Navigation Links
State Health Reforms Progress Despite Ailing Economy
Date:2/4/2009

08, most notably Massachusetts and Vermont, which continued to implement comprehensive reforms. In addition, Iowa, Minnesota, and New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation last year that will increase coverage and, in some cases, move the states forward in controlling health costs and improving quality of care. Other states, such as Arkansas, Connecticut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah, used 2008 to build consensus and create recommendations ranging from coverage expansions for specific populations to substantial system redesign. Some states tried but were unable to pass comprehensive health reform. California, Kansas, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania all fell short in their comprehensive reform efforts in 2008.

Report authors offer multiple insights from scenarios and trends occurring in states in 2008. Among them:

Mounting pressures on state budgets caused by increasing numbers of uninsured. Medicaid enrollment increased by 2.1 percent in 2008. As the economy continues to worsen and unemployment rises, the report predicts that Medicaid enrollment numbers will jump even higher, putting additional burden on the states' already overextended budgets.

Emerging trends among states to address cost and quality, along with access. The report finds that some states (e.g., Massachusetts and Minnesota) are trying to improve value by containing costs and improving quality. Some of the strategies states have undertaken this year include investing in primary care, wellness initiatives, price and quality transparency initiatives, health information technology adoption, reducing preventable hospital readmissions, exploring new paradigms for physician and hospital payment, and efforts to promote patient safety and prevent medical errors.

Renewed efforts to enroll eligible residents in State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). Ten states last year passed legislation to expand children's
'/>"/>

SOURCE Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. An Oral Disease-Modifying Drug for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Would Earn High Patient Shares in Both Europe and the United States
2. Mammography utilization in the United States decreases: A state-level look
3. ACP: State of Americas health care is poor
4. Allstate and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Unveil Public Policy Fellowship Program
5. State Budget Proposal Hurts Ability to Care for Most Vulnerable Ohioans
6. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. to Hold Its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Operating and Financial Results Conference Call and Web Cast on February 9, 2009
7. NutriSystem Expands Voluntary United States Recall of Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Bar to Include Canada Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk
8. The American Academy of Periodontology issues statement on periodontal treatment during pregnancy
9. Red Cross Caring for People in Eight States as Winter Storm Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Power
10. Gene mutations increase risk for aggressive prostate cancer
11. North State Bancorp Reports Profitable 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Renowned rhinoplasty ... dates for the 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium . To be held from March ... meeting will be held at the Westin Galleria Dallas. , Designed to take participants ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Talcum powder attorneys representing clients in national lawsuits ... Cancer Lawsuit Center website. Just as the previous version did, the new website will ... lawsuit updates and ovarian cancer warning information. The site is routinely updated with news ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Every year, One-to-1 Fitness and the Red ... of the Red Deer community with free fitness training and indoor fitness boot camp ... events and entertainment raised thousands of charity dollars and ended with a $10,000 donation ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... Following the recent report by JAMA Internal Medicine published on ... Samir Becic emphatically declared a war on obesity in the United States. , "Obesity ... must understand the magnitude of this discovery. For that reason, I am declaring, along ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that the gift of poetry was ... down to write his first poem, and three years later he was publishing an entire ... worth sharing with the world. "I have always believed that the best way to lift ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Cancer Attorneys Launch Updated Mobile Site 2Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Cancer Attorneys Launch Updated Mobile Site 3Health News:Red Deer Fitness Studio Raises $10,000 for Charity Organization with 24-Hour Train-a-Thon 2Health News:Red Deer Fitness Studio Raises $10,000 for Charity Organization with 24-Hour Train-a-Thon 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 4Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2
... is a whole lot of truth in saying that the ... much or too less of anything is bad for health//. ... Medicine researchers, commenting upon Optimum Sleep requirement, say that Men ... victims of Type 2 diabetes. ,The statistics printed ...
... Millán’s, an agricultural engineer has developed a technique which ... Human serum albumin (HSA) from tobacco plants. HSA is ... for therapeutic needs. ,It is mainly used ... heart attacks. It is used for haemorrhages, burns, surgical ...
... will now work for birth control in all the schools ... of teenage pregnancies//. ,There are currently 2,409 nurses who ... the latest announcement signals a massive extension, reported the online ... care trust will be funded to have at least one ...
... of Veterinary Medicine have established a national surveillance ... humans and animals using medical records of pets. ... of Epidemiology. Larry Glickman of the School of ... Hospital, a nationwide chain of veterinary hospitals to ...
... - The WHO has revealed that Africa's TB crisis has ... show that//, of the two million people who die from ... Nzioka, a nurse at the African Medical and Research Foundation ... the patients who succumbed to TB were also infected with ...
... System say the federal government could promote flu vaccination to ... lives. They suggest that if the Federal government were to ... the lines of pharmaceutical companies. , ,They are hoping ... are at a higher risk of death due to influenza ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Alternate ways to produce HAS from tobacco plants 2Health News:Pets As Disease Watchdogs 2Health News:Influenza Vaccination For The Elderly 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... BGI gab heute bekannt, dass ... American College of Pathologists (CAP) akkreditiert wurde. ... klinische Next-Generation-Sequencing Labor, das in ... somit die höchsten Standards an klinischer Laborpraxis ... - 21 CFR Part 11 konformen Laborverfahren ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015  AbbVie (NYSE: ... on Friday, July 24, 2015, before the market opens. ... the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time ... Investor Relations website at www.abbvieinvestor.com . An archived ... a.m. Central time. About AbbVie ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... June 25, 2015 Research ... the "Veterinary / Animal Vaccines Market by Product, ... report to their offering. The global animal ... 2020 from $5,507.3 Million in 2015, at a CAGR ... factors fueling market growth are growing prevalence of animal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BGI erhält Akkreditierung vom College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2Veterinary / Animal Vaccines Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 for the $7.19 Billion Industry 2
... 2011 BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, ... new BD Falcon™ Multi-Flask, a multi-layer cell culture device ... easily and more efficiently. Currently, most ... new BD Falcon Multi-Flask, available in both three- and ...
... Thousands of jobs in Texas supported by the biopharmaceutical ... such as imposing new taxes in the Medicare prescription ... From research to technical work, manufacturing to construction ... services, the biopharmaceutical sector supports a broad array of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BD Biosciences Introduces New Device Designed to Increase Cell Growth and Cell Culture Productivity 2Research Demonstrates Possible Texas Job Losses from Sectors Supported by Biopharmaceutical Companies 2Research Demonstrates Possible Texas Job Losses from Sectors Supported by Biopharmaceutical Companies 3
... Riata i lead family ... versatility when managing patients ... (DFTs)., The new Riata ... physicians even more versatility ...
... Millennium™ microsurgical system delivers on the ... technology. For the latest advancement in ... Bausch & Lomb Surgical offers CONCENTRIX™ ... pump to provide both flow and ...
... Microscope with excellent maneuverability. Konan ... weight maintaining high quality. Easy ... by simply changing the adapter. ... has resulted in a sharp ...
To maintain the conjunctival cul-de-sacs after enucleation or evisceration without hindering lid closure....
Medicine Products: