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    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?

    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?
    The United States spends more than any other country on health care, yet ranks dead last for access, patient safety, coordination, efficiency, and equity. Apparently, we’re not getting much bang for our buck. Sadly, we’ve been in last place for awhile. The Commonwealth Fund analyzes and compares the health systems of seven industrialized countries each year — Australia, Canada, Germany, the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How our Geograpahy, Education, and Income Impact Healthcare

    Health care, even with insurance, can be expensive. But what if you actually can't afford medical care? This is a look at the percentage of people (both with and without insurance) who have been forced to avoid health treatment because the costs were too prohibitive. 2006 is the most recent data available. Question: Have you encountered this problem firsthand in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    How Does the Health Care Bill Get Paid For?

    How Does the Health Care Bill Get Paid For?
    Here, from the Tax Foundation, is a helpful chart that shows how the first decade of health care reform is paid for. It's interesting to note that, while many opponents of reform cast it as an expansion of government entitlement programs, the biggest source of funding is reductions in medicare, an expensive entitlement program. Also, you may have heard people debating ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Do We Need More Government Oversight In Our Hospitals?

    Do We Need More Government Oversight In Our Hospitals?
    Apr. 6--SALEM -- Following the forced resignation of the superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital and another report critical of patient care, advocates for Oregonians with mental illnesses are calling for increased federal oversight because they do not trust state officials to make progress quickly enough on their own. "People have been saying: 'We need change' for more than a decade," ...
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    Mich. Gov Creates Council to Oversee Health Care

    Mich. Gov Creates Council to Oversee Health Care
    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed an executive order Wednesday setting up a council to oversee changes brought by the new federal health care law and said the measure will extend health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents now without coverage. "It's a very good deal for Michigan and for our health care coverage," said Granholm, a Democrat ...
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    Seniors Fear Health Care Remake Will Hurt Medicare

    Seniors Fear Health Care Remake Will Hurt Medicare
    WASHINGTON - Seniors aren't breaking out the champagne for President Barack Obama's health care law, and for good reason. While Democrats hail the overhaul as their greatest health care achievement since Medicare, seniors fear it's a raid on that same giant health care program - a bedrock of retirement security - in order to pay for covering younger, uninsured workers and ...
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    Health Premiums Could Rise 17 pct for Young Adults

    Health Premiums Could Rise 17 pct for Young Adults
    CHICAGO (AP) - Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans - a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect. Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That's ...
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    Cuban Leader Applauds US Health-Care Reform Bill

    Cuban Leader Applauds US Health-Care Reform Bill
    HAVANA--It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for. Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform "a miracle" and a major victory for Obama's presidency, but couldn't help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago. "We consider ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Look at Democrats' Health Care Overhaul

    A Look at Democrats' Health Care Overhaul
    President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are pulling together a final version of a health care overhaul bill and pushing for House votes as early as this coming week. Democrats are awaiting cost assessments from the Congressional Budget Office that will allow them to finish details. Some of the main features as the bill takes shape: -HOW MANY COVERED: 31 million ...
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    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter

    House Leaders Push Toward Health Vote by Easter
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic leaders are pushing to finish far-reaching health legislation and hold a climactic vote in the next three weeks, aiming to overcome reluctance from the rank-and-file lawmakers while answering President Barack Obama's challenge for swift action. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday that Democrats would like to get a final vote by Congress' Easter break, which begins ...
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    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan

    Obama Puts Forward Last-Ditch Health Care Plan
    WASHINGTON - Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers. The White House immediately demanded an up-or-down vote in Congress on the plan, or something close to it. But ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Bucks Up Democrats On Health Care

    Obama Bucks Up Democrats On Health Care
    WASHINGTON - Some congressional Democrats are seizing on President Barack Obama's fresh call for a sweeping health care overhaul as a message to show resolve and get the legislation done. Yet doubters remain. After a week of turmoil, due in large part to the Massachusetts special election that denied them their filibuster-proof Senate majority, a few Democrats said the president's strong ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill

    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill
    WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the Senate's massive version of the legislation. ...
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    Senate Rejects Abortion Curbs in Health Care Bill

    Senate Rejects Abortion Curbs in Health Care Bill
    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday rejected an effort by abortion opponents to tighten restrictions in the health care overhaul bill on taxpayer dollars for the procedure, but it was unlikely to be the last word on the divisive issue. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate sidetracked an amendment by Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Republican Sen. Orrin ...
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    Nurse Offers Alternative Health Care

    Nurse Offers Alternative Health Care
    Dec. 8--Cathy Slay-Chipp understands the state of the nation's health care system. As a registered nurse who operates the nonprofit Perry Park Clinic at 2211 Bartow St., Brunswick, she treats financially strapped and uninsured clients. Her goal is to offer the best care possible at affordable prices. "We've been open since June 2007, and basically our goal is to provide primary ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Q & A: The New House Health Bill

    Q & A: The New House Health Bill
    This week's questions focus on the House Democrats' health care bill unveiled Thursday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Q: Would the House Democrats' bill raise my taxes more than the other bills making their way through Congress? A: It depends on your income. The House bill would impose a "surcharge" on individuals who make more than $500,000 and couples who make ...
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    New Malpractice Idea in Health Care Debate

    New Malpractice Idea in Health Care Debate
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's willingness to consider alternatives to medical malpractice lawsuits is providing a boost for taking such cases out of the courtroom and letting experts, not juries, decide their merits. The idea of appointing neutral experts to sift malpractice facts from allegations appeals to conservatives in both political parties. They want to address medical liability as part of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    FACT CHECK: Health Insurers Cherry-Pick Facts

    FACT CHECK: Health Insurers Cherry-Pick Facts
    WASHINGTON - In its assaults on a Democratic health care overhaul bill, the insurance industry uses facts selectively and mixes accurate assertions with misleading spin and an embrace of worst-case scenarios. Take the 30-second TV spot that America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's trade group, was running this week in six states as the Senate Finance Committee approved overhaul legislation. With ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reform: Bigger Savings Seen from Limiting Medical Lawsuits

    Reform: Bigger Savings Seen from Limiting Medical Lawsuits
    WASHINGTON - Limits on medical malpractice lawsuits would lead doctors to order up fewer unneeded tests and save taxpayers billions more than previously thought, budget umpires for Congress said Friday in a reversal that puts the issue back in the middle of the health care debate. The latest analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that government health care programs ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress

    A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress
    WASHINGTON - Health care legislation is taking shape in the House and Senate as President Barack Obama pushes to overhaul the system to cover millions of uninsured Americans and contain rising costs. Details are still being negotiated and any final health care bill would have to meld proposals from the House and Senate. The Associated Press takes a look at various ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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