The Washington Post's online panel Health Care Rx provides a forum for experts to offer real-world insights into how to improve health care. This week, panelists were asked to address the question, "Do you think that a government-sponsored health insurance option is needed to help control rising costs and 'keep insurers honest,' as President Obama says?" , Washington Post reports.
For all the back and forth about the “public option,” Congressional Budget Office estimates and proposed tax hikes, the fundamentals are really what make health-care reform a hard sell to American voters. As members of Congress head home for the August recess, they should take a close look at some poll numbers before they attempt to pass any new legislation , Wall Street Journal reports.
But under the prospective payment system, the government pays a hospital an amount it deems is appropriate for the care of a Medicare recipient. Payment size is determined by a patient's discharge diagnosis, not the services rendered during the hospitalization nor the patient's length of stay. An institution that spends more than the government allots eats the loss , San Jose Mercury News reports.
How is Russia going to respond? Last time, an attack of this scale on the Crimean Bridge led to the beginning of the destruction of the Ukrainian energy system