Archive for Health/Nursing

Congressional Budget Office’s Report on the Republican Health Care Plan

Its cost estimate on the American Health Care Plan is available online. You can also access the Kaiser Family Foundation’s comparisons of this plan with the ACA and other proposals.

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Compare Plans to Replace The Affordable Care Act

There are several plans extant at the moment; this tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation allows you to see how these plans stack up against the ACA. Here are the talking points that the Republicans are supposed to use at town hall meetings to justify their plans to repeal and replace ACA.

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Text of Report Mentioning the Millions Who Will Lose Coverage If the ACA Is Repealed and Not Replaced

It is a short report, but it is published by the highly regarded, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

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An Ebola Vaccine Has Been Developed

Here is the technical report as published in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal. For those who would like a more understandable analysis of this breakthrough, please peruse this New York Times article and this press release from WHO.

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“Facing Addiction in America”

The stark reality is that MILLIONS of Americans are in thrall to drugs and/or alcohol; many will not address the underlying problems or simply will not acknowledge that they have a disease. How many of us know loved ones who have succumbed to the insidiousness of these killers? This Surgeon General’s report – the first of its kind – should act as a rallying cry.

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Selected Topics in Nursing

Three times a year, The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, publishes Journal Topics that is an issue-driven examination of some important aspect of nursing. Each issue is edited by an expert in the field, the articles are professional and erudite, links are given where/when available, and the supporting bibliographies act as a guide to relevant literature. Sixty of these presentations have been published so far; they range from Cornerstone Documents in Healthcare to Compassion Fatigue: Caregivers at Risk. So if you are looking for a topic to explore, why not review those listed at this site?

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Health, United States, 2015

The newest annual edition of this valuable statistical tool was released this month. It “… presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. The report contains a Chartbook that assesses the nation’s health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization and access, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures. This year’s Chartbook includes a Special Feature on racial and ethnic health disparities.”

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