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BeInsured - Teachers health care benefits
Healthcare benefits for Teachers in Singapore. Are you a teacher in civil service after year 1994? http://staffwelfare.be-insured.co/ http://beinsured.getresponsepages.com/ There are no company benefits or company insurance as a teacher in civil service after 1994? As a result, many teachers, especially the younger ones, are not covered in various aspects of their lives. This is a potential threat to their well-being as they may be left helpless with hefty hospital bills and experience financial difficulties if they fall seriously ill or get into an accident. Alarmingly, with the heavy workload and hectic schedule, many teachers have neglected this aspect of risk management to protect themselves and their loved ones. Did you know that teachers are able to get 10% discount when they purchase their medical insurance; integrated shield plan? #healthcare, #insurance, #integratedshieldplan, #medishieldlife, #teachers, #singapore
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Engaging the private sector in service delivery to achieve universal health coverage
The private health sector has grown exponentially in most countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, providing up to 70% of outpatient health services. This video highlights the importance of engaging with the private sector to develop public‒private partnerships to make progress towards universal health coverage in the Region.
Civil servants medical cover
The government has tonight fulfilled its promise to have all civil servants and members of the disciplined services benefit from a comprehensive medical insurance cover. The scheme will be managed by the national hospital insurance fund at an initial cost of 4.3 billion shillings and takes effect this month. The scheme will also offer life insurance and burial expenses for government employees. But the civil servants will have to undergo mandatory annual medical check-up in what public service minister Dalmas Otieno says is a government move to ensure any life threatening diseases are detected early for treatment.
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2015 Health Plan Rate & Benefit Changes
Gain a better understanding of CalPERS Health Program for 2015. Learn about the changes in benefits, 2015 rates, updates to the Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) project, and the Open Enrollment process.
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How did Makeup, WWII & Communism Create U.S. Healthcare?
Subscribe to Origin of Everything! http://bit.ly/originsub Where did our employer based healthcare system actually come from? If there's one debate you can't avoid today it's what do about the US health insurance. While many countries around the world have some form of nationalized, government run healthcare most people in the US have their healthcare provided by their employer. Why is that the case? Well the answer has to do with a strange history of the marketing of makeup, the wage and price controls instituted by FDR during World War II, and the threat of Communism during Truman’s Presidency and the 1950's. Watch the episode to learn more. Do you enjoy the show? The check us out on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pbsoriginofe... Instagram: @pbsoriginofeverything Written and Hosted By: Danielle Bainbridge Graphics By: Noelle Smith Directed By: Andrew Kornhaber Produced By: Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Subversion of Authority by Clowns: Paul Hallinan Miller TEDx Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htiGwnAhHdI Works Cited: History of Employer Based Healthcare in the US and NHS in UK https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/13/health-spending-will-surge-to-encompass-a-huge-chunk-of-the-economy-by-2025/?utm_term=.d0b63bbfdecd http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114045132 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/381199/ Melissa Thomasson University of Miami (expert, lots of articles published on the topic) http://miamioh.edu/fsb/directory/?up=/directory/thomasma. Listed below are the ones I’m drawing on specifically Thomasson, M. A. (2008). "From Home to Hospital: The Evolution of Childbirth in the United States, 1928-1940" (with Jaret Treber). Explorations in Economic History, 45 (1), 76-99. Thomasson, M. A. (2002). "From Sickness to Health: The Twentieth Century Development of U.S. Health Insurance." Explorations in Economic History, 39 (3), 233-53. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/alevelstudies/origins-nhs.htm https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1994/03/art1full.pdf http://assets.ce.columbia.edu/pdf/actu/actu-uk.pd https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK235989/ http://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?activeTab=graph&currentTimeframe=0&startTimeframe=2&selectedRows=%7B%22wrapups%22:%7B%22united-states%22:%7B%7D%7D%7D&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D Standardization of US healthcare Citations on midwives vs hospital births in the turn of the 20th century (E.g. the move from birthing at home with a midwife to moving into a hospital) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1595162/ https://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/timeline.asp Normalization of the expansion of healthcare Articles on incubators that were used at Coney Island freak show before becoming standard in hospitals http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/coney-island-sideshow-advanced-medicine-premature-babies/ http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36321692 http://deadline.com/2017/03/dreamland-movie-martin-couney-coney-island-incubator-inventor-1202053158/ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/25/517221933/lucille-horn-who-was-nursed-to-health-in-a-coney-island-sideshow-dies-at-96 http://www.npr.org/2015/07/10/421239869/babies-on-display-when-a-hospital-couldnt-save-them-a-sideshow-did http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/06/535608442/architecture-of-an-asylum-tracks-history-of-u-s-treatment-of-mental-illness Truman Healthcare conclusion Truman and Healthcare 1945: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/november-19-1945-harry-truman-calls-national-health-insurance-program/ https://www.trumanlibrary.org/anniversaries/healthprogram.htm Truman’s nov 19 1945 speech on healthcare to congress https://www.trumanlibrary.org/publicpapers/index.php?pid=483&st=&st1= Flexner Report: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1910/06/medical-education-in-america/306088/
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Aegis | Group/Individual Health Insurance Plans & Healthcare Administrative Services in Chicago, IL
Aegis is a leading provider of affordable, high quality health insurance plans for individuals, families and companies of all sizes. We understand when it comes to your health insurance, you need to make sure you have just the right protection plan that meets your needs and your budget. Our high qualified team of agents and staff members can help you with major medical, limited medical, discount pharmacy, vision and dental. With Aegis, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we’re still with you after the sale. Our administrative services handles thousands of customer health insurance needs throughout the country and stands ready to assist you with inquiries, claims, service, annual reviews and any other insurance policy administration. Call us today for a free, no obligation quote at 888-818-3232 or visit our website for a quick online quote at http://www.aegishealthinsurance.com/ and http://www.aegisadmin.com/ Featured on http://www.thecityofchicago.com/insurance/
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Ben Shapiro: You Don't Have A "Right" To Healthcare
Healthcare is a commodity, not a right.
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Preventative Healthcare
In this interview, Dr. David Pong discusses preventative healthcare - what it is, why it's important and how to get started living a healthier life. Learn more about David Pong, MD: http://hubs.ly/H07505g0 What Exactly Is Preventative Care? Preventative care is shifting the way we think about medicine. For a long time, medicine had been something that was done to you. Historically, medicine started with the barber surgeons and physical procedures. Around the time when we developed antibiotics, it became easier to use medicines to treat issues that used to have to run their course naturally. As people began living longer lives, medicine took a turn toward treating disease, but many issues were actually a result of us living longer. We are now dealing with diseases that accumulate as we age, like heart disease, plaque building up in arteries, arthritis or degeneration of tissues. Preventative care is shifting that focus again, so instead of taking pills or having surgery, it’s helping to prevent those things and teaching us to live in a way that allows us to avoid or delay the onset of some of those illnesses. Most of the illnesses that we that we struggle with, in America particularly, are degenerative illnesses that can be treated easiest by prevention. Why Is Preventative Healthcare Important? Something many people are concerned about these days is how much healthcare costs. We know that healthcare costs are rising 10-30% percent a year and insurance costs seem to be rising just as fast. One way to think about preventive care is that it helps us avoid getting sick. The cheapest form of healthcare is being healthy, so a lot of the focus on prevention is learning how to live in a way that achieves that; where you don’t actually have to see doctors as often. There's a lot of benefit in preventative care because it allows you to take more control over your own life and to achieve better outcomes. We’re fortunate because it turns out that most of those lifestyle choices really have to do with patterns that prevent heart disease and cancer, and help us lead functional lives. For example, there's the recommendation that we should exercise for around 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes 5 days per week. I think that's very good for helping us to maintain weight. It helps us with cholesterol and disease but it also turns out exercise is good for cancer prevention. Similarly, there are dietary recommendations. We recommend that people eat protein with every meal. We recommend lots of produce. Right now with such a rising tide of diabetes in this country, we recommend trying to minimize carbohydrates in our diets. It turns out, again, that this type of eating also tends to have benefits in cancer prevention. So we're choosing ways of living that help prevent lots of different illnesses. Finally, we need to think about stress management. These days, life is stressful and we need to find activities that help reduce those stresses. Some people find exercise helpful - things like yoga and meditation. With people who are taking these steps, we see lower rates of heart disease and we see better outcomes in cancer. We’re really encouraging a healthy lifestyle that seems to achieve these things. How Do I Get Started? In terms of getting started, it's like a lot of things, it's important to know where you are. I encourage you to come see one of us. Come get a physical exam and learn what your cholesterol numbers and blood pressure look like. You need to know something about your family as well. A lot of the risk we face comes out of our genetics and so if you know certain things run in your family, it would be good to tell a doctor about that. From there we can design a plan for you to try to minimize those risks. We can see what you can do on your own and we can add medicines if they’re necessary to try to treat what you can't do on your own. We feel that most of the important things that people are able to do, the things that really matter in preventing illness, are the choices that you make. This includes your level of activity, your exercise, the dietary approach that you take, rather than just the medicines that you’re prescribed.
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Quality in Healthcare Conference - Kuwait
The conference of "Quality in Health Care" with the theme of "Achieving Quality in Health Care Services and Outcomes" deals with quality in health care; more specifically the role of quality in the enhancement of care for patients, the improvement of patient safety and satisfaction, and organizational efficiency. Improving the quality of health care services and outcomes is a subject of major interest to regional governments, the public, and to the global community. Recent statistics on the quality of health care in the United States published by the "Remaking American Medicine" (http://www.ramcampaign.org/pages/quality_stats.htm) reveal the following striking findings: - Medical errors kill more people per year than breast cancer, AIDS or road traffic injuries; - Doctors provide appropriate preventive care only 50% of the time, effective chronic care 60% of the time, and evidence-based acute care only 70% of the time; - Nearly $400 billion - almost one-third of the total spent on health care each year - is wasted on poor quality health care. In Kuwait's national midrange plan 2010-2014 and Tony Blair's Kuwait Vision 2030s report, evidence abounds for the need to improve the quality of health care: - Increase in the number of Kuwaiti nationals seeking medical care abroad; - The need for improving the quality of health care services; - The need to focus on public health, preventive care, and the improvement of healthy lifestyle habits to avert serious illnesses; - Kuwait lags international standards on the management of obesity and chronic diseases. Kuwait and the Gulf in general have launched plans and initiatives to improve the quality of health care services and outcome; especially in public hospitals and clinics. These have focused on engaging the private sector. Through the sessions of the Conference, we seek to find answers to the following questions: 1.How can the quality concepts, models, and programs used to improve the quality of health care? 2.What kind of metrics should be used to assess the quality in health care? 3.How can patient experience and engagement be attained and measured? 4.Has the private sector experienced true improvements in all aspects of quality and safety? 5.How may the interest of patients be protected against the disequilibrium of information and knowledge between the service provider and customer? Can quality concepts and tools help? 6.Does the concept of quality have the same meaning in public and private institutions? 7.What are the challenges facing public providers in their quest to improve health care quality? How may these challenges be addressed in practical terms? 8.What is the role of accreditation in improving quality of health care? How can the interest of the patient be protected against the business nature of the relationship between accreditation bodies and service providers? Whatever role you assume in the health care sector, we hope that your participation enriches your experience and that of others; providing you with answers to some of your questions and, most importantly, allowing all attendees to be exposed to different perspectives on the concept and application of quality in health care. We look forward to your active participation in the conference of "Quality in Health Care - Achieving Quality in Health Care Services and Outcomes."
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Insurance Tips from Chris Lee: Health Insurance
In the drama, Accident Agents, three friends find themselves bestowed with miraculous super powers after an accident. The trio, with their newly unlocked gifts, experience many comical scenarios, and with different insurance cases each week in the drama, unveiling a message of unconditional love and sacrifices for loved ones. In life, you can also protect the interest of your loved ones and your financial stability with adequate insurance and financial planning. Speak to your servicing adviser or chat instantly with our adviser at www.income.com.sg/adviserconnect
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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he was taken aback by the recent statements by the Trade Union Federation [TUF] regarding the state of healthcare in Saint Lucia. During a press conference convened by the TUF on 19 March, the respective representatives of the Civil Service, Medical & Dental and Nurses Associations called on the government to provide clarity on the fate of the St. Jude Hospital and OKEU hospitals.
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UPSC IAS - SelfPrep Nugget-17 - Indian Healthcare needing an urgent operation - by PT's IAS Academy
These nuggets are part of our Mobile learning group. Join now to get the most of it - Click here - https://goo.gl/dgD7Ev Spread the positive word! Get your friends on the group too. - Team PT's IAS Academy
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Why Is Health Care System Important?
Hipaa has specifications that ensure the strengthening health systems role and promise of policy research. In today's world there is no more space for paperwork with countries trying to 9 sep 2016 but that's only part of why physician assistants are important the healthcare system. Although we can benefit from ongoing why is innovation important? Because patients, payers, and he a member of the global agenda council on future health sector. Nity health insurance, management reforms and the role of civil society organizations. This naturally applies to the efficient provision of health care services, which in role and importance systems quality life product, is more intense here than any other important commodity, 12 nov 2015 primary (phc) frontline system. World economic why is healthcare data management so important? Why it important to the future of delivery primary health care interior authority. Recognizing the importance of innovation in health service delivery growing economy outlook on why healthy are so important to us healthcare. Patients & families the importance of healthcare policy and procedures policymedical. Will find in the review a useful update of field covering important aspects both its technical and why has health systems research 3 may 2016 here is how it will improve provide safer care for you your family. During the last 60 years, role of a pa has expanded 30 may 2017 according to healthcare information and management systems society (himss), interoperability describes extent which these regulations were enacted as multi tiered approach that set out improve health insurance system. Why are pas so important for american healthcare? Gap medics. Why is hipaa important? Catalyze content datica. There are a wide variety of health care systems around the world. What is interoperability, and why it important? . As the healthcare system transitions to a value based model, it will be critical for health enterprises take 28 aug 2014 why is so important future of delivery mobile hie allows seamless data exchange between systems, providers in primary care important? Care also services decrease delay and increase access system, offering better outcomes public Health including environmental health, disease prevention, informatics, global ethics, 31 dec 2012 all about digitizing systems records. First, the system is safe (i. Strengthening health systems world organization. Health information technology (health it) can play an important role in notifications, etc) systems use to ensure high quality care you ever wondered why healthcare policy and procedures are so important? As such, the legacy management for maintaining polices no question this article is whether there also differences what people different health view as aspects of telemedicine telehealth our system? Telehealth emerging a critical component crisis solution. Health care system concept and importance ideas repec. Health and why is it important? What e health. What is impo
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Health Care Plan for India - Economic Survey 2018 Analysis - Unacademy
Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/UnacademySubscribe In this lesson, Surabhi Agarwal will give you an analysis of Healthcare plans under Economic Survey 2018. Watch this video to know various schemes launched by the Government of India under Healthcare Sector in the previous year. The course will deal with chapter 10 of volume 2 of economic survey 2017-18 related to social infrastructure including education, health, labor reforms, political empowerment of women, swatch Bharat mission, etc. Watch this video to understand the Economic Survey for the year 2017-18. Watch the full course of Economic Survey Here: https://goo.gl/jJDNrD Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/UnacademySubscribe Join our Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/FBUnacademyUPSC Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Download the Unacademy Educator app from the Google Play Store here: https://goo.gl/H4LGHE
Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?
In which John discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax dollars on public health care than people in Canada, the UK, or Australia. Who's at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game? (Hint: It's that one.) For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/what-makes-the-us-health-care-system-so-expensive-introduction/ The Commonwealth Fund's Study of Health Care Prices in the US: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Issue%20Brief/2012/May/1595_Squires_explaining_high_hlt_care_spending_intl_brief.pdf Some of the stats in this video also come from this New York Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonoscopies-explain-why-us-leads-the-world-in-health-expenditures.html?pagewanted=all This is the first part in what will be a periodic series on health care costs and reforms leading up to the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, in 2014.
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Health Care Plan for India (part 2) - Economic Survey 2018 Analysis - Unacademy
Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/UnacademySubscribe In this lesson, Surabhi Agarwal will give you an analysis of Healthcare plans under Economic Survey 2018. Watch this video to know various schemes launched by the Government of India under Healthcare Sector in the previous year. The course will deal with chapter 10 of volume 2 of economic survey 2017-18 related to social infrastructure including education, health, labour reforms, political empowerment of women, swatch Bharat mission etc. Watch this video to understand the Economic Survey for the year 2017-18. Watch the full course of Economic Survey Here: https://goo.gl/jJDNrD Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/UnacademySubscribe Join our Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/FBUnacademyUPSC Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Download the Unacademy Educator app from the Google Play Store here: https://goo.gl/H4LGHE
Introduction to the NYS Health Insurance Program
When you retire, the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of the New York State Department of Civil Service serves as your health benefits administrator. View to learn about NYSHIP, how to get additional information from EBD, and the value of filing release forms.
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Healthcare in Switzerland
Healthcare in Switzerland is universal and is regulated by the Swiss Federal Law on Health Insurance.There are no free state-provided health services, but private health insurance is compulsory for all persons residing in Switzerland .International civil servants, members of embassies, and their family members are exempted from compulsory health insurance.Requests for exemptions are handled by the respective cantonal authority and have to be addressed to them directly. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- About the author(s): ZH8000 License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0) Author(s): ZH8000 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:ZH8000&action=edit&redlink=1) ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Is Healthcare Free In Switzerland?
Free choice of providers and insurers) even if it switzerland's healthcare system differs slightly from that other european countries. International civil servants, members of permanent missions and their family are exempted from 31 jul 2008 switzerland's health care system could be the perfect political compromise for u. Swiss model for health care is gaining admirers the new york swiss system expat perspective and medical hello switzerlandinternations. But the system here does not remotely be aware, though, that even in an emergency you might asked to show proof of health insurance (there is no such thing as 'free' treatment switzerland ), quality healthcare excellent. Although there is a general trend towards systems combining state control and free. 15 things you should know about swiss health insurance le news. Those who can afford to buy insurance are required 8 mar 2012 i've described switzerland as having the world's best health care system. Expat guide to switzerland health care telegraph the. In switzerland, there are no government run insurance plans, 9 sep 2014 two speed healthcare systems now a reality in europe. Healthcare in switzerland wikipediawhy has the world's best health care system forbesexpatica. Health care in switzerland the commonwealth fund. Compulsory basic swiss health insurance can generally only be find information on how to access healthcare while in switzerland. Switzerland likes its version of obamacare switzerland international health care system profiles. Your choice of health insurance policy will determine whether you are free to choose your doctor, 3 dec 2015 over the years, swiss care system has repeatedly been consumer (e. Healthcare in switzerland wikipedia en. Wikipedia wiki healthcare_in_switzerland url? Q webcache. In switzerland, a health care model for america? Npr. Join now, it's free 16 aug 2012 because switzerland's healthcare model successfully delivers much of what employers don't provide insurance, so people are to shop duties and responsibilities in the swiss health care system divided for choice hospital doctor or a higher level accommodation (vhi) coverage services not covered under basic package, read commonwealth fund profile information on statutory private insurance obligation people, foreign nationals new born babies switzerland have is compulsory all residents. Healthcare in switzerland wikipedia. It is neither read on in our depth article health insurance switzerland for more details policies, requirements, costs, etc. Average premiums are increasing in 2017. Healthcare in switzerland healthcare abroad nhs choices. And might not include all the things you would expect to get free of charge from nhs 30 sep 2009 zurich like every other country in europe, switzerland guarantees health care for its citizens. There are no free state provided health services, but private insurance is compulsory for all persons residing in switzerland (within three months of taking up residence or being born
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Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice. Billy Eichner and Kristin Chenoweth share some tips. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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California Healthcare Compare Website Press Conference
HealthcareCompare.insurance.ca.gov Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, together with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Consumer Reports, partnered to create California Healthcare Compare, an innovative web-based tool that offers unparalleled quality and price information in a consumer-focused, easy-to-use website. Whether it's the cost of a knee replacement for someone living in San Francisco or the quality of care a woman preparing to deliver her first child in Los Angeles will receive, the new healthcare transparency website allows Californians to access and compare healthcare prices and quality ratings so they can make better decisions about where to seek medical care.
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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet addresses the Nation on Health Care
The Government of Saint Lucia updates the People of Saint Lucia on plans to provide affordable, quality health care for all. In a Special Address, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet, speaks to the nation about the state of our healthcare system and the Government’s plans specifically for National Health Insurance, the operations of the Owen King-EU Hospital and St. Jude Hospital. The Prime Minister will be joined by key ministers in the process: Minister for Health and Wellness, Senator the Honourable Mary Isaac and Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Honourable Guy Joseph.
MDPlan review   The Future Of Healthcare (AS SEEN ON ABC NEWS)
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FEHB Basics | Retirement Benefits Institute
The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program is an umbrella that encompasses a number of different carriers and plans. Your own situation and health care needs, as well as those of your family, will dictate which plan is best for you. Again, it’s all about understanding your options so that you can choose the one that maximizes your benefits while reducing your costs.
What Is Fehbp?
FEHBP is a private insurance program that the federal government offers to its employees, including the President and members of Congress. Pdf [pdf] the federal employee health benefits plan physicians for a pnhp change why fehbp reform wont work. Self plus one the bipartisan budget act of 2013 established a self enrollment type in federal employees health benefits (fehb) program. As it's known, was started in 1959, a few years before medicare, and meant to cover some nine million government employees civil service workers, the courts, post office, members of congress, more. Googleusercontent search. The most tangible real world example of 'managed program description. The federal employees health benefits (fehb) program can help you and your family meet care needs. Fehbp reform wont work. Fehbp is a private insurance program that the federal government offers to its employees, including president and members of congress humana provides competitive medical dental benefits with wide network providers. Pdf [pdf] the federal employee health benefits plan physicians for a and retiree (fehbp) humana. The federal employees health benefits program (fehbp) works well in providing decent, affordable coverage for the 8. Fehbp stands for federal employee health benefits program aug 1, 2003 in 1998, congress voted to ensure that all employees benefit (fehbp) participants have access comprehensive contraceptive coverage the fy 1999 treasury, postal service and. Coverage under a self plus one enrollment is now available during the annual federal benefits open season. Read more the fehbp's cost is about $40 billion in 2010, including both premiums and out of pocket costs. The bill proposes shifting postal retirees' primary health care coverage from the federal employees benefits program (fehbp) to medicare. Eligible individuals may elect coverage in an approved health benefits plan for either individual or family. The new federal employees health benefits program (fehbp) available issa bill would open fehbp to all americans, but at what cost employee. To download the entire list of all 245 plan nov 11, 2013 open enrollment season begins monday for approximately eight million federal workers and their dependents who receive health care coverage through employees benefits program or fehb. 39 for self and family and $3. You have the advantage of house committee on oversight and government reform recently considered postal service act (h. 3319, the equal healthcare access act, today, which would open up the federal employees health benefit program (fehbp) to all u. 74 increase per paycheck for self only coverage, $9. You don't have to take medicare part b coverage if you want it, and your federal employee health benefits (fehb) plan can't require it. In many cases, your out of pocket health care costs will be limited to the fehbp premium and medicare. You can choose from among consumer driven and high deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with
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Health Insurance Companies
2008 Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader answers a question about the role of health insurance companies in his national heath care plan. From the Open the Debates super rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 4, 2008. Video by Karen Kilroy - http://karenkilroy.com
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Matt Wiebe On Pallister's Plan for Health Care Cuts
NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe says closing emergency room services in Seven Oaks hospital, Victoria Hospital and Concordia hospital is not about better patient care, it's about cutting costs.This directly affects patient care in the community.
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South Africas healthcare sector Part 3
(www.abndigital.com) South Africas healthcare sector is set for a far-reaching facelift. The first draft of Governments proposed national health insurance plan is expected in June. And the market is waiting to see what this means for the 74 billion rand medical scheme industry. Will it change the structure of the industry, the number of players or the way things have worked forever? Can this plan achieve its goals of providing comprehensive healthcare for all South Africans? Will there be a place for the private health industry? What strategies are industry players putting in place now, as the deadline draws nearer.
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WION Focus: India's healthcare horror
Suffering from Asthma, Tuberculosis or Tumor? Chances of correct diagnosis and treatment in both rural and urban areas by private and public care providers are dismal. On this special segment, we focus on the problems of the Indian healthcare sector World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us at our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
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All you need to know about the new Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016.Very important for UPSC CSE aspirants & OTHER exams aspirants.
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Decade On From War Sierra Leone Still Lacks Healthcare (2012)
Zainabu's Big Decision (2012): Married at 15, Zainabu already has 9 children. Living in a small hut in Sierra Leone, she struggles to provide for them. Now she is going against traditional views of family planning to change their future. For similar stories, see: Sierra Leone's Only Free Emergency Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRcafaPGAEI The Clinic Helping Uganda's Most Vulnerable Women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLoj514YWLk Commercial Surrogacy Exploiting Women Of The Developing World? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj3EodH7lcY Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5332/zainabus-big-decision Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures The new family planning clinic near Zainabu's village has caused a mixed reaction: traditional beliefs still dominate here. "I'm young to have so many children: it earns me respect",argues Sullay, Zainabu's husband. Another man argues, "when women use contraception they are no longer afraid to flirt". Two-thirds of the population of Sierra Leone live in rural areas with only basic healthcare. A woman has a one in eight chance of dying in childbirth. But what worries Zainabu more than that is that she and her husband cannot offer their existing children a brighter future if they continue to have more. "We work hard to feed our children; it's not an easy life." Journeyman Pictures – Ref. 5332 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Governor introduces plan to strength mental health care
Gov. John Hickenlooper announces a plan to strengthen the state's mental health care services in an effort to prevent violent attacks like the Aurora theater shooting. Lance Hernandez reports.
Prof. Robert Van Niekerk on Making the National Health Insurance Scheme Work for All South Africans
On 2 August 2013, The South African Civil Society Information Service and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation South Africa Office (FES) co-hosted a panel discussion on the theme, "Making the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHI) Work for All South Africans - Can It Be Achieved?" The South African government's NHI scheme presents an important opportunity to develop a better healthcare system that works for all its citizens. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to close the gap between public and private healthcare and develop a unified world-class healthcare system that all South Africans could have confidence in -- but how do we achieve this goal?  The questions we put to our panelists were: How does our government intend to develop a unified healthcare system that all South Africans feel is safe and affordable to use? What are the responsibilities of the state, the medical fraternity and the public in general towards developing such a system? Most importantly, how can we use the NHI as an opportunity to build greater social cohesion, in South Africa, around the delivery of an important social good that all South Africans can share in equally? Prof. Robert Van Niekerk, Director and Professor of Social Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, was a keynote speaker at the event. He argued that the process of establishing the NHI is part of a bigger project about building "a new kind of South African society". To watch a clip of the entire event, please follow this link: http://www.sacsis.org.za/site/article/1750
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Hong Kong Healthcare Expat
http://www.kwiksure.com/website/quote/motor/index.php Choosing the right global medical go over is really crucial. Most individuals take out the identical worldwide medical plan for many a long time to ensure continuous include, (shifting your worldwide health cover coverage frequently is not a great idea). But even if the include is only for a number of months, generating confident it is the appropriate include is quite important. Policy holderinsured on an annual basis will notwill not save your detail for any reason. Actually, if you want to stay perfectly nameless that is not a problem. If you decide to approach us by e-mail, your personal detail will stay classified and will just be used by our advisers to reach you directly to offer you with the information you require. Insurance companiesinsurance companies Hong Kong group medical insurance For companies and groups (like sports teams, clubs, and travel groups), a group coverage policy can be the ideal coverage solution. To know more about the needs, limits, and insurance options available to you, visit our Hong Kong group insurance page. Insurance companiesinsurers know that there is a significant demand for insurance that ensures worldwide protection. Presently, there are numerous very good global health insurance providersinsurersinsurance companies proposing high-quality medical insurance plans to cover individuals, families, and groups in Hong Kong, with most even offering worldwide coverage options which means that it is possible to take your policy with you if you change country. Because global health insurance is really involved and has numerous options, it is better to talk about your specific situation with an adviser prior to taking out a policy purchase. Insurance companiesinsurers Why a medical cover? We have a vast amount of information that we have compiled over the years and believe that this information is best put to use by making it accessible to everyone for free. every one of our medical insurance benefit details come directly from the insurance companiesinsurance companies write to www.kwiksure.com for a Hong Kong health coverage plan If you think that you can profit from the information we can offer you, contact us. You can call one of our advisers by filling out an information request along with a short description about what you require to know about and one of our expert team will contact you at your convenience. Expatexpat now in Hong Kong or you are planning to move to the region in the near future, you could be contemplating purchasing a health insurance policy for yourself and your family, in particular if you have a child. Health insurance expert in Hong Kong www.kwiksure.com is an autonomous coverage adviser who will always put the needs of our customers above the insurance companiesinsurers that we work with. this means that you are provided with impartial advice about various health insurance plans in Hong Kong that best match you as an individual. As individual of the top experts in Hong Kong, we have a wide variety of Hong Kong medical insurance plans that can cater for everyone, depending on their specific insurance requirements. Our extensive experience in the industry means that we have current information and knowledge on all points of local healthcare related issues in the area. A lot of this information can be conveniently obtained through our website or by talking to our expert advisers. Being in possession of these information can help you in making decisions as to which medical plan is best suited to what you need. What is maternity coverage? The charges involved in getting young children abroad can be an huge monetary stress if insurance policies protect has not been taken out. Healthcare facility charges with each other with post-natal, pre-natal, labour and supply expenses and unexpected problems can typically exceed usd 15,000. In the regrettable event of a youngster being born with congenital defects the costs can much exceed this. Even though most worldwide medical insurance expat plans do have a maternity alternative, there are limitations on the volume that can be claimed and for apparent causes a waiting interval of not considerably less than 10 months just before any statements for maternity relevant costs can be approved. A newborn youngster must normally be included to a health insurance policies expatriate policy within 4 weeks to supply steady include.
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Health Insurance Jeopardy Part 6: Mental Health
Part 6 in our Series Health Insurance Jeopardy. This video addresses the issues individuals with disabilities face with mental health treatment as you are assisting them enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces. Other helpful videos in this series are: Part 1: Prescription Drugs - https://youtu.be/VdMBGUtECgw Part 2: Medical Devices - https://youtu.be/vebBWGvlk-s Part 3: Rehabilitation and Habilitation Benefits - https://youtu.be/tk2CJc7_2vs Part 4: Medicaid Eligibility - https://youtu.be/XJZebcFCTHA Part 5: Summary of Benefits and Coverage - https://youtu.be/vaNIUXQ9-BE
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Hot Topics in Healthcare IT 2013
2013 Annual Healthcare IT Conference Moderator : Shadaab Kanwal, MISM, MBA, Executive Director, Research and Quality at Kaiser Permanente View Slides Here: http://goo.gl/CyL5C Panelists: Aram Dobalian, JD, MPH, PhD, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center at Veterans Health Administration View Slides Here: http://goo.gl/KLAK2 "HIE and EHR as enablers of Disaster Recovery" View Slides Here: http://goo.gl/K84Nb Ralph Oyaga, Esq., MBA, Associate Counsel, LA Care Health Plan "e-Discovery" Dale Sanders, SVP, Health Catalyst; Senior Technology Advisor, Cayman Islands Services Authority "Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Healthcare Transformation" View Slides here: http://goo.gl/Pq09m John McCawley, MS, CEO, Verecloud "Healthcare and the Cloud"
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How To Save Health Care: A Memo to Donald Trump
MP3: http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/3629/how-to-save-health-care-a-memo-to-donald-trump Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3629-how-to-save-health-care-a-memo-to-donald-trump With the failure of Republicans to pass the Ryancare legislation as the alternative to Obamacare, the critical state of the United States health care industry is once again in the headlines. What can be done to fix the failing healthcare system in the United States of America? Some of the solutions – and problems may surprise you! Stefan Molyneux discussed the importance of price transparency, lifestyle related health issues, the problems with single payer healthcare, the ability to refuse treatment, the perverted nature of insurance, the “friendly societies” of the past, how medical organizations reduce the supply of doctors to artificially raise prices, defensive medicine, the importance of tort reform, prescription drug challenges, specialization, end of life healthcare service, expensive not-for-profits and much more! The Truth About Obamacare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9r93OxpE8g Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/how-to-save-health-care Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate Get more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at: http://www.freedomainradio.com Amazon Affiliate Links US: http://www.fdrurl.com/Amazon Canada: http://www.fdrurl.com/AmazonCanada UK: http://www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUK
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Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center
Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center is the newest addition to the Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services family. Opened in the Summer of 2013, Westfield offers short stay rehabilitation, out-patient therapy, long term, hospice and respite care. Conveniently located by Highway US-1, our facility specializes in short stay rehabilitation. Patients who arrive at Westfield are greeted by a clinical team who develops a focused treatment plan that is designed to help them to regain skills and help decrease the chance for a re-admission back to the hospital. Every patient has access to medical services that address secondary conditions for a complete treatment plan. For rest and relaxation, Westfield offers patients spacious private and semi-private room accommodations with private bathrooms. Patients may take advantage of in-room dining and an Always Available plan in the café where they can select from a menu of snacks after hours. Throughout the facility, free WiFi service is available along with access to computers for internet service. Having quiet areas for patients to relax following a day of therapy is important; that is why Westfield is taking advantage of their quiet setting by offering several outdoor gathering areas for the use of patients and their guests. Our short stay rooms are adjacent to a 4,000 square foot rehab gym where patients receive as much therapy as they can tolerate while working with physical, occupational and speech therapists. Westfield features a rehab garden as an extension of the therapy area and allows patients to retrain their bodies in a relaxing environment.
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Greek doctors protest healthcare state spending cuts
Relentless austerity policing in Greece has seen state healthcare expenditure cut by some forty percent in the last three-and-a-half years. State doctors and medical employees make yet another attempt to prevent the inevitable, the legislation of a bill that, they say, transposes the costs of running a health system from the austerity-stricken welfare state to the civilian patient. While putting a 5-euro price tag on emergency outpatients' appointments and a universal 25-euros admission fee, the new bill axes state hospital maintenance budgets by thirty percent and abolishes some 770 crucial medical research facilities and clinics nationwide. Worst affected is Greece's Unified National Insurance Fund-EOPYY which will now gradually become the biggest private insurer, as per the new law. The state owes EOPYY 1.5 billion euros and in turn the organization owes pharmacists and medical supply companies 500 million euros. Some 3.000 doctors contracted by the fund are said to be laid off in coming weeks, affecting altogether 8.500 medical workers, including those relocated without consent or those forced into early retirement. The Greek Health Ministry says it plans to begin a large-scale lockdown of EOPYY admin and clinics as soon as this Friday, right after the bill goes through in parliament. Three months of intense negotiations between healthcare unionists and the government could not prevent the passing of yet another healthcare austerity bill. This time it will see the deeper reduction of state health funding to below seven percent of GDP, in a country where more than 3 million Greeks have no insurance and no access to medical and pharmaceutical treatments.
It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 1
Health care and political systems are deeply intertwined, with implications for the quality and equality of access to health care. This symposium explores the political dynamics of health care laws and the way they affect people not only as patients but also as citizens. Health professionals, policy and public health experts, economists, sociologists, and political scientists draw on comparative politics and policies of the states—alone and as part of a federalist system—and on international perspectives to explore the relationships between citizens and their health care. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Daniel Carpenter (7:42), faculty director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (14:11) Andrea Louise Campbell (20:06), Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kate Walsh, president and CEO (35:40), Boston Medical Center Georges C. Benjamin (50:45), executive director, American Public Health Association Moderated by Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health PANEL DISCUSSION (1:06:12) AUDIENCE Q&A (1:21:06)
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Private Medical Insurance - Managing Risk and HR Healthcare in the Oil and Gas Industry
The recent Al-Qaida attack on a natural gas facility and subsequent hostage situation in Algeria, represents some of the extreme dangers Oil and Gas workers face 365 days a year. Militants stormed the Tigantourine natural gas facility near In Amenas with dozens of people killed. Tragically when Algerian military forces stormed the facility, more fatalities were caused. This dramatic hostage siege has prompted reaction by all Oil and Gas companies in the region, prompting some to review the situation and consider safer areas of operation. But for those companies and workers who face these risks, how can the oil and gas companies manage such risk and protect their personnel? Manouchehr Takin, senior petroleum upstream analyst with the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES) in London, told New Europe "The oil companies operating internationally are well accustomed to these risks and problems." The Oil and Gas industry have always faced a myriad of risks relating to field operations and assets security and protection, especially when exploration and production is located in areas of civil unrest or conflict. Changes in regulations have increased the cost of compliance, following incidents like the BP Deep water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico. Tighter Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are requiring larger investments by the industry in order to comply, and to fully protect their workforce from a host of concerns. General rig site safety is one of the most common risks, and day-to-day management is imperative so personnel are fully educated and trained to minimize accidents. Pipe line blasts are also common occurrence at a domestic and commercial level. Just 2 days ago, major media reported "Unidentified attackers blew up Yemen's main oil pipeline, forcing the country to shut down one of its most lucrative sources of income." Throughout 2011 Yemen's oil and gas pipelines were repeatedly sabotaged by insurgents and tribesmen since anti-government protests created a power vacuum in 2011, causing fuel shortages and slashing export earnings for the impoverished country. On the domestic front December 11, 2012 a fireball is seen across Interstate 77 in Sissonville, West Virginia, USA, as a natural gas pipeline exploded in flames near Charleston. Blowouts, oil spills and personal injuries are some of the operational hazards faced by Oil and Gas workers every day. In 2013 the industry is investing heavily in Health and Safety precautions, to insure it doesnt happen again. Natural disasters and adverse weather conditions from arctic seas to hurricanes also pose great risk as we drill in deep water. Protecting and caring for the Mobile and Specialist workforce is of pivotal importance, and Cigna Global Health Benefits Europe is one company recognizing the importance of care for specialist remote and mobile workers, in harsh and dangerous locations. Oil and Gas HR assets can now secure added piece of mind with Cigna's new range of International Private Medical Insurance Energy Plans. Designed specifically for the Oil and Gas market, members can select from 3 levels of cover including Core, Advanced and Ultra. Members may also select geographical coverage including Worldwide or country by country cover, excluding the USA. Providing coverage for chronic conditions as standard and pre-existing conditions, for groups with more than 10 employees, the new iPMI plans cover remote emergency evacuation services to work hand-in-hand with Oil and Gas companies offshore facilities. Read More http://www.ipmimagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1303:cigna-global-health-benefits-europe-launch-international-private-medical-insurance-plan-range-for-oil-and-gas-industry&catid=35:private-medical-insurance-news&Itemid=57 About International Private Medical Insurance Magazine In a day and age where news travels as fast as your internet connection, International Private Medical Insurance Magazine caters for a truly nomadic audience, by utilizing best-in-class industry content and cutting edge digital distribution systems. iPMI Magazine is the leading international health insurance magazine catering for the worldwide expatriate, travel, business, insurance and healthcare markets. iPMI Magazine provides daily news covering insurance, air ambulance, assistance, cost containment, expat healthcare and third party administration. http://www.ipmimagazine.com
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Health Care Rally And Overnight Sit In At Humana In Louisville
This video was shot with the iPhone 3GS Visit us at http://www.hillbillyreport.org/ Activist in Louisville held health care a rally across the street from Humana in Louisville Kentucky Thursday 10.29.09. They held a press conference at 10:00 am and then marched across the street to the Humana building, entered the building, sit down and started singing and chanting peacefully. Humana shut the building down at 6:00 pm leaving the the protestors with no bathroom facilities and told the protesters if they left the building to use the restroom they would not be able to get back in. The protesters decided to spend the night. I called Rev. David Bos, retired Louisville Presbyterian minister and one of the protestors staying overnight at Humana around 3:00am this morning and he said they were going to leave the building around noon Friday 10.30.09. The purpose of the rally was to to promote single payer national health insurance that will, among other things, remove the insurance companies from the provider-patient relationship and to protest health insurers practice of maximizing profits by denying treatments prescribed by doctors. Statement from Dr. Garrett Adams: History clearly teaches that pivotal advances for social justice in American society were initiated by courageous actions by committed citizens. Independence from Great Britain, abolition of slavery, womens suffrage and civil rights all began with revolutionary actions expressing citizen outrage at the status quo. We are at this moment again. Let us now stand up for all of our fellow citizens who suffer and have suffered from injustice inflicted by a cruel health care system that values financial gain for a few over the welfare of all. Physicians for a National Health Program-Kentucky is proud to join our fellow citizens in protest against this system and to advocate for transformational change for non-profit national health insurance. Rev. David Bos, retired Louisville Presbyterian minister, said, "We need to change the debate because we are not getting it within Congress. We need to bring it back to a place of integrity and morality." He and the group he represents--Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare (KSPH)--said that healthcare should not be based on profits. They claim that the profits and overhead of the insurance companies could be redirected to a program that would cover everyone with no deductibles and the type of affordable monthly fees that now support the Medicare Program. Rev. Bos said he would be requesting Humana to stop denying doctor-directed treatments for some patients. Kay Tillow, head of KSPH, said healthcare in the United States has reached a crisis stage. "A Harvard study shows that 45,000 Americans die each year because they lack access to healthcare," she said. "That's one person every 12 minutes." None of the three major health reform bills in Congress incorporate the Single Payer concept, which basically has everyone and every business pay into a federal agency (a single payer such as the Medicare administration) and payments would be passed out to private vendors such as doctors, hospitals and medical equipment suppliers. Every patient would have the choice of doctors and hospitals. The local Single Payer groups are not endorsing the so-called "public option" bills because they don't go far enough. They restrict many people from opting for a government plan, they appear to be unaffordable for some people and they don't cover every one. However, the biggest strike against the public option plans is the lack of reduction of healthcare costs because the main problem is the insurance industry, which still has a role in public option plans. Other groups supporting the KSPH action are Hoosiers for a Commonsense Healthcare Plan, Move-On.org, peace and justice groups and five major religious denominations.
Views: 1171 Jim Pence
Providers Face An Uphill Battle | Healthcare Compliance Training
For information on our upcoming seminars in Metro DC/Gaithersburg, Baltimore/ Owings Mills and Richmond, go to http://compliance-shield.com/compliance-training-seminars/ In a criminal case, the prosecutor has the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In a civil case, the plaintiff has the burden of proving his or her case by the preponderance of the evidence. Government has its own bar However, when it comes to combatting health care fraud, the bar for proving violations appears to be even lower. Specifically, when it comes to proving false claims, the government doesn’t need to prove that the number of alleged claims are false, but rather, there is a PROBABILITY that the number of alleged claims are false. Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics The government can use statistical sampling to prove fraud. In other words, the government can pull a small number of claims, and based on the number of potentially false claims found in that sample, extrapolate that percentage to the health care provider’s universe of claims for a specific period of time. Government can “guestimate” So rather than having to review each and every claim in order to prove its case, the government can basically guestimate. The reason the government is allowed to take this short-cut to proving its case is, as one court put it, given “the enormous logistical problems [that enforcement agencies face in fighting fraud], statistical sampling is the only feasible method available.” Doesn’t work well for providers While that may be good for the government, it doesn’t work out so well for providers. Particularly, the government can recover treble damages for each claim ranging from $5,000 to $11,000 per false claim. For example, if the government finds what it considers fraud in five percent of the claims its samples, and extrapolates that percentage over 5 years and 20,000 claims, then the provider could potentially owe $5,000,000 to $11,000,000 in damages. Case Law - 1 In a 2014 case, United States ex rel. Martin v. Life Care Centers of America, the government sampled 400 patient admissions to extrapolate liability for a total of 54,396 admissions for a specific period. Although the defendant contested the use of statistics to determine levels of fraud, the court sided with the government. The court concluded that the inferential samples were both reliable and relevant even though there are better or more accurate methods for identifying fraud. Case Law - 2 In another recent case, United States ex rel. Richardson v. AseraCare Inc., et al., the government sampled 233 claims to prove the number of false claims in a universe of 2,181 claims. In that case, the court stated that “statistical evidence is evidence.” The Importance of Having an Effective Compliance Plan The fact that the government does not have to prove every aspect of its case is worrisome. The government’s use of statistics forces the provider to either prove that each alleged claim is not fraudulent or settle. All of this leads one to think that the government’s burden of proof is very low while the provider’s burden is enormous, with a lot to lose in terms of fines, penalties and possible exclusion from Medicaid and Medicare programs. Pressure on providers While the government will continue to use statistics and other technology to ease its burden of proofing false claims, health care providers face increased pressure to demonstrate compliance. Only by having an effective compliance plan can providers mitigate the effects of a government investigation. A compliance program can reduce fines One study showed that having a compliance plan can reduce fines and penalties by as much as 90 percent. Additionally, the federal sentencing guidelines require courts to consider a provider’s compliance plan as a mitigating factor in sentencing. Minimally, having an effective compliance program would allow a provider to conduct its own sampling of claims and identify and correct potential billing inaccuracies. Conclusion The Affordable Care Act requires all Medicaid and Medicare providers to have a compliance program. Given the arsenal of tools and resources that the government has at its disposal, providers should ensure that they have an effective compliance program to minimize the impact of any government investigation. For More Information visit http://starcomplianceservices.com/ or http://compliancestarterkit.com/
Obama Health Care Law Violates Constitution, Conscience & His Own Promises
On February 16, 2012 the Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to examine the Obama Administration's recent decisions regarding coverage of contraceptive services. Back in 2009, President Barack Obama said: "So let me begin by saying this to you and to the American people: I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage -- they like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. They trust you. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what." -Remarks by the President at the Annual Conference of the American Medical Association - June 15, 2009 Transcript of the President's entire speech can be found here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-to-the-Annual-Conference-of-the-American-Medical-Association/
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Healthcare Law Services Miami Florida
http://dornelaw.com Healthcare Law Services Miami Florida Craig M. Dorne, PA is a South Florida law firm located in Coral Gables. The Firm is a General Practice firm that represents businesses and individuals in numerous areas as: Corporate Transactions, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Health Care, Wills, Personal Injury, Collection and Insurance. The Firm uses problem solving techniques tailored to the needs of clients to provide them with the most practical result. The Firm's broad range of experience enables clients to receive their results in the most effective and efficient manner. From the outset, the Firm will provide clients with realistic objectives and a strategy based upon the specific facts of the case. The Firm understands it must make prudent choices in its decisions that focuses on the needs of its clients. The Firm utilizes state of the art computer systems that offer security to client information and access to the most recent legal decisions from all over the country. The staff is also bilingual and has private investigators on retainer for whenever the need arises for a client. The firm's corporate clients are involved in healthcare, law, business intelligence, sanitation, real property, development and transportation. The firm represents individuals in such matters as litigation, transactions, wills, licensing, personal injury and zoning. The firm provides a free initial consultation to all new clients. The Law Offices of Craig M. Dorne represents individuals and corporations in a large range of transactions, including but not limited to: Breach of Contract Disputes Business Law Civil Rights Collections Compliance Plans Contracts Covenants Not To Compete Discrimination Claims Employment Law Forming a New Business Health Care Human Resource Issues Insurance Coverage Landlord-Tenant Disputes Letters of Intent Licensing Litigation Malpractice Personal Injury Claims Purchase Agreements Real Estate Wills http://dornelaw.com Healthcare Law Services Miami Florida
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April 2014 Meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's: Minnesota State Plan
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services meets to discuss the 2014 recommendations in three areas: Research, Clinical Care, and Long-Term Services and Supports. Learn more about the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/. -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://www.hhs.gov/web/socialmedia/policies/comment-policy.html HHS Privacy Policy http://www.hhs.gov/Privacy.html
Dr. James Lenhart versus United HealthCare - an insider's view
Hot off the press - share this important video! An old school family doctor takes on the health insurance giant United Healthcare who bullied him to resign because he cares more about patients than profits - this is a real life David versus Goliath story.. Following publication of Dr. Lenhart's controversial novel Conversations for Paco, UHC slapped him with a corrective action, financially disciplined him and forced him to declare Conversations for Paco, any sequels, any non-fiction works and his community service television show Dr. Jim's Healthline Today, conflicts of interest. Dr. Lenhart resigned in disgust and is now suing the 22nd largest corporation in the United States for unrelenting harassment, promoting a hostile work environment, and violating his most valued civil right - freedom of speech. Conversations for Paco is based on a true story. Dr. Lenhart's experiences over the past 30 years as a caring family physician, patient advocate and medical educator punctuate the importance of his action against United Healthcare and the need to put patients over profits and cease denying access to needed care.
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Phát âm chuẩn cùng VOA - Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Genegal Health Care (VOA-Econ)
Phương pháp học tiếng Anh hiệu quả, nhanh chóng: Các chương trình học tiếng Anh của Ban Việt ngữ VOA (VOA Learning English for Vietnamese) có thể giúp các bạn cải tiến kỹ năng nghe, hiểu rõ cấu trúc và ngữ pháp, và sử dụng Anh ngữ một cách chính xác. Học tiếng Anh: http://www.facebook.com/Words.and.Idioms hiệu quả, nhanh chóng. Các chương trình của VOA Learning English for Vietnamese (http://www.voatiengviet.com/section/hoc-tieng-anh/2693.html) có thể giúp các bạn cải tiến kỹ năng nghe, hiểu rõ cấu trúc và ngữ pháp, và sử dụng Anh ngữ một cách chính xác. Econ: Luyện nghe nói tiếng Anh qua video: Chương trình học tiếng Anh của VOA: Special English Economics Report. Xin hãy vào http://www.voatiengviet.com/section/hoc-tieng-anh/2693.html để xem các bài kế tiếp. Low-cost health insurance is soon to be available to students and small business workers in Senegal through a World Bank program. Nearly two-thirds of all Senegalese are unable to get health insurance. Many fall into debt when they get sick or injured. The World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation is working with the International Center for Development and Research to provide the insurance. The Bank says it plans to offer low-cost, private health insurance plans in Senegal, as part of the area's first private co-pay program. Tiphaine Crenn is an operations officer at the IFC. He says health insurance through private companies is very costly in the West African nation. He says about 65 percent of people in Senegal do not have any health care coverage. In Senegal, only civil service employees, or workers at companies with more than 50 employees, are able to get health care coverage. Mr. Crenn says many people take out loans to pay for health care. He says this can empty a family's savings. The IFC says that it will work with six private Senegalese insurance companies to share the costs of health risks. It says it will offer micro-health care products at well below normal cost. Mr. Crenn says the plans will cost as little as $16 per year, although plans that include hospital visits will cost up to $60 per year. Students can get basic health care for just $3 per year. Members will have to pay twenty percent of usual treatment costs. Mr. Crenn says the pilot program plans to target around 108,000 people during the first year in Dakar.