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2009-12-17 13:31:00

What we don't know about the secret measures could prove more harmful WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading advocacy group for small businesses said that the secrecy and manipulation that has come to define health care reform in the Senate is not only fueling widespread opposition to the legislation, but also undermines the confidence that is desperately needed to get the economy back on a solid growth track. According to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship...

2009-11-20 13:55:38

National survey of US hospitals shows information technology has yielded neither administrative efficiencies nor cost savings The increased computerization in U.S. hospitals hasn't made them cheaper or more efficient, Harvard researchers say, although it may have modestly improved the quality of care for heart attacks. The findings, published in today's [Friday's] online edition of the American Journal of Medicine, contradict claims by President Obama and many lawmakers that health...

2009-11-10 16:23:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its business unit, CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts Inc.(TM) (CeltiCare), and representatives from the Health Connector, met to reaffirm CeltiCare's commitment to offering high quality, affordable healthcare for all Massachusetts consumers. In July of 2009, CeltiCare went live with Commonwealth Care on schedule and on a voluntary basis. CeltiCare looks forward to delivering better...

2009-11-06 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on Congressman Anthony Weiner's single payer alternative: "Within the next few days, the House will vote on the most comprehensive health care legislation in our history. Our bill will provide affordability to the middle class, security to our seniors, and responsibility to our children by not adding a dime to the deficit. While our bill contains unprecedented reforms, including an end...

2009-10-15 12:55:00

Demand for Genuine Healthcare Reform Intensifies, Drawing Crowds from Pennsylvania and Surrounding States HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From towns throughout Pennsylvania and at least 6 surrounding states, crowds of single-payer advocates will gather in the Capitol rotunda for a rally and march from 10am to 12pm on Tuesday, October 20. The crowd will be addressed by a host of speakers, representing the diverse groups that support single-payer healthcare as...

2009-10-13 16:42:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the Senate Finance Committee voted to pass the committee's health insurance reform proposal. "The Senate Finance Committee's vote represents a long-awaited and critical step in getting a health insurance reform bill to President Obama's desk that will lower costs, protect seniors, preserve your choice of plans and doctors, improve quality, and make health care affordable for the...

2009-10-07 09:08:00

A champion for small business and smart health care reform targeting AR, LA, MO, NE, VA WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Liberty today announced the launch of Keeping Small Business Healthy. The project's primary objective is to ensure any health care reform legislation passed by Congress addresses the challenges faced by small business without imposing harmful government mandates. "The nation faces serious economic challenges and any credible foray...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its Triennial Convention in San Francisco on Friday, October 2, the Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD), an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the AFL-CIO, will announce the results of an internal survey that shows that union doctors overwhelming support offering a public option as part of health care reform. More than 80% of UAPD doctors consider some form of...

2009-09-23 13:07:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) resumes work this week on the health care reform bill, The National LTC Network urges Congress to consider two ideas. First, include an above-the-line deduction for long term care (LTC) insurance premiums. Although the current version of the SFC bill allows long-term care insurance to be included in Section 125 plans (aka "cafeteria plans"), Network President and CEO Terry Truesdell comments, "While we...

2009-09-22 06:00:00

State Health Access Program Awards Minnesota Up to $35 Million Over Five Years; Additional $30 Million Expected From Non-Federal Sources ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portico Healthnet, a nonprofit agency working to reduce the number of people without coverage for health care services, has been named as a partner by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in its recently announced effort to expand health care access to uninsured Minnesotans. The effort will...