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6 hrs ago | Reuters
Married gay couples will be eligible for a family health policy under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, beginning in 2015, the U.S. government said on Friday, encouraging insurers to begin offering coverage this year.
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10 hrs ago | Business Journal
Legacy Award Winner Deborah Enos Title: CEO, Neighborhood Health Plan Age: 58 Education: Bachelor of science, psychology, Dartmouth College, 1977; master's degree, health policy, Harvard School of Public Health, 1979 Residence: Ashland Taking over as CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan in 2005, Deborah Enos found herself thrust into the middle of ... (more)
15 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs
The latest issue of the Journal of Public Health Policy includes an interesting piece by Linda Richter and Susan E. Foster of the organization CASAColumbia about " changing the language of addiction ."
Providing coverage to the 47 million uninsured Americans is a central goal of the nation's new health care law, but just weeks before the enrollment deadline the number of newly insured is still a mystery.
Eric Jordan of Macon is the kind of person proponents of the Affordable Care Act say needs to sign up for coverage under the new law.
On Jan. 16, 2014, the American College of Emergency Physicians issued its report entitled "America's Emergency Care Environment: A State-by-State Report Card."
Medicare and several other factors, and not Obamacare, are actually what is slowing down the nation's spending on heatlhcare, say two experts who maintain President Barack Obama's chief economic Jason Furman "went over the deep end" with the administration's claims.
"I am excited and honored to lead the Women's Fund at this critical time when we are poised to strengthen our impact on equity for women and girls in the region," Bassett said in a press release from The Women's Fund.
Surgical safety checklists have been hailed as powerful tools that help reduce deaths and complications, but these lists may not be all they're cracked up to be, Canadian researchers report.
The National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute - and founding chairman Lucian Leape, MD - will receive the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for international leadership in patient safety.
Smokers trying to quit have an extremely difficult time: Less than 10 percent succeed without help, and the various FDA-approved products are of little help, if any.
The estimated total program funding available was cited as . This funding opportunity is open to nonprofit service and membership organizations that can provide training and technical assistance on a national level to strengthen the infrastructure capacities of states and local government entities.
Valerie Bassett, of Westport, has been chosen to lead the Women's Fund of Southeastern Mass.
Avik Roy, opinion editor of Forbes, and Jonathan Cohn, editor of the New Republic, will debate the viability of the Affordable Care Act at the U-M Ford School of Public Policy.
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