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2009-01-07 11:31:00

DETROIT, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With more and more Michigan residents losing employer-sponsored health coverage, the potential is ripe for the state's uninsured population to increase. To ease the burden, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is offering up to $1 million in matching funds for projects that improve health care access for poor and uninsured Michiganders. "Fundable projects for the uninsured include creative and novel programs that expand the current care...

2009-01-06 13:24:00

BOSTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Benefit Plans and subsidiary company Universal Dental Plan newly launched an outreach partnership to provide Massachusetts nonprofits with a cost-effective, convenient alternative to dental insurance in exchange for Universal Benefit Plans administering their employee benefits as Broker of Record. Nonprofit employees in Massachusetts will now have access to Universal Dental Plan's network of dentists in 160 unique locations and guaranteed rate...

2008-12-11 09:30:00

Bodaken and Dean bring lessons learned from California reform debate to national group that embraces transformational change WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading proponents of comprehensive health reform in California -- Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) President / CEO Lloyd Dean and Blue Shield of California Chairman and CEO Bruce Bodaken -- are founding members of Health CEOs for Health Reform (HC4HR), a diverse national coalition of health industry leaders dedicated to...

2008-10-14 09:00:44

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that growth among the hospital segment of the Springfield, Mass., MSA is expected to continue as the number of insured patients in the area rises due to the state's healthcare reform. According to the new Springfield Market Overview, while eight of the ten hospitals in the Springfield MSA reported positive earnings in the first year of the state's near-universal...

2008-09-29 12:00:40

TORONTO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report comparing the health care systems of the United States and Canada will be released by independent research organization the Fraser Institute on Tuesday, September 30, at 6am (Eastern). The peer-reviewed study, The Hidden Costs of Single Payer Health Insurance: A Comparison of the United States and Canada, compares some of the key aspects of the health care systems in both the United States and Canada, including the supply of medical resources,...

2008-09-24 18:00:40

WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Connecticut State Medical Society today issued the final report on the Connecticut Physician Workforce Survey 2008 in the October issue of the journal Connecticut Medicine. The report is the first of its kind in Connecticut, polling physician perceptions about their careers and practices and exploring their impact on patient access to medical care. What emerges from the research is a snapshot of a health system in deterioration...

2008-09-22 21:00:12

By KATHIE DURBIN A broad-based health care reform campaign is coming to Vancouver on Tuesday to hear from residents about their most urgent health care needs. This is the seventh of eight health care "caucuses" that the Healthy Washington Coalition, which includes more than 65 organizations with a health care agenda, is holding around the state to gauge public sentiment about the spiraling cost of health care and limits on health care access. Based on what it learns, the coalition will...

2008-09-13 09:00:18

By DALE QUINN Companies asking workers to share burden The skyrocketing cost of health care is increasing conflict between employers and unions, and as costs continue to rise, the tensions likely will too. Over the next year, health-care costs are expected to rise more than 10 percent, according to a survey of insurers by Aon Consulting Worldwide. That's the smallest increase the consulting firm has seen in the past six years. As a result of such soaring costs, employers have been...

2008-09-09 12:00:08

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Eileen McMenamin, Director of Communications of the Bipartisan Policy Center, +1-202-379-1633, emcmenamin@bipartisanpolicy.org Discussion to feature health care experts including the BPC's Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care Co-Directors Chris Jennings and Mark McClellan WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center and Advisory Board member Senator George Mitchell will host a policy forum in support of the...

2008-09-05 09:00:37

"Uncovered" -- an exhibit featuring dozens of statues symbolizing the millions of Californians who live without health insurance, will be unveiled today in Los Angeles. This arresting display, sponsored by Blue Shield of California, draws attention to the existence of the state's 6.7 million uninsured, and provides a grassroots platform for citizens to share their opinions with elected officials. Former Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Janet Evans and Blue Shield CEO Bruce Bodaken will kick...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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