Navigation Links
The sorry state of health of US medicine
Date:3/7/2011

uld ultimately play a role in federal decision-making by raising questions as to the feasibility or wisdom of enforcing the ACA in part or in whole.

Dr. Adashi also reviews the appropriation challenges facing the law, such as defunding the spending authorizations in the ACA, or withholding money from the implementing agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services. He states, "Whatever the strategy, defunding efforts are likely to force a showdown between Congress and the Administration, including the prospect of a partial government shutdown."

In "Medical Bankruptcy in Massachusetts: Has Health Reform Made a Difference?" investigators David U. Himmelstein, MD, and Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, of the City University of New York School of Public Health, New York, NY, and Deborah Thorne, PhD, of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, surveyed bankruptcy filers in Massachusetts in 2009, comparing them with similar subjects from 2007. They report that during this time period the share of all Massachusetts bankruptcies with a medical cause went from 59.3 percent to 52.9 percent, a statistically non-significant decrease of 6.4 percentage points. Because there was a sharp rise in total bankruptcies during that period, the actual number of medical bankruptcy filings in the state rose from 7,504 in 2007 to 10,093 in 2009.

Since Massachusetts was the first state to enact universal medical insurance, proponents had argued that such insurance would reduce the rate of medical bankruptcies. Although assigning medical factors as the primary cause of a particular bankruptcy is difficult, researchers found that there was no change in the rate of medical bankruptcies after enactment of the Massachusetts legislation.

"The recently enacted national health reform law closely mirrors Massachusetts' reform. That reform expanded the number of people with insurance but did little to upgrade existing coverage or reduce costs, leaving many of the insu
'/>"/>

Contact: Pamela Poppalardo
ajmmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Ohio State study: Targeted ovarian cancer therapy not cost-effective
2. ACP applauds President Obamas call for state innovation on health insurance coverage
3. K-State chemists work brings more national recognition as promising early-career scientist
4. Rapid Rise in PSA Levels a Poor Predictor of Prostate Cancer: Study
5. Newer Drug May Help Prevent Fracture in Men With Prostate Cancer
6. PSA velocity screening for prostate cancer may lead to unnecessary biopsies
7. Change in PSA level does not predict prostate cancer
8. PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Dips in Large U.S. Health Network
9. Wayne State University researchers publish results settling multiple sclerosis debate
10. Innovative International Healthcare Partnership established at Arizona State University
11. HJF signs distribution agreement for antibody to evaluate prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Coral Gables is preparing to welcome ... Troopers, with its new clinic location set to open in ... hassle out of dealing with this common childhood parasite by ... two salon clinic locations in South Florida, or in the ... decision to expand developed naturally out of the demand for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 The ... a staple of the season. Many may be thinking about ... a span of a few weeks. Health Republic Insurance of ... of Registered Dietitian, Andrea Chernus, to provide some smart ideas ... and stay healthy. , 1)    Avoid arriving at a holiday gathering ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Shanghai, China (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... for MabThera (rituximab) for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma ... Health , a leading global healthcare consulting firm. MabThera ... B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common form of NHL. ... Market Access and Barriers,” the incidence of NHL in ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Only weeks ... southern and mid-western cities to have a battery manufacturer ... TalkLocal ( http://www.talklocal.com ) is launching in Henderson ... economy. , “A strong manufacturing sector is going ... founder Gurpreet Singh explained, “and TalkLocal works with small ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Pasadena sleep apnea ... sleep apnea. Drowsy drivers are 15 times more likely ... well-rested, and some experts believe that sleep-deprived drivers may ... drivers. Unfortunately, millions of Americans may be sleep-deprived without ... Sleep Medicine, about 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Professional In-Home All-Natural Lice Removal Service Expands to Coral Gables and surrounding areas. 2Health News:Health Republic Insurance of New York Offers Five Simple Tips to Eat Healthy During the Holidays 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 3Health News:TalkLocal Launches in Henderson Weeks Following New Megafactory, New Jobs Announcement 2Health News:Pasadena Dentist, Dr. Marine Martirosyan, Now Offers Consultations for Sleep Apnea 2
... latest issue of Deutsches rzteblatt International ( ... research group presents epidemiological data. The authors surveyed ... specializing in the treatment of HIV patients in the ... to analyze the largest collection of data on the ...
... care information systems is a multibillion dollar industry. The ... to talk to each other regularly attract media comment. However ... Open Source, that could address many of these problems, because ... systems. Now new research by the University of Warwick,s ...
... Metabolomics is a post-genomic research field for analysis of ... approaches offer an analysis of metabolite level changes in ... in identifying the new diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets ... scarce. A research article to be published on ...
... an inflammatory obliterative cholangiopathy with unknown etiology, leading ... as an indispensable research tool for gene expression ... underlying BA, and allows the simultaneous analysis of ... studies have been performed to investigate the gene ...
... The best prescription for patients with venous leg ulcers is ... A five-year study led from the University of Leeds ... the healing process of leg ulceration contrary to what ... cheaper and easier to deliver, work just as well, the ...
... Reporter , MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Interactive ... kids, metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or ... the effect of six forms of so-called "exergaming" on ... (BMIs) at a youth fitness research and training center ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Resaerch finds open-source software is actually more secure for health care IT 2Health News:Laughter really is the best medicine (for leg ulcers) 2Health News:Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... steadily, which has resulted in fueling the overall ... main purpose of these dermatology devices is to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)...  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced ... 2015 results on Thursday, January 22, 2015, after the New ... results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US Pacific Time ... results and future outlook. The earnings call is ... the live webcast of the call can be accessed on ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... France , Dec. 19, 2014  Eli Lilly ... (Euronext Paris: FR0011184241 – ADOC) today announced a worldwide ... as BioChaperone Lispro, for treatment in people with type ... Adocia,s proprietary BioChaperone® technology and is currently in Phase ... BioChaperone Lispro with the goal of optimizing glucose levels ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 3ResMed To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results 2Lilly and Adocia Announce Alliance to Co-Develop Ultra-Rapid Insulin Based on BioChaperone Technology 2Lilly and Adocia Announce Alliance to Co-Develop Ultra-Rapid Insulin Based on BioChaperone Technology 3
... Damonte Content Editor Medcompare.com ,According to a November, ... on HIV/AIDS) and the World Health Organization, the number of ... 40.3 million people in 2005, with over 3 million deaths ... for Disease Control shows that over one million people in ...
... MA Ed ,Contributing Editor , ,Positive patient identification ... the past few years. Until recently, the costs associated ... average hospital or laboratory. Today there are multiple vendors ... requirements with ease. Some systems are better for small ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rapid HIV Testing Increases Possibility of Treatment 2Rapid HIV Testing Increases Possibility of Treatment 3Managing Preanalytical Processes for Patient Safety 2Managing Preanalytical Processes for Patient Safety 3Managing Preanalytical Processes for Patient Safety 4
For the direct colorimetric determination of alkaline phosphatase in human serum....
Auto LDL-Cholesterol, automated analyzer test kits....
For the quantitative determination of uric acid in serum....
For the quantitative determination of uric acid in serum....
Medicine Products: