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2009-06-19 14:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement after Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Emeritus John Dingell, and Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Millerreleased the draft legislation on health care reform to reduce costs, offer a greater choice of doctors and plans, and guarantee affordable, quality health care for all Americans: "Today's...

2009-06-18 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today held a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss comprehensive state health care reform efforts, why some succeeded and others failed, and why focusing on reducing the burden of chronic disease should be at the center of our national effort to reform health care. "As Congress and the Obama Administration look to reform health care across the nation, state level reform efforts can offer important...

2009-06-17 11:00:00

Budget-neutral plan ensures cost savings, quality improvement and affordable coverage for all Americans WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole, members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Advisory Board, today released a bipartisan, budget-neutral framework for comprehensive health reform to ensure that every American has affordable, quality health coverage. The Leaders' Project on the State of American...

2009-06-15 10:42:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four survivors of medical malpractice from 21 states sent a letter to President Obama today expressing extreme concern that the rights of medical malpractice victims have become a "political bargaining chip" in the President's efforts to sell his health care plan, and that their rights may be stripped away as a result. Reports now indicate that the President supports measures that would drastically limit injured patients' rights to trial by...

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2009-06-13 13:00:00

President Barack Obama said Saturday that by sharply reducing the government's medical spending it will open up more than $300 billion that could help make health care available to all Americans, The Associated Press reported. Such government cuts would come mainly by trimming payments to prescription drugmakers, hospitals and other care providers. The president's health care reform project, estimated to cost around one trillion dollars, would be almost fully financed if this money comes...

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2009-06-01 06:25:00

Long-standing democratic plans for restructuring the U.S. healthcare system have begun gathering momentum. Senator Edward Kennedy is expected to announce a proposal soon that could form the basis for a new health system. Key elements of Senator Kennedy's proposal are expected to be a new government program designed to provide medical coverage as well as a mandate that every American carry some kind of health insurance coverage. Both of these elements have sparked fierce debate in Congress...

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2009-05-11 10:50:00

President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the US healthcare system is expected to receive major support from groups representing hospitals, insurance companies, drug makers and doctors on Monday, who say they will slow their rate increases to enable them to provide health insurance to approximately 50 million Americans who are living without it over the next 10 years. White House officials estimate savings to amount to $2 trillion. Confirming the deal with the health industry, Obama is...

2009-04-23 13:42:00

Both Mcare and court claims lower than in 2003 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today said that the most recent data from the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) and the Pennsylvania courts point to significant improvement in the medical malpractice climate in Pennsylvania and the success of administrative, legislative and judicial reforms that have been made since 2002. "Pennsylvania is a success story when it comes...

2009-04-22 23:01:00

PUBLIC CONTINUES TO SUPPORT ACTION ON HEALTH REFORM, INCLUDING PUBLIC PLAN AND SOME TAX CHANGES But Argument Testing Shows Opinion is Malleable and Will Hinge on Actual Debate MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As economic conditions remain poor, a majority of the public continues to say that they or a member of their household have delayed or skipped health care in the past year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's April health tracking poll. Perhaps because...

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2009-04-22 15:19:07

A leading Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that the Medicare program for the elderly may offer ways to encourage better care at a lower cost as a big part of reforming the U.S. healthcare system, Reuters reported. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus told reporters following a committee discussion with industry groups that Medicare is the big driver on ways to change the payment system. Many in the U.S. are working toward a new system that would reward doctors and hospitals for better...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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