When it comes to the healthcare debate, Governor John Kitzhber of Oregon loves to tell a story about an air conditioner:
As it turns out, I have heard the air-conditioner story. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) loves to tell the air-conditioner story. He loves to tell it so much, in fact, that it has become . . . → Read More: The Oregon Health Experiment: Does It All Boil Down to An Air Conditioner?
There’s been a lot of talk about the so-called Oregon Experiment. Oregon conducts an annual lottery for a few precious spots in its state Medicaid program. Recently, a group of researchers looked into the program, as a look as to whether an expanded Medicaid makes any difference to people’s health.
Well, Kaiser Health News . . . → Read More: The Oregon Medicaid Lottery, a Winner’s Story
A head’s up to the our friends in the Southern States. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic will be visiting Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee on June 1st and 2nd, providing free medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and anyone else who cannot pay for care, both adults and . . . → Read More: Remote Area Medical To Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd
Highland Breast Imaging Center, in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Coalition and the Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, will offer free mammograms to women 40 and older who do not have insurance. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11 at Highland Breast Imaging, 500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 130. Appointments . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in Rochester New York on May 11th… Register Now!
Interesting interview with Co-Producer/Co-Director Farihah Zaman about her film, ,”Remote Area Medical,” at the Hot Docs Film Festival on from April 25 to May 5:
Will you be seeing the Remote Area Medical documentary? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!
You would think that the states with the most uninsureds would be getting the most money to enroll them in health insurance coverage but nooooooooo:
Florida is on course to spend $6 million to reach out to nearly 4 million uninsured people and help them sign up for coverage in the federal health law’s online . . . → Read More: Obamacare: How Much Will Your State Be Spending To Enroll the Uninsured?
Just an update on the Boston bombing victims:
Costs will be less of a problem for Boston bombing victims who lost limbs in the April 15 attacks and now hope to return to active lifestyles with help from sophisticated prostheses, an industry group announced Tuesday.
With the launch of the Coalition to Walk and . . . → Read More: Update: Boston Amputee Victims To Receive Assistance
Something to chew on this weekend:
This week’s study of Oregon Medicaid recipients has quickly become a Rorschach test for how partisans and health policy wonks view the health care law.
To recap, that study compared the health care of the winners and losers of a lottery held by Oregon in 2008 to decide who . . . → Read More: The Oregon Experiment: Does Medicaid Make a Difference?
More on what the medical bills for the Boston bombing victims
Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee’s rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.
These are just a fraction of the medical expenses victims . . . → Read More: Medical Bills for Boston Bombing Victims Already Mounting…
If you’ve seen some of the estimates of how much the the medical bills could be for the Boston bombing victims, well, those are probably just the tip of the ice berg:
The price of a new prosthetic leg can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. But even the most expensive prosthetic limbs are . . . → Read More: The Boston Bombing Victims’ Medical Bills: Now, Next Year, Later….