Items Tagged ‘Health Policy’

April 21st, 2010

April 21: Health Care Reform News

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Hospitals don’t like GAMC It’s been a month since a compromise was reached on General Assistance Medical Care, 5 of 17 qualifying hospitals approved the GAMC plan…   Mayo Clinic is not going forward with the plan. Hospital officials dislike the low reimbursement rates…   Dr. Michael Rock is interviewed.   KTTC, 4/20/2010   Top […]

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April 20th, 2010

April 20: Health Care Reform News

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Northeast Florida’s hospitals wonder what the impact of new health care law will be The health-care reform law’s insurance expansion seems like a blessing for many Northeast Florida hospitals, because it will sharply reduce the millions they write off in unpaid bills. But it may become a curse, analysts say…   In a statement issued […]

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April 19th, 2010

April 19: Health Care Reform News

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Pawlenty, DFL wrangle over how to fund public health care programs Slightly more than three weeks ago, on March 26, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a compromise bill that kept alive the general assistance medical care (GAMC) program…   Jerry Crest, chief operating officer for Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato, which is part of the […]

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April 16th, 2010

April 16: Health Care Reform News

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Going to Mayo for treatment? Not so fast…. Healthcare bill kills Medicare at the Mayo Clinic. President Obama has often commented that he’s impressed with the way the Mayo Clinic performs calling it a model of health-care excellence and efficiency. “It’s got the best quality and the lowest cost of just about any system in […]

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April 15th, 2010

April 15: Health Care Reform News

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TOP STORIES Sebelius:  Gov’t Will Work to Close Minority Health Gap USA Today April 15, 2010   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday she is developing a national plan of action that would focus for the first time on reducing health care disparities between minority and white populations.   A Revised Contract […]

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April 14th, 2010

April 14: Health Care Reform News

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Top stories   National Healthcare Quality Report AHRQ April 14, 2010  Published by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the report calls the country’s healthcare quality “suboptimal” and says “the gap between the best possible care and that which is routinely delivered remains substantial” across the country.   Insurance   Thousands of Anthem […]

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April 13th, 2010

April 13: Health Care Reform News

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Jeff Korsmo, Executive Director at the Mayo Clinic Policy Research Center It was set to be Barack Obama’s signature legislation… a commitment to provide health insurance to over 30 million Americans. Does the bill, that was finally adopted by Congress really live up to these expectations ? To answer this question, Raphael Kahane spoke to […]

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April 9th, 2010

April 9: Health Care Reform News

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Mayo Clinic CEO Adds to Civil Discourse About Health Care There has been precious little civil discourse around the reent health care legislation, but Victor Trastek, MD, CEO of Mayo Clinic Arizona,  made a distinguished contribution to it when he spoke to the Harvard Business School Club in Phoenix today…   Although some of the […]

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April 8th, 2010

April 8: Health Care Reform News

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Top stories   Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Sounds a Warning on Growing Deficit The Washington Post April 8, 2010   Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Wednesday that Americans may have to accept higher taxes or changes in cherished entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security if the nation is to avoid staggering […]

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April 8th, 2010

April 7: Health Care Reform News

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Top stories   Sebelius Remarks: Health Reform and You: How the New Law Will Increase Your Health Security Department of Health and Human Services April 6, 2010   Yesterday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius delivered a speech entitled, “Health Reform and You: How the New Law Will Increase Your Health […]

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