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 Pr
'/>"/>

SOURCE Partnership for Prevention
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

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:9/2/2014)... 2014 Splashtop Inc. , the ... with NTT DoCoMo to deliver Splashtop Business ... Business Lite is included in NTT DoCoMo’s “Business Plus” ... software that empower users to remote access their corporate ... over 18 million users worldwide. Splashtop delivers the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... West Hollywood cosmetic dentist , ... Invisalign. This special offer includes a free consultation in ... their candidacy for the procedure and answer any questions ... also be eligible for the Summer Invisalign special, which ... month of August, patients who choose Invisalign will receive ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... Babies born early or at low birth weight are at ... or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, ... though these children face potential lifetime disadvantages, researchers in ... -- found that these obstacles can be overcome. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Moroccan Eco-Biologics’ new one-of-a-kind ... formulated, while preserving the foundation of all natural Moroccan ... and scalp problems. There is nothing similar to Vitality ... , Hair loss is a commonly encountered problem for ... for treatment have been limited to existing medications offering ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 USARAD ... teleradiology and telemedicine solutions provider, including SecondOpinions.com® – ... innovative and technologically advanced services. The telemedicine industry ... Hospital in Kuwait. , Founded and established in ... Dar Al Shifa began as a maternity care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Splashtop and NTT DoCoMo Partner to Deliver “Splashtop Business Lite” Secure Remote Access Solution to Business Customers 2Health News:West Hollywood Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Poneh Ghasri, Now Offers Complimentary Consultations for Invisalign 2Health News:Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain 2Health News:Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain 3Health News:New All Natural, Organic Hair Recovery Products by Moroccan Eco-Biologics, Restore Lost Hair with No Side Effects 2Health News:USARAD Holdings Inc. SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Partners With Prestigious Dar Al Shifa Hospital In Kuwait 2Health News:USARAD Holdings Inc. SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Partners With Prestigious Dar Al Shifa Hospital In Kuwait 3Health News:USARAD Holdings Inc. SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Partners With Prestigious Dar Al Shifa Hospital In Kuwait 4
... 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of cancer ... and female patients, finds a new study. Researchers at ... cancer survivors and found that 43 percent had experienced pain ... at least two years later. Among white patients, ...
... Physical Review X (PRX), an online, open access, ... As broad in scope as physics itself, PRX will ... and will be of value to the global multidisciplinary readership. ... and an open access venue in accord with the strong ...
... boys and girls who are victims of bullying, including bullying ... depression. However, according to a new study, adolescent girls may ... As schools reopen following the holidays, the message ... serious consequences:"If your daughter is a victim of bullying, take ...
... may have good reason to be concerned about how ... new video games since the holidays. A new study ... State University psychologist -- found further evidence that video ... gaming, lower social competence and greater impulsivity were risk ...
... Scientists around the world have been hot on the ... cancers and leukemia since the mutation,s discovery in 2008. The ... issue of Cancer Cell , researchers reveal how the ... counter its effects. About 75 percent of people with ...
... University of Stavanger,s Reading Centre asks if something is lost ... to keyboard. The process of reading and writing involves ... our brain receives feedback from our motor actions, together with ... of feedback is significantly different from those we receive when ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds 2Health News:American Physical Society announces Physical Review X 2Health News:Girls who are bullied are at risk for substance use through depression 2Health News:New Pediatrics study identifies the risks, consequences of video game addiction 2Health News:New Pediatrics study identifies the risks, consequences of video game addiction 3Health News:Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment 2Health News:Better learning through handwriting 2Health News:Better learning through handwriting 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... , September 2, 2014 ... Genetics has become the first European company to obtain ... Generation Sequencing (NGS) bioinformatic pipeline for routine genetic testing. ... in raising the standards of routine genetic testing ... Data Driven Medicine platform to a wider market. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), a leading provider ... announced that the Company,s management will participate in the following ... Healthcare Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New ... Stanley Asia Pacific Healthcare Day, to be held at the ... Healthcare & Technology Conference, to be held at the Wynn ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 Legal-Bay LLC, ... increase in capital and cash advance funding for ... System,s da Vinci Robot. With over 400k surgeries ... focuses on providing lawsuit cash advances for victims ... damage, lacerations to internal organs, burns to blood ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sophia Genetics Becomes the First European Company to Obtain CE-IVD Mark for Clinical use of Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipeline for Routine Genetic Testing 2Sinovac to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences 2da Vinci Lawsuit Settlement Funding Amounts Increased at Legal-Bay Funding 2da Vinci Lawsuit Settlement Funding Amounts Increased at Legal-Bay Funding 3
... 7, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... The 2011 Top Ten ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0368704/The-2011-Top-Ten-World,s-Leading-Pharmaceutical-Companies.html A thought-provoking report ... major competitors in the worldwide pharmaceutical market. The ...
... 7, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Aesthetic Devices ... be Driven by Improving Treatment Outcomes and ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0409144/Aesthetic-Devices-Market-to-2017---Future-Growth-to-be-Driven-by-Improving-Treatment-Outcomes-and-Increase-in-Consumer-Confidence.html Aesthetic ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds The 2011 Top Ten World's Leading Pharmaceutical Companies 2Reportlinker Adds Aesthetic Devices Market to 2017 - Future Growth to be Driven by Improving Treatment Outcomes and Increase in Consumer Confidence 2Reportlinker Adds Aesthetic Devices Market to 2017 - Future Growth to be Driven by Improving Treatment Outcomes and Increase in Consumer Confidence 3
The WatchMate MR model displays multiple alarms locally without individual identification, but ID numbers and names can be displayed at a central station. Alarms may be cleared locally under password...
... Services is a Web-based and RFID-enabled location ... and measure patient flow and utilization of ... to discharge. AgileTrac collects patient information including ... your patient might experience. This information is ...
... To the network of door controllers, ... regular intervals throughout the coverage area. These ... Pulsing tags. Although similar in size and ... tag used with RoamAlert ECO and RoamAlert ...
... positioning solution (IPS) enables ... and when equipment, staff ... care processes. This time-stamped ... that hospitals can use ...
Medicine Products: