3 hrs ago
Poll: Health law weighs on Obama approval rating
The federal health-care law is becoming a heavier political burden for President Barack Obama and his party, despite increased confidence in the economy and the public's own generally upbeat sense of well-being, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests.
7 hrs ago
United Health Foundation names Hawaii the healthiest state for 2013
Hawaii is the healthiest state in the nation and boasts one of the lowest obesity rates as of 2013 data, according to United Health Foundation's annual " America's Health Rankings " report.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Asbury Park Press
Americans may be well aware of both the Affordable Care Act's increased coverage for preventive services -- as well as the rocky debut of its website.
American College of Surgeons Opposes Legislative Proposal that Would...
The ACS supports Congress's efforts to fix the flawed Medicare physician payment system by repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
By Francis WilkinsonThere Will Never Be a Republican Alternative to Obamacare
Four years after Obamacare passed the House of Representatives, House Republicans are once again casting about for a "positive alternative" to a law so vile that the majority leader called it an " atrocity ."
Choose life, choose funding
Jeffrey D Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
The Summit Daily News
Tax credits may help alleviate high Summit County health insurance costs
Tax credits could help cover the cost of plans purchased by Summit County residents on Colorado's health insurance marketplace Connect for Health Colorado.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Helen Darling to Retire from NBGH Next Year
Darling will retire at the end of April 2014 after 12 years as president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit employer coalition.
Nashville Health Care Council names 2014 Fellows class
The Nashville Health Care Council has revealed the names of the group's new health care Fellows for 2014.
Can You Even Keep or Afford Your Medicine Under Obamacare?
First some consumers found they couldn't keep their existing health insurance plans .
Ethiopia: International Tobacco Laws Spark New Draft Law
The Ministry of Health has announced that it is finalizing a draft of the country's first law to regulate and control the hazardous effects of tobacco among its citizens.
Health | NEW: Mass Medical Society Policy Opposes Youth Use of E-Cigarettes
At the Massachusetts Medical Society's Interim Meeting held on Saturday, resolutions were adopted by physicians on electronic cigarettes, the use of antibiotics in farm animals, physician participation in accountable care organizations, and physician preparedness for public health and disaster response.
Review of Ophthalmology
Academy Plans IRIS Registry to Demonstrate Quality of Care
In November, the American Academy of Ophthalmology launched its Intelligent Research in Sight Registry with an official announcement at its annual meeting in New Orleans.
Before choosing surgery, make sure it's about your needs, not the doctor's
More than 15 million Americans undergo surgery each year, but there's growing recognition that some elective operations may be more about the surgeon's preference than about the patient's need for the procedure.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Studies look at IOM's recommendations on BSNs, nurse residencies
Healthcare facilities are making progress when it comes to implementing recommendations on nurse residency programs and academic progression from the Institute of Medicine's report on the future of nursing, but barriers remain, according to two new studies.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Massachusetts Medical Society Takes New Stands On E-Cigarettes, Antibiotics
The Massachusetts Medical Society has adopted new policies on electronic cigarettes and the the use of antibiotic medications in farm animals.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
OHSU's Druker and Robertson, and Cambia's Ganz to speak at Monday's summit
Among the many interesting talks scheduled at Monday's Oregon Business Plan summit are two that health care folks may want to know about, one of which will be delivered by Oregon Health & Science University's Dr. Brian Druker .
The Washington Post
Is this the year the doc-fix actually gets fixed?
Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system - and being changed by it.
St. Petersburg Times
Obamacare publicity hasn't swelled Florida Medicaid applications
Health policy wonks call it the "woodwork" effect: Millions of poor Americans who were eligible for Medicaid but didn't know it sign up for the program as a result of publicity around the Affordable Care Act.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Federal website fixes allowing more Utahns to enroll in health care
Up until this week, trained Utah health care navigator Mary Hualde has been answering a lot of questions about the new health care law.