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The LCA-Vision Full Value Committee Urges LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV) Stockholders to Reject the Status Quo

Current Board and Management's History of Over-Promising & Under-Delivering Bodes Ill for Shareholder Value Going Forward CINCINNATI, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The LCA-Vision Full Value Committee announced today that it has released the following letter to the stockholders of LCA-...

Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments

...hen you need it the most, is to support the status quo and do nothing. Q: [Inaudible. Question o...ce industry to perpetuate the status quo. A status quo where they don't have to be responsible for anti-trust laws. A status quo where you can't -- did you know that you cannot su...

House Measure Proves Healthcare Legislation Will Fund Abortion, Says Family Research Council Action

...mplete odds with the will of those they are supposed to represent. Six Democrats, led by Rep. Stupak, held their ground and fought to keep the status quo by keeping government out of the abortion industry. FRC Action commends them. "Americans need to hold those who want them to pay for abortion...

New AMA Ad Emphasizes Common Ground on Health Reform, Shares Vision to Fix Broken System

...o care Ease the crushing weight of medical liability and insurance company bureaucracy "Our system is at a point where the status quo is no longer acceptable," said Dr. Rohack. "The AMA takes its position at the center of the health-care debate as both an honor and serious responsibi...

Delaying Health Care Reform is U-N-A-C-C-E-P-T-A-B-L-E!

...a tragedy that in America over 45 million of our fellow citizens are either uninsured or underinsured. As a nation, we should not settle for a status quo health care system that forces so many of our fellow Americans, seniors, families, and children, to choose between food and medicine. Partisanship ki...

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Examinations to Focus on Health Insurance Competition

...nsolidation would lead to a better marketplace for consumers," said Ario. "These examinations have a different focus in determining whether the status quo gives consumers access to a healthy climate of competition. Competition is always important to consumers in reducing costs and increasing choices, and...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

... "We must take concrete steps now toward a health care system that pays for better quality and lower costs, rather than the unsustainable status quo of paying primarily for volume of medical services," said Mark McClellan, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leona...

Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth

...rofessor Hahm. "This is not staying closeted but rather alluding to your sexuality to a family member, who may not challenge it, as long as the status quo within the family is maintained." Over time, many manage the conflicts that arise from choosing one over the other and enter into a homosexual ide...

Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety

... OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rebuke to the status quo in a deregulated trucking market, the Oakland Commission acknowledged a critical need for Congress to modernize transportation policy so the Port has ...

Long-Term Care Financing Must Be Part of Health Care Reform

...000 per month. Nursing home care is much more expensive. The average annual cost for a private room in the U.S. is more than $75,000. The status quo means many will continue impoverishing themselves and turning to Medicaid - a government program and de facto long-term care provider. Primarily pay...

Physician Hospitals of America Charges: Hospital Associations Bargain Away $155 Billion in Medicare Funding in Attempt to Destroy Physician Hospitals

... the entire industry, and eliminating patient choice, these associations have bargained for the destruction of physician owned hospitals as a quid pro quo for the Medicare cost savings. PHA Executive Director, Molly Sandvig states, "To put this anti-competitive issue into the deal between Administra...

Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study

... America's Health Insurance Plans Institute conference in San Diego highlights how comparative effectiveness and consumerism will challenge the status quo of the existing health care system. During a time when the majority of U.S. consumers (84 percent) believe that the current economic conditions w...

Progressive Groups to Spend More Than $82 Million to Ensure Real Health Care Reform Passes This Year

...of the president and Democratic leadership in Congress, we know we can be stronger and louder than the special interests who make money off the status quo and would have any reform continue to put their profits before people's health." The effort comes at a time when Americans hold progressive posit...

New Virginia Poll: 71 Percent of Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...said Myers. "Virginia voters agree that it's time for Congress to address the nation's number one preventable cause of death and end the deadly status quo that allows tobacco companies to target our children and mislead the public." In April, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation gr...

New Mississippi Poll: Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...d Myers. "Mississippi voters agree that it's time for Congress to address the nation's number one preventable cause of death and end the deadly status quo that allows tobacco companies to target our children and mislead the public." A report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that in order...

Physicians can lead health care reform through payment and delivery system reforms

...ss toward a new world of coordinated, sensible, outcome-oriented care in which they and their communities will be far better off. Defending the status quo is a bankrupt plan for the United States, and physicians have an opportunity to help us all see beyond it." "This is a clarion call to U.S. physici...

Trust for America's Health Supports Appointment of Thomas Frieden to Lead CDC

...s Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): "Dr. Frieden is a bold leader who has the courage to shake up the status quo if science and evidence show that change needs to happen. He doesn't shy away from the tough problems. His innovative strategies have led to real redu...

The Personal Genome Project Deploys Isilon IQ Storage to Transform Genomic Research

...mation more quickly and with greater accuracy, accelerating their groundbreaking research. "The Personal Genome Project is challenging the status quo and pioneering an open, communal approach to advancing the study of human health through genomic research," said Ram Appalaraju , vice president of m...

Avalere Health Finds New Plan to Reform Medicare Post-Acute and Long Term Care System Could Save U.S. Approximately $35 Billion Over Ten Years

...rapidly deteriorating post acute and long term care financing structure with periodic, piecemeal fixes, the AHCA/NCAL/Alliance leaders said the status quo is unsustainable in its present form and will eventually collapse. Further, accessing the long-term care they need to live productive dignified lives ...

Health Reformers Dominate Magazine's List of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare

...thcare . "Our Top 25 Women in Healthcare were not satisfied with the status quo of the healthcare executive career track. They surely won't be satisfied with the status quo of the healthcare system they increasingly run." The list is the publi...

Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey Finds Majority of Hospitals Fail to Meet Important Quality Standards

...ty excellence and serving as role models," said Binder. "We need to take the lessons learned from the best hospitals and use these to move the status quo forward so all Americans have access to safe, cost-effective care." Notable improvements by surveyed hospitals in 2008 include: -- Thirty-o...

Statement by Bruce Bodaken Chairman & CEO, Blue Shield of California

... of reform. With nearly 50 million Americans uninsured and skyrocketing costs that are bankrupting individuals, businesses and governments, the status quo is not an option. In President Obama's February 24th speech to Congress, he said "let there be no doubt: healthcare reform cannot wait, it must...

Barriers to diabetes care include restaurants and high-risk lifestyles, says international review

...ronmental factors. "Nurse need to address a number of key questions like what is important to the patient in terms of lifestyle changes and status quo and what patients would expect from the healthcare team" says Professor Coates. "Understanding the barriers that prevent effective self-care from t...

Medco CEO: Health IT Provides the Foundation for 'Real' Health Care Reform

...lts of its breakthrough pharmacy initiatives. Challenging the status quo "We all can agree on the critical need to reform health care in America...e the barriers of technology, cost and inertia -- which preserve the status quo of inefficiency -- in order to relieve the health care cost-burden on indiv...

Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll

...ven those advocating a single-payer system. "Every voice has to be heard. Every idea must be considered," Obama said during the summit. "The status quo is the one option that is not on the table." According to Pryor, one item that should be up for discussion in Washington is the plight of the under...

The Merck Company Foundation Launches Five-Year Effort to Close Healthcare Disparity Gaps

... to make this possible, but only working together -- individuals and their families, health systems, and community systems -- can we change the status quo and ensure that everyone living in America achieves the highest level of health." According to the CDC, nearly 24 million Americans are living w...

pMDsoft Releases Charge Capture Software for BlackBerry Storm

...oose the right solution for their needs. What's Wrong with Paper? A paper solution for capturing charges - such as 3x5 index cards, the status quo for tracking hospital patients in many practices - is quick to use and highly mobile. No one can dispute its simplicity. Nonetheless, it exacts hidd...

What if New Mexico doesn't address climate change?

... mitigate greenhouse gases, estimating the impact of maintaining the status quo has been over looked. This report provides a first step in filling that gap... numbers, this report surely shows that the costs of maintaining the status quo are not trivial." Projected total annual costs of business as usual in N...

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. Surpasses HRO Market's Expectations

... A new premier provider entry into the HR outsourcing marketplace, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is changing the status quo by offering industry leading quality and services at a substantially lower price. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 12, 2009 -- E...

RBC Life Sciences Promotes Industry Veteran John W. Price to CEO; Company Founder, Clinton Howard, Will Remain Chairman of the Board

...hat I've tried to accomplish in my personal and business life follows the adage: 'It doesn't have to be this way.' You don't have to settle for status quo when it comes to helping others." About RBC Life Sciences RBC Life Sciences develops, manufactures and markets high-quality nutritional suppl...

Rosalind Franklin Society asks President-elect Obama to appoint a woman as a third co-chair

...novative approaches," said Dr. Grymes. The Obama administration promises to be one that is committed to seeing beyond adversarial politics and status quo solutions, and the Rosalind Franklin Society calls on the administration to include all the people - women and men. ...

National Leaders Say Need for Health Care Reform 'Urgent'

...r broken health care system," said Davis. "Divided We Fail has brought together employers, workers and consumers because we understand that the status quo isn't working for anyone. Preventive care is an important part of moving the focus of the system to how we get and stay healthy. In short, preventive ...

Southern AIDS Living Quilt Raises Awareness in Washington, D.C.

... has been paid to how the epidemic is growing in our own backyards - especially among women. The Living Quilt makes one thing very clear, the status quo must change," said Dr. Bambi Gaddist, Southern AIDS Coalition Board Member and Executive Director of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council. "It is also...

Southern AIDS Living Quilt Raises Awareness at National HIV Summit

...isk," said Dr. Bambi Gaddist, Executive Director of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council. "While we have a long way to go, it's a sign that the status quo can change." "This Quilt serves to empower, encourage and educate those most directly impacted by HIV and AIDS," said Evelyn Foust, Co-Chair ...

Women's Contraceptive Perceptions and Realities Don't Match Up

...s a wake-up call for women to evaluate how happy they really are with their current method and recognize that they don't have to settle for the status quo when it comes to birth control options." For complete survey results, visit http://www.contraceptivehabits.com . About the Survey Harris Intera...

Tackling Obesity Through Education and FUNdraising

...change for a lifetime," says James, a registered, licensed dietitian. Before obesity trends were a health "crisis," James was challenging the status quo to create environments where healthy eating and physical activity were part of daily routine. Now in its tenth year, the award-winning nonprofit she d...

Riverside Health System Announces $1 Million Incentive Program For Small Businesses to Offer Insurance Coverage for Employees

... think it's very clear there are problems with what we're doing today and that there are opportunities to evaluate other solutions. I think the status quo is becoming less acceptable to more and more people," Pearce said. Pearce added the hope that this project will demonstrate to the state that they s...

Explosive Growth in Medical Tourism and Rise of Retail Clinics Provide Huge Cost Savings for Patients

... Disruptive Innovations Challenge the Status quo of U.S. Health Care System, According to Deloitte Center for Health Solutio.... Both trends suggest that these new innovations are challenging the status quo of the traditional U.S. health care system as consumers seek better care, a...

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

...ms that interpret thoughts. But the algorithms, or code, used in current brain-machine interfaces don't adapt to change, Sanchez said. "The status quo of brain-machine interfaces that are out there have static and fixed decoding algorithms, which assume a person thinks one way for all time," he said....

CIBC World Markets Equity Research Downgrades Target Price of BVF from $12.00 to a Staggering Low of $7.50 Based on Potential Incumbent Win in Proxy Battle

...ly align with CIBC's analysis that should the Incumbent Board and management win the proxy battle the price for BVF will dramatically fall. The status quo at Biovail is simply not acceptable. It is time to protect your investment and vote for change at Biovail. It is not too late to cast your YELLOW pr...
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