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Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...hygienist Spencer Waddell's physician informed his employer of his seropositive HIV status. The employer, Dr. Eugene Witkin of Valley Forge Dental Associates in Atlanta, fired Waddell. Not to take things lying down Waddell contested the decision in the court of law. A lower court dismissed Waddell's lawsuit, ...

Changing Trends Regarding Insurance Cover For Weight Reduction Surgery

...would likely take between five and 10 years for an employer to recover the full cost of the surgery. The second study used an Internet survey of obese individuals to determine that about 150,000 bariatric procedures per year would be demanded by those with private health insurance at an out-of-pocket price o...

Assaults On Hospital Staff On The Rise

...NHS in extreme cases. It is also necessary for the employer of the nurse to take such incidents seriously and prosecute the offender, to help nurses feel that such incidents are worth reporting. ...

The Cleveland Clinic Expands Its Services across the World via the Net

...nge of services which is both patient friendly and employer friendly. For the patients it has reduced the traveling expenses and the time and confusion associated with locating the appropriate physicians and scheduling the necessary appointment. In case of the employers it has reduced employee 'down-time' and...

California Employers may need to Fork out more on Health Benefits

... cover for employees whilst also ensuring that the employer discharges his responsibility. Like most other bills, this too faces enough opposition. Wal-Mart has labeled this as a mediated attack against a well known networked retailer with a collective workforce of more than 1.3 million. Kelly Hobbs, a spokes...

President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country

...d Employee Benefit Solutions, said that in a local employer survey it was seen that only 8 of the 137 responde...dical care. HSAs can be rolled over but if the new employer doesn't offer a required high-deductible health plan, then the worker has to discontinue his contrib...

Arkansas Governor Explains New Health Plan Insurance On Radio Show

...his works is everyone has to have coverage and the employer has to agree to cover everyone in the employee pool. The only ones who could opt out are those who have coverage through a spouse,' concluded the Governor. ...

NHS To Be Reformed By Using A Hybrid Approach

...s doomed to fail, because with a single monolithic employer it cannot adapt to either technical or societal change. Prof Aidan Halligan, who until last September was the deputy chief medical officer, told the British Journal of Health Care Management that to see a true reform in the health care system one ...

Indian Doctors have their Days Numbered

...the NHS would need a work permit. And for this the employer must indicate the existence of a genuine vacancy that cannot be filled by a resident worker. In 2000 NHS had started hiring international medical staff when faced by an acute shortage of qualified doctors. Its original plan had been to employ 7,500...

New Immigration Rule Adversely Affects Indian Doctors

...he rule to obtain a work permit specifies that the employer would have to establish that the vacancy is genuine and could not be filled by a local doctor. The new rule, they claim to be implementing is to protect the local doctors. Dr Satheesh Mathew, a consultant paediatrician with NHS, and a member of the...

Health Insurance Fueling Medical Crisis in US

... the cost equally shared between the employee, the employer and the grant. By 2008 the main aim is to provide insurance to about 100,000 people in the Houston area. The program is offered to those receiving a salary less than $50,000 a year. Even uninsured rates are on the rise among more affluent segments...

Lack Of Insurance Means Worse Care For Uninsured

... 2004, this could be largely due to decline in the employer sponsored coverage. The study stated, that one-third of that increase occurred among adults with incomes totalling more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. And according to a report released last week, the analysts found that the number o...

Health Insurance Plans Varies among States

... value, with 88% of total medical expenses paid by employer plans, compared with a low of 73% in Montana. The study, "Generosity and Adjusted Premiums In Job-Based Insurance: Hawaii Is Up, Wyoming Is Down," is based on an analysis of simulated bill paying for health plan claims from a sample of approximately ...

BMA for Stringent Measures against Bullies

... of a scenario would affect both the staff and the employer as it increases the stress factor thereby the health professionals take more time of work and will be more likely to leave the health service. Hence the British Medical Association has come up with certain solutions to solve the problem regarding bul...

Vermont Witness To A Progressive Health-Insurance Law

... Americans who are not under insurance cover. With employer insurance cover on the decline and costs of insurance premium showing an upward trend, this is surely good news for the residents of Vermont. Now, a novel health-care plan, labeled as the Catamount Health will be on offer by the insurance companies,...

'Being Disabled Is Not a Barrier to Success'

... her experience at the BPO firm, she said that her employer had thus far been cooperative. "I have Jaws software, Braille metal plates describing room number and name and talking lifts (in the office)." She said she faced some problems at the initial phase with her trainees. "They used to think how a blind ...

Fertility Treatment And Its Concerns

...rough fertility treatment and how support from the employer can ease the stress of the patient making it more effective....

West African Ministers Formulate Plan To Combat Bird Flu

...ricultural sector remains the mainstay and a major employer of labour, the recent outbreak of avian flu in some states had deleterious effects on human livelihood and our community's food security," he said. "More frightening is the possibility of a human pandemic which may arise if proper controls and contai...

No compensation for heart attack deaths at work place

... following a cardiac arrest at the work place, the employer is not liable to pay compensation to his/her legal...said the death arose out of the employment and the employer would be liable," the Bench clarified. The ruling came on an appeal filed by one Jyothi Ademma cha...

British Doctors Hold Talks to end Impasse of Indian doctors

...ent in the NHS. A work permit is only issued if an employer proves that there is no one in the EU who could do the same job. BAPIO has claimed that the departments have not followed due procedures such as appropriate consultations and undertaking of a Race Equality Impact Assessment. The case is likely to b...

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