Local Foundation Splits $1.2M Between Nonprofits
“AHF is proud to support SIS and Text4baby in our joint fight to dissolve silos in the health care sector,” said Robert B. McCray, chairman of the AHF board of directors.
SIS was awarded $800,000 to expand One-e-App, an electronic software application that searches a large database of all available social services that a low-income client can qualify for. Receiving nearly $242,000 is the San Diego Text4baby Coalition, administered by the San Diego Medical Society Foundation. Text4baby is a national program that provides low-income pregnant women and new moms and dads free text messages with information they need to take care of their babies’ health. Since 1989, AHF has awarded more than $45 million in grants in the San Diego area.
Little-Known AMA Group Has Big Influence On Medicare Payments
As the members of the organization waded through technical discussions ranking procedures by how much time, skill, and mental effort they required, more than 100 invitation-only consultants, lawyers, and medical society representatives hunched over their laptops taking notes.
If history is any indication, the Chicago group’s decisions will weigh heavily on how much Medicare pays doctors. But the members of this powerful panel are not employed by the federal government. Instead, the group is comprised almost exclusively of physicians themselves, the very people who have the most to win or lose based on how Medicare values the work they perform.
It’s Not Over: Consumer Groups Still Worried About Insurance Rules.
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San Diego Health Reform Forum:
If employers stop offering health insurance
But some employers may choose to stop coverage anyway. It may simply make financial sense for them if the penalty is a fraction of the cost of providing health insurance, and other considerations aren't a factor. And employers could justify this because Americans will be able to purchase insurance on their own through "exchanges" the new law creates.
However, the idea of that happening is difficult for many Americans to accept. About 150 million of us rely on jobs for health benefits. But let's all take a deep breath and look at the big picture in this country when it comes to health care.
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