health care

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri January 25, 2013

"Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father - And How We Can Fix It"

  In the September 2009 issue of the Atlantic, David Goldhill rocked the health-care world with his compelling account of how bureaucratic American health care killed his father. Now, Goldhill is back with a new book expanding on the topic, published by Knopf, entitled Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Governor Wants More Time on Health Plan

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

The administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it wants more time to firm up the financing for a single-payer health plan to be in place by 2017.

A health care law passed two years ago gave the administration until this month to develop a financing plan. But hopes were then for a federal waiver that would allow the planned Green Mountain Care program to start in 2014. That waiver hasn't been forthcoming, pushing the date back three years.

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North Country News
2:15 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Hospitals Join to Take Big Health Overhaul Step

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Officials from Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other hospitals serving Vermont are joining to announce the creation of the nation's first statewide "accountable care organization".

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Commentary & Opinion
3:17 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Blair Horner: From one cliff to the next

Blair Horner
Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

After long and contentious negotiations that extended late into New Year’s Day, Congress passed a measure to at least temporarily avert the most immediate consequences of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”  As you no doubt saw in media coverage over the holidays, on New Year’s Day Democratic and Republican leaders settled on a fared-down package of income tax rate increases for the well-to-do and did little on spending reductions.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Vermont Health Exchange Receives Conditional Federal Approval

Credit WAMC

Vermont has received conditional federal approval for its plan to create a consumer-friendly health insurance exchange.

Vermont is among a number of  states that have received word from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that they are compliant with regulations, and have appropriately outlined timelines that will allow them to have a health exchange running by October 1.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Federal Grant To Help Low Income Nursing Students

     A small college in Springfield Massachusetts has been awarded a federal grant for its nursing school.  It will help respond to a  national call for a more  highly educated and ethnically diverse workforce in nursing.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
3:50 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Massachusetts Launches Electronic Medical Records Exchange

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks via videoconference between Mass General Hospital in Boston and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield to mark launch of electronic medical records exchange
WAMC

Massachusetts launched a network Tuesday to allow healthcare providers to share patient’s electronic medical records.  It was hailed as a milestone in the effort to bring better coordination to the cumbersome health care system.. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

  

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon September 24, 2012

2012 O+ Health and Wellness Festival

Throughout the O+ Health and Wellness Festival weekend of Oct. 5-7, artists, musicians and even festival volunteers will be exchanging talent for talent with medical caregivers, doctors, educators and professionals for health screenings during an on-site weekend clinic.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:06 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Question of the Day - Terminally ill permitted to obtain a prescription drug to end their lives?

We will ask you the question on the Massachusetts ballot this November: Should people nearing the end of terminal illnesses be allowed to obtain a prescription drug to end their lives?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:03 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Question of the Day - Health care?

How important is the issue of health care to you in this year's Presidential Election?

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