Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images The ad is slick; the actors, suitably concerned. “We can’t afford one size fits all plans,” a woman protests. Her complaint, written for her by the Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, a front group for private insurers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies, is a simple one to grasp. She doesn’t want Medicare for All. She wants choice: the choice to keep her private health insurance plans, to tell the government to butt out. It is not a novel presentation. The woman in the ad revives fears once given life by opponents of the Affordable Care Act. Though the ACA, even in its most liberal version, introduced a public option while keeping the private insurance industry intact, critics in both parties warned that it would sacrifice choice on the altar of big scary government. Then and now, the implication is consistent: Americans are hardy and independent creatures, and they value free will above … [Read more...] about Do Americans Want Choice, or Do They Just Want Health Care?
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Medicare is very popular. But its many cost-sharing features and coverage limitations might make it a less than ideal model for universal, single-payer health care. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images One of the much-discussed merits of a single-payer health-care system is its simplicity as compared to a complex public-private hybrid like Obamacare. Proponents often like to call single payer “Medicare for all,” building on the familiarity and popularity of the country’s chief retirement-health-care program. But before getting serious about enacting single-payer legislation nationally or in the states, proponents of “Medicare for all” should make it clear not to take the slogan too literally. Including all Americans in the Medicare program as it exists today probably would not work, and might not even be all that popular in practice. For one thing, Medicare is by design an “acute care” program. It does not cover long-term hospital stays or … [Read more...] about Why ‘Medicare for All’ Is a Misleading Term for Single-Payer Health Care
Hartford, Conn. (December 6, 2019) – Connecticut is home to a growing healthcare industry that is consistently recognized for its innovations and excellence in patient care. On December 12th, Hartford Business Journal will recognize eight individuals and organizations who are upholding that standard of excellence at the Health Care Heroes Awards at the Hartford Marriott. "We are fortunate to have so many great providers shaping our local healthcare sector," Joe Zwiebel, publisher, Hartford Business Journal, said. "This year's honorees exemplify what it means to be a hero in the healthcare industry, and we are delighted to recognize their achievements." The 2019 Health Care Heroes honorees are: · Advancement in Healthcare-Innovation: Dr. John Pelegano, Chief of Pediatrics, Hospital for Special Care · Advancements in Healthcare-Prevention: UConn Health's Connecticut EMS Statewide Opioid Reporting Directive · Community Service-Advocacy/Policy: Patricia Baker, … [Read more...] about Eight Health Care Heroes Will Be Honored
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Allegheny Health Network Names Kymberly Gyure, MD, Chair of Pathology Institute 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Dr. Gyure now holds responsibility for the diagnostic services provided at the network’s eight hospitals, Core Laboratory and outpatient centers. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) December 06, 2019 Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has named Kymberly Gyure, MD, Chair of the AHN Pathology Institute. Dr. Gyure, who joined AHN from WVU Medicine in May 2018, previously served as AHN’s Vice Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Director of Anatomic Pathology. She has served as interim chair since October and is also part of the pathology faculty at Drexel University College of … [Read more...] about Allegheny Health Network Names Kymberly Gyure, MD, Chair of Pathology Institute
In this Oct. 30, 2019 photo, Jasmine Smith, director of physician and provider relations at the behavioral health pavilion at Southern Hills Hospital, poses in a patient room in the adolescent unit at the Southern Hills Hospital Pavilion in Las Vegas. The $30 million mental heath facility opened in March 2019. (Steve Marcus /Las Vegas Sun via AP) less In this Oct. 30, 2019 photo, Jasmine Smith, director of physician and provider relations at the behavioral health pavilion at Southern Hills Hospital, poses in a patient room in the adolescent unit at the ... more Photo: Steve Marcus , AP Photo: Steve Marcus , AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 In this Oct. 30, 2019 photo, Jasmine Smith, director of physician and provider relations at the behavioral health pavilion at Southern Hills … [Read more...] about Nevada last in states for mental health services for youths