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2010-04-13 08:30:00

DETROIT, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide survey of business executives by Crain Communications Inc about the recent federal health care reform law has found that a majority of U.S. employers are unlikely to cease offering health care benefits to their workers. The survey, to which nearly 3,700 executives responded, was conducted among readers of Crain Communications' publications, including Workforce Management and Business Insurance, whose audiences include human resources and...

2010-04-08 09:03:05

Educating individuals about the costs of healthcare could save money and lead to a more efficient use of the healthcare system, report policy researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health. The study is the first to assess the effect of knowledge and perceptions of cost-sharing levels (the percentage of cost borne by individuals out of total healthcare costs) on self-reported and actual behavior. The study points to a need to examine how...

2010-03-26 15:41:00

Statement by Irwin Redlener, MD, President and Co-Founder of Children's Health Fund Speaks to the Historic Event and Challenges Ahead NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Health Fund (CHF) strongly supports the reconciliation bill signed by President Barack Obama implementing positive changes and fixes to the health reform bill he signed earlier this week. This second piece of health reform legislation marks an unprecedented effort to make real and positive change for...

2010-03-23 16:51:00

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Obama signed into law one of the two pieces of comprehensive health care reform legislation that Congress has worked on for many months. This bill, in combination with the health care legislation currently being debated in the Senate, will make real and positive change for the health and well-being of children in this country. Throughout 2009 and 2010, CHF leadership, doctors and advocates have worked to support this historic...

2010-03-22 10:52:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Health Fund (CHF) strongly supports the health reform package passed by the House and applauds Congress for its steadfast commitment to this momentous effort. We believe that access to health care for all is a fundamental right, especially for children. The action taken shows an unprecedented effort to make real and positive change for the health and well-being of all children in this country. CHF thanks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

2010-02-23 02:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposal for a National Health Insurance (NHI) was without doubt the most significant development in South Africa's healthcare sector in 2009. The aim of the NHI is to create universal healthcare coverage for all of the country's citizens. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The NHI will have a significant effect on the fortunes of most players in the South African market, including hospital groups, medical...

2010-02-04 07:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Physmark has announced HealthKeys, a software system and service based on the company's patent-pending cost model that measures the effectiveness and cost savings of preventive care programs. "HealthKeys gives corporate executives and health plans actionable intelligence showing which wellness programs are working and which need improvement," said Dr. Jacob Kuriyan, President and CEO of Physmark, Inc. Physmark's cost model uses a new set of metrics to...

2009-12-29 08:00:00

Michigan Business and Professional Association Releases New Health Care Overhaul Survey WARREN, Mich., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty-three percent of the owners of small businesses surveyed across Michigan do not support a government-operated health care plan as a public option for insurance, according to a new survey of the members of the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) headquartered in Warren. This...

2009-12-24 10:40:00

Bill Must Be Improved: Anti-Choice Provisions in Senate and House Bills Betray Promise of Reform for Women, Coverage Must Be Affordable WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families: "The Senate took a historic step to fix our nation's broken health care system this morning by passing comprehensive reform that will cover 31 million more people, prohibit insurance practices that...

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...


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