July 2012 Blog Posts (6)

RAMP Digest — July 19, 2012

19 July 2012


Webinar: Asthma…


Added by Joel Ervice on July 18, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

House Agriculture Committee Clears 2012 Farm Bill with Severe Cuts to Nutrition Programs

Very early this morning, after a long day of debate, the House Agriculture Committee reported the 2012 Farm Bill, H.R. 6083, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM), out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 35-11.


The Public Health Institute (PHI) strongly opposes the $16.5 billion in cuts that H.R. 6083 makes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If these cuts were enacted, up to 3 million individuals would no longer receive the food…


Added by Gabrielle Serra on July 12, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

UNICEF Begins to Tackle NCDs in Children and Adolescents

Dr. Nicholas Alipui, director of programs at UNICEF, announced last week that the agency has decided to update its iconic information resource "Facts for Life" to include information about non communicable diseases (NCDs) in children and adolescents. Speaking at a Ministerial breakfast as part of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on July 6, Dr. Alipui said that by updating "Facts for Life" with information about NCDs,…


Added by Jeff Meer on July 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

OPTING OUT MAY NOT BE AN OPTION: Hospitals telling anti-health reform governors to expand Medicaid

You're going to see a major intensification of lobbying at the state level by the hospitals and the doctors," said John Gorman, a health-care consultant and former lobbyist. "They will scream for this money because they would rather see

more people covered under Obama's signature initiative than have bad debt."…


Added by Marisel Brown on July 4, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

CARTOON: SCOTUS ACA decision- MikeLukovich

Added by Marisel Brown on July 1, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

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