Navigation Links
Republican and Democratic Voters View Home Care as a Solution to Rising Medicare Spending, Harris Survey Finds
Date:8/19/2008

Four Out of Five Voters Favor Stronger Coverage for Wheelchairs, Oxygen, and Other Home Medical Equipment and Services

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of four (74 percent) American voters agree that, "home care is part of the solution to the problem of rapidly increasing Medicare spending for America's seniors." Voters age 55-plus are even more likely to agree (81 percent).

A national telephone survey of 1,000 American adults conducted by Harris Interactive found that strong majorities of both Democrats and Republicans (76 percent each) support home care as a key step toward curbing Medicare spending. The survey was commissioned by the American Association for Homecare and was conducted by Harris Interactive, which conducts The Harris Poll, one of the longest running, independent opinion polls.

Both Senators Barack Obama and John McCain and have identified Medicare as a federal program that needs to be more cost-effective. Sen. McCain noted earlier this year that health programs should provide "incentives for home healthcare as opposed to long-term care."

Approximately eight million Americans require some type of medical care in their home, which reduces the length of hospital stays and keeps many Americans out of hospitals and nursing homes.

"Home care is cost-effective and it provides independence for seniors and people with disabilities," said Tyler J. Wilson, president of the American Association for Homecare. "Spending on home medical equipment and services represents less than two percent of the Medicare budget, and it's the slowest-growing sector of Medicare."

Wilson called on Washington policymakers to preserve consumers' option of receiving home-based care through the following steps:

-- Strengthen the nation's infrastructure for providing home medical equipment and services rather than arbitrarily reducing the number of accredited providers in Medicare. The Harris s
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. DNC: Romney an (S)CHIP Off the Bush Republican Block
2. DNC: With Orr Appointment, Bush Republicans Put Partisan Ideology Ahead of Good Policy
3. DNC: Bush Republicans Have the Wrong Priorities
4. DNC: Bush Republicans Care More About Politics Than Our Nations Kids
5. Blunt Applauds Passage of Republican-Crafted SCHIP Extension
6. TABS Group Releases Intriguing Voting Trends Based on Vitamin and Supplement Usage: Republicans More Likely to Use Supplements
7. Despite polarized opinions, Democrats and Republicans perform same amount of green actions
8. Blunt: House Republicans Fight to Ensure Taxpayer Resources Arent Used to Fund Abortions Overseas
9. Most republicans think the US health care system is the best in the world; democrats disagree
10. Not Worthy of Support? Democratic Leaders Continue to Ignore Americas Youth
11. Women for Women International Congolese Country Director, Christine Karumba, Speaks Out About the Rape Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... The Advocator Group, LLC is ... Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness ... organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the ... used to help understand and prevent suicide through not ... well. , The Advocator Group shares this passion ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, ... 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. She ... her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts. ... cancer. You say the color pink and everybody knows what ... a fact that it has not been won when it ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Myoderm announced today the ... their CentralSource service. Matthew will play ... drug sourcing, distribution, and management service for international ... of industry experience, in both business development and ... their international success to help clients manage their ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Final Cut Pro X Plugin developers ... Citrus theme for FCPX filmmakers . , “Fun, cool, ... the Citrus theme” Says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film ... professional.” , Citrus comes with all the tools needed for ... four transitions for added style, a title screen for an ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful app Metassessor ... mobile app development company helped its client “Intervention ... more efficiently. The app is designed for iOS 4.3 ... iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 2Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 3Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3Health News:Myoderm Hires Matthew Voicheck to Lead Turnkey Drug Sourcing Service 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3
... BETHESDA, Md. (May 1, 2009) − Medical science took ... that, at least temporarily, perform the function of vital ... machine and renal dialysis, require the blood to be ... known as extracorporeal circulation (EC) and have provided critical ...
... in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP ... more likely to suffer from significant sleep disturbances at 2 ... of the study are of particular importance, as sleep disturbances ... depression in childhood. , Results indicate that infants ...
... who are wounded in combat as the result of a ... develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, ... near a fracture or other bone injury. New research conducted ... helping to pave the way for a better understanding of ...
... President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) today announced ... Autism (ASD) & Related Disorders which will build ... the three-year California Legislative Blue Ribbon ... by Steinberg and ended in November 2008. ...
... (NYSE: BKD ) announced today that it plans to ... on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The Company has also scheduled ... 2009 at 10:00 AM ET. The conference call can be ... 634-9069 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the ...
... news updates, features live, daily call-in shows hosted by world-class ... Ten Swine Flu FAQs at www.sirius.com/doctorradio , NEW ... (Nasdaq: SIRI ) has begun regular live updates ... health and medical channel powered by NYU Langone Medical Center. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 2Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 3Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 4Health News:Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients 5Health News:Maternal depression is associated with significant sleep disturbance in infants 2Health News:Injured Marines at risk for abnormal bone growth 2Health News:Steinberg Announces Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders 2Health News:Brookdale Announces First Quarter 2009 Release and Earnings Call 2Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 2Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 3Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 4Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 5Health News:Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel 6
(Date:10/19/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 CTI BioPharma ... it will report its third quarter 2014 financial results ... the U.S. financial markets. Following the announcement, members of ... to discuss the results and provide a general corporate ... to the event can be obtained as follows: ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Große Pharmafirmen werden oft ... dabei ist, dass große Pharmafirmen nicht willens sind, ... Es war deshalb nicht einfach, diesen ... mehr, dass es uns gelungen ist! Wir haben ... - mit einem Vorbehalt - einige haben uns ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014 With the ... Affairs function has come across several challenges in ... and managing globalization.  The ... is dedicated to providing benchmarking and best practices ... Consortium is a service composed of three stages: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2Vergleichsbericht zu Pharma-Kühlketten und CRT 2Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2
... Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL ) today announced that ... 31st Annual Health Care Conference during March 7-9, 2011 ... Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present an overview ... a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.   ...
... 2, 2011 Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... novel therapeutics for heart failure patients, today announced that, ... determination from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel") ... for an extension to remain listed on The NASDAQ ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference 3Nile Therapeutics Receives Positive NASDAQ Panel Decision 2Nile Therapeutics Receives Positive NASDAQ Panel Decision 3
The Nine West Eyewear collection is positioned to present today's styles with a sharp, edgy contemporary attitude tied into a clean design element....
Inquire...
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: