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2012-05-11 10:33:23

The report "Sequestration: Health Research at the Breaking Point," released today by Research!America, demonstrates the damaging consequences of potential automatic spending cuts, or sequestration, to the nation's medical research enterprise and public health, and offers examples on how these cuts would delay scientific discoveries that could lead to new treatments and cures for deadly diseases. This report provides: The estimated budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, the...

Feds Want An End To Medicare Bonus Program
2012-04-23 10:03:27

Federal investigators are calling for an end to an $8 billion Medicare bonus program that rewards providers of second-rate healthcare, charging that the program is a political ploy by the Obama administration. The report, issued today by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), states that the $8.3 billion pledged for quality bonuses to Medicare Advantage insurance plans would postpone the pain of cuts to the plans under the new healthcare law. Most of the money would go to...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.