HEALTHBEAT Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ... Posted on 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota to expand Medicaid coverage
By Ryan Schuster
Earlier this month North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation allowing the state to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who dont currently qualify... Posted on 4/29/13 at 9:41 AM
LIVING IN RETIREMENT Horseshoe Crab to Cancer Cure?
Horseshoe crabs have a protein that tags bacteria and tells their body to destroy it. This led 15 year old sophomore Riley Ennis to ask this question. If we could take their name tag, a bit of the pat... Posted on 3/1/13 at 11:10 AM
Those who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid face inflated expenditures and gaps in treatment
LOS ANGELES – M.C. Kim had four heart attacks in as many years. Each time, he left the hospital not knowing why his heart had failed.
When he tried to enter a cardiac rehabilitation program to learn how to reduce the odds of having more heart trouble, the Medicare office told him to call Medicaid. The Medicaid office told him to call Medicare. In the end, he said, both denied coverage.
WASHINGTON – A Republican drive to repeal the year-old health care law ended in party-line defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving the Supreme Court to render a final, unpredictable verdict on an issue steeped in political and constitutional controversy.
David Espo / AP Special Correspondent
, February 03, 2011
FARGO – The 6-year-old boy who was struck Friday by a car is recovering following surgery to repair a broken leg and left the hospital this afternoon.
Isaiah Northington was getting off his school bus at a stop near the Kmart in south Fargo when he was struck by a driver who failed to stop for the bus.
North Dakota among 26 states in suit
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that the Obama administration's health care overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that sued to block it.
North Dakota’s largest health insurance company and some leading health providers pledged today to work together to trim medical inflation.
The initiative seeks to reduce the annual rate of medical inflation, now averaging 8 percent, to 6.5 percent in three years.
Concept draws skepticism from scholars
BOISE, Idaho – Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
John Miller, Associated Press
, January 27, 2011
Representative voted to repeal reform law
GRAND FORKS – Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., has accepted the government-sponsored health care benefits offered to members of Congress – despite co-sponsoring a bill that would repeal the year-old health care reform legislation that he said represents a “government takeover of health care.”
Ryan Johnson, Forum Communications Co.
, January 26, 2011
Dayton says broader coverage under program set to begin March 1
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday pushed up a Medicaid health care expansion he sought under the federal health care overhaul, saying broader coverage for 95,000 vulnerable adults will start March 1, seven months sooner than previously predicted.
Martiga Lohn, Associated Press
, January 21, 2011
WASHINGTON – Swiftly honoring a campaign pledge, newly empowered Republicans pushed legislation to repeal the nation’s year-old health care overhaul through the House on Wednesday night, brushing aside implacable opposition in the Senate and a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
David Espo / AP Special Correspondent
, January 20, 2011
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