Ugly Potential Fallout From Supreme Court Health Care Case
A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.
American anti-abortion clinic opens in Belfast
An American pregnancy healthcare clinic has opened on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. The anti-abortion Stanton Healthcare group officially opened the clinic on Tuesday on the same street where the Marie Stopes clinic is located.
Health Gorilla wants to be the Slack for Healthcare
The technology startup industry is full of companies declaring that they are the equivalent of [insert hyper-successful company] but for another segment. I must get a pitch a day from a company telling me that they're "the Uber of farming," "the AirBnB of pharmaceuticals" or the "Netflix of particle acceleration." Often these claims are little more than an attempt to position an average startup as being something heroic and massively important.
Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal Health care law
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."
Kroger Tips Scales on Trans Health Care
Starting on January 1st, 2016, The Kroger Company, a grocery chain and one of the largest private employers in the United States, will offer transgender health benefits “including surgery and drug therapy for gender reassignment” to employees enrolled in the company-sponsored Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan.
How Bundled Health Care Payments Are Working in the Netherlands
The system for paying health care providers is extremely fragmented. In response, both the United States and the Netherlands are now experimenting with bundled-payment models, whereby a single prospective payment is made for all services for a patient with a given condition, even when multiple providers deliver that care. I believe that the ongoing Dutch experience with bundled payments has unique lessons for U.S. policymakers.
U.S. Still Behind Other Countries in Effective Health Care Spending
For years America’s gold-plated healthcare system has provided little bang for the buck. In 2013, the U.S. outspent 13 other high-income countries on medical care – including Australia, Canada, Germany and Great Britain. Yet the U.S. had comparatively poor health outcomes, including a shorter life expectancy and greater prevalence of chronic conditions, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund.
Georgia Healthcare Group seeks LSE listing
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Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery
Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new provider reimbursement code for non–face-to-face health care services for patients who have chronic medical conditions. A new CMS code may seem like a tiny matter, but this one emblemizes a larger shift toward delivering health services independently of time and place, enabled by technologies such as smartphones, sensors, and wireless health-monitoring devices — what we in the field call telemedicine.