If The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is repealed it will be interesting to see if it is repealed in whole or in part. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may excise the individual mandate requiring health insurance coverage, or it could strike it down entirely.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contains many beneficial provisions but that will not help solve the problem of rapidly rising costs any time soon.
The recent passage of national health care reform legislation is an important milestone in the process of moving toward providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. However, significant steps must still be taken in order to achieve the goals established in the legislation. Specifically, greater clarification is needed to determine how reform will [...]
unless I'm the only person covered under the Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield "Tradition Plus" plan, a lot of other people will end up just like me, uninsured.
Newport Beach, CA and Palm Springs, CA - November 10, 2009 - No World Borders today announced that it will be providing live updates online from the floor of both the Octane Medical Device Forum in Newport Beach, CA and at the Healthcare IT Summit in Palm Springs. The conferences this year will focus on [...]
Week of September 28, 2009 The Senate Finance Committee wasted no time last week in wading through a seemingly endless number of amendments to its proposed health care reform legislation (see below). The committee turned aside a number of amendments, including attempts to avert cuts to the Medicare Advantage program to help pay for expanded [...]
An article in the New Yorker asks: Why does the border town of McAllen, Texas, spend more per person on health care—an average Medicare enrollee there costs $15,000 per year—than any U.S. city besides Miami? The author blames across-the-board overuse of medicine, which stems from the fact that our health care system "pay[s] doctors for quantity, not [...]
Barak Obama’s administration is expected to spend $50 billion to modernize the health care system, focusing in part on upgrading information technology for EHR for electronic health record, and PHR for personal [electronic] health record. Business process engineering will be a critical component. Before IT can change, a clear understanding of existing or as is [...]