December 06, 2012
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to go into effect in 2014, most US voters remain pessimistic about healthcare, according to new research from WG Consulting, a division of ghg. Three out of four anticipate that the cost and quality of care, access to medications and doctors, availability of treatment innovations, and insurance costs and coverage all will stay the same or get worse. Those who voted for Romney are more likely than Obama supporters to believe they will see the overall quality of healthcare decline when the ACA is implemented.
November 07, 2012
Obamacare has survived both a Supreme Court challenge and now Mitt Romney's promise to "repeal and replace." But very real questions remain about its future, since it's as unpopular as ever in some states. Questions about federal funding of health IT are also still lingering.
November 06, 2012
With so much of America's healthcare future on the line after the election - partisan budget battles looming and talk of either moving forward with Obamacare or starting over under President Romney (depending what has happened at the ballot box by the time you read this) - one thing has stayed relatively stable over the past eight years, and hopefully will continue to: the bipartisan advancement of healthcare IT.
October 28, 2012
Mitt Romney is no stranger to health information technology advocacy. But despite his earlier initiatives as governor of Massachusetts, many experts say health IT policies and their funding could be at risk if he were elected president.
October 04, 2012
Among the pods of debate in Denver last night, the issue of healthcare was every bit as fiery as the oft-considered more popular economy, jobs and the widely-divisive role of government.
August 31, 2012
It may come as a surprise that President Barack Obama and GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan are pushing the same target rate for controlling federal spending on Medicare. Each would set it at half a percentage point higher than the growth rate of the economy -- the gross domestic product -- after a phase-in period.
August 29, 2012
By choosing Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put Medicare on the table as a major 2012 campaign issue.
August 17, 2012
Most of the headlines about the choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney have screamed about how the author of the House budget plan would upend the Medicare program and upset seniors' certainty about healthcare. Ryan's plans for Medicaid, however, are more extreme and immediate.
June 28, 2012
Bill Bernstein, chairman of the healthcare division at law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips discusses why the Supreme Court's ruling is good news for the healthcare industry, and the challenges that remain.
June 12, 2012
While Delaware is moving slowly on health insurance exchanges and other pieces of health reform, it has demonstrated it is an innovator, having established the first operational statewide health information exchange in the country in May 2007.
April 24, 2012
Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the U.S., but it packs a big punch when it comes to health IT.
April 18, 2012
While President Barack Obama and the all-but-official Republican contender Mitt Romney gear up to debate how each would fashion future healthcare, the battle over a critical underpinning of the law is being fought not in the nation's capital, but in the states.
March 15, 2012
As he turns 65 this year, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he will not sign up for Medicare. Instead, he will keep his private insurance and do without the social safety net, a Romney rep said Tuesday.
March 06, 2012
With a touch of irony, one of the states determined to overturn President Obama's health reform law "as a matter of liberty" is, in an odd way, perhaps helping the president's reelection bid.
March 06, 2012
While healthcare information technology figures not at all in Oklahoma's primary today, two health IT veterans say the Sooner State has one of the best health data exchange models in the country.
January 23, 2012
South Carolina has received kudos for improving improving how it expands and retains eligible children in Medicaid by using information from other safety-net programs, such as food stamps. The technology is employs to share data have also led to greater efficiency and reduced state administrative costs.
January 19, 2012
Whether the Tea Party will influence the presidential campaign remains to be seen -- but the movement's participants this week are creating an undeniable impact in South Carolina leading up to Saturday's primaries.
January 13, 2012
Last week, we looked at Rick Santorum's controversial statement that no one has ever died because they didn't have health insurance. This week, it seems another GOP presidential candidate has gotten himself into a bit of trouble regarding health insurance.
June 16, 2011
Leading GOP candidate and Massachusetts health plan architect Mitt Romney drew attention this week as challenger Tim Pawlenty coined the term "Obamneycare," deriding both Romney's and Obama's healthcare policies. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers for their reactions.
June 02, 2011
Presidential candidates are beginning to line up in the past month, as more Republicans declared their intentions of running. Several of them have strong ties to health IT.