Congressmen Mike Ross and Kendrick Meek Introduce Bill to Protect Medicare Patients Who Require Medical Oxygen Therapy at Home
...therapy does not change .
Strengthens beneficiary protections as well as existing efforts to curb fraud, abuse and waste in Medicare .
the 36-month cap on oxygen , so oxygen can be provided to patients as long as medical need continues.
Creates cost transparency by requiring pr...
Home Oxygen Care Leaders Applaud U.S. Senate for Passing Medicare Bill to Improve and Protect Home Oxygen Benefit
...oxygen benefit for more than one million beneficiaries. The bill, also
passed in the House as the Medicare Improvements of Patients and Providers
a requirement for beneficiaries to take ownership of their
oxygen therapy devices after 36 months. This requirement, originally
enacted by the Deficit...
Fatality rates increase with repeal of helmet laws, MU study finds
...states and the District of Columbia from 1975 through 2004. In states where repeals
of universal coverage were instituted, the fatality rate increased an avera... laws to no laws, and states which kept their laws in place. We highlighted repeals
of laws in six states by using separate variables to distinguish the effect...
Ad Campaign Urges Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Stop Waffling and Pass Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law
...-free legislation. All four have refused to support
comprehensive legislation that covers all workplaces, including
restaurants, bars and casinos, and repeals
current law that prohibits most
local governments from enacting smoke-free laws.
House Leaders DeWeese and Smith also have refused to support
Schwarzenegger Signs Bill to Remove Written Informed Consent for HIV Testing; "Most Important Change in Public HIV/AIDS Policy in Years," Says AHF
...ed Huffman and co-sponsored by AIDS Healthcare
Foundation, the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Health
Officers Association of California, repeals
written informed consent for
HIV testing, so that medical providers can identify Californians who are
unaware of their HIV-positive status and bring t...
Health and Business Groups Launch Ad Campaign About Need for Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Pennsylvania
...oke. The Pennsylvania House on July 16 voted 141 to 62 to approve
comprehensive smoke-free legislation that covers restaurants, bars and
casinos, and repeals
pre-emptive language that prohibits most local
governments from enacting smoke-free laws. But prior to the House vote --
and in stark contrast to that...
Doyle repeals shareholder liability
Madison, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle , whose "Grow Wisconsin" economic development plans identifies capital investment as a priority for the state, has signed a bill that removes from the books a law that many viewed as an impediment to capital formation
With little fanfare, Doyle signed AB 1163, w...