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Double-penalty System for Bankrupt Health Trusts Lifted

Doctors and managers of NHS Trusts have welcomed a move to bring an end to the double–penalty system for health trusts that fail to balance// the books. Till now, when a health trust falls into deficit, not only is it penalized by having to pay back its debts but in addition, some money is cut ...

Obesity Could Bankrupt the Health System, Warn Doctors

If nothing is done, the rising prevalence of obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors in this week’s BMJ//. In the United Kingdom, well over half the population is overweight and more than one in five adults is obese, write Naveed Sattar and colleagues. Obese people are at high r...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

...keswoman for the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C. "You won't be able to sustain the expanded coverage because it will just bankrupt us." Spending on health care this year is projected to reach $2.5 trillion, or 17.6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, according to a Kai...

First Midwest Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Summit October 27 in Minneapolis; International Panel to Discuss New Regulations, Recession, & BI Best Practices

...ntelligence (BI). According to Health Leaders, a health industry publication, more than 150 Provider Organizations across the United States have gone bankrupt or closed in the past 10 years due to financial instability. With the recession predicted to last into 2010, many healthcare organizations will contin...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

...hat the FDA has absolutely no authority to ban them. "These aren't unbiased health studies," says Ellis. "They're studies by the same basically bankrupt FDA that can't tell Congress how much more money they need because they can't afford to hire someone to find out how much more they need. They let kno...

ANA Nurses Stand With Obama in Calling for Healthcare Reform Now

...ty, foster marketplace competition and ensure access to services. "As a nation, we cannot continue in good conscience to allow families to go bankrupt or people to suffer with health problems unnecessarily because they can't afford treatment, are denied health care, and lack basic coverage or private...

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

...lzheimer's disease in the United States. The cost of caring for people who now have Alzheimer's, and those who will get it in the next few years, will bankrupt the healthcare system and devastate Medicare and Medicaid," said Ralph Nixon, PhD, MD, vice chair of the Alzheimer's Association Medical & Scienti...

New Jersey Leaders Detail Savings for Health Reform

...lion in lost productivity every year. Medical bills contribute to more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies. Three-quarters of these bankrupt families had health insurance, but were still overwhelmed by medical debt. 30% of the increase in health spending since 1987 is due to doublin...

Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts, Public Television Documentary Wins Emmy Award

... scientists from across the U.S. and, through profiles and interviews with families living with Alzheimer's, studies how the disease is threatening to bankrupt the American health system, economy, and spirit. Emmy award-winning actor Edward Herrmann is the narrator. The documentary was also the reci...

Long-term care costs exceed yearly income for many Calif. seniors living alone

...te director of the Center for Health Policy Research. "It means that extended families will be stretched thin to provide care or that the elderly will bankrupt themselves to pay for a service provider." The new data provides county-by-county estimates of long-term care costs, as well as long-term care c...
Bankrupt in Medical Technology

Roundtable Calls President's Embryonic Stem Cell Decision: Bankrupt

CLEVELAND, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the President's actions today changing federal policy on embryonic stem cell research, David Zanotti, CEO of the American Policy Roundtable and Dr. Charles McGowen, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor for the Roundtable, issued the following sta...

Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference

... of caring for people who have Alzheimer's, and those who will get it, will bankrupt the healthcare system and devastate Medicare and Medicaid," said William Th... people, and those who will get it in the next few years, have potential to bankrupt the world's healthcare systems. But, as these studies and many hundreds mor...
Bankrupt in Biological News

Ancient fish bones reveal impacts of global warming beneath the sea

...ow sound which has supported commercial fisheries for centuries. In the beginning of the 19th century, the fishery declined by 90%, and fishermen went bankrupt when all the fish disappeared. What happened to all the fish? By reconstruction of historical data series for herring, eel and whitefish the questi...
Bankrupt in Biological Technology

Can Obama Plan Tackle Diabetes Crisis? Epinex Test Could Help

...nclude blindness, kidney failure and cardiac disease. President Obama recently acknowledged, "crushing health care costs...drag down our economy, bankrupt our families, and represent the fastest-growing part of our budget." In an unprecedented commitment to a new, more effective approach to healthcare, ...

Where have all the Midwest VCs gone?

...he last two years have turned many into non-investors of start-ups. Just as a lot of amateurs in technology innovation were found out and became bankrupt and/or unemployed, there are also a lot of pseudo-expert investors that are now trying to find deals that are so perfect and have no risk that they ar...

How do you level the playing field with China?

...ernment made loans based on bureaucratic decisions and not commercial priorities with favorable return on investments objectives. Some funds supported bankrupt state enterprises and protected the legions of workers who depended upon them for their very survival. Other loans served as social policies by keepin...

Careful with that electronic health record, Mr. Leavitt

...ted "hacker" must have had his way with the computer because there is no trail. Nobody specifically will be blamed, but nevertheless the incident will bankrupt the "multi-million-dollar" dental practice for $3,000, or for even $200, or, if it is a disgruntled employee, for grins. Record contamination ...

DHC 2007: Without fuller IT adoption, health costs might drain America's wealth

... 15.2 percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, will gobble up 26 to 28 percent of GDP within 10 years. I think if we reach that point, we'll bankrupt this country, said Wade said, who believes the only way to get ahead of that curve is through information technology. Cardiac invest The GDP e...
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