Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - February 2007

Date Title Comments Rating
2007-02-28 NHS report raises spectre of private sector 0 None
2007-02-28 Delays and lack of communication to primary care physicians common after hospital discharge 0 None
2007-02-28 Pennsylvania could save on health care by working with physicians 0 None
2007-02-28 Lawmakers discuss plans for SCHIP reauthorization 0 None
2007-02-28 Automakers' health care costs to exceed savings from concessions 0 None
2007-02-27 President Bush in weekly radio address promotes proposal to implement standard tax deductions for health insurance coverage 0 None
2007-02-27 Enrollment in Medicaid, other public programs increases after enactment of 1996 welfare reform law 0 None
2007-02-27 Defense Secretary Gates announces creation of independent panel to study military health care conditions 0 None
2007-02-27 Governors criticize provisions on SCHIP in fiscal year 2008 budget request from President Bush 0 None
2007-02-27 State proposals for universal health insurance unlikely to succeed 0 None
2007-02-26 Publication of the National Mesothelioma Framework 0 None
2007-02-25 Is Medicaid sustainable? 0 None
2007-02-25 Employer health care costs to increase by 8% in 2007 0 None
2007-02-25 Medicare MA plan payments might increase by less than 3% in 2008 0 None
2007-02-25 Federation of American Hospitals announces near universal health insurance proposal 0 None
2007-02-25 Health care IT adviser resigns over lack of progress on privacy 0 None
2007-02-25 Alaska Medicare beneficiaries have trouble finding primary care physicians 0 None
2007-02-25 Tennessee's CoverRX program stops enrollment due to high demand 0 None
2007-02-21 Bush Administration has no overall strategy to protect patient privacy in electronic health records 0 None
2007-02-21 Maryland universal coverage plan estimated to cost $2.5 billion 0 None
2007-02-21 White House orders investigation of military hospitals 0 None
2007-02-21 Health Corps response to hurricanes inadequate 0 None
2007-02-21 BMA warns medical regulation proposals will muzzle doctors 0 None
2007-02-20 A third of England's hospital trusts in the red 0 None
2007-02-20 Health professionals would prioritize spending on the young over the old 0 None
2007-02-19 U.K. should increase efforts to support health systems in developing countries 0 None
2007-02-19 Washington Legislature considers Gov. Gregoire's universal health coverage plan 0 None
2007-02-19 Health care industry groups lobby Presidential candidates 0 None
2007-02-19 Senate HELP committee passes mental health legislation 0 None
2007-02-19 Bush signs $463.5 billion fiscal year 2007 appropriations bill 0 None
2007-02-19 Senate committee on aging discusses Medicare budget cuts 0 None
2007-02-19 Health insurance claim denials cost U.S. billions 0 None
2007-02-18 Problems of the U.S. healthcare system are growing 0 4.5
2007-02-18 Millions to benefit from mental health insurance 0 None
2007-02-14 NHS in Britain discriminates against the elderly 0 5
2007-02-13 Absence of health insurance coverage costs $1.47 billion in Maryland 0 None
2007-02-13 Michel Kazatchkine to focus on improving partnerships, health care infrastructures 0 None
2007-02-13 Safeway health plan reduces company costs, promotes preventive health 0 None
2007-02-13 Obama presents system of universal health care coverage 0 None
2007-02-13 More insurers, programs offer 'open access' hospice care 0 None
2007-02-12 Maryland lawmakers propose cigarette tax increase to fund health care programs 0 None
2007-02-12 Politicians increasingly addressing health care reform, universal coverage, including 2008 Presidential contenders 0 None
2007-02-12 Some physicians criticize health insurer rating programs based on quality and cost-effectiveness 0 None
2007-02-07 Senate HELP Committee likely to pass mental health parity bill 0 None
2007-02-07 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association opposes reduction in reimbursements to private Medicare Advantage plans 0 None
2007-02-07 John Edwards releases universal health coverage plan 0 None
2007-02-07 Most of Medicare and Medicaid savings in Bush's budget proposal come from reducing growth in Medicare provider payments 0 None
2007-02-06 Bush discusses health care 0 None
2007-02-05 Is doctors' pay responsible for NHS financial crisis? 0 None
2007-02-05 $700 billion for Health and Human Services in 2008 0 None


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