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First Edition: July 30, 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.
9 hrs ago
Analysis of prices paid by low-income countries - how price sensitive ...
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.
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Inside Bay Area
California far exceeds projections for coverage
Allynne Noelle, 32, preps her feet for pointe work at the Los Angeles Ballet studio.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Survey: Remaining uninsured harder to reach
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.
Uninsured rate drops faster in states that expanded Medicaid
Americans lacking insurance coverage are becoming more concentrated in states that have opted not to expand Medicaid, according to the latest survey data from the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Bennington Banner
Medical mistakes cost money and lives
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.
Most California kids with mental health problems are untreated
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.
a Health Policy Commission says discharge trends driving state health care spending
At a July 17 meeting, Health Policy Commission members discuss what trends are helping to drive higher health care spending in the state.
'Precise planning needed for NHI'
Creating a bridge between the country's health sector haves and have-nots, and sharing skills and resources is key in the successful implementation of the government's National Health Insurance .
Sun Jul 27, 2014
In medicine, the patient is not always right
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.
Why this is an exciting time to work in psychiatry
Today, I celebrated mental health care. And this was after a morning of battling with insurance companies, patching together community care plans, trying to create an inpatient bed for a suicidal patient where none exist, and arguing with agencies for better patient support.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Albany Times Union
laboratory in the North Country
Guy Goodness of Fort Edward keeps his diabetes in check with monitoring and coaching from Jessica Casey, a care manager he sees every two weeks.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Crain's Detroit Business
Study to focus on socio-demographic factors in 30-day hospital readmissions
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.
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How Halbig makes the blue states richer and the red states poorer
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.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Our Opinion: Medical mistakes cost money and lives
Back 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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Mail & Guardian
Share in the politics of poor health
To improve the lives of millions, the Global South must drive pro-poor policies on the world stage.
Is Halbig the End of Obamacare?: Michael Cannon Explains What Comes Next
"What this really about is not healthcare, not Obamacare," says Michael Cannon, director of health policy at The Cato Institute.
Sydney Star Observer
Victorian opposition commits to removing 19A within 12 months
VICTORIAN Shadow Health Minister Gavin Jennings has committed to removing Section 19A of the state's Crimes Act, which specifically criminalises intentional HIV infection, within the next 12 months.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Health policy keeps elderly couple from joining family in Alberta
Airdrie's Johanna Hirons wants her elderly parents to move from Toronto to Alberta, as they both require care.