Monthly Archives: January 2009

NYT: Health Care Now

By PAUL KRUGMAN Op-Ed Columnist The whole world is in recession. But the United States is the only wealthy country in which the economic catastrophe will also be a health care catastrophe – in which millions of people will lose … Continue reading

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Proposal for Adirondack Medical Home Pilot

From the NY State DOH: The State Health Commissioner Richard Daines, M.D., joined representatives of health care networks, hospitals, health insurance plans and primary care advocates today in Plattsburgh to continue development of a new model of health care that … Continue reading

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Added: Events Page

We’ve added a new page in an effort to keep the most news worthy and program relevant posts on the front of the page.   All the events associated with the School of Public Health will now be posted on … Continue reading

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Health Policy Management Adds Additional Accreditation

Two programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, the body responsible for certifying professional master’s degree programs in health care management. The newly accredited programs are … Continue reading

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Medicaid and the U.S. Path to National Health Insurance

The following appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Great Expectations – The Obama Administration and Health Care Reform Health Care 2009: Medicaid and the U.S. Path to National Health Insurance Michael Sparer, Ph.D., J.D. The 2008 presidential election has … Continue reading

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HHS OIG Report Cites ROI: $17 for $1 Spent on Medicare, Medicaid

Lot’s going on today, reports, bills and the like… The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said in its Annual Performance Report for fiscal year 2008 that the return on investment for expenditures related to the … Continue reading

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Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

For those of you who would like to read the White House  memoradum, which is pretty much a cease and desist order, you can click here for a copy of it. Depending on your political leaning, this is either the beginning … Continue reading

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Portion of Economic Stimulus Package With Health Care IT Funds

Here is a PDF of the Health IT Stimulus  And here is a PDF or the Medicaid Bill  From On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee on a 35-22 party-line vote approved a $358 billion portion of an $825 billion economic … Continue reading

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NPR: The controversy of concierge medicine

Some states have been considering whether to regulate fee-for-service physicians who practice what is sometimes referred to as “concierge” medicine. Tamara Keith explores why the option has garnered controversy. Steve Chiotakis: Imagine having unlimited access to your doctor. Some physicians … Continue reading

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Two New Students to Meet

Hop over the the Meet the Students Page to read about Diana ’09 and Paul ’10.

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