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2012-04-03 20:11:30

Vanderbilt study provides warning against spending cuts for certain patient populations Higher-spending hospitals do have better outcomes for their emergency patients, including fewer deaths, according to a Vanderbilt study released as a working paper through the National Bureau of Economic Research. Vanderbilt's John Graves, Ph.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, along with colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University, examined Medicare...

2012-03-30 23:01:22

New study by health insurance quote provider SelfHealthInsurance.com shows that Washington, DC spends the most on healthcare out of any city in the United States. Ogden, UT, the study shows, spends the least. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Health insurance quote provider SelfHealthInsurance.com released a new study titled “Which Cities Spend The Most On Health Care And Which Ones Spend The Least?” The study, which gathered statistical information from Thomson Reuters'...

2012-03-30 12:38:16

It is likely we won't know the outcome of President Obama's much-debated historic health care plan until June, but the justices of the Supreme Court will likely have an idea before the upcoming weekend begins, as they meet today, Friday March 29, to vote on the case. Yet, even if the Supreme Court strikes the measure down, possibly ruling the law unconstitutional, California's Governor Jerry Brown vowed he will push forward to get elements of the bill passed in his state. Health and...

2012-03-26 23:52:42

The American College of Physicians (ACP), representing 132,000 internal medicine specialists and medical student members, is pleased to report that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in major improvements in access and coverage for tens of millions of Americans seen by internal medicine physicians. Considering that it is just a little over two years since the ACA was enacted into law, and many of its programs are not yet fully effective, the ACA has had notable success in improving...

HHS Deems Health Insurance Rate Hikes Excessive
2012-03-23 07:22:58

Health insurance premium hikes in nine states have been deemed by Health and Human Services director Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be unreasonable, as granted under the rate review authority given by the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius said in a Thursday statement: “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act consumers are no longer in the dark about their health insurance premiums. Now, insurance companies are required to justify rate increases of 1-percent or higher. It´s time for these...

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