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2011-07-27 00:01:19

Reduces Costs for Businesses; Helps Members Navigate the Healthcare System Covington, LA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Gilsbar Incorporated announced today the launch of Care Advocates. Care Advocates was developed to help employers, associations and affinity groups assist their employees and members with navigating the ever-changing and complex healthcare system. During these tough economic times, people are experiencing a much higher level of stress, which is affecting their mental, physical...

2011-04-06 15:42:37

Affordable Care Act provisions, including those related to accountable care organizations, could address concerns of many with the US health-care system Seven of 10 adults think the U.S. health care system needs to be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey released today. The concerns reflect widespread experiences with access barriers, poorly coordinated care and growing costs. The survey also reveals strong support for more patient-centered care...

2011-03-23 14:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today testified before a congressional subcommittee field hearing in Harrisburg on the impact of the federal health care law enacted one year ago. His testimony, as prepared for delivery before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health, follows: Chairman Pitts, Ranking Member Pallone, and members of the committee, on behalf of all of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,...

2011-02-23 08:30:00

Innovative approach to governance gives Americans more influence over health care law ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Compact Alliance today unveiled the Health Care Compact, an agreement between participating states that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to member states. The compact seeks to engage citizens in the development of state-based health care reform. "The Health Care Compact is a governance reform, not...

2011-02-16 09:59:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama's recently unveiled Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 calls for "a more aggressive effort to reform our medical malpractice system to reduce defensive medicine, promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes" and "encourages Republicans to work constructively with him on medical malpractice as part of an overall effort to restrain health costs." It then allocates funding for state-by-state implementation of medical...

2011-01-26 19:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Maas, executive director of Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP), issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union speech last night in which he indicated support for medical malpractice reform, noting that frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits increase healthcare costs. CAPP is a coalition of physicians, hospitals, community clinics, local governments, dentists, nurses and other groups...

2010-11-12 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter was sent today to Chairs and Members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform from Alliance for Justice, Center for Justice & Democracy, Center for Medical Consumers, Consumer Watchdog, CT Center for Patient Safety, National Consumers League, Public Citizen, Texas Watch and USAction: The undersigned consumer and patient safety organizations are writing to express great concern about one...

2010-11-11 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today applauded the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform for their endorsement of comprehensive medical liability reform in draft proposals of solutions to cut our national deficit over the next several decades. The coalition agrees that reform of our nation's broken liability system should include reasonable limits on non-economic damages, which have a proven track...

2010-11-01 12:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three major endorsements of health courts (also called medical courts) have recently emerged, as the nation grapples with ever-rising health care costs and the reality that better care at a lower cost is needed. In his October 28th column in The New York Times, David Brooks endorsed medical courts, writing: "Companies like Ford cut wasteful spending while doubling down on productive investment. That's exactly what the nation has to do over all....

2010-10-26 10:58:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation, applauds Peter Orszag's comments recently in the New York Times regarding medical malpractice reform and the need for "broader use of evidence-based (patient care) guidelines." Medical Justice strongly supports evidence-based medicine and believes substantive tort reform needs to go beyond caps on pain and suffering. "To lower the risk...


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