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September 28 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Universal health care coming to South Africa?

What do you do when over half of health sector spending is available to less than a fifth of the population? When only 16% have private health insurance and the 84% who do not are forced to turn to a public sector overstretched and understaffed? The problems are manifold, the solutions never easy, but South

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September 23 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair

Welcome and guidance note to prepare for “Fireside Debates” during Innovation Showcase on Oct 8, 2015 Health Investment & Financing, and Board Trust LLC are excited to welcome you to the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair: Innovation Showcase hosted by American Hospital Association (AHA) at the time of the 39th World Hospitals Congress of the International Hospital

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September 22 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Nigeria, 43 Others Agree On Providing Universal Health Coverage

Nigeria and 43 other countries at the weekend issued an Economists’ Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to demand that every world leader increase spending on universal health coverage for their people. Cardiac and Renal Centre, Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos The Economists gathered at the instance of The Rockefeller Foundation and led by Lawrence H.

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September 22 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Census Bureau – 33 million uninsured is good news?

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014 • The uninsured rate decreased between 2013 and 2014 by 2.9 percentage points. In 2014, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire calendar year was 10.4 percent, or 33.0 million, lower than the rate and number of uninsured in 2013 (13.3 percent or

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September 21 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

New technology converts sea water into drinking water

This could change a whole lot of lives. Purifying dirty water is a notoriously difficult and expensive process – even in California, financial pressures affect what can be done to tackle the severe drought in the area. Those in developing nations have far less money to play around with, which is why a newly invented

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September 21 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

How Could America Get Its Medical Debt Problem in Check?

Even after landmark health care reform, our medical debt problem will persist. American consumers are deep in debt, and the lion’s share of it – more than a third – is medical debt. A recent study by personal finance website NerdWallet found that $21 billion in medical debt was collected from consumers in 2012, representing

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September 17 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Proponents push universal health care in Colorado

Proponents of the ColoradoCare initiative are working to bring universal health care to all Coloradans. Entire families would be covered under the plan. Sen. Irene Aguilar, M.D. is the force behind the creation of ColoradoCare, a Colorado based health-care system aimed to replace Obamacare that would cover all Coloradans. Tom Faudree, regional organizer for Southern

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