Tag Archive: healthcare

Palliative Care Helps Improve Quality of Life for Sick Patients

“Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer not only improved their mood and quality of life, it also extended their lives.” That’s the finding of a new medical study. Palliative care is an important consideration for end of life care and should be among the options considered in durable…

HHS Awards $159.1 Million to Support Health Care Workforce Training

“HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today will announce $159.1 million in grants to health care workforce training programs.  These grants build on the multimillion dollar investments made under the Affordable Care Act and Recovery Act to strengthen and grow our primary care workforce. The grants will target three types of programs: Nursing Workforce Development programs; interdisciplinary…

Michigan: Expect 600k New Medicaid Enrollees Under New Law

It sounds apocalyptic, but according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the state would actually save money because Medicaid receives federal funding.  The applicable portion of the new healthcare bill goes into effect in 2014. Full article here. Tweet

Doctors limit new Medicare patients

Are you a soon-to-be retiring Baby Boomer and about to receive Medicare? Your chances at being able to see a doctor may just have decreased. “The number of doctors refusing new Medicare patients because of low government payment rates is setting a new high, just six months before millions of Baby Boomers begin enrolling in…

Raymond A. Harris records radio program on the effects of healthcare reform on small business

Last night I recorded a radio show on the effects of the healthcare reform bill on small business. In a week or so, the show will be broadcast on www.mientertainment.biz and www.talklansing.net and will also be available in podcast format. Will also be syndicated to various local radio stations in Michigan.

Consumers Guide To Health Reform – Kaiser Health News

The link goes to the Kaiser website that lists comprehensive information on the health care reform. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/March/22/consumers-guide-health-reform.aspx

Michigan to probe Dept. of Human Services after judge criticizes agency

Read the disturbing reason why here.

New Government Disability Web Page Launched

The U.S. Department of Labor this week launched Disability.gov, a redesigned federal Web site that connects the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities to thousands of trusted resources on disability-related issues, programs and services. Formerly known as DisabilityInfo.gov, the site has been completely redesigned and updated with new social media tools, such as a…

AARP Community Conversations Around Lansing

** I attended the first meeting last night at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.  It was very informative and we all participated in discussions ranging from Michigan’s ong0ing budget crisis to healthcare reform.  I urge everyone to attend the next two meetings!** Please help distribute the attached flyer to all Lansing area colleagues…

Obama on Health Care for Seniors


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