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  Health Care
Health care workers also are more likely to remain employed in the same occupation, due, in part, to the high level of education and training required for many health occupations.
Employment in home health care and nursing and residential care should increase rapidly as life expectancies rise, and as aging children are less able to care for their parents and rely more on long-term care facilities.
Health care establishments that must be staffed around the clock to care for patients and handle emergencies often pay premiums for overtime and weekend work, holidays, late shifts, and time spent on call.
www.bls.gov /oco/cg/cgs035.htm   (0 words)

  Health care - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions [1].
In 2003, health care costs paid to hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, diagnostic laboratories, pharmacies, medical device manufacturers and other components of the health care system, consumed 15.3 percent [2] of the GDP of the United States, the largest of any country in the world.
The term underserved is used to refer to populations which are disadvantaged with regard to health care due to their ability to pay for care, ability to access care, ability to access comprehensive health care or that suffer health disparity for reasons of race, religion, language group or social status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Health_care   (433 words)

 Baptist Home Health Care
The same quality compassionate care you have come to trust at Baptist is now available when you get home from the hospital.
BHHC is committed to providing high quality, personalized care designed to support you and your family when you need it most.
Our health care providers have an unwavering commitment to excellence and are dedicated to caring for our patients.
www.ebaptisthealthcare.org /HomeHealth   (0 words)

 Health Care
The increase in overall health care costs propelled health to the front of the 2004 political campaign but in the aftermath of the election there has been no change.
Overall national health care costs are likely to increase even further with the implementation of Medicare prescription drug coverage.
In 1993, health care consumed 13.7 percent of the nation's GDP, and the rate was shooting upward and many projected it would hit 15 or even 18 percent by the year 2000.
www.newsbatch.com /healthcare.htm   (3275 words)

 Dennis Kucinich on Universal Health Care
FACT: "Health care costs are not just a burden and barrier to care for individuals; they are taking a heavy toll on American businesses." The strain on employers in 2005 was staggering.
The belief that citizens should give up their right to fair legal redress for legally proven medical mistakes in exchange for lower health care costs rings as true as the promise that if we must give up our civil rights to be safe from terrorists.
Health care is targeted not to medical need, but to the ability to pay.
www.kucinich.us /issues/universalhealth.php   (1135 words)

 What's Wrong with America's Health Care
Employer’s demands to slash health care coverage for workers was the major issue in the recent southern California grocery workers' strike and lockout in which nearly 60,000 workers saved affordable health care benefits and beat back employer demands to freeze pension funds after holding strong on the picket line for five months.
The National Coalition on Health Care is a broad alliance of unions, employers and advocacy organizations working to improve America’s health care.
The Center for Studying Health System Change is a nonpartisan policy research organization that designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policymakers in government and private industry.
www.aflcio.org /issues/healthcare/whatswrong   (1615 words)

 Health Care
The President's proposed standard deduction for health insurance will reform the tax code to make private health insurance more affordable and to level the playing field so those who buy health insurance on their own get the same tax advantage as those who get health insurance through their jobs.
Under the current tax code, the more expensive the health insurance plan people obtain through their employers, the more tax relief they get.
The health care system needs to be transformed to emphasize upfront, affordable private health insurance options for both high-risk and low-income individuals.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/healthcare   (0 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Health Care   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One Supreme Court decision may have done more to change health care in Canada than three major reports and a first ministers conference that ended with a $41-billion infusion into the system.
It was a time when the federal government provided about a third of the money the provinces spent on health care.
With Romanow's landmark report under their belts, the nation's first ministers gathered in Ottawa in February 2003 for a meeting that was described as the most important session on health care since Canada adopted medicare.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/healthcare   (1198 words)

 The Health Care Bureau
The Bureau operates a toll-free Health Care Helpline that assists New Yorkers with individual problems; investigates and takes law enforcement actions to address systemic problems in the operation of the health care system; and proposes legislation to enhance health care quality and availability in New York State.
is a free monthly electronic newsletter that provides updates on the latest consumer protection actions; advice on how to use your health rights to access care or coverage; and tips on how to navigate the confusing array of options and restrictions in the health care system to get the benefits covered by a health plan.
Appointing Your Health Care Agent in New York State
www.oag.state.ny.us /health/health_care.html   (465 words)

 Health Care Proxy - Appointing Your Health Care Agent in New York State
The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust - for example, a family member or close friend - to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself.
Hospitals, doctors and other health care providers must follow your agent's decisions as if they were your own.
You may give the person you select as your health care agent as little or as much authority as you want.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/hospital/healthcareproxy/intro.htm   (412 words)

 Health Care Law Blog
It is wonderful to see the United States top health care official join the blogospere and create a vehicle to share his personal observations and have an open conversation about health care and the challenges that that we all face.
Google and Dr. Microsoft, takes a look at how Google and Microsoft are focusing efforts on the health care industry and how to improve the traditional health care system by utilizing technology to allow patients greater access and control over their personal health information.
The welcome page reads, “At Google, we feel patients should be in charge of their health information, and they should be able to grant their health care providers, family members, or whomever they choose, access to this information.
healthcarebloglaw.blogspot.com   (0 words)

 Grandfather Health Care Report - by MWHodges
In fact, health care in those states may be less effective and lower in quality.
Looking forward, all nations are faced with a crisis in their government-operated social security and health care programs - as seniors make up a larger and larger share of the population.
It is a wish for the generation of my grandchildren that not only will their life-expectancy far exceed mine, but that it shall exceed that of all other developed nations and that the quality or our health care will quickly improve from its low #37 rank to consistently become rank #1 in the world.
mwhodges.home.att.net /healthcare.htm   (3577 words)

 VA Health Care Eligibility & Enrollment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Enrolled veterans who are traveling or who spend time away from their primary treatment facility may obtain care at any VA health care facility across the country without the worry of having to reapply.
Eligibility for most veterans’ health care benefits is based solely on active military service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard (or Merchant Marines during WW II), and discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
Health Care eligibility is not just for those who served in combat.
www.va.gov /elig   (363 words)

 CRD: Effective Health Care bulletins
Effective Health Care bulletins are based on a systematic review and synthesis of research on the clinical effect, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of health service interventions.
Hospital volume and health care outcomes, costs and patient access.
Effective Health Care was produced by CRD and published by The Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.
www.york.ac.uk /inst/crd/ehcb.htm   (0 words)

 Programs: Health Care
Most women visit health care providers for routine medical care, and victims of domestic violence also see health care providers for treatment of their injuries.
This puts health care providers in a unique position to help victims of abuse, if they know how to detect domestic violence and provide victims with referrals and support.
Fewer than ten percent of primary care physicians routinely screen patients for domestic violence during regular office visits, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999.
endabuse.org /programs/healthcare   (281 words)

 Baptist Health Care - Managed Care
She is the lead negotiator for facility contracting which includes 4 acute care facilities, a free-standing surgery center, a sub-acute facility, a home health agency and durable medical company, and multiple outpatient rehabilitation sites.
Her primary role is to provide support to the staff of the Corporation in administering the terms of the managed care contracts.
She is the primary contact for arranging meetings with provider realations staff of the various payors.
www.ebaptisthealthcare.org /ManagedCare   (0 words)

 Center for Health Care Strategies: Supporting best practices in Medicaid quality improvement
While health care disparities are well-documented, strategies to address these gaps in care are still evolving.
This new CHCS brief outlines practical strategies that states and managed care organizations are implementing to address inequalities in care.
Yet costs for their care account for more than 80 percent of the program’s expenditures.
www.chcs.org   (0 words)

 Health Care Home Page
Minnesota Health Care Programs Provider Directory features the contact information for more than 50,000 enrolled providers and gives clients a single source for locating physicians, hospitals, pharmacies or clinics.
Minnesota was recently awarded a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to build a secure Web-based communications system between DHS and providers for clients in Minnesota Health Care Programs.
Family Self Sufficiency and Health Care Program Statistics available through December 2006 is available on the DHS public Web site.
www.dhs.state.mn.us /main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=Health_Care   (345 words)

 UNC Health Care — Home Page
Patients should consider Prompt Care for any acute orthopaedic injury or condition for which they would consider going to an urgent care, an orthopaedist's office or an emergency department.
UNC Health Care is now treating patients with the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system, a groundbreaking medical device designed to treat tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy.
UNC Health Care takes steps to assure greater access for our patients.
www.unchealthcare.org   (0 words)

 Baptist Health Care - GoldenCare
Baptist Health Care invites members of the community who are age 50 and older to join a unique program we are offering called
Through Baptist Health Care, seniors now have convenient access to a unique program that offers an extraordinary package of health-related services.
The program assists seniors with health insurance questions by providing information, comparing policies, organizing paperwork and filing claims and appeals on your behalf.
www.ebaptisthealthcare.org /GoldenCare   (0 words)

 Corporate Counsel Center - Health Care
The Special Advisory Bulletin issued on April 23, 2003, by the Office of Inspector General is raising concerns throughout the health care industry about the legality of a variety of provider joint ventures.
The suspect arrangements involve a health care provider expanding into a related service line by contracting with an existing provider of that service to serve the Provider's existing patient population.
American Hospital Association Represents and services hospitals, health care networks and their patients and communities.
corporate.findlaw.com /industry/health/index.html   (671 words)

 Health care bill goes before D.C. Council - Washington Business Journal:
At their last council meeting of the year, D.C. Council members on Tuesday will be mulling over a revised health care bill that would make $196 million in new medical center spending contingent on a $1.5 million study of what the city's easternmost residents need and what those medical centers would cost.
The health care bill, first introduced by Mayor Tony Williams in September, has survived heated health committee debate, but not in its original form.
The nonprofit research group, which has an office in Arlington, would also be responsible for assigning startup and operating costs for the ambulatory care centers and healthplex, which stands at the center of a bitter debate over what type of health care facility would best serve the city's neediest residents.
washington.bizjournals.com /washington/stories/2006/12/04/daily12.html   (937 words)

 N C H S - Surveys and Data Collection System - National Health Care Surveys
The National Health Care Surveys are a family of provider-based surveys designed to meet the need for objective, reliable information about the organizations and providers that supply health care, the services rendered, and the patients they serve.
Data from the National Health Care Surveys have a wide variety of uses in answering key questions of interest to health services researchers and policy makers about what drives the cost and quality of health care.
The National Health Care Survey is conducted by the Division of Health Care Statistics (DHCS), National Center for Health Statistics.
www.cdc.gov /nchs/nhcs.htm   (306 words)

 3M US : Health Care
3M Health Care is committed to providing the health care community with innovative solutions, based on 3M's diversified technologies, that help improve the quality of life.
Improving the practice, delivery and outcome of health care.
Branded prescription drug products related to dermatology, women's health, sexual health, cardiology, and respiratory medicine.
solutions.3m.com /wps/portal/3M/en_US/Products/ProdServ/Dir/HealthCare/?WT.mc_id=www.3m.com/us/healthcare/index.jhtml   (332 words)

 University of Iowa Health Care Home
The multidisciplinary team is dedicated to care that meets the expectations of today's women.
Research says smokers know they shouldn't smoke for health reasons.
Instead of health issues, smoking cessation efforts should focus on improving the quality of their lives.
www.uihealthcare.com   (0 words)

 RAND | Research Areas | Health and Health Care
Several divisions at RAND, including RAND Health, contribute to health and health care research.
View all Health and Health Care Documents Available Online or find general information at Reports and Bookstore.
RAND researchers analyzed the health components of seven post–World War II nation-building efforts conducted after major conflicts-Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq-and found that two factors are correlated with successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and resources.
www.rand.org /research_areas/health   (364 words)

 Veteran's Health Care Overview - Military Benefits - Military.com
You have made many sacrifices as a Veteran, but just because you leave active-duty does not mean that you lose all of your health benefits.
The Department of Veteran's Affairs is required by law to provide eligible veterans hospital care and outpatient care services that are defined as "needed." VA defines "needed" as care or service that will promote, preserve, and restore health.
This decision of need will be based on the judgment of your health care provider and in accordance with generally accepted standards of clinical practice.
www.military.com /benefits/veterans-health-care/veterans-health-care-overview   (234 words)

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