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2010-03-26 13:00:00

CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health care reform bill passed by Congress, and now signed into law by President Obama, includes many provisions that will improve the nation's oral health. Most significantly, the bill does guarantee oral health coverage for children and allows for resources to extend oral disease prevention measures in every state. Over time, the bill's provisions can help to increase access to care for all ages. "Oral Health America supports the...

2010-03-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Small Business Council of America (SBCA) urges Members of the House of Representatives to vote against the Senate health care reform bill. The SBCA believes the details of this legislation will not only harm small businesses and their ability to provide health care to their employees, but that it could lead to the ultimate demise of this country's private health care system. As discussed below, the SBCA supports health care reform, but...

2010-02-22 10:57:00

Strong delivery system and carefully crafted insurance reforms critical to achieving affordability WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's healthcare reform proposal: "Reining in healthcare costs, along with improving quality and expanding coverage to everyone, is a goal that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shares with the Obama administration and the...

2010-02-15 18:07:00

Governor Pawlenty's proposed budget will unravel the state's health care safety net ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal announced today will severely hurt Minnesota's hospitals and the citizens they serve. His proposed budget would reduce payment rates for patients in state health programs, cut spending on medical education and put adults without children now covered by MinnesotaCare into the growing ranks of the uninsured. The...

2010-01-13 14:38:00

Costs Increase, Benefits Reduce for adultBasic Insurance Program HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario today said that in the face of sharply rising costs, federal health reform is the only viable path to providing affordable insurance options for all Pennsylvanians. "States are facing a daunting health care challenge, as evidenced by the problems our adultBasic insurance program is facing," Ario said. "The bottom line is that Pennsylvania...

2010-01-07 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) As Congress negotiates a final health care reform bill, lawmakers should seize this unprecedented opportunity to invest in proven measures that prevent costly diseases from occurring in the first place, which will improve health and reduce health care costs. These include measures to...

2009-12-24 09:27:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's passage of health care reform in the U.S. Senate is one historic step toward fulfilling what will one day be a promise we will make to every person living in this country: If you are sick, we will care for you. You will be able to afford coverage and insurance companies will not run roughshod over you. USAction Executive Director Jeff Blum said other steps will include final passage after conference committee, effective implementation...

2009-12-24 07:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this morning on the Senate voting 60 to 39 to pass historic health insurance reform legislation: "Today's vote in the United States Senate brings us closer to providing quality, affordable health insurance to every American. I commend Senator Reid for his strong leadership in passing this bill, which takes a critical step on behalf of the health and security of all Americans. "We are...

2009-12-07 11:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new law expanding health insurance to cover adult children on a family policy takes effect today, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced. "This new law helps to ease some of the stress families are experiencing due to recent college grads having trouble finding a job that offers health benefits," said Governor Rendell. "It takes us one step closer to achieving our goal of providing every Pennsylvanian with access to the health care they...

2009-11-18 15:46:00

BOSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A "model" tobacco cessation benefit offered to Massachusetts' Medicaid participants has produced an astounding 26% drop in smoking rates in only two and a half years, and has already been linked to decreases in heart attacks, hospitalizations for asthma and COPD, and a significant decrease in birth complications. Researchers from the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP) found that up to 38% fewer MassHealth cessation...


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