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…
Added by Marisel Brown on July 4, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
This analysis examines the potential costs and savings that the health reform law may generate for state budgets, a topic of great interest at a time when states continue to struggle with tight budgets in the wake of the recession. The analysis seeks to explain why recent state estimates of the likely impact of health reform on their budgets vary widely, and discusses the major expected sources of costs and savings as the new law is implemented.
It finds that there are many…
Added by Marisel Brown on March 12, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments
In a web page commentary dated 3/19/2010 (http://www.ada.org/news/3507.aspx) , the American Dental Association (ADA) expressed disappointment with insufficient funding to make oral health a possibility for low income families. The depth of concern about the oversight resulted in a "no" on the health reform bill by the mainstream dental association. A subsequent commentary dated 5/26/2010 (…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on June 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There are more detailed summaries of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) becoming available from a variety of sources. Foley & Hoag, a law firm, has a good detailed summary of the Act, as well as a number of summaries presenting the impact of the new health reform law on various sectors-pharma, medical devices, small employers, etc. The first link below is a PPoint presentation & the second will take you to the Foley & Hoag page with sector-focussed summaries.…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on May 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
DHHS has a website dedicated to all things PPACA. It includes information for consumers & a bit of horn-blowing by the department. There are a number of sites that aim to report PPACA implementation developments from a variety of perspectives-HIT, Medicare, pharma, etc. Thus far healthreform.gov seems to be geared toward the public/consumer.
Added by Marisel Brown on April 30, 2010 at 2:59am — No Comments
A report by John Halohan & Bowen_Garrett of the Urban Institute answers the question.
"In this report the authors estimate that under the health reform bill passed by the Senate, the cost of uncompensated care will fall from $62.1 billion in 2009 to $46.6 billion in 2019. If no health reform is enacted, they project that uncompensated care would rise to between $107 and $141 billion in 2019. Over the six-year period of proposed health reform legislation, 2014–2019,…Continue
Added by Cecil Verley on April 20, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Kaiser has a good summary of the law. It is 33 pages long, but that is an improvement over 2100+ pages.
It is hard to find out exactly what is in the healthcare reform law. As an instructor, I tried to find a simple summary from a reputable source for my students. The best I could do is the Huffington Post. If anyone in this network knows of another source of information, please let me know.