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The biggest challenge facing the government’s new plan for better health care

The Obama administration earlier this week announced a not-so radical idea: Medicare, the massive health-care program for seniors, should do a much better job of paying doctors and hospitals for quality, not quantity, when it comes to care. Instead of paying a flat fee for each service, the administration said by 2018 it wants half […]

Bryn Mawr Health Center Helpfully Emails Students Weight Loss Tips

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The private women's college Bryn Mawr emailed a group of students late last week encouraging them to join the new school-sponsored weight loss program. Students received the email based on their elevated body mass index, data that was mined from their medical records collected by the college's Health Center. Read more...

UCLA Cardiologists Offer Heart Healthy Tips

February is American Heart Month. UCLA cardiologists from the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program offer heart healthy tips.

This Is An Official Portrait Of Astronaut Leland D. Melvin 

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Astronaut Leland D. Melvin worked for NASA for 25 years, leading the Vehicle Health Monitoring team for the X-33 space shuttle successor, leading NASA's office for education and outreach program in the 2010s, and logging over 565 hours in space. Also, he likes dogs. Read more...

Redesigning Medicaid in Nebraska

By John Crabtree on January 28, 2015 - 12:00am Nebraska’s failure to participate in the new Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act has, for two years, allowed low-income, working Nebraskans to fall into a health care coverage gap that has left them economically and medically vulnerable. Show More Summary

Indiana becomes latest state to expand Medicaid through Obamacare

Indiana on Tuesday became the latest state to expand its Medicaid program through the Affordable Care Act, as another Republican governor agreed to accept federal dollars to extend government health coverage to low-income state residents.

Indiana agrees to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Indiana on Tuesday became the 28th U.S. state to agree to expand the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, a move that will extend health coverage to 350,000 low-income state residents, the administration said. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Colorado lawmaker says IUDs stop “a small child from implanting”

Colorado has a very effective program that provides IUDs to poor and uninsured women at no or low cost. The public health department estimates it has helped cut the teen unintended pregnancy rate by 40 percent and saved the state more than $20 million in Medicaid funding.  Republican state Senator Kevin Lundberg, however, thinks he knows […]

The wall of “NO”: Daunting barriers facing digital health tech startups

Sponsored: This sponsored post is produced in association with Texas Medical Center. Texas Medical Center’s new accelerator program, TMCx, is accepting applications from digital health startups until January 31st. Companies acceptedShow More Summary

Young People, Iraq, Afghanistan, PTSD and Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Programs must be established with experts from every field to deal with the bio-psycho-social nature of the co-occurring disorder of PTSD and chemical addiction. We must have professionals from both the mental health and addiction camps...Show More Summary

It’s time to end workplace wellness programs

There will are lots of things I hope improve in our health care system in 2015, but I’ll just mention one wish today. My wish is that the worthless wellness programs that have sprung up all over corporate America will fade away. I have criticized these programs in the past, but more ammo has come […]

$7 Million Grant Helping Improve Access to Specialty Care Through Technology

The University of Virginia Health System is piloting a new program that uses its EpicCare electronic medical record to speed patients' access to specialists. UVA is one of five academic medical centers in the U.S. testing the eConsults/eReferrals model; the five centers are supported by a $7 million grant from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

New York's Program for Jewish Genetic Health and Montefiore Health System Partner to Offer Subsidized Genetic Testing for the Three Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA Founder Mutations

New York metropolitan area Ashkenazi Jewish women and men aged 25 and older can now opt to undergo testing for the three common Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA founder mutations at a fraction of the commercial price, thanks to a new, philanthropy-based...Show More Summary

Millions of children could soon lose their health insurance if Congress doesn’t act

For all the handwringing about what the new Republican-controlled Congress could to do Obamacare, another health insurance program could be dropped entirely if lawmakers don't take action this year: the Children's Health Insurance Program. The program covers an estimated 8 million children in low- and middle-income families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. […]

New Congress Faces Crucial Leadership Test for Kids

Co-authored by Kristen Golden Testa, Director of the California Health Program, The Children's Partnership The new Congress is underway and leaders want to prove they are in Washington to get things done. One major opportunity is toShow More Summary

Parents earning more than $2,800 are ‘too rich’ to qualify for Medicaid in Texas

A common misconception about the Medicaid program is that all poor people automatically qualify for the health insurance program. They don't — and depending on where you live, it can be incredibly hard to get coverage. There's a big divide between the states that participated in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and those that didn't. States that signed […]

Health Fair Highlights Services for Elderly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Residents of New York City

Elderly LGBT adults will get free screenings for blood pressure, oral health, mental health, HIV, and Hepatitis C at a health fair to kick off the e-linc program. Wednesday, January 21, 1:00pm to 4:00pm at SAGE Center, 305 Seventh Ave, 15th floor, NY, NY.

PEAR Sports reveals personal training program for pregnant ladies

It is always a good thing to take responsibility for your health – and not wait until you suffer from the diagnosis of a major illness that you start to make your way back to the pink of health. Even more so for the ladies, who would certainly loathe to have a belly of any sort, although the same cannot be said of men who do not mind carrying their...

Books & bikes: Share program considered for a CT library

Town residents may soon be able to check out a bicycle from the Fairfield Public Library as easily as checking out a book. The Health Department, in conjunction with the library, has received a $10,463 grant from the state for a pilot...Show More Summary

What Can Policy Makers Learn from Experiences of Arizona Children Who Lost CHIP Coverage?

Fourteen thousand children in Arizona lost their health insurance at the end of January 2014 when the state ended its KidsCare program for low-income children, becoming the only state in the country without an active Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Show More Summary

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