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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. Oncology, to urge President Obama and Congress not to sacrifice cancer care while they seek solutions to the national debt ceiling issue. The organizations -- representing patients, distributers, and over 30,000...

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. - on the heels of billions of dollars in hospital cuts under last year's Affordable Care Act. Leaders from several Garden State hospitals and the New Jersey Hospital Association traveled to Capitol Hill today to press their case to...

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. "The battle in Congress is the shadow that hangs over our members as they arrive in Chicago...

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. The Nurses Association will now take its fight to preserve quality healthcare benefits for registered...

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. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), called MyPlate, offers simple and actionable steps to build healthier diets. This straightforward visual gets back to the basics, illustrating how to create a healthful plate with a...

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. The House Appropriations-Human Services Committee is scheduled to consider a...

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. OHCA Executive Director Peter Van Runkle said, "Our goal is not 'winning,' as the Governor suggested, but protecting care for the people we serve. The Governor's cuts will harm them,...

2011-05-05 11:30:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 CHICAGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Illinois announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in Illinois and across the country. The President's Budget for...

2011-05-05 10:00:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in New York announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in New York and across the country. The President's...

2011-04-11 17:15:00

Washington State Hospital Association Ad Campaign Hits House Budget Proposal OLYMPIA, Wash., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State's hospitals are voicing their strong opposition to the House version of the state budget with a radio and web-based campaign to drive home the message that "taxing hospital patients is just plain sick." (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97367LOGO) "The House budget makes deep cuts to hospital payments and services that...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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