Category: Health Care Policy
The UnitedHealth Foundation, the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Partnership for Prevention have put out the 20th annual report of "America's Health Rankings." Vermont is the healthiest state overall and Mississippi in the unhealthiest. Guess where WI is.......
On March 9, 2010, the Wisconsin Legislature adopted 2009 Wisconsin Act 146 to ensure that health care facilities provide easy-to-access information regarding health care charges and quality.
What does this mean for you? You can find how much a hopsital or clinic charges for services and you can also find out how well that health care service is doing in quality measures. All this great information, to help you make a good decision when choosing what provider or system to use for health care.
From the Wall Street Journal: Opinion Journal. October 6th, 2009
The War on Specialists
ObamaCare punishes cardiology and oncology to finance GPs.
A wonderfully written article about payment issues around healthcare. Specifically targeted for 2010, are decreased reimbursements for the specialties of cardiology and radiation oncology. These areas are targeted for an 11% and 19% cut on reimbursement because the specialists in these areas are highly trained and use expensive technology.
What does "Adequate" health care mean for heart disease and stroke patients?
• It means a stroke survivor won't find himself without coverage for the rehabilitation he needs to walk and talk again after leaving the hospital.
• It means that a baby born with a congenital heart defect won't reach his insurance plan's lifetime cap on benefits before his second birthday.