MSNBC reports on the devestating effects the sequestration cuts could have on health not only in the United States but also health throughout the world.
An unprecedented, year-long collaborative effort involving policy experts from UC Berkeley, CEOs of major health insurers and health care delivery systems, and leaders from California’s public sector has produced a detailed roadmap that would transform the state’s health care system and improve care and outcomes while saving billions of dollars in the process.
Fewer grants and less research money means fewer folks looking for cures to cancer, Alzheimer’s and other ailments, says research chief Francis Collins, with the federal budget “sequester” ahead.
In this very interesting article from CNN.com, Jacque Wilson goes further into detail on ways the average American can help save money when it comes to helath care costs.
Secretary Avila testified on behalf of the department.
The budget proposal calls for a 4% cut in the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes. The total revenue loss for nursing homes is projected by the Pennsylvania Health Care Association to be $46.5 million.
Myfoxphilly.com reported during a Monday morning rally and news conference at the school in North Philadelphia, Walter D. Palmer, Leadership Learning Partners Charter School, said students won’t have the choice they deserve if the school district and the state don’t give them that $1.7 million.
PA House Democats have created the website www.yourpabudget.com, to allow taxpayers to submit ideas for the budget.
Gov. Rendell challenged state lawmakers to stay in Harrisburg until the budget is passed, to create a sense of urgency.
Hundreds on social service provides and advocates rallied at the state capitol to protest against budget cuts.