Monthly Archives: November 2008

Post-Turkey Day Notes

The New York Times comments on the recent Google Flu Tracker. Two recent studies have shown the promise of using data from search engines to provide early warning of influenza outbreaks — and the pitfalls and limitations, as well. Privacy … Continue reading

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Memorial Service in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield

On Wednesday, December 10, 2008, please join us for a memorial service in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean Emeritus of the Mailman School of Public Health. We will come together to pay tribute to Dr. Rosenfield, who over the … Continue reading

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Final Act? Senator Clinton Introduces Bill to Address Shortage of Health Care Professionals

Supposed outgoing Senator and soon to be Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) introduced legislation that would take steps to address the shortage of health care professionals in New York and the nation. The Health Professional and Primary Care … Continue reading

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New Payment Options for Federal Student Loans

Two new payment options, Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, are now available for federal student loan borrowers. Income-Based Repayment (IBR) helps borrowers keep their loan payments affordable with payment caps based on their income and family size. For … Continue reading

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WSJ: What do we really know about the uninsured

William Snyder, a policy adviser to the Heartland Institute, penned a short opinion piece for the WSJ. From the WSJ: Many Americans believe that the uninsured are too poor to purchase coverage and that government programs aren’t available to them. … Continue reading

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CNN & Roll Call: Daschle to HHS

Roll Call had it at 11:48, CNN shortly thereafter. From The sources said that Daschle negotiated that he will also serve as the White House health “czar,” or point person, so that he will report directly to the incoming … Continue reading

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PWC Report Out on the Obama Administration

Today, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Research Institute put out a report entitled. Healthcare policy in an Obama administration: Delivering on the Promise of universal coverage. You can download the report here, and the chart pack here. President-elect Obama has indicated that his administration … Continue reading

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8,000 New Jobs in DC

We here at the Columbia EMPH Blog try to be a one stop shop.  We’ll even help you find a job.  The Plum Book came out today. From the Washington Post: The 209-page paperback, officially titled “The United States Government … Continue reading

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Baucus ≠ Lame Duck

Some people just can’t wait to get started. Below is the Executive Summary of Chairman Baucus’ Health Reform for 2009.  The timing is fairly interesting because in recent days, rumors have swirling about Senator Kennedy introducing a Health Care package … Continue reading

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Updated(x2): The Axe Man Cometh

The New York State health care community is awaiting Gov. Paterson’s $2 billion proposal in budget cuts.  The Albany Times Union has coverage here. Gov. Paterson testified before Congress on Oct 29th, asking for the Feds to bail out the … Continue reading

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