health care

New England News
6:06 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

New Mass. Health Care Bills Seek to Overhaul System

The most fundamental change in the plan released by the Senate is how people pay for health care. The bill offers a new global payment system – one that replaces the old fee for service model with fixed allocations from insurance companies for care.

Health insurance companies in Massachusetts began introducing global payment options for some customers in 2009. The Governor also endorsed the idea in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. The bill would require all state subsidized health care insurance programs make the switch over the next several years, including Medicaid.

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The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Meika Loe - "Vital Aging Our Way"

Saratoga Vital Aging Network (SVAN) is sponsoring an event with Skidmore College on 4/28. The event features Meika Loe from Colgate University (her book is, Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond) - she joins us to tell us more.

North Country News
7:56 am
Mon April 23, 2012

VT Speaker: Adjournment Likely Delayed

Legislative leaders say Vermont lawmakers won't be going home for the year this coming Friday, as they originally had hoped.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

But they're still technically ahead of schedule. The Legislature budgeted for 18 weeks this year, and this coming week will be their 16th in session.

House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell say lawmakers should plan on being in session through the first week in May, possibly including Saturday the 5th.

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New England News
4:51 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Massachusetts Health Groups Explore New Liability Model

The alliance of six health care organizations has released their Roadmap to Reform, which would improve upon the state’s current protections for patients and doctors by increasing transparency and communication in managing malpractice situations.

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New York News
8:26 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Poll Finds New Yorkers Hold Mixed Views about Health Care Act

A new poll finds New Yorkers have mixed feelings about President Obama’s health care reform act, with a plurality saying they’d like to see the Supreme Court declare parts of the law unconstitutional. 

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The Roundtable
2:18 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Hot Cripple

Hogan Gorman's book is entitled Hot Cripple: An Incurable Smart-ass Takes on the Health Care System and Lives to Tell the Tale.

WAMC Speakers Corner
10:44 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Richard Kirsch

Alan is joined by Richard Kirsch, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the author of Fighting For Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States.

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