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2011-08-04 08:51:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's largest long-term care organization expressed concern about massive cuts in Medicare reimbursement to skilled nursing facilities imposed by the federal government on Monday.

2011-07-18 16:04:00

Legislature's decision to raid the Hospital Safety Net Account is unconstitutional and will devastate hospitals and the patients they serve. SEATTLE, July 18, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today it has filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington to overturn legislation that diverts money to the state general fund from an account set up to pay for hospital services to the poor and vulnerable.

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter sent to Congressional Leadership and the White House today, ten leading patient advocacy groups, community cancer care providers and healthcare professional organizations urged lawmakers to oppose a $3 billion funding cut to Medicare reimbursement for cancer-fighting drugs that, if enacted, would lead to facility closures, barriers to patient access to cancer care and significant healthcare job losses.

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that it has joined with multiple cancer and patient organizations, including The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the National Patient Advocacy Foundation (NPAF) and U.S.

2011-07-13 11:23:00

N.J. Healthcare Leaders Travel to Capitol Hill to Raise Awareness PRINCETON, N.J., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey's healthcare community faces deep funding cuts under deficit reduction strategies on the table in Washington, D.C.

2011-07-05 09:56:00

CHICAGO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) opens its national convention in Chicago this week at a time when Congressional negotiations over the federal debt limit threaten Medicaid funding for mental health care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) "Lives are at risk," said NAMI Executive Director Mike Fitzpatrick.

2011-06-20 15:59:00

Union will seek to remedy cuts with gains at the bargaining table NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The employer trustees of the NYSNA Benefits Fund have prevailed in their efforts to decimate the health insurance coverage offered by the fund, a move that the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) sees as part of the coordinated attack on unions and the middle class.

2011-06-02 11:19:00

America's Cattle Farmers & Ranchers Eager to Help Consumers Use New Icon to Build Healthier Diets with Lean Beef WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new visual icon released today by the U.S.

2011-05-11 13:31:00

Proposed $463 million payment reductions to hospitals will jeopardize patient access and care NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) is calling on the Illinois House of Representatives to reject deep reductions in Medicaid payments to hospitals that would undermine the state's health care delivery system and jeopardize patient access to quality care.

2011-05-10 16:55:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) responded today to comments by Governor John Kasich criticizing the association for television advertisements taking the Governor to task for proposing massive cuts to funding for care to Ohio's frail and elderly.

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