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.
Over fifteen hundred Pennsylvanians have been enrolled in the PA Fair Care, a temporarily federally funded program.
CA the first state to implement health reform’s provision to create state health insurance exchanges
Millions of Americans around the U.S. are expected to eventually purchase their coverage through such exchanges, which will offer health plans to individuals and some small businesses.
The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, known as the tax extenders bill, comprises a variety of proposals — but the one most important to Pennsylvania is a six-month extension of federal matching funds for state Medicaid programs, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The study predicts a significant reduction in the number of uninsured adults in Pennsylvania, with the federal government paying a majority of the costs.
The Dept. of Health and Human Services is spending up to $27 billion over 10 years to help practices and hospitals all over the country implement health information technology.
Even though healthcare reform is working on closing the Medicare “doughnut hole,” it’s going to be a while
This year, the closing of the gap starts with seniors receiving a one-time $250 rebate when they reach the doughnut hole level.
One idea the newspaper touts is for municipalities to pool their buying power when it comes to employee health insurance.
The measure, which hasn’t been widely discussed in mainstream media, aims to help keep people needing long term care in their homes.
Legislation introduced by Rep. Josh Shapiro, D-153, Montgomery County, would put oversight for such key programs as Medical Assistance, Cover All Kids and adultBasic under a new Health Insurance Reform Implementation Authority, reports the Times Tribune.