Healing America's Ailing Health Care System
- A Need for New Ideas. Swartz, Katherine // Inquiry (00469580);Fall2002, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p200
Focuses on the growth in health care costs and the increase in the number of uninsured people in the United States. Impact of diverting funds to rebuild public health capabilities on health care costs; Need for more extensive ideas for rethinking what is covered by health insurance.
- Locked Up Behind Fiscal Bars. Czurak, David // Grand Rapids Business Journal;1/8/2008 Health Quarterly Supplemet, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p11
The article offers information on medical expenses for prisoners in Kent County, Michigan in January 2008. The average annual $4000 per prisoner the county shoulders and uninsured prisoners making the situation worse are discussed. The needed help from the state in terms of medical insurance...
- How Much Medical Care Do The Uninsured Use, And Who Pays For It? Hadley, Jack; Holahan, John // Health Affairs;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p13
Studies the cost of medical care received by uninsured Americans in 2001. Data used by authors to estimate the cost of uncompensated care; Estimated amount of Medicare paid in 2001 through disproportionate-share hospital payments; Total U.S. government spending on the uninsured.
- House panel calls on hospitals to follow through on billing pledge. Austin, Kate // AHA News;6/28/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 13, p1
Reports on the investigation of hospitals by the U.S. Congress to see if they follow through on their commitment to making sure their billing policies are helping patients who cannot afford to pay in 2004. Emphasis on the real problem facing the health care system; Policies included for...
- Kaiser reports recession drives up Medicaid spending and enrollment. // AHA News;10/4/2010, Vol. 46 Issue 20, p1
The article highlights the findings of a survey conducted by Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) showing an 8.8 percent increase in Medicaid spending and six percent in enrollment in 2010 due to economic recession in the U.S.
- It's the bottom line. Paul // New Mexico Business Journal;Sep/Oct99, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p11
Focuses on the cost of medical care in New Mexico. Reasons for the rise in health care costs; Effects of cost-cutting efforts on the quality of medical care; Use of capitation to hold back costs; Contributions of the high number of uninsured individuals to the rise in health care costs; ...
- States move ahead: Tired of waiting for national health care reforms. // State Health Watch;Nov2007, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p1
The article reports that U.S. states are moving ahead with several reform initiatives in order to address local needs. Molly Voris, senior policy analyst with the National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices, said that governors cannot wait for federal solutions to the increasing...
- Health care costs enough to make 'em sick. Genn, Adina // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);5/5/2006, Vol. 53 Issue 19, p7A
The article offers information on study conducted pertaining to the health care coverage in the U.S. The study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that private-sector workers who signed up for health insurance coverage in 2003 went down compare to 1998. The study had coincided to Cover...
- A perfect storm in health care. Singer, Karl // Patient Care;Aug2003, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p5
Offers observation on the status of medical care in the U.S. Increase in the number of uninsured people; Result of the continued economic slowdown of the country; Reason for the rise of medical costs.