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Researcher Nancy Cheak-Zamora

Healthcare Reform Needs To Involve Psychologists, Medical Providers, And Patient Education

While some members of Congress and others are trying to repeal the healthcare reform law that was passed in 2010, known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” medical providers have begun to implement requirements as the law slowly phases in over the next several years. For reform to be successful, one University of […]

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Medicaid Increases Use Of Healthcare, Decreases Financial Strain, And Improves Health

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Providence Health & Services have found that expanding low income adults’ access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals, and improves their self-reported health and well-being. This is […]

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American Psychological Association (APA) Responds To Proposed Medicare Rule On Care Coordination

During the debate over health care reform, American Psychological Association (APA) and the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) focused significant energy and resources to ensure the inclusion of provisions promoting psychologist involvement in integrated care in the Affordable Care Act.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun to develop regulations to implement the […]

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Researcher Jacalyn Duffin

Doctors May See Incomes Rise, Not Fall, When Healthcare Reforms Are Implemented

United States’ doctors might find that their incomes start to rise – not decline – when Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms are put in place says a Queen’s University School of Medicine professor. “The medical-income argument in the United States against moving toward a Canadian-style system is feeble,” says Jacalyn Duffin, a medical doctor who specializes […]

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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 […]

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Health Center Budget Cuts Translate Into A Loss Of $15 Billion In Cost Savings

A new policy research brief released today by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services evaluates the consequences of the proposed reductions in federal health center funding for access and cost savings. Check the end of this report for a link to […]

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“Rules Of The Game,” No Tort Reform, Funding Issues, And Medical Bankruptcies Will Limit Change In US Healthcare System

As the debate about healthcare in the United States rages, four insightful articles in the March 2011 issue of The American Journal of Medicine strive to add reasoned arguments and empirical research findings to the dialog. These include “The 800-Pound Gorilla in the Healthcare Living Room,” “On the Critical List: The US Institution of Medicine,” […]

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