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Signifant Increases In Medicare Spending Results In Modest Improments In Health

A new study from George Mason University and the Urban Institute reveals that greater spending on medical services means better overall health for Medicare participants. Health Administration and Policy Professor Jack Hadley and his co-authors, Urban Institute researchers Timothy Waidmann, Stephen Zuckerman, and Robert Berenson, analyzed data from more than 17,000 Medicare beneficiaries to draw this conclusion.

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Bioethics Expert Says That Homeopathy Is ‘Dangerous And Wasteful’

A bioethics expert from the University of Abertay Dundee has denounced the public funding of homeopathy at a time where Scotland’s health budget is under unprecedented pressure. Speaking in the esteemed journal ‘Bioethics’, Dr. Kevin Smith says that Homeopathy is ‘ethically unacceptable’ and should be ‘actively rejected’ by healthcare and education providers.

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ACP Calls For Immigrants To Receive Better Access To Healthcare

As the United States’ immigrant population grows it will be necessary to address the vast number of immigrants who do not have access to health insurance coverage, or who face other barriers to accessing health care, the American College of Physicians (ACP) said in a new policy paper released today at Internal Medicine 2011, ACP’s annual scientific meeting. National Immigration Policy and Access to Health Care discusses the challenges immigrants face in obtaining health care services. Check the end of this report for a link to download this ACP position paper.

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ACP Advocates Reformed Medicaid Program That Put Coordinated Care At Forefront Of Efforts

A reformed Medicaid program must put coordinated primary care at the forefront of its efforts, the American College of Physicians (ACP) said in a new position paper released today at Internal Medicine 2011, ACP’s annual scientific meeting. Medicaid and Health Care Reform highlights how primary care physicians will assume a major role in providing care to Medicaid beneficiaries. Included in this report is a link to download the original ACP position paper.

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AACR Opposes Proposed ‘Draconian Cuts’ To The NIH 2011 Budget

The United States Congress will soon be facing another budget showdown as their sixth continuing resolution expires on April 8, 2011. While the entire government has been without permanent appropriations for nearly six months, the House Republicans and Senate Democrats continue to remain far apart on resolving the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget.

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American Medical Association Supports Medical Liability Reforms Proposed In New York

The American Medical Association (AMA) today delivered a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commending his leadership on the vital issue of medical liability reform. The reforms attached to the Governor’s budget proposal provide a common-sense solution that allows patients their day in court and safeguards accessible medical care.

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