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On September 13th, 2012 Dr. James Binder, MD of Mountaineers for a National Health Plan led a discussion on the economics of a Single-Payer health care system at the Kanawha County Public Library’s Main Branch in Charleston, West Virginia. Here is some of that meeting interwoven with an interview I had with him prior to this. Mountaineers for a National Health Plan is the state affiliate of Physicians for a National Health Program. The organizations advocate for single-payer universal health care, not to be confused with the Affordable Care Act which advocates for market based private health insurers and expanding Medicaid. In West Virginia Medicaid reimbursement rates haven’t been raised in 8 years! Thus making the ACA not true health care reform. If it mandated states HAD to raise Medicaid rates a little each year REAL health care advocates could call it an improvement… other than that it’s more like an insult to the poor and disabled. You don’t raise rates and doctors stop taking your medical card and you have to drive all over hell’s acres for care that’s not reform.. that’s a nightmare! Find Mountaineers for a National Health Plan on Facebook at: www.facebook.com
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RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) – The Virginia state health board voted on Friday to require existing abortion clinics to meet stricter hospital building codes, a move clinic supporters say could force facilities to make expensive changes or close.
“Virginia is in the final stages of reviewing proposals that would privatize a mental health treatment facility for sex offenders who can be held indefinitely under state law, according to state officials and a private prison company seeking a contract to operate the institution.” Read more: www.huffingtonpost.com Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian this latest round of private corporations buying our government. Do you think Virginia should turn over this mental health institution to a private company, tell us in the comment section below. Help us fight money in politics at www.wolf-pac.com Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http Like Us on Facebook: www.fb.com Follow Us on Twitter: twitter.com Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com
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Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
MED3OOOs Fire/EMS division, a leading provider of billing services for the ambulance industry, today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recognized the County of Fairfax Virginia for its 100 percent accuracy rate in billing emergency medical services. The acknowledgement follows an audit conducted by CMS Medicare contractor Novitas Solutions, Inc.
The County of Fairfax contracts with MED3OOO for its EMS billing services. In February Novitas Solutions, Inc., a CMS contractor, informed us that Fairfax was selected for a prepayment audit due to the countys high frequency of ambulance services, says Glenn Goodpaster, Sr. Vice President, MED3OOO EMS . After reviewing copies of Explanation of Benefits (EOBs), Patient Care Reports and claim forms, Novitas determined that 100% of the services were billed and paid properly.
We are thrilled with the outcome of the audit, said Katie Mangione, EMS Billing Program Manager of Fairfax County. Its refreshing for a local government entity to earn outstanding marks for their fiscal practices and record keeping. We appreciate the billing expertise provided by the MED3OOO team and value their diligence in observing all regulatory requirements.
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West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said on ‘Fox News Sunday’ that he would not have supported the bill if he had known everything that was in it at the time.
During the West Virginia Senate debate on Oct. 18, 2010, Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin and Republican businessman John Raese sparred over a number of topics, including the Democratic-backed health care law passed earlier this year.
Virginia Attorney General Sits Down with CBS 6 To Talk About Health Care Battle
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sat down to talk about his battle with the White House over the historic health care reform law.
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Litigants in one of the most high-profile health care reform lawsuits in the country today presented their arguments to Virginia district court judge Henry Hudson, who later this year will rule on the constitutionality of the law’s …
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Health Care Ruling Expected Later This Year | TPMDC
A federal judge in Virginia said Monday that he will rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health care reform law.
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US judge in Va. to rule soon on health reform law