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Health & Wellness

NEWS UPDATE: Drug Companies May Narrow Medicare Coverage Gap
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, prescription drugs, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare reform, 80 billion discount in pescription drug )

K. A.
- 1888 days ago - reuters.com
Drug manufacturers have agreed to offer up to $80 billion in prescription drug discounts to government programs like Medicare, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. 10-year agreement for those Medicare patients who have gap in drug coverage.
Free, Quality Healthcare for ALL: Build the Movement for Single Payer!
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, health, universal, single, payer, insurance, medicare, americans, illness, disease, prevention, protection, medicine, treatment, safety, government, lies, dishonesty, corruption, baucus, obama, democrats, republicans, society, culture, rights )

Tom
- 1906 days ago - socialistalternative.org
Each year, 20,000 Americans die from lack of access to healthcare. Almost 50 million people in this country have no insurance. With unemployment skyrocketing and costs continuing to spiral upwards, things will only get worse for us. This is unacceptable.
Sign Petition: Fund and Reform Public Mental Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: public, mental, health, medical, medicare, health, medicine, illness, protection, treatment, government, americans, money, economy, americans, society, culture, rights, ethics, healthcare )

Tom
- 1915 days ago - change.org
Cuts in Public Mental Health and Medicaid are putting lives at risk. The mentally ill are facing hard choices: go to the the ER when in crisis, go without care, risk suicide, become homeless, self-medicate, go to jail, become crime victims or worse.
Health Commission Wants Dental Scheme for All - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, health, healthcare, dental, dentist, teeth, medicare, government, good news )

Chrissy
- 2013 days ago - abc.net.au
A dental scheme - to be funded by a 0.75 per cent increase in the Medicare levy - should be introduced to provide access to dental care for all Australians, a Government commissioned report has recommended. As part of several recommendations for a major
BBC Panorama: Health Care in America   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, universal health care, uninsured Americans, health, sickness, illness, families, jobs, medical insurance, MEDICARE, Obama, Democrats, BBC )

Blue
- 2027 days ago - youtube.com
This explosive BBC documentary, unlike anything you'll see on American MSM, shows how bad the healthcare situation is in America. You'll see a charity originally set up to deliver healthcare to third world countries, drawing hundreds of clients in Kentuck
Health Care Now
Health & Wellness  (tags: Obama, Democrats, health care, Medicare, economy, jobs, bank failures, mortgage crisis, credit crisis, doctor bills, prescription drug prices )

Blue
- 2029 days ago - nytimes.com
The whole world is in recession. But the United States is the only wealthy country in which the economic catastrophe will also be a health care catastrophe -- in which millions of people will lose their health insurance along with their jobs, and .....
McCain's Medicaid Cuts: $738 Billion Over 10 Years»
Health & Wellness  (tags: John McCain, health care, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, cuts to Medicre, cuts to Medicaid, Republicans, Neocons, PNAC, Campaign 2008 )

Blue
- 2118 days ago - wonkroom.thinkprogress.org
McCain recently proposed cutting $1.3 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid to plug the $1.3 trillion funding gap in his budget-neutral health care plan. Republicans cut benefits to OLD PEOPLE and CHILDREN first ... remember that!
Does Your Medicare Plan Offer Your Neighbor a Better Deal?
Health & Wellness  (tags: USA, Medicare, health care plans, Florida, nonprescription drugs, universsal health care programs )

K. A.
- 2144 days ago - bulletin.aarp.org
companies don't offer the same benefits in his hometown of Delray Beach, a Palm Beach County community, as they do in Miami, only about 50 miles away. He is furious. Read on....!!
When Is Enough Enough?
Health & Wellness  (tags: biological maintenance, dying, medical treatment, hospitals, doctors, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing homes, prolonging life )

RC
- 2146 days ago - nytimes.com
I think many of us share a similar fear: dying alone, incapacitated, perhaps unable to speak, to remember, to do the simplest thing for ourselves. Read this piece & share your thoughts on prolonging life when real life itself has already departed.
Measuring the Health of Nations: Updating An Earlier Analysis - World
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, medical, medicare, australia, usa )

Chrissy
- 2418 days ago - commonwealthfund.org
In a Commonwealth Fund-supported study comparing preventable deaths in 19 industrialized countries, researchers found that the United States placed last. While the other nations improved dramatically between the two study periods--1997-98 and 2002-03--the
Hospitals Rip Off Self-Paying, Poor Customers With Triple Prices Compared to Insurance Reimbursements
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, Medicare, uninsured patients )


- 2518 days ago - newstarget.com
Hospitals in the United States have been charging self-paying patients, including the uninsured, vastly more for health services than they charge insurance providers and much more than the maximum costs allowed by Medicare, according to a 2004 study.....
Medicare Provides Funding For Health Insurance Counseling In All 50 States
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, insurance, health, healthcare )

Rabbit
- 2541 days ago - cms.hhs.gov
Medicare will provide funding for health insurance counseling in every state to help beneficiaries get the most from the health program for elderly and disabled persons, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today.
Commissioner Astrue Extends Social Security's Quick Disability Determination Nationwide
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, insurance, health, healthcare )

Rabbit
- 2541 days ago - ssa.gov
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that Social Security has issued a final regulation to extend the quick disability determination (QDD) process to all State disability determination services.
Some Chronically Ill Adults Wait for Medicare
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, healthcare, cost, uninsured, universal healthcare, chronic illness, heart disease, diabetes )

Mary
- 2597 days ago - nytimes.com
....."It shows how unfair our system is," said Louise Russell, a research professor at the Institute for Health at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. "These people were not getting care, and they were at least as in need of it as the people who....
Medicare Considers Withholding Payments to Hospitals When They Fail to Keep Patients Safe
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, safety, risks, government, infection, Medicare )

Lauren
- 2623 days ago - consumersunion.org
Consumers Union Supports Proposed Medicare Rules Aimed at Reducing Hospital Infections & Medical Errors. The federal government should move forward to restrict Medicare payments to hospitals for the cost of health care associated with certain infections

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