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  1. North Carolina Medicaid Reform Not A Precursor To Medicaid ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago |

    I work at the John Locke Foundation, a free-market think tank located in Raleigh, North Carolina. I enjoy my position as the health and human services policy analyst, where I focus on breaking down complex health policy issues and offering competitive, market-based solutions to the health care system's problems.


  2. 'Simple Living' Reaps Health and Financial Benefits, According to USciences ResearchRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Newswise

    Simple living is not really that simple-but results from a recent unpublished study at University of the Sciences indicate that reducing the clutter and narrowing one's possessions, activities, and thoughts can play a key role in boosting their mental and physical health. "People generally look to simplify their lives for a number of reasons-most commonly after they get fed up with the stress and chaos of their daily lives," said Heidi Freeman , PhD, assistant professor of exercise science and wellness management at USciences.


  3. Can - Lean Management' Improve Hospitals?Read the original story

    1 hr ago | P&T Community

    Waiting times in hospital emergency departments could be cut with the introduction of Lean Management and Six Sigma techniques, according to an inter-university team of researchers in Melbourne, Australia. Their findings were published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management.


  4. The White House Promises Exciting Medicare Reforms, But There's A Devil In The DetailsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    I run an organization called The Leapfrog Group with a membership of highly impatient business leaders fed up with problems with injuries, accidents, and errors in hospitals. I can't stand the sight of blood but I've worked in healthcare over 20 years, including a rural hospital system, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's health policy office, and the National League for Nursing.


  5. Congressman DeSaulnier to continue role of oversight on transportation on House subcommitteeRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Antioch Herald

    ... on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules which has oversight jurisdiction over federal health care policy, the Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and government-wide rules and regulations ...


  6. American Journal of Managed Care Editors Highlight Key Studies,...Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. Dr. Chernew is the Leonard D. Schaeffer professor of Health Care Policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Their commentary, "Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary," ...


  7. Health insurers using drug coverage to discriminateRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    In some US health plans, HIV drugs cost nearly $3,000 more per year than in other plans. If left unchecked, this practice could partially undermine a central feature of the Affordable Care Act .


  8. Experts Stumped By New Finding On Obamacare And The UninsuredRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Newsalert

    TPM reports: How is this possible? More than one-third of people who are still uninsured under Obamacare -- but appear to be eligible for coverage -- were told that they were not eligible for health insurance under the law, according to a new report. The finding, from a survey of 10,500 uninsured Americans by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation, is truly perplexing.


  9. Replace if Repeal: A Response to Some CriticsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | National Review Online

    I published an essay last weekend on Obamacare that made the following points: The ACA is in danger, both from the Supreme Court and if a Republican wins the White House in 2016; a common liberal argument in the face of such danger is that the repeal of Obamacare "equals death;" and "repeal equals death" is not the argument ender that many liberals pretend it to be. I back up that last point by arguing that public policy makes choices all the time that result in higher rather than lower mortality rates; that in a world of scarce resources such choices are inevitable; and that it is not necessarily immoral to support a policy change even if that policy change will increase the mortality rate.


  10. United Way Statement regarding National Youth Enrollment Day from...Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    "Thursday, January 29 is the National Youth Enrollment Day. United Ways across the country will conduct various outreach and enrollment events to help young adults understand their health insurance options and get covered with health insurance.


  11. Behind the Budget: Dr. Julian Harris, OMB Associate Director for HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The White House

    "Behind the Budget" is a series of posts featuring audio stories from staffers from across the Office of Management and Budget, discussing aspects of the budget process that most Americans don't get to see. In some ways, it's always budget season for the OMB health policy team: At any point in the year, they're likely to be either developing, negotiating, or implementing two or three fiscal year budgets at a time.


  12. Parliament: 10 facts you didn't knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    After asking for access to Parliament for six years, he was eventually granted permission to film in places where cameras have never been allowed before. I have seen the first of the four programmes, and these are my 10 favourite facts from it, featuring swords, purple ribbons, abseiling rope and what is known as the "plastic fantastic"... Rebuilt in Victorian times as a Gothic fantasy palace, it is an eight-acre jumble of buildings, courtyards, passageways and corridors.


  13. Opinion: Inefficient drug coverage costs Canadian employers $5 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    Prescription pills are shown in this June 20, 2012 photo. A study co-authored last year by Dr. Robyn Tamblyn found 11 per cent of prescriptions in Canada are off-label.


  14. Most Californians On Insurance Exchange Are Sticking With Last Year's PlanRead the original story

    Yesterday | WebMD

    In California, the vast majority of people renewing health insurance coverage in the state's exchange did not switch health plans, and instead are sticking with the one they selected last year. Of the 944,000 people who were could renew their coverage for 2015 through Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, 94 percent stayed in the same plan that they were in last year.


  15. With Supreme Court victory over Obamacare in sight, disaster looms for RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Kos

    Congressional Republicans have a big job ahead of them in the next five months. They have to convince the Supreme Court that the nation's healthcare system won't be thrown into chaos if the court strikes down federal subsidies under Obamacare.


  16. Here's How Many Calories You'll Eat During the Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    The game lasts four hours, but what you eat will stick with you way longer than that. By some estimates, Americans who snack on typical Super Bowl fare, like pizza, beer, soda, chips, dips, hot wings and nachos, could take in as many as 2,400 calories and 121 grams of fat just during the game.


  17. Steroid Therapy Increases Risk of Blood Clots Five-Fold in IBD PatientsRead the original story

    Yesterday | P&T Community

    Compared with biologic therapy, corticosteroid use is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in patients with inflammatory bowel disease , according to a new study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology . "We found that corticosteroid use - either alone or in combination with biologics - substantially increases the rate of venous thromboembolic events," said lead author Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


  18. FDA Takes Steps to Improve Reliability of Automated External DefibrillatorsRead the original story

    Yesterday | P&T Community

    The FDA has announced that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices. The agency issued a final order that will require AED manufacturers to submit premarket approval applications , which will undergo a more rigorous review than what was required to market these devices in the past.


  19. Budget policy changes needed to reverse Ohio's declineRead the original story

    Yesterday | PressReleasePoint

    Too many years of budget and tax cuts leave Ohio behind the curve in eduction, human services and support for local government, according to Policy Matters Ohio. The budget for 2016-17 gives policymakers a chance to catch up with investment needs and lay groundwork for a stronger future.


  20. Julio Frenk Elected to RWJF Board of TrusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD , has been elected to its Board of Trustees. The Board leads the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans.