Tag: "subsidies" at medical news
British conservatives should beware of Australian health service reforms
...o increased, suggesting that the private insurance subsidies
do not seem to have reduced pressure on Australian public hospitals as forecast by the government. This has led commentators to ask whether the funds injected into private insurance would be spent more effectively if invested directly in the public h...
People on food stamps can't afford heart-healthy meals
... is also critical that food pricing and government subsidies
are addressed as a matter of public health policy." Fulp notes that a limitation of the study is that the data are confined to one ethnic group within one community. For this reason, they plan to conduct a similar study in another local community,...
Long history of missed opportunities plague Medicare prescription drug benefit
...ms, deductibles and co-payments, but also by heavy subsidies
from general revenues. Dr. Oliver said, "Even so, we found that many of the same economic and political constraints that blocked the introduction of prescription drug coverage in the past are reflected in the current benefit, which appears to provid...
Malpractice reform must focus on reducing patient injury, not just limiting awards
...lans, Medicare, and Medicaid could provide partial subsidies
of physicians' premiums in return for specific safety enhancements. Physicians should invest in tools such as electronic prescribing aids and automated systems for tracking of tests. Better information on patient safety is needed to facilitate saf...
Teaching hospital physicians report trouble obtaining specialty services for the uninsured
...poor or uninsured including Medicare and Medicaid subsidies
and state uncompensated care pools have traditionally been available only to hospitals and not to physician practice groups. Broadening the availability of such funds is a possible way to increase the availability of specialty services, they sugges...
Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress
...ed out for those above 130% of poverty. Low-income subsidies
are phased out completely for those with incomes a... Senate bill. While both bills provide substantial subsidies
for beneficiaries at 130 percent of poverty, subsidies
are phased out at slightly higher income leve...
Increased heart mortality rates linked to lower state subsidies of uninsured in New Jersey
...ew Jersey's hospitals and the state's reduction in subsidies
for uninsured medical care have been linked to a r...nancial reforms and cut by 50 percent its hospital subsidies
for the care of uninsured patients. They found that while mortality rates for uninsured hospital pat...
In Health Affairs interview, Breaux outlines plan to cover uninsured
...nsurance plan for all Americans, with full premium subsidies
for families with incomes below 150 percent of the... a refundable, advanceable tax credit, and partial subsidies
to families with incomes up to 250 percent of poverty. "Look at the problem we have right now in th...
ACP-ASIM updates ethical advice for relationships between physicians and industry
...cepting gifts, hospitality, trips and all types of subsidies
from industry. However, rather than prohibiting acceptance of any gifts, the organization encourages physicians to make decisions on a case-by-case basis. ACP-ASIM advises physicians to determine the purpose of the industry offer and ask what pati...
Burnout of young doctors affects careers, recruiting and patient care
...ase financial burdens, the authors suggest tuition subsidies
for medical education, higher salaries for residents, full deferral of repayment of the principal and interest on education-related loans without interest accrual during residency training, and better financial advising for residents. They say that t...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
... education and possibly the disproportionate share subsidies
for treatingan unusually high number of Medicare a...tients," Sloan said in aninterview. "These are the subsidies
for many teaching institutions that aregoing to make the difference between possibly surviving and n...