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Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a post-recession America, even though as a nation income levels may rise, middle class families still won't be shielded from the crushing burden of health care costs and will watch their standards of living continue to erode, according ...

Allsup Finds Healthcare Costs Consuming Larger Part of Fixed Incomes

People relying on Social Security benefits see more of their limited income going to healthcare. Belleville, IL (Vocus) November 21, 2008 -- With 2009 Medicare open enrollment here, many individuals are realizing they will face higher healthcare costs leaving less money...

Average Americans Without Health Insurance Are Young and Healthy With Above Average Incomes

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Norman Traverse, M.D., Editor, HealthMadeEasy.com: Recently there has been a frenzy of articles in the news media about a crisis in our healthcare delivery system. We are told there are 46 million ...

Women with Lower Incomes Live in Fear

Women with lower incomes often live in fear after the age of 50 and experience increased feelings of vulnerability, says a new study.// Jan Lovie-Kitchin and colleagues at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, conducted a nationwide study where they studied 2,620 adults over 50 ...

Shorter infants have lower incomes in later life

British researchers have found evidence that male babies who grow slowly in their first year of life have lower incomes in later life. The results hold true regardless of the socioeconomic status of the child's family, suggesting that slow infant growth may be accompanied by hampered brain developm...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

...d Andrew Hetzel, BCBSM vice president for corporate communications. "We sympathize with our individual members - particularly those who live on fixed incomes or who have lost jobs. Blue Cross wants to continue providing affordable coverage. But we need a regulatory system that works." The best pote...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

...as based on gender, age, household income and geographic region. To ensure economic viability, survey respondents were screened for minimum household incomes based on specific standards and guidelines for each country. The "Global" numbers in this report are calculated by a straight-line average of the dat...

Lilly Broadens Income Eligibility for Patient Assistance Programs

... 1, 2009, Lilly USA adjusted the income eligibility for its most widely used patient assistance programs to allow enrollment of eligible patients with incomes at or less than 300 percent of the U.S. Federal Poverty Level. This is an income eligibility increase from the previous 200 percent Federal Poverty Le...

Long-term health and social outcomes for neuroblastoma survivors

...childhood cancer neuroblastoma are eight times more likely to have chronic health conditions, less likely to be married, and more likely to have lower incomes than their siblings, according to a study published online July 31 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . This study was undertaken bec...

After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

...rs later, the cancer survivors were eight times more likely to have chronic health conditions, less likely to be married and more likely to have lower incomes than the sibling group, the researchers found. The chronic health conditions included neurological, endocrine, sensory and musculoskeletal complica...
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Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight Not Only Health Benefits But Also Economic Gains

...ornerstone of a vibrant and growing economy," Bloom said. In his analysis, Bloom turns conventional wisdom on its head. Although he agrees that higher incomes lead to better health, he also argues that better health leads to higher incomes, both for individuals and for nations. According to Bloom, "Healthier...

Patient Navigators Help Minority, Low-Income Cancer Patients Get Life-Saving Treatments

...etter understand how LPNs can help these at-risk patients, researchers studied nearly 500 African American and Latino cancer patients with mean family incomes below the poverty level. Almost two-thirds (60 percent) of patients studied accepted help from LPNs to overcome their barriers to getting cancer treat...
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Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

...raise fewer equity concerns since drivers have a choice of either using a set of toll lanes or using parallel free lanes. Although drivers with higher incomes tend to use the tolled lanes more, studies have not shown that lower-income drivers are left worse off, in part because they may benefit from improved...

People of higher socioeconomic status choose better diets -- but pay more per calorie

...ot only more costly per 2000 kcal but were associated with higher household incomes and education of study participants. Education, rather than incomes was the dominant factor. More highly educated respondents reported higher q...

Beach vacations may increase future skin cancer risk in children

...ihood among boys to want to stay outdoors," said Crane. Finally, higher incomes were associated with greater risk, as those with higher incomes were more likely to take waterside vacations. ...

Book examines clash of capitalism and the environment

...e economy, is a poor gauge of human well-being or welfare. The book cites studies showing that throughout the entire period following World War II, as incomes skyrocketed in the United States and other advanced economies, reported life satisfaction and happiness levels stagnated or even declined slightly. ...

Gates funding to help poor rice farmers

...mall farmers boost their yields and increase their incomes so they can lift themselves out of hunger and pove... IRRI will draw on its past success in improving incomes for millions of poor farmers to reach its ultimate...all farmers will be able to boost their yields and incomes and lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. ...

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa commits 180M to revive farmers' depleted soils

...productive and environmentally sustainable approaches to soil revitalization. The Soil Health Program was developed not only to boost the yield and incomes of small-scale farmers, but also to care for the soil in ways that conserve the environment, said Dr. Akin Adesina, Vice President for Policy and Part...

John Vercoe Conference

...e recent steep hikes in prices for livestock foods as well as staple crops and grains could cause millions more people to go hungryor they could boost incomes around the globe. One unlikely determining factor is a relatively small group of scientists working on ways the worlds small-scale farmers can enhance...

Toll charges reduce travel time

...avel time of all travellers or maximising the toll incomes (revenues). Based on a toll value entered, the mod... the impacts on road congestion and the total toll incomes and searches for an optimal composition of the tol...al effects whilst at the same time maximising toll incomes to pay, for example, for roadworks. Individual mot...

Amgen introduces comprehensive financial assistance programs for cancer patients

...tance program that provides Amgen oncology medicines at no cost to qualifying uninsured patients. Available to patients with household adjusted gross incomes of up to $75,000 per year, The SAFETY NET Foundation is one of the most generous oncology product donation programs in the industry. Amgen also do...

World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise

...al roads, markets, agricultural research and technology, primary education and health care," he says. Policies should also focus on increasing farm incomes in rural areas in low-income countries, as well as on generating non-agricultural employment, particularly in urban areas, to absorb rural migration. ...
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Spherix Announces 2008 Financial Results

...were $5.6 million and $5.9 million for the years ended 2008 and 2007, which include income tax benefit allocations of $553,000 and $3.4 million each. incomes from discontinued operations were $1.5 million and $4.9 million for the years 2008 and 2007, net of income tax expense allocations of $587,000 and $4....

Yongye Biotechnology Announces Record Third Quarter Results

...c stimulus program that includes rural development. Details of what will take place are not yet available, but should have the effect of raising rural incomes and increasing demand for higher quality food products." We look forward to utilizing our new increased production capacity to meet growing demand f...

New Bill to Expand Promotion of Biofuels Is a Welcome Boost for U.S.-Brazil Relations According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry

...ts of ethanol. This legislation will help expand the reach of sustainable and renewable biofuels that increase energy security for consumers and raise incomes for agricultural communities worldwide." Senate Bill 1007, sponsored by Indiana's senior Senator, expands on an existing Memorandum of Understanding...

DuPont Strengthens Commitment to Responsible Science with New Biotech Advisory Panel Members

...nda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE), one of the largest farming organizations in Uganda. He has been a catalyst to improve agricultural practices, incomes and overall quality of life for farmers in Africa. Sven Thormahlen, Ph.D., vice president of the Research and Development Organization of the Danone...

Biotech Crops Experience Remarkable Dozen Years of Double-Digit Growth

...p to $250 or more per hectare, increasing farmer income nationally from $840 million to $1.7 billion last year. Chinese farmers saw similar gains with incomes growing an average of $220 per hectare, or more than $800 million nationally. Importantly, these studies showed strong farmer confidence in the crops ...

Wisconsin fares well in the economic rankings game – most of the time

...nancial fitness" ranking by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. And several surveys, including one by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, show per capita incomes in Wisconsin are rising faster than the 50-state average. Rankings alone don't pay the bills. Whether the state is rated high or low, it must cont...

Republicans propose sweeping changes to promote investment

...he capital gains taxation levels, we can encourage new investment in those businesses that are coming to create opportunities. If we truly want higher incomes in this state, then we have to change the investment patterns, and that means changing state law. You cant just change lip service to it, you actually...

Who's right about Wisconsin - CDW or RedPrairie?

... while Wisconsin's tax burden has been reduced relative to other states, it is still a place where taxes per capita are above the national average and incomes per capita are below the national average. That gap isn't sustainable for the long term. It's still hard to imagine, however, that RedPrairie's fut...

300 millionth American no cause for eco-alarm

...The world food yield per acre has nearly doubled, and food prices have declined as a percentage of the family income. Americans spent about half their incomes on staying fed in the early 1900s; it was about 10 percent by the late 1990s. Other metrics are similar. The quality of drinking water has greatly ...

Closing the income gap begins with education

...wo in five adults graduated from college. Is it any surprise that household incomes in Dane County are proportionately higher? A report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has provided a fresh look at household incomes in the state, but the conclusion is an old as your mother's advice: Stay in...
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