicare to begin paying for chronic care management (CCM) services as of the first of this year, we urged Medicare to provide additional payment for CCM codes that require more time and to reduce documentation and other barriers to using the existing codes. (
  • ACP also is urging Congress to continue the Medicare Primary Care Incentive Payment Program, which pays internists and other primary care physicians a 10% bonus on their office visits and other designated services, beyond its scheduled expiration at the end of the year. (
  • Three areas of concern discussed in the letter are repeal of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate, repeal of the medical expense tax deduction, and potential automatic cuts to the Medicare program. (
  • As a result, Medicare serves as a major payer for cancer care in the United States. (
  • Doctors will not see Medicare patients at the rate [Congress will] pay. (
  • Sen. Ayotte, R-NH]: We have 3 choices when it comes to addressing rising health care costs in Medicare. (
  • Worse to come I predict after full-throated Democratic Party sales pitches convince Americans this reform is a game-changer, akin to Medicare or Civil Rights (even if in fact closer to Bush's corporate-friendly prescription drug bill or Clinton's NAFTA success). (
  • Advocated for by neurosurgery, a hardship exemption from Medicare's Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program's Stage 2 meaningful use penalties for the 2015 program year was passed as part of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (Public Law 114-115). (
  • Bachmann is joined by House colleague Zach Wamp (R-TN), who says of the Obama health care plan: "It's probably the next major step towards socialism. (
  • It's not hard to answer the question the press has been raising in recent weeks about why the Obama coalition collapsed. (
  • Just a month ago national pundits had health care reform and the Obama administration dead, and were more than happy to begin tossing dirt on their graves. (
  • It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. (
  • US Department of Labor / Flickr ) Amy Dean talks to Richard Kahlenberg and Richard Bensinger about reforms that could finally give battle-weary union members a reason to send Obama and other Democrats back to Washington. (
  • So, Mr. Obama provides free nationwide marketing for this device, a machine that is totally counter to what he is trying to accomplish with health reform. (
  • Griesel sees the Obama agenda as a recipe for fiscal disaster and applauds Minnick for opposing Democratic energy initiatives and for objecting to the Democratic health-care approach on several fronts, cost and the role of government chief among them. (
  • Progressives were shut out, and I fear the anti-progressive Obama-Axelrod-Emanuel Way (default big-time to Congress massaged by lobbyists) got strongly reinforced: if a system-serving, right-leaning centrist coalition wins the president this impressive a victory, why change tactics? (
  • Obama has summoned members to the White House one by one for private, face-to-face persuasion, and also met larger groups. (
  • At the White House on Tuesday, Obama met with health care executives, including Sister Carol Keehan, head of the Catholic Health Association. (
  • ONE OF the justifications that Obama and the Democrats used for these bills is that they will control the cost of health care. (
  • The Charitable Giving Coalition will soon conduct a second survey to obtain data about fundraising performance in the second quarter of 2018, which should cast further light on the effect tax reform is having on the nonprofit sector. (
  • Guiding Coalition members are enthusiastic about building on that momentum to drive additional change in 2018. (
  • December 12, 2018 - Comments (PDF) on an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed rule governing the conditions for recognizing dental benefits under tax-preferred health reimbursement arrangements. (
  • The much-anticipated statement was light on details, with one exception: the authors agreed to set aside the controversial border adjustment tax (BAT), an idea that would have raised a significant amount of revenue but was panned by many members of the Republican conference. (
  • John Zogby, a veteran pollster and political analyst, described the defeat of the Republican health plan as "a breathtaking and multiple-level loss" with serious implications for the administration's ability to advance other legislative priorities. (
  • Some political analysts say that the collapse of the Republicans' American Health Care Act was emblematic of a glaring ideological cleavage within the House Republican caucus and between House and Senate Republicans more generally that will make future deal-making equally challenging. (
  • Good supports a ban on fracking in Florida, and notes two bills enacting such a restriction have been filed by Republican House members. (
  • Rubio, a potential presidential contender and the most high-profile Republican backer of immigration reform, had irked supporters of the sweeping Senate immigration bill with public comments in which he consistently said the. (
  • The trouble, as we have seen, is that the Republican coalition includes many members of the lunatic fringe on the right whose votes keep the GOP competitive in many elections. (
  • But here's the rub: Even as he cheers on this Blue Dog Democrat, Griesel says he will vote Republican for Congress in the 2010 midterm elections. (
  • The Tea Party, a loosely organised network of grassroots coalitions at local and state levels, is a complex social and political movement to the right of the traditional Republican Party that promotes less government regulation and lower taxes. (
  • National Right to Life praises the Republican leadership for putting this bill together and making sure the most vulnerable members of our society are protected," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. (
  • This time groups like the Family Research Council are weighing in hard against, while progressive religious folks are working hard to generate grassroots support for health care reform. (
  • In the midst of Congress' focus on health care reform, a cadre of 74 NRLN Grassroots Network members retirees from 22 states will be visiting their U.S. Senators and Representatives in Washington, DC on Sept. 16 and 17, to remind them that health care is not the only issue impacting retirees. (
  • As the state's largest grassroots mental health organization of people living with mental illnesses, their families and friends, NAMI Florida is gravely concerned about the recent decision by the Florida Legislature and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to limit access to life-saving medications for people diagnosed with a mental illness. (
  • We formed a coalition with four sister professional medical societies-the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, collectively representing more than 500,000 physician and medical student members-to lobby against repeal. (
  • And then-ACP President Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP, and I did numerous television and radio interviews to make the case about the harm to patients that would have occurred if the repeal and replace bill, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), had become law. (
  • NMAC is closely tracking implementation of health care reform, as well as efforts to repeal it in Congress. (
  • Good, though, says the ACA will not fail, and says Republicans in Washington-who ran on repeal-and-replace and have failed to move that way even with a GOP-controlled Congress and White House-realize that. (
  • The Senate continues their effort to repeal and replace ACA with the Better Care Reconciliation Act. (
  • April 23, 2019 - Coalition letter (PDF) expressing support for S. 692 and H.R. 2207, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019, which would permanently repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. (
  • Rep. Pitts, R-PA]: Section 4002 of PPACA establishes a Prevention and Public Health Fund, which my bill, H.R. 1217, would repeal. (
  • The American Health Care Act would repeal the provisions of law that created this system, and prohibit any future federal tax credits from subsidizing the purchase of plans that cover elective abortion, thereby restoring the longstanding principles of the Hyde Amendment with respect to federally funded health coverage. (
  • In 2019, 54 bipartisan members of the House and 17 Senators supported our request. (
  • April 11, 2019- Coalition letter (PDF) expressing support for H.R. 216, which would make permanent the Section 199A 20 percent qualified business income deduction. (
  • March 1, 2019 - Coalition letter (PDF) urging members of the House Committee on Ways and Means to support H.R. 1366, the Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee (RAISE) Health Benefits Act of 2019. (
  • February 26, 2019 - Coalition letter (PDF) expressing support for S. 359, which would allow full-time faculty members participating in the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program to exclude benefits received from their federal income taxes. (
  • Besides easing the state's primary care shortage, every primary-care visit handled by an advance-practice nurse instead of an MD reduced health care costs by $72-a reduction that could save Massachusetts up to $8.4 billion by 2020, according to research by the RAND Corporation . (
  • Provisions of her OB/Gyn bill were included in the health care reform bill enacted into law. (
  • A few years after that victory, the insurers formed a front group called the Health Benefits Coalition to kill efforts to pass a Patients Bill of Rights. (
  • Industry allies in Congress made sure the Patients' Bill of Rights would not become law. (
  • WASHINGTON -- Banking industry lobbyists are increasingly optimistic that Congress will pass a bill casing the liability of lenders for properties that are used to secure loans and that turn out to be contaminated by hazardous chemicals. (
  • The new GI Bill will provide educational assistance to veterans, military members, reservists, and National Guard members who have served since September 11, 2001. (
  • The bill would have made private health insurance much more expensive for older and sicker patients, because the tax credit subsidies it provided would have been inadequate to purchase affordable coverage. (
  • That the bill is dead, at least for now, doesn't mean that the country can just move on and forget about health care reform. (
  • Although these increases will not meet the true need, the ADAP Coalition is advocating that at least $78 million dollar increases be included in the final reconciled bill approved by both chambers. (
  • Last week, Congress passed yet another short-term spending bill, known as a Continuing Resolution, which will fund the government through April 8. (
  • SULLIVAN: McCaughey was the first person to suggest that the health care bill called for death panels. (
  • Trump and his advisers sought to gloss over the significance of the president's historic setback, largely at the hands of an unintended coalition arch-conservative and unyielding House Freedom Caucus members who thought the bill didn't go far enough in dismantling the ACA and more moderate Republicans concerned the bill was going too far. (
  • For a president whose party controls both houses of Congress to lose on the first big bill of his term is staggering. (
  • Read the memorandum to ACRM members prepared by Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC for a summary of the bill. (
  • During the health care reform debate she led her colleagues in Congress as they stood strong against attempts to insert the Stupak abortion ban into the bill. (
  • Passing the health care reform bill was "a big f--g deal! (
  • At that time, President Lyndon Johnson was able to ride the wave of the civil rights and free speech movements to get that bill through Congress. (
  • Like schoolyard bullies, the teabaggers in Columbus, Ohio, announced their intention to show up at freshman Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy's office and deliver a message of intimidation, demanding that she vote "n"' on the health care bill. (
  • A reporter for the conservative Columbus Dispatch captured on film a crew of these folks spitting on, throwing money at and threatening an older man sitting in the street with a sign that said he had Parkinson's disease and needed the health care bill to pass. (
  • The government will not decide what treatments are, and are not, provided: "If anything, the 'necessary and appropriate' care provision in the bill delegates authority to the medical profession-rather than imposing further government bureaucracy between the patient and the doctor. (
  • Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has submitted an amendment to ensure that conscience protections are applied in the healthcare reform bill. (
  • A year after Gov. Mitt Romney signed the health care bill into law, only half of the state's internists were accepting new patients. (
  • In a package of follow-up bills passed in 2008, they included a measure allowing patients to select nurse practitioners as their primary care providers and allowing NPs to bill insurers directly for their services. (
  • Specifically, the bill would allow states to apply for waivers from the federally mandated Essential Health Benefits (EHBs), to which annual and lifetime cap prohibitions are tied, and from community rating requirements for individuals that do not adhere to the continuous coverage requirement. (
  • Just how this war of words turns out will likely determine whether this attempt to pass a big health care bill (note I did not say health care reform) goes somewhere or crashes and burns like all of the others. (
  • I will suggest that both sides have tried to do a health care bill on the political cheap --arguing that we can fix this busted system and no one will have to lose or sacrifice to do it. (
  • We've been getting lots of news these past few days leading to optimism that a bipartisan health care bill will soon emerge from discussions between the "Coalition of the Willing. (
  • When companies file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, retirees regularly lose their health care and life insurance benefits and frequently their underfunded pension plans are taken over by the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)," said Bill Kadereit, NRLN President. (
  • Bill Kadereit, president of a NRLN, announced in a national news release that he has asked leaders of two Congressional committees and three subcommittees to conduct hearings on the vanishing health care benefits of America's retirees. (
  • when the reform bill was finally introduced it was a very different proposal. (
  • The recent federal health care bill did nothing to lower health care costs. (
  • Some commentators have suggested that the Democrats are pretty close to finalizing a comprehensive bill on health care. (
  • That's not enough to pass a bill through the Congress! (
  • NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has presented its annual 'Outstanding NAMI Member' Award to William (Bill) Harwood of Santa Ana, California. (
  • Look, I would have liked to have seen Congress pass, or even vote on, a health care reform bill before the August recess. (
  • This new health care bill ensures that we are one step closer to getting the federal government entirely out of the business of subsidizing abortion. (
  • This is the first time FRC has announced a plan to score a health care related bill in the new Congress. (
  • Instead of cheering or jeering the House passage of the Health - I mean, the lobbyist-corporate - Insurance Reform bill, let's assess winners and losers. (
  • And the exciting thing is, I think the time is right to introduce a major bill to get the ball rolling on bold policy reforms. (
  • After denials by Tricare to cover a young patient's physical therapy on a horse, and similar denials for other beneficiaries, a proposed bill would require the military health insurer to cover certain forms of physical therapy. (
  • Participants display placards during a demonstration organized by the American Grass Roots Coalition and the Tea Party Express in Washington on Tuesday in opposition to the health care overhaul bill. (
  • THE CRUX of each bill is compulsory private health insurance. (
  • AHCA also repeals Obamacare abortion subsidies, adds reforms to give states more flexibility and lower costs, and provides families more options. (
  • I know from having served on numerous trade group committees and industry-funded front groups, however, that industry leaders are always full partners in developing strategies to derail any reform that might interfere with insurers' ability to increase profits. (
  • Like the Health Benefits Coalition, this one, called America's Health Insurers , was created by and run out of a powerful Washington-based PR firm. (
  • Beginning in September 2010, insurers will be prohibited from placing lifetime limits on what they will pay for your medical care, and they can only apply restricted annual benefit limits. (
  • NORD and other members of the Raise the Caps Coalition want to be sure these aspects of health care reform are implemented as promised and are concerned that some insurers may be interpreting the language differently regarding the implementation date. (
  • At the same time they are convening groups of doctors, consumers, hospital executives, insurers and employers to negotiate the distribution of health-care resources. (
  • The market is not free in the traditional sense because private health insurers and the government pay much of the cost of medical care, reducing the pressure that consumers might otherwise exert to hold down costs. (
  • If only a government agency could be added alongside these giant, highly profitable insurers with their oligopoly control, then the marketplace would magically reform itself. (
  • The insurance market rewards insurers that avoid paying for the care of sick. (
  • The statement also acknowledges the process will move through "regular order" - a departure from health care reform efforts that the group suggests could bring Democrats to the table and that President Trump has said he "fully supports…and is committed to this approach. (
  • And despite his habit of touting his shrewd negotiating skills, Trump appeared at times inept and clueless in dealing with just his own party as he attempted to broker a deal on health care reform. (
  • The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, includes comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis. (
  • ENA applauded the U.S. Senate for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive mental healthcare reform and funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. (
  • On the pro-health-care side, many were not activists: young folks just getting involved, older people who have caught hell from the insurance companies, quite a number of folks who worked in the health care field or for insurance companies and saw the crisis up front and personal. (
  • Other famous members include Du Bois, who acted as the director of publicity and research and who, for a number of years, acted as editor of the association's chief publication, The Crisis . (
  • Today at the U.S. Capitol, the Campaign for Mental Health Reform released 'Emergency Response: A Roadmap for Federal Action on America's Mental Health Crisis. (
  • According to a recent press release from The Nutrition Coalition (TNC), "The U.S. military has a crisis on its hands as obesity rates continue to rise, both among current troops and potential recruits who weigh too much to serve. (
  • The United States military is facing an urgent health crisis, in large part due to overweight and obesity rates among active duty service members, which has risen 73% between 2011 and 2015. (
  • But as Dr. Andy Coates explains, both bills will fail in solving the health care crisis--and, in fact, place a greater financial burden than ever on working people. (
  • As health care costs continue to increase dramatically, the crisis of unaffordable health care will continue, for ourselves and our families, with increased out-of-pocket costs, new mandatory premium payments and ongoing medical bankruptcies, will remain acute. (
  • An estimated $200 million has been spent for political advertising on health care since the beginning of last year, with groups favoring Obama's overhaul holding a slight edge. (
  • UAN nurses believe the best way to build a health care system that works well for everyone is to implement a single-payer solution. (
  • I am writing to set forth our position regarding possible changes to the U.S. health care system during the 115th Congress. (
  • So I think it's a widespread feeling that we should have a better health system than we have. (
  • The figures on unnecessary events represent people who are thrust into a dangerous health care system. (
  • The Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry was appointed by President Clinton on March 26, 1997, to "advise the President on changes occurring in the health care system and recommend measures as may be necessary to promote and assure health care quality and value, and protect consumers and workers in the health care system. (
  • According to Newsweek: "Everyone would be locked into one system of low-budget health plans picked by the government. (
  • Next week the President will introduce a plan requiring billions more in spending to reform the health care system. (
  • Jon, Hate to sound totally ignorant about all the workings of the free market system but while I can see how this works great with elective medical care such as a face lift, how do you think it would work with necessary, even emergency care? (
  • The opioid epidemic and other public-health emergencies are being aggravated by failings in the criminal-justice system. (
  • Is our health care system ready for the influx of newly insured patients? (
  • The problem, as I see it, happened because the White House and Congress rushed to enact an entirely new healthcare system within a short period of time. (
  • Then, as we gain some insight and experience as well as better understand the issues with the system, work towards improving our entire healthcare program realizing it might take several years and a lot of work. (
  • It is disappointing to see that after months of intensive discussion about what we should do with our unsustainable health care system it's all boiling down to the same old battle between "villainous" insurance companies versus "inept government control" of health care. (
  • Our Statement of Common Purpose calls for reform that is built on our current health care system and at the same time, guarantees quality, affordable health care for everyone. (
  • But for the Religious Left, these goals can only be achieved through a federally controlled, centralized health system governed from Washington, D.C. that ultimately squashes private insurance. (
  • We have entered a new era in the health care system…Meaningful use is no longer a theoretical program," he said, citing the nearly 18,000 providers who have registered to become meaningful users as of last week. (
  • These greedy price hikes are morally reprehensible, and it shows just how broken our healthcare system is and the urgent need for systemic reform, Robin Tanner says. (
  • EDWARD B. PERRIN (Chair) , a biostatistician and health services researcher, is professor and former chair of the Department of Health Services and of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington, and senior scientist at the V.A. Puget Sound Health Care System. (
  • Performance measurement on these expectations may improve accountability across the health care system. (
  • By exposing these gruesome statistics in painstaking detail, we provide a basis for competent and compassionate medical professionals to recognize the inadequacies of today's system and at least attempt to institute meaningful reforms. (
  • What impact will it have on the health care system? (
  • Prior to the WHCOA, I and other members of the RRTCADD, participated by providing testimonies, attending mini-conferences, (The WHCOA Disability and Aging Mini-Conference and The WHCOA Caregiving Mini-Conference), and drafting the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Resolution on Aging Caregivers and Adults with Developmental Disabilities . (
  • In 2009, we were pleased to work with Members of Congress to secure funding for the development of a public health agenda by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (
  • Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and trained in preventive medicine and epidemiology through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Parker currently provides abortion care for women in AL, MS, PA, GA, and IL, and is the former Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC. (
  • There's back-and-forth with the Congressional Budget Office, there are ad hoc coalitions of interested senators, there are negotiations and amendments and draft proposals and discussions. (
  • In conjunction with our work in the states , the NPF leads a coalition of federal advocacy groups that advocate for federal step therapy reform through support of the Safe Step Act . (
  • The NPF is engaged in ongoing advocacy activities around advancing public health research for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. (
  • Currently residing in his hometown of Birmingham, AL, his work includes a focus on violence against women, sexual assault prevention, and reproductive health rights through advocacy, provision of contraceptive and abortion services, and men's reproductive health. (
  • Recent examples and accomplishments of ACP advocacy toward improving the practice environment include increasing payments to internists, reducing administrative burdens, promoting continuity of care and access to physicians, and reducing the costs of prescription drugs. (
  • Last year, we announced an important new advocacy initiative, called Patients Before Paperwork, to eliminate or mitigate the most intrusive, costly, and time-consuming "hassles" for members. (
  • No, they were preserved, to the extent they could be held together, and the individuals who had enrolled in them to this day continue to receive several e-mails per week urging them to contribute money or contact members of Congress to implement the President's program. (
  • We can go forward with the President's proposal to ration care through an unelected board of 15 bureaucrats. (
  • He is currently an officer for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and cochairs that organization's President's Task Force on Performance Measures. (
  • Included in the President's package of new entitlements was the right to "adequate medical care," a "decent home," and a "useful and remunerative job. (
  • She authored a state law giving women direct access to their OB/Gyn doctors without requiring a referral from their primary care physicians. (
  • Four physicians sit on the 17 member Commission. (
  • The article examined the need for medical schools to graduate more primary-care physicians to overcome a projected shortage as health care reform expands the number of patients who are covered by insurance. (
  • American physicians have flooded into subspecialties in recent decades, leaving a dearth of internists and family practitioners to help people manage their health. (
  • In a pioneering paper on clinical documentation issued at the beginning of this year, ACP reminded policymakers that the purpose of clinical documentation in EHRs is to allow physicians to provide the best care possible, not to meet regulatory mandates. (
  • Promoting continuity of care and access to physicians. (
  • and allows physicians to earn bonus payments for delivering high-quality care. (
  • The program's oversight body and its expert panel on privacy include national leaders representing the perspectives of physicians, patients, purchasers, health plans, hospitals, and medical ethicists as well as public health, law, and medical informatics experts. (
  • Coates is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) , co-chair of Single Payer New York and a steward in the Public Employees Federation in New York. (
  • Those include ensuring access to care, protecting funding for core public health programs and services and eliminating health disparities. (
  • Sponsored by the URU, the Right to Be, Inc., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. (
  • WASHINGTON - University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and University of Minnesota Duluth Chancellor Lendley Black will head to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this week to ask Congress to focus on the needs of America's colleges and universities. (
  • The directed America's transition out of the Great Depression advising Congress to advance the Security and Exchange Act, the Banking Act, and the Social Security Act of 1935. (
  • Choice of Providers and Plans Consumers have the right to a choice of health care providers that is sufficient to ensure access to appropriate high-quality health care. (
  • Provider Network Adequacy: All health plan networks should provide access to sufficient numbers and types of providers to assure that all covered services will be accessible without unreasonable delay - including access to emergency services 24 hours a day and seven days a week. (
  • Access to Qualified Specialists for Women's Health Services: Women should be able to choose a qualified provider offered by a plan - such as gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, and other qualified health care providers - for the provision of covered care necessary to provide routine and preventative women's health care services. (
  • Access to Specialists: Consumers with complex or serious medical conditions who require frequent specialty care should have direct access to a qualified specialist of their choice within a plan's network of providers. (
  • The primary care physician assigned to you would be, McCaughey notes, a gatekeeper with an incentive to limit your access to specialists and high-tech medicine. (
  • The Enzi Amendment inappropriately places the religious beliefs of medical professionals above the medical needs of their patients, and undermines patients' access to contraception, end-of-life care, HIV care, and any other care to which a health care provider may object. (
  • The Action Group Specialty Drug Guiding Coalition reconvened March 1, and members are back at work, addressing affordability and access challenges to find solutions that work for all stakeholders -- and all Minnesotans. (
  • As a successful small business owner, Mike will advocate for market driven solutions that will control costs and allow every American to have access to affordable care. (
  • By ensuring that patients everywhere have access to quality healthcare providers of their choice, CPR seeks to counter efforts by the AMA Scope of Practice initiative that would limit their access. (
  • The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) is a national nonprofit organization that champions the patient's voice on access to and reimbursement for high-quality healthcare. (
  • These issues include a robust nursing workforce, affordable access to high-quality health care, a healthcare model that prioritizes interprofessional partnerships, and nursing involvement in developing all aspects of the new healthcare information infrastructure. (
  • The Annual health Equity, Access, and Diversity (MOVING A.H.E.A.D.) Film and Lecture Series is presenting a film, workshops, dinner, and Q&A on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5:00-9:00 p.m. (
  • After a decade in which health costs rose rapidly and many people lost access to care, state and local health officials around the country are returning to the kind of planning denounced by the Reagan administration as a tool of heavy-handed government regulation. (
  • When families don't have access to nutritious food, their health suffers. (
  • The expectations fell into 8 content areas: addressing the need for transparency of policies and practices, consent for use and disclosure of identifiable information, limitations on what information can be collected and by whom, individuals' access to their own health records, security requirements for storage and transfer of information, provisions to ensure ongoing data quality, limitations on how identifiable information may be used, and provisions for meaningful accountability. (
  • These staged, ostensibly religious gatherings "will draw attention to the moral message offered by every American faith tradition: affordable, accessible, inclusive, and accountable health care coverage for all. (
  • Hear from the experts and learn about committee structure, process, and jurisdiction over health care issues. (
  • In Arkansas, people are being denied the care they need because of their age or an illness they had years ago. (
  • This Independence Day, join thousands of people of faith in asking Senator Lincoln and Senator Pryor to rise to the challenge by supporting reform that makes quality health care choices affordable for all families. (
  • The Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence program, or CIRV, is also designed to help people involved in criminal activity to change their lifestyle, and program members want to send a message that counters the peer pressure of violence, Engel said. (
  • ROTHER: You had meetings back home with members of Congress, with people screaming at them and yelling. (
  • There was Mr. Clinton at a hardware store, talking about the effect of his plan on small businesses, and earlier, in the Rose Garden with ordinary people who had written letters about their health care woes. (
  • By the time they need long-term care, it's too late for people to insure privately, and the path of least resistance is government financing. (
  • It would be illegal for doctors to accept money directly from patients, and there would be 15-year jail terms for people driven to bribery for care they feel they need but the government does not deem 'necessary. (
  • Government would define a minimum level of care and herd people in particular regions into dependence on the lowest-cost organization able to deliver that level. (
  • It would take 15,000 primary-care doctors just to fill the current gap, and 45,000 to care for the people will gain health coverage by 2025. (
  • The consequences could get ugly when newly insured people start seeking care next year. (
  • We cannot go back to a time when people with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage or forced to choose between purchasing basic necessities and affording their healthcare coverage," said Peter Saltonstall, President and CEO of NORD. (
  • Pressure is being brought to bear by voter coalitions to force the boards to hire enough people to complete processing before registration deadlines. (
  • Politicians eager to proclaim themselves friends of working people in the heat of the election cycle have not stepped up to change this situation once they head to Congress. (
  • They had a good thing going for a long time at the expense of the American people and the health of our country. (
  • Maybe that is because neither side really has a real health care reform strategy to sell in positive terms to the American people. (
  • Donate today and help APHA promote and protect the health of all people by creating the healthiest nation in one generation. (
  • There are steps we can take to control rising costs and make it easier for people to get health coverage. (
  • The Pain Care Forum is a broad-based network representing patient advocates, nursing and physician associations, and medical institutes working to protect the rights of people with pain. (
  • And because people don't typically enjoy these "health" foods, they instead look at plant-based junk foods - chips, candies, processed cereals, etc. to sustain themselves? (
  • So I always tell people, if you're not interested in improving people's quality of life, and all you care about is the bottom line - you ought to get involved with this movement, too! (
  • The lame duck outlook for health care programs is somewhat uncertain, but lawmakers will have several opportunities to protect and strengthen programs for older adults and people with disabilities. (
  • The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Michael Cornett claims that Extendicare did not maintain adequate staffing at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation, negligently failing to deliver care, services and supervision. (
  • and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (
  • Follow the link to review an analysis of the Final Rule's implications for rehabilitative services and devices, including the States' role in defining essential health benefits and qualified health plan certification, as well as the costs of coverage and network adequacy. (
  • Prescription drug prices would be controlled through the Department of Health and Human Services, and, McCaughey and Newsweek claim, would "certainly suppress research" that might benefit patients of incurable diseases and disorders. (
  • The Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR) represents a variety of licensed healthcare professionals who provide safe, effective, and affordable services to millions of patients each year. (
  • Members interested in learning more about the budget process and options for engaging in the debate are encouraged to visit the Coalition for Health Services web page. (
  • He is a former director of the National Center for Health Statistics and past president, member of the Governing Board, and distinguished fellow of the Association for Health Services Research. (
  • THOMAS J. BARRETT has been director/commissioner for Colorado Mental Health Services since February 1996. (
  • Previously she was at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where she participated in several studies on subjects including community health and performance monitoring, vaccine development, and emergency medical services for children. (
  • By now you are likely aware of the series of cases dealing with rights to lifetime retiree health benefits, from Tackett and the like. (
  • She also serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. (
  • This is definitely further extending the boundaries of what first ladies do," said first lady historian Lewis Gould, noting that Rosalynn Carter testified once before a Senate subcommittee on mental health issues and that Eleanor Roosevelt sat in the audience sewing at congressional hearings in 1939. (
  • However, key county priorities remain in the crosshairs of tax reform discussions: the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds and the deductibility of state and local taxes. (
  • The Partnership has proposed that Congress pass a VA budget a year ahead of time, which would mean that in 2009 lawmakers would need to pass both a fiscal 2010 budget and a fiscal 2011 budget. (
  • With just a week before Congress takes a break for the month of August, can lawmakers make some progress? (
  • So lawmakers took a second crack at reform. (
  • Here in New Jersey, partners in the Lower Drug Prices Now coalition are working tirelessly to push lawmakers to lower drug prices, but we need members of Congress to stand up for what's right and help protect patients instead of drug company profits. (
  • Congress is cognizant of the need for increased funding which was indicated by a proposed $42 million dollar ADAP increase in the House budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2011 and a $78 million dollar increase in the Senate version of their budget proposal. (
  • In fact, the failure of the GOP health care plan could signal trouble ahead on a whole range of fiscal issues, from Trump's and Ryan's effort to rewrite the tax code for the first time since 1986 to passing new spending plans for this year and next and raising the debt ceiling by early fall to avert a first-ever default on U.S. debt. (
  • Congress is considering allowing the benefits of current retirees in multi-employer pension plans to be cut as part of an agreement to address the fiscal distress confronting some of the nation s 1,400 multi-employer pension plans. (
  • A persistent topic of fiscal year reform discussions is the elimination or limitation of the exclusion from income of interest on bonds issued by governmental and tax-exempt entities. (
  • Moreover, health care workers or volunteers who have responsibilities for federally funded research or other programs should never undermine a program for which they work because they have religious objections to the program. (
  • Since then, we have researched the top "hassles," electronic health records (EHRs) and meaningful use, quality reporting, and interactions with health plans, and are advocating solutions to each. (