Looking for more information about the MODDERN Cures Act? Watch this interview with Myrl Weinberg, CEO of the National Health Council.
A report by the Texas Health Institute reports that diabetes has reached epidemic levels in the state. With more than 2.2 million Texans currently suffering from diabetes, that number is expected to reach 8 million by 2040.
This week's Lone Star Links reflect an important issue in Texas. Though increased funding is vital to create security for Texans battling debilitating mental illness, throwing money at the problem is simply not enough. Fixing the gaping holes in the system will require revamping the system.
Bettie Reinhardt of NAMI California explains why her organization strongly opposes the imposition of additional federal rebates in Medicare Part D for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
In an eleventh hour move, Texas legislators and budget negotiators surprised constituents with the decision to increase mental health funding by $240 million in the new 2-year budget. This move is vital for Texas, a state that is severely lagging in mental health funding.
We've talked about how Alzheimer's disease is having an impact on the U.S. as a whole, so today we're focusing on three states--Texas, California, and Illinois--to give you a better idea of how Alzheimer's is affecting patients and caregivers in different regions of the country.
As many states around the U.S. struggle to pull themselves out of a financial hole, legislators are making decisions that are likely to impact patient health. It is during these trying economic times that policies are evaluated primarily on cost-effectiveness. However, to do so with a health policy would be a mistake: this is an industry that must before all consider the patient.
We are excited to welcome the Campaign for Modern Medicine's newest partner: the Michigan Osteopathic Association, an organization dedicated to the promotion of quality patient care and to the educational, informational and legislative needs of its members. There are a number of issues important to both MOA and CMM, including the protection of Medicare Part D.
The Kaiser Family Foundation's most recent poll shows that 42% of Americans--four in ten people--remain unaware that the ACA is "the law of the land." This number is even higher among low-income households: in that community, nearly 60% of people don't know that the ACA is law.
The difficult medical and economic problems caused by Alzheimer's won't be solved with one fell swoop. Instead, they require a collaborative approach and a variety of actions that tackle the disease from diagnosis to treatment to research for a cure.