Tag: "debt" at medical news
Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS
...us country could erase $25,000 of higher-education debt
for each year of service completed, the report says. Given the heavy student-debt load that health professionals often carry, this incentive would expand the overall pool of candidates. BROAD COLLABORATION NEEDED Smooth, quick transfers of talente...
World Bank and IMF preventing transfer of foreign aid to HIV/AIDS programmes
... investment in their health programmes. To receive debt
relief countries must provide the IMF and World Bank with a poverty reduction strategy. Most strategies include spending targets or ceilings for various sectors of government activity. These ceilings exist because of concerns that rapid inflows of fo...
Seven deadly sins: A new look at society through an old lens
..., corporate greed, binge drinking, rising personal debt
and political apathy. Exploring these issues afres...lay in the apparently spiralling stock of personal debt
in the UK, which last year passed the 1 trillion mark? Looking at data from the British Household Pa...
Private Finance Initiative may have had its day in the NHS
...overnment's own economic operating constraint that debt
should not exceed 40% of gross domestic product. ...investment, since much of it may be categorized as debt
and at levels possibly breaching the Government's own economic condition, says the author. This wou...
Medical debt undermines housing security for working families, new national study shows
...oject released a report today showing that medical debt
is threatening homeownership or housing stability ...n this area, we found a high prevalence of medical debt
in our study; 46% of respondents had medical debt, and more than half had health insurance when they...
Free care by Florida emergency physicians climbs faster as uninsured patient visits increase
...ty care for patients who cannot afford to pay, bad debt
from patients who choose not to pay their portion of the bill, and denial of payment for emergency services by health plans. "This study is one of the first to quantify the uncompensated care provided by Florida emergency physicians," said lead study...
Medical debt draining Kansans' resources, threatening health care access
...ffordable medical bills, resulting in overwhelming debt
that severely impairs their financial stability. T...ort, "Playing by the rules but losing: How medical debt
threatens Kansans' healthcare access and financial security," was written by The Access Project, a n...
Medicare must change the way it values physician services to avert primary care collapse
...ajor reason why medical students with high student debt
do not choose careers in primary care. "ACP appreciates Subcommittee Chairman Johnson's leadership in seeking repeal of the SGR," Dr. Hedberg said. "We call on Congress to enact an alternative to the SGR that separates physician fee updates from mea...
Declines in exercise capacity may be due to lack of training, not just age
...able to improve exercise efficiency, reduce oxygen debt
and an increased exercise capacity in older men and women. In addition after training the older individuals showed a lower oxygen debt, lower oxygen consumption during recovery, and better exercise efficiency than the untrained young individuals!" Dr...
Marketing products as remedies can promote risky behavior
...ting for remedies including smoking cessation and debt
consolidation programs are more likely to engage in risky behaviors like smoking and overspending. "The existence of a remedy could suggest to these consumers that the risk is manageable," explain Lisa E. Bolton (University of Pennsylvania), Joel B...
When the cause is right, politics and surgery sometimes mix
... Berkeley and surrounding communities. Increasing debt
and decreasing state and federal funds raised the threat of reducing services at a time of increasing need. A physician-led advocacy group concluded that a new local tax was the only answer. A one-half cent sales tax proposal was placed on ...
New survey finds rising numbers of uninsured in moderate and middle income American families
...uding insured and uninsured, currently has medical debt
they are paying off over time, and one-third (34%)...urvey of adults ages 19 to 64 reveals that medical debt
is not an issue for the uninsured alone. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of adults with medical bills or deb...
Young adults are fastest growing group of uninsured
...th 46% reporting that they were paying off medical debt
or had trouble paying medical bills. "There are both health and financial consequences when young adults who are just starting out in the workforce or entering college lose their health insurance ," said Commonwealth Fund Senior Program Officer Sara...
$20 million gift to Rush University Medical Center kicks-off campus redevelopment
... income from operations, federal and local grants, debt
financing and private funds for the ambulatory care building. Construction will begin in 2007 with the new ambulatory care building and power plant facility. Construction of the new hospital, including the new emergency medicine center, is expected ...
Hispanic and African American adults are uninsured at rates 1 1/2 to three times higher than whites
... lacking access to health care, and facing medical debt
than white working-age adults, according to a new ...uninsured during the year reported medical bill or debt
problems, compared to 56% of uninsured white adults and 35% of uninsured Hispanic adults. Other k...
Nearly nine of 10 who seek individual market health insurance never buy a plan
... with lower deductibles to have burdensome medical debt
and to forego needed health care; those with low i...lems with medical bills or were paying off medical debt
over time and were more likely to give low ratings to their coverage. Two of five (41%) of those wit...
Insufficient sleep associated with poorer blood glucose control in African Americans with diabetes
...tion, the researchers calculated a perceived sleep debt
for each individual, described as the difference b...In patients without complications, perceived sleep debt
but not subjective sleep quality was associated with lnHbA1c levels," authors write. "In contrast, ...
Absence of health insurance coverage costs $1.47B in Maryland
...ninsured patients rather than insured ones and bad debt
reported by hospitals. The state government paid the largest share of expenditures, spending $334 million on the uninsured in FY2002, of which $311 million went to public health programs that provided services for uninsured individuals. The state a...
Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk
...f insured Americans in seven states. "Widespread debt
and access problems among insured people represent...ace out-of-pocket medical bills that leave them in debt
and afraid to go to the doctor and face even more bills," noted Kathleen Stoll, Health Policy Direct...
Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary
... for a lot of things," said Dr. Baker. "There is a debt
problem that needs to be addressed. There are many residents that are in debt
from college and medical school. Maybe we should consider reducing the initial board exam payment an...