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2009-01-14 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Establishing a national single-payer style healthcare reform system would provide a major stimulus for the U.S. economy by creating 2.6 million new jobs, and infusing $317 billion in new business and public revenues, with another $100 billion in wages into the U.S. economy, according to the findings of a groundbreaking study released today. It may be viewed at www.CalNurses.org. The number of jobs created by a single-payer system, expanding and upgrading...

2009-01-07 04:20:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all been there: sitting in the doctor's waiting room for 10 minutes, 30 minutes, even an hour or more. But when a long wait is coupled with a hurried conversation with the doctor, that's when the frustration sets in. "When doctors keep their patients waiting and don't spend enough time with them, the combination of factors can be toxic," says patient satisfaction expert Steve Feldman, M.D. Dr. Feldman is the founder of DrScore.com,...

2008-12-10 05:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The incoming administration and Democratic Congress are determined to complete the job started around 1900 and last attempted by Clinton in 1993: the nationalization of American medicine. They plan to move fast, seize momentum, and not let go. "We need to be on the offense," said former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle, presumptive new Secretary of Health and Human Services. The bill might well be S. 1, and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) may...

2008-10-08 06:00:34

PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by HealthMadeEasy.com -- Congress has made a series of bad decisions that is a major contributing factor to a very serious situation that is decreasing the availability of healthcare, reducing access and dramatically adding to healthcare costs. Americans' concerns about access to physicians have shown a significant increase according to recent polls. Access difficulty is directly related to the overall shortage...

2008-09-29 03:00:14

By Wall, J K After four years of development, a pay-for-performance plan for Indianapolis-area doctors will officially launch Oct. 1. Quality Health First, the latest service of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, now has 700 primary-care doctors signed up to receive its reports on the quality of the care they give. And perhaps even more important, the program has contracted with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana as the first health insurer to offer bonus payments to...

2008-09-12 12:00:35

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Association (ANA) announces its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in the 2008 Presidential Election. The ANA represents the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses. "As President, Barack Obama will bring real change to our health care system," said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR. "Nurses are consistently voted the most trusted profession by the American people, and we, as a...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

A majority of corporate human resource managers believe the federal government should play a role in regulating healthcare costs and coverage, but neither political party offers a clear-cut resolution. This information was revealed via recent survey of human resource professionals commissioned by Workscape, a leading provider of outsourced benefits and talent management solutions. The 1,242 respondents were almost evenly divided on whether the viewpoints of either John McCain or Barack...

2008-08-20 09:01:29

US Democratic Senators Max Baucus and Kent Conrad have introduced legislation that is aimed at establishing a new Health Care Comparative Effectiveness Research Institute. The main function of the institute would be to review healthcare data and germinate information that would facilitate the best clinical outcome for patients, according to PharmaTimes. According to senators Baucus and Conrad who, respectively, chair the Senate finance and budget committees, the institute created by the...

2008-08-06 12:00:58

TelaDoc Medical Services (www.teladoc.com), a comprehensive service that utilizes telehealth tools and physician or patient-assigned cross coverage, announces its membership in the Center for Health Value Innovation (www.vbhealth.org), the nation's premier organization dedicated to establishing value and producing evidence for sustainable health and financial improvement. TelaDoc shares the Center's mission to achieve optimal health for every individual, enhance workforce productivity, and...

2008-08-04 03:00:07

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - If America's broken health care system is going to be fixed, now is the time - and the solution can and must include coverage for all at affordable prices, a new reform coalition said Tuesday. But those reforms can't occur without congressional action, and Montanans for Health Care will help pressure Congress and engage the public on the issue, said its chairman, former Montana Rep. Pat Williams. "Public demand for reform of health care insurance is about to...


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