News tagged with affordability
As the "individual mandate" of the Affordable Care Act moves forward, debate and speculation continue as to whether universal health insurance coverage will lead to significant cost savings for hospitals. The assumption is ...
Health Jul 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements about posting nutritional information at chain restaurants. Listing calories, fat content, ...
Health Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
As part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and medical centers are required to report their quality-of-care and risk-standardized outcomes for stroke and other common medical conditions. But reporting models for mortality ...
Health Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
People who experience a physical health problem, from diabetes and back pain to cancer or heart disease, are three times more likely to seek mental health care than patients who report having no physical ailment, according ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Twenty percent of U.S. women (18.7 million) ages 19-64 were uninsured in 2010, up from 15 percent (12.8 million) in 2000, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report on women's health care. An additional 16.7 million women ...
Health Jul 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
US lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, a contentious election-year move by Republicans aimed at striking down one of Obama's key achievements.
Health Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study suggests that global budgets for health care, an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service model of reimbursement, can slow the growth of medical spending and improve the quality of care for patients.
Health Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
US lawmakers will vote Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, as Republicans unleash a barrage of attacks aimed at inspiring support for wiping out the landmark reforms.
Health Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 2
The federal government has committed $11 billion to expand the operating capacity of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), which receive federal funding and enhanced Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, and "look-alike" ...
Health Jul 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
US health insurer WellPoint is buying Amerigroup, a manager of publicly funded health programs, for about $4.9 billion, the companies said Monday.
Health Jul 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
The Medicare Part D coverage gap was associated with reduced use of antidepressants in a study of beneficiaries 65 years or older with depression, according to a report by Archives of General Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A top aide to White House hopeful Mitt Romney thrust a wrench Monday into the Republican attack line that President Barack Obama's individual health insurance mandate is a tax, arguing it's actually a penalty.
Health Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Insurance companies hailed the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, saying it gives them certainty about the rules they'll face as they push to cut administrative costs and reward doctors who contain ...
Health Jun 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The only experiment in the country to predict outcome of Obama health care reform was not successful
(Medical Xpress) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court decision looming on the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) informally known as Obamacare two Texas Tech University researchers and ...
Health Jun 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to enhance care transitions and prevent avoidable outcomes for the Medicare population are found to have inadequately addressed the needs of older, vulnerable recipients ...
Health Jun 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0