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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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.
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.
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.
We all know that people at opposite ends of the political spectrum often really cannot see eye to eye. Now, a new report published online on April 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveals that those differences in political orientation are tied to differences in the very structures of our brains.
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.
Your profession needs you to take action NOW to ask your legislators to co-sponsor psychology’s Medicare “physician” definition inclusion bills and end inappropriate physician supervision requirements that hinder the delivery of psychological services. It is time to take action now.
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.