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2009-09-14 12:29:00

OKLAHOMA CITY and GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama in his speech to Congress and the nation Wednesday evening acknowledged that something needed to be done about the cost of medical malpractice and the defensive medicine that preserves patient safety. MedEncentive, a web-based incentive system designed to control healthcare costs, and Medical Justice, a member based organization designed to protect physicians from frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits and...

2009-09-11 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation considers ways to reform our health care system the Social Security Advisory Board released a report today calling on policymakers to find lasting solutions to the long-term problem of escalating health care costs. The report, The Unsustainable Cost of Health Care, details how health care costs are rising faster than the incomes of workers, retirees, and governments. If unaddressed, the Advisory Board warns, this trend will...

2009-09-10 16:42:00

Calls on Congress to Enact Reform WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today commended President Obama for acknowledging the need to reform our nation's broken medical liability system, and calls on Congress to follow the President's leadership by including reform in pending health care legislation. Last night, in an address to Congress, President Obama said, "I've talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be...

2009-09-10 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to President Obama's remarks on medical liability reform in his address to Congress, DMLR Chairman Stuart L. Weinstein, M.D. issued the following statement: "In his address to Congress, I was pleased to hear President Obama acknowledge that medical liability reform is needed to lower costs and reduce the practice of defensive medicine. While I appreciate his commitment to state demonstration projects, it is my hope that Congress...

2009-09-10 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), issued the following statement: New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm what the economy has been telling us for months: that the middle class is struggling to afford and hold onto health care coverage as wages decline and insurance costs continue to rise. The Bureau's findings affirmed the economic and moral...

2009-09-09 21:29:00

Statement attributable to: J. James Rohack, M.D. President, American Medical Association Physicians Agree that Medical Liability Reform is Needed CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is clear that the status quo is unacceptable. The AMA will continue to work for reform that makes the system work better for patients and physicians. We must seize this opportunity this year to achieve meaningful health reform for America's patients and physicians. (Logo:...

2009-09-09 20:43:00

Statement by Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Democracy, on President Obama's medical malpractice proposal: NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Justice & Democracy strongly opposes President Obama's plan to implement Bush Administration measures to limit the legal rights of severely injured patients, which has become part of the health care discussion apparently as a bargaining chip to reduce Republican opposition to much needed...

2009-09-09 14:16:13

ACP Offers Nearly Four Dozen Recommendations to Achieve Better Quality Care A policy paper that identifies and analyzes the key drivers of health care costs was released today by the American College of Physicians (ACP). "Controlling Health Care Costs While Promoting the Best Possible Health Outcomes" provides nearly four dozen recommendations to achieve better quality care to more people. ACP is particularly concerned that the high cost of health care in the United States is not correlated...

2009-08-10 19:59:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite President Obama's efforts to position government-funded health care as a "cost-cutter" for all taxpayers, two-thirds of Americans think there are more effective ways to reduce health care costs, according to a national survey question released today by message research firm M4 Strategies. The majority of respondents believe national tort reform laws to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals will be the...

2009-07-31 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra, and Assistant to the Speaker Chris Van Hollen held a news conference this afternoon in the Capitol to discuss the New Direction Congress' accomplishments ahead of the August district work period. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks, closing statement, and a question and answer session. Speaker Pelosi Opening...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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