I empathize with people who don’t take an active role in their health care decisions. There are real barriers to any of us really getting engaged: limited information about price and quality, a perpetuated culture of “doctor knows best,” and a daunting and confusing set of rules about coverage. Who wants to think about it? [...]
For those of you who don't believe me when I talk about the problems related to market dominance in health care, I refer you to a recent post by John McDonough, one of the stalwarts of public concern for the health care system. Focusing on Massachusetts, John links us to recent reports produced by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. Show More Summary
As Republicans and Democrats in Texas House and Senate hash out the details of the state’s 2014-15 budget, one issue they are not arguing about is support for mental health.
The Lancet Last week, American people, health-care workers, and policy makers received shocking news. Despite spending more on health care per person than other high-income countries, Americans die sooner, are least likely to reach the age of 50 years, and have higher rates of disease or injury. Show More Summary
(CNN) - Republicans capped the week with another attack against President Obama's health care reform, criticizing the law and its relationship with the Internal Revenue Service. "It's the IRS that will be responsible for enforcing many of these regulations. If we've learned anything this week, it's that the IRS needs less power, not more," Rep. […]
Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law.
ByStephen Barnes: Amgen (AMGN) shares (up over 22% year-to-date) have had an impressive run this year, outpacing the S&P 500 by about 6%. Nevertheless, despite outpacing the broader market, Amgen has only matched the Health Care Sector Select Sector SPDR (XLV) (up about 22% YTD) and has greatly lagged its large-cap biotech peers. Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’d like to say that the following is unbelievable, but it’s not. Unfortunately, it is all too believable. From ABC: The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt...Show More Summary
From the May 17 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight: Previously: Right-Wing Media Falsely Claim Cost Of Health Care Law Has Doubled Krauthammer Brings Thoroughly Debunked Health Care Cost Myth To The Washington Post
Angelina Jolie's cancer scare and decision to have a preventive double mastectomy has started a nationwide discussion about the importance of women's health care and cancer prevention. Watch this video to find out what Angelina's genetic mutation means, if you're a candidate for genetic testing, and steps you can take to reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
This event on May 29 (3:30-5:30) at the Metropolitan Museum in NY is worthwhile for any health care provider who encounters people with dementia and for family members of persons with any form of dementia.Description: Please join us for a screening of I Remember Better When I Paint, a film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner. Show More Summary
As we celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month and the many accomplishments of AAPIs, we also want to recognize that these communities still face many barriers to health and health care, including HIV/AIDS. To recognize these challenges, May 19th has been designated as the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day....
New health care law undermines American economy.
Our sources attempt to out the author of “Confessions of a Sociopath” who claimed to be a law professor… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: BYU Law School, Health Care / Medicine, Law Professors, Law Schools, Mental Health, Mental Illness, St. Mary's School of Law
Michael F. Cannon According to the latest Reason-Rupe poll: The president’s health care law is losing public support… Only 32 percent of Americans say they liked the health care law when it was passed and still like it today. Seven percent liked the law when it was passed, but like it less now. Show More Summary
This week, we mark the second annual observance of Hepatitis Testing Day. Establishment of this national health awareness day on May 19 was called for in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis as part of efforts to decrease health disparities by raising greater public and health care provider awareness,...
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Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, … Continue reading ?
Health care reform in Massachusetts didn't result in substantially more hospitalizations, longer stays or higher costs. There were no significant differences in post-reform hospital use in Massachusetts versus to three other states without reform. There was also no significant increase in use of safety-net hospitals in Massachusetts.
On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced new requirements for child care centers that serve children who receive federal subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The requirements are meant to improve the health, safety, and quality of child care centers that serve low-income families and to make the process [...]