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2009-06-10 07:45:00

Calls Obama's Rationing-by-Bureaucrat Proposal an Outrage to Older Americans WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the 400,000 strong senior-citizen group RetireSafe blasted President Obama and his Congressional allies for proposing to cut $500 billion or more from Medicare to pay for "health care reform." Thair Phillips, the new president of RetireSafe, called the plan "an insult to every older American." Said Phillips, "I'm outraged that President Obama would first plan...

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2009-03-30 14:50:39

In a report on Monday, the US Health and Human Services Department called for swift changes to healthcare amidst a growing economic crisis. The report, titled "The Costs of Inaction," is based upon findings from several conducted studies. It reveals that the cost of healthcare has doubled from 1996 to 2006, and an estimated 87 million people "“ one in every three Americans under the age of 65 "“ were uninsured at some point during 2007 and 2008. The report is organized into three...

2009-03-02 11:45:03

Research of healthcare alternatives ordered as part of the new federal stimulus plan could prove to be damaging, U.S. patient advocacy groups say. The Boston Globe said Monday while advocacy groups and manufacturers of healthcare goods generally support the U.S. government's plan to research health services, they are concerned such a study could negatively affect Medicare coverage. Medicare denials of coverage could have a devastating effect in terms of one-size-fits-all determinations that...

2009-02-17 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Pharmaceutical Council President Dan Leonard today released the following statement on the economic stimulus package, which includes $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research (CER): "By signing the economic stimulus package into law, President Obama has made a major investment in America's future. The $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research also is a major investment in ensuring quality, patient-centered health...

2008-12-23 17:40:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A detailed report issued by the Congressional Budget Office comparing health care reform options found that a plan to allow Americans to buy into Medicare before turning 65 would lead to more people with health coverage and lower costs than private insurance coverage. Download the CBO report here: http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9925 The CBO studied a limited Medicare buy-in option for those between 62 and 64 years old. The CBO...

2008-10-24 09:00:26

Healthcare driven by data would help create a premier system of medical care in the United States, a Republican, a Democrat and a baseball personality say. Evidence-based healthcare wouldn't deny physicians their decision-making abilities nor supplant their expertise, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one-time Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Oakland Athletics' General Manager Billy Beane wrote in an op-ed article published Friday in The...

2008-06-26 15:03:07

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D., President, American Medical Association: "Today, we stand at the brink of a Medicare meltdown. On July 1 - just five days from now - the government will slash Medicare physician payments by 10.6 percent. "This cut would force 60 percent of doctors to limit the number of new Medicare patients they treat. More than half of doctors say they'd need to cut staff, and 14 percent say...

2008-05-13 12:00:40

Americare Services, Inc. today announced Value Health Plus will offer as an ancillary service to its comprehensive package of discount healthcare programs for individuals, employees and families Americare's CallMD physician phone consultation service, a network of physicians available 24/7/365 to answer medical questions and provide non-emergency medical advice. "VHP's mission is to provide a comprehensive, practical program that makes it easy for individuals, businesses and families...

2005-10-20 11:59:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Finance Republicans, aiming to find $10 billion in savings, have reached a deal on health care budget cuts and will release details on Thursday afternoon, said an aide to committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley. Senate conservatives had hoped to trim Medicaid, the joint federal-state health program for the poor, by about $10 billion over five years but moderates on the panel pushed for some of the savings to come from Medicare, the federal health...


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