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Some inspiration to get the most of the new year…nothing is worse than regret…

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Cataracts, hips, knees and tonsils: NHS begins rationing operations – The Independent


There are people who call for government run healthcare for the United States.  There are people that say the Affordable Care Act brings the possibility to the doorstep.  So, how is government run healthcare working for other countries? ML From … Continue reading

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Trustees: Without Reforms, Medicare Faces Steep Cuts in 2024 | The Weekly Standard


“Medicare as we know it will end in 2024, absent some change in policy or some change in moving forward. That’s right, isn’t it?” asked Roskam. “Yes,” replied Blahous. via Trustees: Without Reforms, Medicare Faces Steep Cuts in 2024 | … Continue reading

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NHS budget squeeze to blame for longer waiting times, say doctors | Society | The Guardian


And to think…years ago the English were probably saying that, “this system will be different from others and will be void of their pitfalls.” “New NHS performance data reveal that the number of people in England who are being forced … Continue reading

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HHS inspector general says push for electronic medical records overlooks some security gaps – The Washington Post


The nation’s push to computerize medical records has failed to fully address longstanding security gaps that expose patients’ most sensitive information to hackers and snoops, government investigators warn. Two reports released Tuesday by the inspector general of the Health and … Continue reading

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Fewer Emergency Rooms Available as Need Rises – NYTimes.com


Conditions in emergency rooms may be worsened by the new health care law, several experts said. The law will expand eligibility for Medicaid, the government health plan for the poor. Often beneficiaries turn to emergency rooms for care, because many … Continue reading

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Medicare Panel Runs Into Bipartisan Opposition – NYTimes.com


Mr. Obama wants to expand the power of the 15-member panel, which was created by the new health care law, to rein in Medicare costs. But not only do Republicans and some Democrats oppose increasing the power of the board, … Continue reading

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Red tape cut in health care law – Washington Times


Congress on Tuesday revoked the first significant parts of President Obama’s health care initiative when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to eliminate a burdensome tax paperwork requirement the law imposes on businesses. Republicans called the bill “a down payment on total … Continue reading

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BBC News – Surgeons raise alarm over waiting


A number of PCTs have been explicit about their decisions to put all routine operations on hold for several months up to April to help balance their budgets by the end of the financial year. via BBC News – Surgeons … Continue reading

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New Rules Aim to Reshape Medical – WSJ.com


Much is still unclear about how ACOs will work. Health-care executives were rushing to understand the 429-page proposal Thursday, though it could change following a formal comment period. via New Rules Aim to Reshape Medical – WSJ.com. Related Articles Lloyd … Continue reading

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