GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
US medicine spending shows rare dip Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
Governments may push workers to health exchange In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. More
Improving Quality Scores and Care Transitions - Pharmacy Practice News Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Established with the Affordable Care Act in ... made per patient was 1.62. Ten patients (75%) were 09/2/2014 - 3:31 pm | View Link
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Vitals Ranks America's Top Cities for Access to Pediatric Care - TMC Net Vitals Ranks America’s Top Cities for Access to Pediatric Care - BusinessWeek 09/2/2014 - 10:22 am | View Link
eHealth Publishes Top Ten Health Insurance Tips for College Students During the 2014-2015 Academic Year "It's back-to-school season and college students and parents are re-examining their health insurance options and the cost of coverage," said Gary Matalucci, eHealth Vice President of Customer Care. "With the 2014 provisions of the Affordable Care Act in ... 09/15/2014 - 3:13 am | View Link
Kaiser Poll: Four In Ten Americans Less Likely To Vote For Pro-Obamacare Candidate On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell called for a ceasefire in the fight over Obamacare. "The Affordable Care Act is clearly working," she said. You might have seen some semi-positive news that Obamacare’s premiums for employer ... 09/9/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Ten Miles Square The Affordable Care Act was a sweeping piece of legislation with multiple, well-known goals, most notably to dramatically expand insurance coverage. Many of us who worked on the Act’s provisions regarding mental illness and substance use disorder believe ... 09/8/2014 - 9:53 am | View Link
Costs of Government Administration of Health Care to Almost Double in Ten Years Health spending will resume its upward march: The combined effects of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions, faster economic growth, and population aging are expected to fuel health spending growth this year and thereafter (5.6 percent in 2014 ... 09/5/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Link
Ten ways to make the Affordable Care Act better The Affordable Care Act's first enrollment period has just ended, and despite a slow start, the first enrollment period was a significant success. More than 7 million people gained private health coverage through the new marketplaces. Additional millions ... 04/8/2014 - 11:05 am | View Link
Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions Affordable Care Act Topics. Individuals and Families; Employers; Other Organizations; List of Tax Provisions; Legal Guidance and Other Resources; Questions ... 09/16/2014 - 5:24 am | View Website
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Subsidy Amounts By Income Limits For The Affordable Care ... The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a potentially great way to help lower income individuals afford health care. I’m a supporter of ACA despite the trappings of ... 09/16/2014 - 12:23 am | View Website
Key Features of the Affordable Care Act | HHS.gov/healthcare Key Features of the Affordable Care Act On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance ... 09/15/2014 - 6:54 pm | View Website
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare", is a United States federal statute signed into ... 09/15/2014 - 5:21 pm | View Website
A husband's happiness is significantly related to how his wife feels about the union, according to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, who say the happier the wife is with the marriage, the more content her husband will be with life in general.
This picture from Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 shows the aftermath of what was at the time the strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years. In research published Tuesday, USGS scientists cite “clear evidence that the earthquake sequence was induced by fluid injection.” CREDIT: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski A team of scientists with the U.
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PPP's new poll of the Sunflower State, their first since Democrat Chad Taylor announced he was dropping his bid for Senate, confirms that Kansas—Kansas!—has cemented its position as the most exciting state of the 2014 election cycle. Taylor's status remains uncertain, though: The state Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday morning as to whether Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach should remove his name from the ballot (Kobach's refused to), and election law expert Rick Hasen thinks that Taylor's likely to prevail.
Fortunately, while we wait for the court to rule, PPP checked in on both possible scenarios—i.e., with Taylor on the ballot and with Taylor off—but in both cases, the news is equally dire for Republican Sen.
Amelia Rosch is an intern at ThinkProgress. Two paddle boarders cool off in the water during the ongoing Southern California heat wave, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Southern California is roasting in triple-digit temperatures and forecasters say the heat wave will continue at least another day. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/ CHRIS CARLSON Following an excessive heat warning, the Los Angeles Unified School District cancelled outdoor sporting activities for Monday and Tuesday, while over 100 schools in San Diego had shortened days to protect students from high temperatures.