Month: December 2008

The Nursing Home Transparency Act is Now Pending Before Congress

From Anne Duvoisin, Attorney/Partner, HensonFuerst Nursing Home Practice: “The Nursing Home Transparency Act is now pending before Congress. Blog viewers are encouraged to review the full bill via the link below, and they are strongly encouraged to contact their Congressional delegates in the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives to urge this …

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New Medicaid Rules Allow States to Set Premiums and Higher Co-Payments

A new federal rule gives states sweeping authority to charge premiums and higher co-payments for doctors’ services, hospital care and prescription drugs provided to low-income people under Medicaid. The rule is expected to save money for the federal government and the states. But public health experts and even some federal officials predicted that many low-income …

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Depression Leads to Internal Body Fat in 70-Somethings, Study Suggests

 “For the depressed public, it should be another reason to take one’s symptoms seriously and look for treatment,” said study co-author Stephen Kritchevsky, director of the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. People with depression were twice as likely as others to gain visceral fat — the kind that surrounds …

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