Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - September 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-09-30 Don't ask, don't tell doesn't work in prenatal care 0 None
2008-09-29 States see rising enrollment in Medicaid as economy falters 0 None
2008-09-29 Illinois legislature overrides revisions from governor to approve bill that requires hospitals to provide discounts to uninsured 0 None
2008-09-29 Office of personnel management estimates premiums for Federal employees will increase by 8% in 2009 0 None
2008-09-29 President Bush signs legislation to expand protections under Americans with disabilities act 0 None
2008-09-29 Senate unveils second economic stimulus bill that would provide additional Federal Medicaid funding; House also to consider stimulus measure 0 None
2008-09-25 Protecting patient privacy the new fashioned way 0 None
2008-09-25 Doctors raise stakes about presidential candidates' health care plans 0 None
2008-09-24 Florida Medicaid beneficiaries sue state to receive home-based care 0 None
2008-09-24 Massachusetts lawmakers pass legislation to attract more primary care physicians to state as wait times for appointments increase 0 None
2008-09-24 Obama releases new ad criticizing McCain on health insurance regulation 0 None
2008-09-24 Aetna allows independent physician panel to review rescissions 0 None
2008-09-24 Funding dispute affects plans to develop office of minority health in Cincinnati 0 None
2008-09-22 Study finds Medicare's benefits are less generous than large-employer plans 0 None
2008-09-22 Associated Press examines drug disposal practices of hospitals, long-term care facilities 0 None
2008-09-22 PhRMA contributes $11.3 million to SCHIP advertising campaign 0 None
2008-09-22 House could remove provision from mental health parity bill banning some referrals to specialty hospitals 0 None
2008-09-22 Obama criticizes McCain on health insurance regulation 0 None
2008-09-22 Premium, 'out-of-pocket' costs for U.S. workers to increase by 9% in 2009, according to study 0 None
2008-09-22 U.S. citizens cutting back on health care 0 None
2008-09-22 Cost of uncompensated care for undocumented immigrants difficult to calculate, experts say 0 None
2008-09-22 California Bill would require insurers to pay for HIV tests if signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger 0 None
2008-09-22 Pennsylvania, New Jersey release hospital quality performance reports 0 None
2008-09-22 Huckabee discusses need to focus on preventable health problems 0 None
2008-09-22 Congress approves legislation that would expand Americans with Disabilities Act 0 None
2008-09-22 Editorial questions proposals to limit health services to undocumented immigrants 0 None
2008-09-22 Studies look at Hispanics' access to U.S. health care system 0 None
2008-09-22 Greater awareness of HIV/AIDS, other global health issues attributed to the growth in public health students 0 None
2008-09-22 Sen. Edward Kennedy holds video conference with HELP Committee Democrats to discuss health care reform strategy 0 None
2008-09-22 House, Senate Veterans Committee Chairs push to approve VA budget one year in advance 0 None
2008-09-22 Reauthorization of Indian health care improvement act 'desperately' needed, columnist says 0 None
2008-09-22 House leaders say they will consider mental health parity as stand-alone bill this week 0 None
2008-09-22 House Energy and Commerce Committee discusses options for health care reform amidst struggling economy 0 None
2008-09-16 Health students hit by debt 0 None
2008-09-16 Supermarket dentists fill a hole in the market! 0 None
2008-09-16 Hospitals offering better working conditions instead of financial incentives to address nursing shortages 0 None
2008-09-16 Minnesota lawmakers seek suspension of proposed Medicaid rule that would reduce Federal funding for MinnesotaCare 0 None
2008-09-15 Ohio bill would ban public funding for health care services to undocumented immigrants 0 None
2008-09-15 Ohio health officials discuss strategies to address racial heath disparities 0 None
2008-09-15 House passes veterans' health bill, cost-of-living increase 0 None
2008-09-15 New York Times examines concerns about health care issues in U.S. amidst energy, economy worries 0 None
2008-09-15 Senate approves bill to expand protections under Americans with disabilities act 0 None
2008-09-15 Senate Committee approves legislation that would invalidate mandatory banding arbitration provisions of nursing home admission contracts 0 None
2008-09-15 House Committee weighs options for permanent overhaul of Medicare physician payment system 0 None
2008-09-15 30 years on from Alma-Ata and the pendulum is swinging back to primary health care 0 5
2008-09-15 One million pounds to improve access to physiotherapy 1 None
2008-09-11 New York State physicians' practices influenced by insurers' guidelines, survey finds 0 None
2008-09-11 Employers offering deals for workers who travel domestically for medical care 0 None
2008-09-11 2% of U.S. medical students plan to become primary care physicians, study says 0 None
2008-09-11 New study examines effect of retail clinics on overall health care costs 0 None
2008-09-11 Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Biden discusses health care proposal of GOP Presidential Nominee McCain 0 None
2008-09-11 Experts testifying before Senate panel extol incentives, standardization as means to improve quality of care 0 None
2008-09-10 'Deep flaws' with pay-for-performance model need to be addressed to provide quality health care, according to commentary 0 None
2008-09-10 California budget impasse could affect health services 0 None
2008-09-10 Massachusetts' proposed rule could lead to Federal lawsuit, Partners HealthCare warns 0 None
2008-09-10 Employment rates, economic factors could decrease access to employer-sponsored health coverage for workers younger than age 65, according to EBRI analysis with the same conditions 0 None
2008-09-09 Presidential candidates discuss proposals for health care, other issues at AARP convention 0 None
2008-09-09 Sen. Grassley asking for details of hospital cost-cutting programs 0 None
2008-09-09 Top ANZ medical body says trainee doctors need more clinical training places 0 None
2008-09-08 Prentis slams 'flawed' private finance initiative 0 None
2008-09-08 Johns Hopkins to assist practices in Medicare medical home demonstration 0 None
2008-09-07 New York State to audit state employees', retirees' dependents to ensure eligibility in health care plan 0 None
2008-09-07 Washington Post examines Rhode Island plan to cap Medicaid spending in exchange for greater flexibility in overhauling program 0 None
2008-09-07 Should nurses replace GPs as frontline providers of primary care? 0 None
2008-09-05 59% of U.S. companies plan to increase workers' deductibles, copayments or out-of-pocket spending limits in 2009, survey finds 0 None
2008-09-05 U.S. District Judge amends Medi-Cal reimbursement rate reduction repayment; only requires repayments for services after Aug. 18 0 None
2008-09-05 High gas prices lead U.S. residents who travel far, frequently for medical treatment to skip, delay appointments 0 None
2008-09-05 Wall Street Journal examines record of Republican Vice Presidential nominee Palin on health care, other issues 0 None
2008-09-04 Georgia approves HMO fee to help fund state Medicaid program 0 None
2008-09-04 HMOs to stay in Florida Medicaid reform program after agency for health care administration agrees to lower payment cuts 0 None
2008-09-04 Proposed medical loss ratio requirement in California would not address rising health care costs, insurers say 0 None
2008-09-04 More companies offering on-site health care services for workers 0 None
2008-09-04 Wall Street Journal examines insurer WellPoint's strategy to raise premiums, retain plan members, report indicates 0 None
2008-09-04 President Bush signs law to ensure health benefits for 'sole survivor' veterans 0 None
2008-09-04 Mike Huckabee says GOP should focus more on health care in Presidential election 0 None
2008-09-03 Public health expenditure in Northern Territory four times the national average per capita 0 None
2008-09-01 Florida nursing shortage could have 'crippling' effect on state in 10 years, study finds 0 None
2008-09-01 Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report highlights recent Medicaid news in six states 0 None
2008-09-01 Social determinants, inequality have negative impact on global health, WHO report says 0 None
2008-09-01 Obama accepts Democratic Presidential nomination; discusses health care, other issues at convention 0 None


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