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Research Library: Health Care

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Consumer Vision for Health IT and Diagram (PDF)

As the nation begins to reform our health care system, it is clear that Health Information Technology (HIT) is a critical and foundational element for change. References to HIT were woven throughout the recently enacted health reform law as a foundational component of reforming the health care delivery and payment systems.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in New York

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 1.6 million older women in New York – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Ohio

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than one million older women in Ohio – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology: How is it Meaningful to Patients and their Families?

Susan Crowson is a family caregiver from Maryland who is part of the Campaign for Better Care. She looks after her father, “Pop,” who has Alzheimer’s disease, heart arrhythmia, prostate problems, low blood platelets, and is highly susceptible to other infections.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Delaware

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 82,000 older women in Delaware – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Massachusetts

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 576,000 older women in Massachusetts – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Hawaii

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 111,000 older women in Hawaii – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Kansas

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 249,000 older women in Kansas – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Consumer Engagement (May 2009)

The Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) is a coalition of over thirty consumer, patient and labor organizations that, since 2005, has served as a strong and diverse consumer voice advocating for patient- and consumer-centric policies related to health information technology (HIT).


ACOG Letter opposing draft rule

On behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), I am writing to express our absolute objection to a draft proposed regulation that would severely restrict women’s access to birth control, among a number of other serious issues. We strongly urge you to abandon any further efforts to move forward with this proposal.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Colorado

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 357,000 older women in Colorado – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in South Carolina

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 452,000 older women in South Carolina – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Oregon

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 330,000 older women in Oregon – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


S. 1955: Claims Don't Meet Reality

S. 1955 explicitly preempts state laws. It prevents states from enforcing laws they have passed to guarantee access to basic benefits, as well as to prevent insurers from charging unaffordable premiums to businesses that employ older or sicker workers, or women of childbearing age.


NEW: Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures, by Stage

The following chart depicts the new Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures, by Stage.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Nevada

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 198,000 older women in Nevada – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Myths and Facts about the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation and is a badly needed law. It will help the millions of women without insurance (roughly 19 million in 2010) and the millions more who are underinsured or face discrimination in the market place.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth

CPeH amplifies the consumer voice to ensure that health IT initiatives and policies are implemented according to the needs of patients and families.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Kentucky

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 386,000 older women in Kentucky – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Medicare and Medicaid Budget Factoids

Medicare state fact sheets: At the current rate, median out-of-pocket health care spending by Medicare beneficiaries is expected to exceed 25 percent of income by 2020...


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