Monthly Archives: March 2006

More News from PA on Hospital Acquired Infections

Pennsylvania is doing important, groundbreaking, and fascinating work on the issue of hospital acquired infections (HAI). PA was the first state to mandate public hospital reporting of infection rates. If we’re looking for a way to control costs AND improve … Continue reading

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Health Reform: Looks Like Monday/Tuesday

Word is out that the much awaited health reform conference committee report will be filed on Monday April 3rd, with the House and Senate voting to approve and send the measure to the Governor’s desk by Tuesday April 4th. House … Continue reading

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The Quality/Disparities Debate Heats Up

Wrote about this in my March 18 post. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that Americans receive only 54.9% of recommended acute, chronic, and preventive care, and that Blacks and Latinos received more, not less, of recommended care, … Continue reading

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Contest Update and Pre-1st Anniversary Request

Only two contestants left standing in the first Healthy Blog contest. (Contest was to ID the date and hour of the filing of the Conference Committee report.) One vote for April 1 at 4pm and another for April 4th at … Continue reading

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Health Reform Weather Report: Will March Showers Bring April Flowers?

Just in from State House News Service (It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature): There were fresh indications Monday that the promised agreement on landmark health insurance access legislation might still be far off. Sen. Pres. Robert Travaglini said … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Anniversary to Commonwealth Care Alliance

Commonwealth Care Alliance is something most of you have never heard of. It started three years ago and now serves 1,300 “dual eligible” individuals in Greater Boston, the North Shore, and Springfield. (Its main offices are down here at 30 … Continue reading

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Invitation: Host a Health Reform House Meeting

HCFA has launched a house meeting campaign. We are encouraging healthcare activists and advocates around the state to host a House Meeting for Health Reform in your home or workplace. The goal is to empower people across the state to … Continue reading

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