Congress “acts” to save their Cadillac Health Insurance [04-22-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 8:43 am

You may have heard about a glitch in the new health law affecting members of Congress and some of their staff that looked as if it would push them out of cushy federal health coverage right away.  Under the law, members and their personal staff (although not committee or leadership staff) will have to give up coverage under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, and move to the new state-based health exchanges when they get up and running in 2014.  At least that was the idea. (more…)

President Obama taps Donald Berwick to run Medicare & Medicaid [04-20-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 8:15 am

President Barack Obama on Monday voted for Dr. Donald M. Berwick, who is a health policy specialist, to become the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  (more…)

National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2010 [04-15-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 9:05 am

April 16, 2010 is National Healthcare Decisions Day.   The goal of the day is to encourage Americans to have thoughtful conversations about their health care goals and communicate their health care decisions by executing advance health care directives.  Across the United States, health care providers, professionals, chaplains, attorneys, and others will focus attention on the importance of appointing health care decision-makers and expressing end-of-life care desires.  (more…)

Health Care Plus in the Community in Bucyrus Ohio [04-08-10]

Filed under: Around Marden — Editor @ 11:53 am

Health Care Plus held a Mini Health Fair today at the Carlisle House in Bucyrus, Ohio.  Members of the community attended to get blood pressure and blood sugar  checked, and to be screened for balance and gait screen by our therapist.  To the left is Heather Nicolosi, RN with Dr. G. W. Bowersock, a long time area physician who attended the fair.  Our commitment to wellness and early intervention is just another way we are Caring With a Plus! (more…)

Complex Back Surgeries May Not Be The Best Choice [04-07-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 10:03 am

Too many complex back surgeries are being done and people are suffering as a result, according to a study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The general tendency noted in the study — that many patients and doctors think more medical care is always better — has implications for health care reform.  Back pain associated with aging can be treated in one of numerous ways: rest and physical therapy (Marden in Ohio & Marden in WV), (more…)

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