Navigation Links
Eliminate Cost-Sharing for Medicaid Preventive Services, Partnership Urges House Committee
Date:7/30/2009

WASHINGTON July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to prohibit cost-sharing to Medicaid patients for recommended clinical preventive services.

Partnership President Robert J. Gould praised an amendment offered by Rep. Lois C. Capps, D-Calif., to a historic health reform bill being crafted by the Committee. Her amendment would eliminate cost-sharing requirements for Medicaid clinical preventive services that have been recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

"This amendment delivers one of the eight consumer protections that President Obama recently outlined for health reform legislation," said Gould.

"Charging co-pays and deductibles for preventive services to low-income, underserved populations makes no sense," Gould added. "The purpose of cost-sharing is to discourage over-use of a service. But preventive services are under-utilized in the United States, and this is partially responsible for rising health care costs."

"Chronic diseases are causing health care costs to spiral upward, and Medicaid patients are already among the most underserved and at-risk populations for these conditions," Gould said. "At the same time, they are among those who can least afford high out-of-pocket costs. We should be encouraging - not discouraging - the use of preventive services as a way to help keep this vulnerable population healthy. Waiting for people to get sick and need expensive treatment isn't real health reform. Real health reform starts with prevention."

The USPSTF reviews scientific evidence on clinical preventive services and rates them according to their effectiveness. A Partnership for Prevention study of USPSTF recommendations found 17 clinical preventive services that either save money or are cost-effective (cost less than $50,000 per quality-adjusted life year, or QALY). Of those 17, it found 10 that cost less than $15,000 per QALY.

Partnership for Prevention is a non-profit organization of business, government and health leaders working to make disease prevention and health promotion a national priority.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Partnership for Prevention
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs
2. Fujifilms New Digital X-Ray System Designed to Eliminate Barriers to Digital Adoption
3. Independent Laboratory Testing Shows BioNeutrals Hospital Grade Ygiene(TM) Eliminates Aspergillus Niger (Black Mold) Spores
4. Schwarzenegger Wants To Eliminate Home Care For 400,000 Elderly, Blind and Disabled Californians
5. Governor Eliminates Californias Poison Control Service
6. Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic Eliminates Night Time Cramps
7. BD Extends Decade-Long Support for UNICEFs Campaign to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus
8. Treating sleep disorders in people with traumatic brain injury may not eliminate symptoms
9. Susan G. Komen For The Cure(R) to Invest $60 Million in Research to Accelerate Breast Cancer Cures, Eliminate Disparities, Improve Diagnoses
10. International Trachoma Initiative and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development Announce New Merger to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma and Fight Against Other Neglected Tropical Diseases
11. New Treatment Eliminates Bifocal and Reading Glass Need
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has ... today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula ... the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP ... the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare ... City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... OnSite Wellness, has been named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in ... Best and Brightest in Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical ... to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various ... Wound Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to educate other ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should take ... communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut , ... through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of ... the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while ... technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... Israel and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, ... with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario ... Please check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show ... ... season this month. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: