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2010-03-23 10:05:00

Congressional Approved Health Care Reform Fails to Address Flawed Physician Reimbursement Formula BURR RIDGE, Ill., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a survey published by the North American Spine Society (NASS), as many as 24 percent of spine care physicians participating in Medicare indicated they will no longer participate in the program if the mandated reductions in Medicare reimbursement to physicians occur later this year. Additionally, more than one-third of those surveyed...

2010-03-21 23:58:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor tonight in support of historic health insurance reform legislation. The House passed the Senate version of health insurance reform legislation by a vote of 219 to 212. That bill now goes to the President for his signature into law. A second bill, to improve the Senate bill, passed by a vote of 220 to 211 and goes to the Senate. Below are the Speaker's remarks. "Thank you, my colleagues....

2010-03-04 07:00:00

BOWIE, Md. and MARSHFIELD, Wis., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced today that Security Health Plan, a health maintenance organization serving more than 182,000 residents of Wisconsin, including nearly 80,000 Medicare and Medicaid members, has implemented MedAssurant's SmartCare(TM) suite of care management solutions to support its ongoing focus on member clinical quality outcomes and financial efficiency. Security...

2010-03-03 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Obama's remarks at the White House on health insurance reform legislation, which combines the best ideas of Democrats and Republicans: "The President's announcement is a call to action. We will now move forward to pass health insurance reform that includes the best ideas of both Democrats and Republicans, and address one of the most pressing challenges facing our...

2010-03-03 14:11:00

'Final March For Reform' Begins Today, Says Chairman Kaine WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine today echoed the President's call for Congress to take swift action to finish the job and deliver hard-working Americans the health insurance reforms they so desperately need. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) "Today, the President outlined the way forward on health insurance reform and called on...

2010-03-01 07:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Members of Congress came together with President Obama for a Health Care Summit last week, little was agreed upon to advance common sense medical liability reforms that would reduce health care costs and preserve patient access to quality care. "While both Democrats and Republicans have agreed that our medical liability system is broken and not in the best interests of patients, it is unfortunate that the summit was unable to produce...

2010-01-20 08:00:00

Opinion Leaders Trust Nurses, but Cite Barriers to Nursing Leadership PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From reducing medical errors, to increasing the quality of care, to promoting wellness, to improving efficiency and reducing costs, a new survey finds that an overwhelming majority of opinion leaders say nurses should have more influence. But these opinion leaders--including insurance, corporate, health services, government and industry thought leaders as well as...

2010-01-14 17:09:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the House and Senate work to merge their health care reform bills, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, emphasizing the need to retain and strengthen current medical liability reform provisions in any final legislation. "Although the current political climate has prevented comprehensive medical liability reform efforts from passing, we want...

2009-12-24 10:40:00

Bill Must Be Improved: Anti-Choice Provisions in Senate and House Bills Betray Promise of Reform for Women, Coverage Must Be Affordable WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families: "The Senate took a historic step to fix our nation's broken health care system this morning by passing comprehensive reform that will cover 31 million more people, prohibit insurance practices that...

2009-12-23 09:37:00

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Pleased with Recent Compromises to Improve Patients' Access to Care; Asks Senate to Move Toward Final Vote Quickly WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to health care through public policy reform at the state and federal levels - today praised Senate leadership for their...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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