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2014-06-11 20:22:42

Participants Strive to Protect Program for True Safety Net Providers While Guarding Against Abuse from Others WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading health care policy experts from community health centers, patient and clinician specialty groups, industry organizations and academic institutions convened yesterday to discuss challenges in the federal 340B Drug Discount Program, and the importance of preserving aspects that truly serve vulnerable, uninsured and...

2014-05-08 08:32:03

Amount of care provided for free or at reduced cost rose 85 percent in 5 years ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System provided more than $429 million worth of community services in fiscal year 2012 - 60 percent of it in the form of covering patients' unpaid medical costs, according to new Michigan Health & Hospital Association data released today. The amount of free or reduced-price care provided by the U-M Hospitals...

2014-05-06 16:28:15

Federal Safety Net Program for Charity Care Patients Prompts Hospitals to Make Business Decisions that Undercut Interests of At-Risk Patients WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B ("AIR 340B") called attention to today's release of a study, "Innovations in Cancer Care and Implications for Health Systems" by the independent IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, demonstrating that the 340B drug discount program is causing a rise in...

2014-04-22 20:22:12

Fact Check Shows Misinformation Prominent in AB 1952 Health Committee Discussion SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today released a Fact Check to correct inaccurate claims made by proponents of Assembly Bill 1952, a measure that would impose a 5 percent mandate for charity care on most not-for-profit hospitals. The bill would create a one-size-fits-all charity care requirement across diverse communities in...

2014-03-17 20:22:30

Nearly Identical bill, AB 975, Was Soundly Defeated 28-38 by Assembly in 2013 SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today announced its opposition to AB 503 (Wieckowski/Bonta). The bill is nearly identical to 2013's AB 975, which was debated and soundly defeated in the Assembly last year. It is an unreasonable and costly attempt to redefine charity care for all hospitals, and community benefit standards of nonprofit...

2014-02-24 12:27:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2012, Minnesota hospitals and health systems contributed more than $3.9 billion in programs and services to benefit the health of their communities, an increase of 10 percent compared to 2011, according to the latest annual Community Benefit Report released by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/MM73437LOGO Minnesota hospitals provided $521 million in uncompensated care --...

2014-01-21 10:26:23

Uninsured patients with a variety of common medical diagnoses are significantly less likely to be transferred between hospitals for treatment, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers at the University of Iowa and University of Toronto. They also found that women, insured or not, are less likely to be transferred between hospitals. The findings, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest...

2013-10-22 23:32:46

CareSource, a nonprofit, Ohio-based health plan commends the Kasich administration and legislators on the State Controlling Board for doing the right thing. Today’s decision is a great moment for more than 275,000 Ohioans who will get access to health care January 1. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 CareSource, a nonprofit, Ohio-based health plan commends the Kasich administration and legislators on the State Controlling Board for doing the right thing. Today’s decision is a...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'