Navigation Links
New Maine Economic Study: Bush Medicare Cuts Undermine State and Local Economic, Jobs Base
Date:6/5/2008

ensation and proprietary income.

Economic Impact Analysis: Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) software, Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc., 2006 data.

Copyright, American Health care Association, 2008

"The Bush Administration's proposed Medicare cuts not only threaten Maine seniors' access to quality care throughout our state, but will also negatively impact our state and local economy," stated Rick Erb, President and CEO of MHCA. "The Medicare cuts represent a 'lose-lose' proposition because Maine seniors' care needs will be shortchanged and our state economy will be damaged at a time we can least afford it."

The Maine long term care leader said the Medicare regulations being changed by the Bush Administration are currently helping facilities throughout the state successfully serve higher acuity patients -- at a lower cost than other settings. "Considering the fact existing Medicare policy is beneficial to both patients and the taxpayers who finance the program, it is especially curious this regulatory policy change is being pursued by the President's health care team," Erb stated. Current policy, he added, saved Medicare $709 million in 2006 alone nationally, according to an independent analysis by Avalere Health, LLC.

"It is our intent to ensure during our visits on Capitol Hill that the Maine congressional delegation is well informed about the significant damage the Administration's Medicare changes will incur both to Maine's long-term care residents, and to our state and local economies," Erb continued.

Susan Feeney, Vice-President of Public Affairs for AHCA, said rural communities in states like Maine have higher than average numbers of elderly citizens, and noted that beyond serving the growing complex care needs of elderly seniors, rural facilities are a major local employer, and a significant part of the local economy. "Front line caregivers throughout Maine, and across America, make a key difference in patient care -
'/>"/>

SOURCE Maine Health Care Association (MHCA)
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces Transparency Initiative in Maine
2. Jermaine Dupri and Island Def Jam Music Group Launch New Hip-Hop Label in Partnership with TAG Body Sprays
3. Daniel Corcoran named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
4. Anthem Sponsors Healthy Kids Day at Maines YMCAs
5. Toms of Maine Helps Increase Access to Dental Care
6. Toms of Maine Introduces a Patent-Pending New Formula with the Launch of its Natural Clean & Gentle Care and Sensitive Care Toothpastes
7. Farm Bill Provision Will Disrupt MaineCare Program
8. A Bright Future for Medicare Beneficiaries in Maine
9. Harm of Abstinence-Only Programs in U.S. and Abroad Subject of Panel Discussion at Two Maine College Campuses
10. Maine Natural Health Company Brings Omega-3 Benefits to Pets
11. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Signs Agreement for Distribution in Maine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/28/2014)... and outer body and organ surfaces in the human ... in the inner ear," said Moritz Gegg. Cilia – ... are precisely positioned on many of these epithelial cells. ... coordinated so precisely that for example mucus can be ... from sensory inner ear hair cells," added Heiko Lickert. ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... discarding microscopic warning signs about your health. , But a ... "going to waste." , Brigham Young University chemist Adam Woolley ... of kidney disease and prostate cancer in a few minutes. ... a tiny tube and see how far it goes. , ... will latch onto disease markers and nothing else. Urine from ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... a new therapy by watching others use it, Surprisingly ... New technology is like an influential colleague -- opinionated ... every five to seven days , CHICAGO --- ... they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, ... innovations also have relevance for business, education and research. ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Jiwa Law Corporation now ... are involved in motor vehicle accidents. The corporation now ... and rehabilitation expenses up to a maximum of $150,000. ... or chiropractor treatments, medications, home support services, and medical ... huge impact on the way you live your life,” ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is ... researchers report. Although both medications are ... injuries, oral morphine carries more risk for negative ... that orally administered morphine and other [narcotic painkillers] ... evidence for the oral administration of morphine in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New insights into the development of ciliopathies 2Health News:Prostate cancer, kidney disease detected in urine samples on the spot 2Health News:Persuading doctors to quickly adopt new treatments 2Health News:Persuading doctors to quickly adopt new treatments 3Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Now Assists Clients With ICBC Claims for Motor Vehicle Accidents 2Health News:For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study 2
... problem often leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Being ... // resistant, but not all overweight or obese people ... insulin resistance, however, it is too difficult to administer ... have come up with a simple way to identify ...
... new study was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... 55 and older. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging// to determine ... changes in the brain correlated with the risk of stroke ... moderate alcohol consumption and a decrease in brain size of ...
... surgery, according to a new study done by researchers ... //results are due to medical or psychosocial factors. ... surgery than men. Most have attributed this to the fact ... and have fewer social supports. In this study, investigators from ...
... drugs that lower cholesterol levels, research shows they remain ... a patient is in the hospital or at a ... Foundation looked at the relationship between when lipid-lowering therapy ... outpatient setting and its long-term use. ,For the ...
... major complication of diabetes, despite the fact most are ... performed among the diabetic population. ,Researchers studied ... of about 900 diabetic patients who had been diagnosed ... for 20 years to assess how these microvascular changes ...
... may improve strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.// ... osteoarthritis who were older than age 50. Patients were divided ... week in a swimming pool, the second exercised in a ... the water and gym programs focused on resistance exercises. ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014  CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: ... development company specializing in oncology, today announced an ... lead drug candidate, aldoxorubicin.  The presentation, titled, "Drug ... will be given by Sant P. Chawla ... Center and principal investigator of the Company,s ongoing ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... -- , La fórmula de leche ... tolerancia a la proteína de leche de vaca  ... leche de la vaca (APLV) es la principal alergia alimentaria ... APLV se trataba eliminando las proteínas lácteas de ... posible adquirir tolerancia oral en un número significativo ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014  TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced ... States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its Abbreviated ... 23 mg, the generic equivalent to Eisai Inc.,s Aricept® ... patients. TWi Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch ... subsidiary, TWi Pharmaceuticals USA , at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytRx Announces Oral Presentation at 2014 Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium 2CytRx Announces Oral Presentation at 2014 Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium 3CytRx Announces Oral Presentation at 2014 Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium 4Según expertos reunidos en el Simposio Allergy Day 2Según expertos reunidos en el Simposio Allergy Day 3
... 28, 2011 Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... novel therapeutics for heart failure patients, today announced plans ... ) on the clinical development of Nile,s proprietary natriuretic ... disease applications. "We are very pleased to ...
... Feb. 28, 2011 PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: ... presenting at the Raymond James Investors Conference in Orlando, FL. ... be making a presentation on PAREXEL at 2:50 p.m.  ET ... of this presentation will be available through the "Investors" ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nile Therapeutics to Collaborate with Medtronic on Clinical Development of Cenderitide for Heart Failure and Renal Disease 2Nile Therapeutics to Collaborate with Medtronic on Clinical Development of Cenderitide for Heart Failure and Renal Disease 3PAREXEL International to Present at Raymond James Investors Conference 2
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
... II Hybrid External Fixation System incorporating ... in hybrid fixation. It incorporates features ... is designed to offer speed of ... Hoffmann® snap-fit technology. , ,Using the ...
Versatility of the DFS Standard Fixator provides unsurpassed below-the-ring correction of angular, rotational and translational deformities. Length discrepancy can be precisely corrected in 1/4mm inc...
Medicine Products: