Navigation Links
Partnership Applauds Obama's 'No Cost-Sharing' Protections for Preventive Services
Date:7/29/2009

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today applauded President Obama's call for a health reform bill that requires no cost-sharing by patients to obtain preventive services.

The preventive services proposal was among eight "core consumer protections" that Obama said would be provided by health reform legislation. He listed the eight protections during a Thursday town hall meeting in Raleigh, N.C. A fact sheet issued by the White House on Thursday said their cost-sharing protections mean that "Insurance companies must fully cover, without charge, regular checkups and tests that help you prevent illness, such as mammograms or eye and foot exams for diabetics."

"We applaud the president for seeking this type of protection for patients," Partnership President Robert J. Gould said. "Proven preventive services will help save lives and reduce the incidence of chronic disease that is a leading driver of spiraling health care costs.

"It makes no sense to seek cost-sharing for preventive services," Gould said. "The main purpose of cost-sharing is to discourage the use of medical services. But clinical preventive services are currently under-utilized."

Gould said the president's stance should strengthen support for an amendment that Partnership is helping members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to craft that would prohibit cost-sharing for preventive services funded under Medicaid.

A study by Partnership for Prevention's National Commission on Prevention Priorities found that increased utilization of just five clinical preventive services - daily aspirin use, tobacco cessation counseling, adult pneumococcal immunization, and breast and colon cancer screening - would save an additional 100,000 lives a year, while all five services either save money or are cost-effective.

Partnership for Prevention is a non-profit organization of business, health care and government leaders who are trying to make evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority.


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

Related medicine news :

1. Booth Radiology Extends and Elevates Partnership With AMICAS
2. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Pennsylvania Workers Hurt by Recession
3. Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, joins my1HIE as Director of Strategic Partnerships
4. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $3.8 Million To Drive Nine Industry Partnerships For Pre-Clinical Parkinsons Drug Development
5. Partnership Collaborates on HIE for Interoperability of Electronic Health Records and Patient Data in Ohio
6. Stayhealthy and Innovative Wellness Solutions Announce Partnership to Bring Innovation to the Workplace Wellness Market
7. RealMed Corporation and TSI Healthcare Announce Strategic Partnership
8. Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Pleased to Announce Partnership in Southern Ohio with Eisen Marketing Group
9. Raise Federal Alcohol Tax to Finance Prevention Trust Fund, Partnership Urges House Chairmen
10. LWP Claims Solutions Announces Partnership With DataCare Corporation
11. CBCA Administrators, Inc. Announces Partnership with Bravo Wellness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... expansion of its services to provide one resource, from start to finish, for ... preparation, Life Safety Statement of Condition surveys requested by the Joint Commission, and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... services today announced a strategic partnership with Five9 (Nasdaq: FIVN), a leading ... one of Avaya’s largest Platinum Business Partners, is a leading provider of ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Mental health watchdog ... Church of Scientology and renowned professor of psychiatry Thomas Szasz, is continuing its protest ... An Industry of Death” exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening of the exhibit follows ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... Boyd Industries, a leading supplier of dental chairs and cabinetry , will ... dentistry , at AAPD 2016, the annual conference and trade show of the American ... keeps dental hand pieces and other anxiety-provoking pieces of the dental delivery system out ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... The Radiosurgery ... practice of radiosurgery, is recognizing five medical residents and students for their outstanding ... radiotherapy (SBRT). The awards will be presented at the 2016 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 Les ... la première endoprothèse à double thérapie au ... portant sur les membres inférieurs et la ... entreprise mondiale spécialisée dans la fourniture de ... a élargi son portefeuille pour inclure des ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... PUNE, India , May 23, 2016 ... is spread across 163 pages, profiles 12 companies and ... 280 tables and figures on the industry and its ... study that is comprehensive in nature, details the current ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 The World Health ... PrePex device to include adolescents aged 13 years, and ... can be offered for adult and adolescent males in the ... . PrePex was the first male circumcision device to ... MedTech,s CEO, Eddy Horowitz said: " The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: