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2009-06-24 11:27:00

Survey Reveals Over 60% of Business Leaders Believe that the Employer-Based Healthcare System is Unsustainable in the Long-Term WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has released a Zogby International survey of 300 business leaders in companies that provide healthcare for their employees. Over 60% of business leaders surveyed believe that the employer-based healthcare system is not sustainable in the long-term. "During our research...

2009-06-23 09:24:00

Former CBO Director and Member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors' Authors New Report Titled "Who are the Uninsured?" WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new study which shows that the widely employed estimate of 47 million uninsured Americans is a misleading representation of the problem. The study, authored by Drs. June and David O'Neill of Baruch College and City University of New York, shows that more than...

2009-05-27 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underscoring the broad-based impact imposed by the worst economic environment in decades, the recession is taking a toll on some American workers' health and, consequently, is driving many workers to make behavioral changes to improve their health and well-being and better control their own health care costs, according to a new survey commissioned and released today by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). NBGH represents 300 large...

2009-05-04 07:00:00

New England States' Enhancement of Health Coverage Programs for the Unemployed Also Highlighted in New Analysis from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that while Massachusetts' healthcare reform has been successful in providing access to healthcare, its ability to continue the program amid the recession and spiraling costs is under increased scrutiny, particularly as the...

2009-04-21 17:18:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs to families and businesses are increasing everywhere from the local grocery store to the neighborhood gas station. That is why it is more important than ever to keep health care affordable and accessible to all Oklahomans. Holding down the costs of health care may seem like an impossible task, but controlling costs is a challenge we can meet if all stakeholders - consumers, employers, health care professionals, policymakers and health...

2009-03-27 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access released a report today on the status of medical liability reform on the state and federal level. The report detailed the success of liability reforms in states that have passed laws limiting non-economic damages, while also acknowledging the challenges that remain. "While comprehensive federal legislation has yet to be enacted and is unlikely in the 111th Congress, strong advocacy efforts over the...

2009-03-26 07:00:00

Data May Serve As Benchmark to Measure Upcoming Healthcare Reform Legislation PITTSBURGH, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With the healthcare reform expected during newly elected President Obama's term, results of Cowden Associates, Inc.'s Eighth Annual Tri-State Area Employee Benefit Survey could prove to be a benchmark against which recent and upcoming healthcare reform legislation can be measured. The survey was conducted in late fall 2008 through early 2009. All respondent data were returned...

2009-02-24 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With President Obama preparing to present his budget proposal, which is expected to include both an update on his economic stimulus initiatives and a renewed call for healthcare reform, the nation's largest organization of registered nurses today released new data on how the most comprehensive healthcare fix would create new jobs in nearly all areas of the national economy. Overall, expanding and upgrading Medicare to cover all Americans...

2009-02-04 16:04:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) congratulates Congress on its passage of the SCHIP bill which will provide healthcare access and insurance to millions of children nationwide," said Molly Sandvig, PHA Executive Director. "Congress recognized that the SCHIP bill was too important to delay its passage in order to address the contentious issue of physician ownership of hospitals, which was inappropriately attached to this important package." For the...

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...