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One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.


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Question by Anthony D: Should I Like Or Dislike The Healthcare Bill?
I’m concern about the future of the United States. When it comes to the healthcare bill I don’t know which side to take! I heard the media from liberal and conservative news, but still undecided!

So i’ll ask the people. Should I be for it or against it, and why?

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Answer by Blessed
You should dislike it because it will bankrupt this already fragile economy.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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Children with Special Health Care Needs in Medi-Cal and the California Exchange – Margaret Comeau, The Catalyst Center.

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DANBURY, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

A $ 50 million fundraising campaign for Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital was publically launched yesterday at a high-energy, multimedia event at the Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, Connecticut. John M. Murphy, MD, President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, announced that to date $ 30 million has been raised in support of Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospitals.

Several major gifts have already given the campaign momentum. The new Emergency Department at Danbury Hospital will be named The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Department of Emergency Medicine, while the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital will be named The Arnhold Department of Emergency Medicine. The Spratt Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was named in recognition of a gift from Harold A. Spratt and his family.

The campaign, called Imagine Build Transform, will enhance the ability of the Networks hospitals to provide world-class, state-of-the-art, patient-centered care to the people of Western Connecticut and nearby New York. On the research front, the campaign aims to foster groundbreaking discoveries that will yield improved diagnoses and targeted therapies for patients.

According to Murphy, We are undertaking this campaign to ensure that Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital continue to provide access to high-quality, compassionate care that saves and improves lives. Our entire healthcare network is being transformed into a national model, one that shows how to deliver highly effective, efficient and personalized medicine. We are also demonstrating how pioneering research can be translated into care that addresses the needs of local communities.

Gifts to the campaign will support major new construction, new medical technology and other improvements for inpatients and outpatients, as well as groundbreaking research. More specifically:

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Question by American Youth!: Are third world countries jealous of this nations wealth and obesity?
Yeah there’s a billion hungry people and we rank #1.

Are they like jealous? Are like those 32,000 people who pass away each day from starvation, jealous?

LIKE we dont even want to help our nation’s poor.

Like we dont even want affordable health care for our nation!

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Answer by Amber Z
Don’t worry, they die sooner so we dont have to hear them complain and whine about it…

Give your answer to this question below!

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Thousands of healthcare workers walked off the job at the University of California’s five medical centers on Tuesday, delaying surgeries, diagnostic procedures, treatments and emergency care throughout the state.

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Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers

Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers

The health care reform debate raises many complex issues including those of coverage, accessibility, cost, accountability, and quality of health care. Underlying these policy considerations are issues regarding the status of health care as a constitutional or legal right. This report analyzes constitutional and legal issues pertaining to a right to health care, as well as the power of Congress to enact and fund health care programs. The United States Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, which upheld most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act/ACA), is also discussed.

The United States Constitution does not set forth an explicit right to health care, and the Supreme Court has never interpreted the Constitution as guaranteeing a right to health care services from the government for those who cannot afford it. The Supreme Court has, however, held that the government has an obligation to provide medical care in certain limited circumstances, such as for prisoners.

Congress has enacted numerous statutes, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, that establish and define specific statutory rights of individuals to receive health care services from the government. As a major component of many health care entitlement statutes, Congress has provided funding to pay for the health services provided under law. Most of these statutes have been enacted pursuant to Congress’s authority to “make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper” to carry out its mandate “to … provide for the … general Welfare.” Congress has also used other constitutional powers, such as its power to regulate interstate commerce and its power to levy taxes, to enact legislation relating to health insurance and health care.

In 2010, Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act, a comprehensive health care reform law which includes a requirement, effective in 2014, that most individuals purchase health insurance, and which significantly expands the Medicaid program. A number of lawsuits were filed challenging various provisions of this legislation, and, on June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the majority of ACA’s provisions. Significantly, the Court upheld the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance as a valid exercise of Congress’ taxing power, but the Court limited Congress’ power to spend for the general welfare by holding that Congress cannot threaten the states with the loss of all federal Medicaid funds if the states decline to expand Medicaid coverage as mandated by ACA.

In addition, several states have passed laws, amended their state constitutions, or entered into interstate compacts to attempt to “nullify” or “opt out” of the federal individual health insurance mandate and other federal health care provisions. Direct conflicts between federal laws and state nullification statutes or state constitutional amendments would raise constitutional issues which are likely to be resolved in favor of federal law under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.

A number of state constitutions contain provisions relating to health and the provision of health care services. State constitutions may provide constitutional rights that are more expansive than those found under the federal Constitution since federal rights set the minimum standards for the states.

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Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who prescribe medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives.

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