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1 hr ago | Newswise
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A new bill introduced in Congress with bipartisan support would allow Medicare to test a concept born from University of Michigan research, which could improve the health of patients with chronic illness while reducing what they spend on the medicines and tests they need most.
7 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West
Even as Obamacare continues to be attacked by foes and challenged in court, hospital chains and insurers are making more money, more patients using emergency rooms are paying for their care, and the country as a whole is enjoying slower growth in its healthcare spending.
Two Penn professors argued in a recent paper that the Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision - which allowed closely held, for-profit Medical Ethics and Health Policy professor Jennifer Prah Ruger, Law School professor Theodore Ruger and Boston University professor George Annas collaborated in an article released in the New England ... (more)
MARCH 15: A Connect for Health Colorado RV is parked outside Escuela Tlatelolco during a Latino enrollment event in Denver on March 15, 2014 in Denver, CO March 13, 2014.
Today's headlines include a range of health policy headines, including news from Capitol Hill on the Senate confirmation of Robert McDonald to head the VA.
Access to medicines is an important health policy issue. This paper considers demand structures in a selection of low-income countries from the perspective of public authorities as the evidence base is limited.
About 2.5 million California adults remain uninsured after the first open enrollment period for the new federal health law, and the state will face even bigger challenges in reaching those people, particularly Latinos, according to a survey released Tuesday by a national health policy nonprofit.
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a landmark study, "To Err is Human," which reported that nearly 100,000 people die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.
More than 300,000 California kids between the ages 4 and 11 need mental healthcare, but only one in four is treated A report released the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on July 28 found that three out of four California kids do not receive treatment for mental health problems.
At a July 17 meeting, Health Policy Commission members discuss what trends are helping to drive higher health care spending in the state.
Beginning with the Institute of Medicine's landmark Quality Chasm report in the late 1990s, the health policy establishment, the medical profession and the American public began to hear a new and disconcerting message: American health care was not patient-centered.
The impact of socio-demographic factors on 30-day hospital readmissions will be the focus of a robust new National Quality Forum trial, the Washington, D.C.-based organization announced Wednesday.
For decades, the United States has had a fragmented health policy. States called the shots on major elements of how health care and health insurance were financed and regulated.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:43 am
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