Today's health care debate replays earlier discussions
- Purchasing health care and value. Bard, Mark R. // Workforce;Jan1998, Vol. 77, p92
Presents ways employers would be able to define and measure health plans in the United States. Definition of value in health care; Consideration of health plans' effectiveness; Availability; Cost of care; Customer satisfaction ratings; Health education and promotion; Provision of incentives to...
- Now is the time. Petitte, Karen // Modern Physician;01/29/2001, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p22
Editorial. Emphasizes the need to develop a national dialogue on the growing number of people in the United States who lack health insurance. Actions taken by the Bush administration on health issues; Proposals of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians...
- Stepping up to a universal plate. Conn, Joseph // Modern Physician;Oct2002, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p11
Discusses the views of the Healthcare Leadership Council regarding the role of the private sector in helping solve problems related to health insurance coverage of uninsured people in the U.S. Background on the number of uninsured people in the country; Details of uninsured employees in the...
- Blues predict state attempts to expand health plan liability. Hofmann, Mark A. // Business Insurance;2/18/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p4
Focuses on the anticipated efforts to expand health plan liability in the United States. Expectations on the introduction of mental health coverage parity; Obstacles to the realization of the plan; Accounts on the enactment to restrain benefit mandates.
- Doctors in several nations see deterioration in medical care. Aldred, Carolyn // Business Insurance;01/22/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p3
Reports deterioration of health care in industrialized nations conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. in the United States. Significance of health insurance benefits in the health care systems; Percentage of medical practitioners responding to medical error-related issue; Concerns cited by...
- Too Much of a Good Thing? Spencer, Peter // Consumers' Research Magazine;Feb99, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p43
Presents information on several studies concerning health insurance and health care access in the United States. Comparison between routine patient follow-up after hospitalization and frequent post-hospital surveillance; Importance of knowing the limits and side effects of medical technology.
- Diabetes care: Closing the gap between standards and practice. Hitchens, Kathy // Drug Topics;Oct2002 Supplement, Vol. 146 Issue 19, p26
Reports the prevention of diabetes complications through proper medical care in the U.S. Establishments of standards of medical care for individuals with diabetes; Association of health insurance with poorer status; Percentage rate of reduction of microvascular complications.
- Qualified Medical Child Support Orders--California Health Insurance Coverage Assignment Orders--National Medical Support Notices: What's a Plan Administrator to Do? Coleman, Julie Burbank // Employee Benefits Journal;Jun2000, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p25
Discusses the requirements for a medical child support order to be a qualified medical child support order (QMCSO), California's Health Insurance Coverage Assignment Orders and the National Medical Support Notice. Explanation on QMCSO; Requirements of ERISA in order to qualify as a QMCSO;...
- Patients' rights, Medicare benefits to challenge new administration. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare Executive;Jan2001, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p28
Focuses on the health care industry of the United States. Impact of inflation on healthcare legislation; Controversy on the managed care reform; Need for an insurance coverage for rising medicine expenditure.
- Insurers, providers debate proper use of predictive tests. Bonvissuto, Kimberly // Managed Healthcare Executive;Feb2002, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p44
Focuses on the integration of genetic information into healthcare in the U.S. Identification of legislation regulating genetic discrimination; Role of insurance companies in creating human genome project; Impact of genetic code on health insurance company.