Medicaid

Rural Healthcare’s Noble Fight to Survive (Part 1)

February 13, 2013

Like many of its fellow providers around the country, rural hospitals in Georgia are facing the definite possibility of shutting down as economic burdens worsen and the number of uninsured patients needing care increases, Joshua Stewart of Georgia Public Broadcasting reports. On Feb. 1, Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington will close, and Jimmy Lewis, CEO […]

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Healthcare Reform Implementation Slower than Expected

February 8, 2013

We’ve been covering quite a bit of healthcare-reform news since last Friday, so I suppose it’s only appropriate that we finish up the week in the same manner. Those who follow politics know that the implementation of any large piece of legislation is rife with complications. With healthcare reform, that observation couldn’t be truer. According […]

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Argument settled: U.S. healthcare costs out-of-control

October 24, 2012

For most informed Americans, the argument over U.S. healthcare costs being out-of-control is really no argument at all. It’s an unsettling reality and a disturbing fact about our nation. It’s also a problem that becomes all-the-more perplexing when you compare our healthcare costs to the healthcare costs of other nations. Jason Kane of the PBS […]

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Healthcare reform will do little to stop rising costs

June 21, 2012

A new government report has found that healthcare reform will do little to assuage rising healthcare costs in the United States. According to a June 13 article by Noam N. Levey in the Los Angeles Times, independent economists at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are estimating that by 2021, healthcare spending in […]

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Dental Health Associates: Dr. Clifford Lisman, President/CEO

November 3, 2011

Dr. Clifford Lisman joined his father’s dental practice in 1978. His father’s practice was one of the few that remained in Irvington, N.J., after the nationwide riots of 1967. “The practice transformed from being what he initially started in the late 1940s, a blue-collar practice, to being primarily a Medicaid practice,” Lisman said. “Through to […]

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Editor’s View: For now, reform the least of providers’ worries

November 8, 2010

As an editor, I have the luxury of stepping back and looking at the healthcare industry from Mount Everest. And from that 10,000 foot view, it’s become clear to me that we’re paying way too much attention to reform in some quarters. Yes, I meant just what I said. Let’s be realistic. While healthcare reform will […]

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