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By Dr. Anne Scheetz About 200 Illinois health advocates and service providers attended the "Medicaid and Budget Advocacy Summit" Friday March 6th and vowed to ramp up pressure against Republican Gov.
by pdanoki
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 12:47 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Robert Lowes - Dec 10, 2014 - Medicaid managed-care plans are obliged to offer enrollees an adequate network of clinicians, but half of those listed in provider directories were unavailable for an ...
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 03:07 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Activists carry coffin of mentally ill woman killed by Phoenix police The officers had been serving an emergency court order to take the woman to a mental health facility. So they get to the home of ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 09:10 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
Those who aren't on Medicare might be surprised to discover that it is next to impossible for some folks on the insurance program to find a doctor. If you are a healthy, wealthy senior, you should ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 03:08 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I have known Opal for five years. In that time, her health has gone from not too good to pretty bad, but she is hanging in there. Or rather, she was hanging in there. Now, she's hanging by a thread.
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 492 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 08:54 PM PDT with 214 Recommends
This message is for the administration, specifically for the folks at Health and Human Services. They said they were not going to tolerate abuses in the health care market places. They said that ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 74 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 10:20 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I have blogged before about Managed Medicare abuses. About how a loophole in health care law allows the plans to bill their own internal Q&A as direct patient care. And about the massive number of ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 02:48 PM PST with 48 Recommends
In 1999, under my maiden name I published a short book about so called managed care---"Damaged Care" as it was sometimes called at the time. HMOs or Managed Care failed due to physician and patient ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 04:20 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Yesterday, I saw a sweet and very sick Medicare patient. We are talking multiple organ disease from several different (unrelated) medical problems. And no, all her issues do not stem from smoking or ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 83 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM PDT with 148 Recommends
First, the humor - Recently, unless one was living under a rock, the Republican jihad against "Obamacare" reached both a fever pitch and climbed to ridiculous heights of lunacy and sheer stupidity.
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 03:12 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
As you may know, I am a family physician in a public (read "free") clinic. Most of our patients have no insurance. But, due to the primary care physician shortage, we also see people on a variety of ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 82 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 04:58 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
Cross posted at Voices on the Square and The Stars Hollow Gazette Of course that can be easy to do with corporate media hacks parading around as "journalists" basically working to preserve the ...
by priceman
Comment Count 59 comments on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:26 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Managed care systems for Americans on Medicaid, when executed incorrectly, don’t benefit anyone. And considering the level of mismanagement taking place in some states, others should seriously ...
by PharmacyAccess
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 01:58 PM PST with 2 Recommends
I had thought about it a lot but it had gotten displaced by increasing stress at work. Sometime ago, The Obama Administration did something with Medicare - I do not know exactly why or when it ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 169 comments on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 06:54 AM PDT with 402 Recommends
An article in the Bradenton Herald last week posed the question, “Can Florida’s Medicaid reform plan be the model for the nation?” And it’s a very good question. Florida is barely into its ...
by PharmacyAccess
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
In an interview with KLBJ in Austin, Danny Vela, pharmacy owner in Texas and member of the Rio Grande Valley Independent Pharmacy Association, talks about how the state has taken an efficiently run ...
by PharmacyAccess
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 07:24 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
With the Affordable Care Act's recent approval from The Supreme Court, focus in the nation's health care debate has shifted to the state level. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has vowed not to expand ...
by PharmacyAccess
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 09:47 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Texas began its Medicaid managed care overhaul this past spring, and the transition has been anything but a smooth one. The new system is controversial for many reasons, with many patient advocates ...
by PharmacyAccess
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 01:20 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
With state budgets in bad shape, many legislatures are turning to cutting state programs in desperate attempt to stem the tide of deficits. Among these plans is the move to shift Medicaid patients ...
by PharmacyAccess
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 01:02 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
reposted from last night . I live and ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 17, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT with 14 Recommends