Jessica Pollak Kahn recently joined CMS as the Project Officer for
... Jessica Pollak Kahn serves as the CMS Project Officer in the Family and Children’s Health Programs
Group, Division of Quality, Evaluation and Health Outcomes, managing three large grant programs:
Medicaid Transformation Grants, Emergency Room Diversion Grants and High-Risk Insurance Pool
Grants. The ...
Betting on Bending the Cost Curve
... In conclusion, Dr. Pauly discussed Medicare costs
and other public programs. While private sector
cost growth is a problem, it does not generate the
same kinds of distortions as public programs do.
That means that many people, especially those
with generous private health benefits, may be able
to ke ...
sample exchange notice letter for employees not offered health
... could choose to purchase insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In the state of
Wisconsin, you can access a federal-based Marketplace. If your household income (“adjusted gross
income” or “total income” as shown on your federal income tax form) is between 100% and 400% of the
federal po ...
Lyme Disease Petition
... WHEREAS, the tick-borne illness known as Chronic Lyme Disease, which mimics many catastrophic illnesses, such
as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s, arthritic diabetes, depression, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia is
increasingly endemic in Canada, but the scientifically validated diagnostic t ...
MinnesotaCare Provider Taxes - Minnesota House of Representatives
... No, the revenues from applying the insurance premiums tax to health
maintenance organizations (HMOs) and nonprofit health services corporations
(such as Blue Cross) are deposited in the health care access fund and used to pay
for MinnesotaCare. In addition, other revenues from the program, such as
Comparing rail health care benefits to other industries
... Rail union employees pay less in out-of-pocket expenses such as co-payments, deductibles and coinsurance and get far more generous coverage than the vast majority of American workers. In fact,
out-of-pocket expenses for rail union employees reflect only 7 percent of the total costs of the health
questions to ask federal candidates
... The use of evidence-based research on various medical practices
and prescription drugs has been shown to save money, yet provide
quality care. What should the government do to promote the use of
evidence-based research by doctors, hospitals and other health
As President, how would you ens ...
Analysis of foreign healthcare systems
... Health insurance in the US is difficult and very complex to understand. The beneficiaries
of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are those that have an income below poverty, to be eligible the
income should be less than $28,725 for an individual and for a family of three $48,000.
Population with an income ...
Ontario Fiscal Policy - Ontario Health Coalition
... and is significantly below the average.
• Hospitals and home care are shrinking, not growing as a proportion of health
• Ontario has engaged in the most prolonged and deepest tax cuts of any province
in Canada. These cuts have not resulted in business investment.
Econ 149: Health Economics Problem Set I Answer Key 1. Name
... is important when we’re thinking about incentives for consuming health care, since we
don’t pay the full price up front.
(b) When you buy a surfboard, you probably can gauge its basic quality and you and the
shop owner will generally have the same information about the surfboard. In health
care, the ...
NATIONAL COMMISSION OF AUDIT COVER SHEET FOR SUBMISSIONS Dr
... (and costs). Importantly, the Commonwealth is only obliged to contribute to what
an independent arbiter (the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, IHPA),
determines are the costs that an ‘efficient’ hospital would take to provide that
additional activity. This is done by IHPA establishing the ‘Nat ...
IT`S TIME FOR OUR ACTIONS TO CATCH UP TO OUR WORDS
... Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, is recognized as an effective intervention for treating
mental illness. Many community organizations are already providing psychotherapy as part of their
treatment programs. The challenge they have is attracting and retaining qualified professionals t ...
Nine fallacies of Obamacare
... of control — people act rationally
according to the incentive system they
are in — and why Obama is looking for
ways to control costs. As long as those
programs exist, he won’t be able control
costs without bureaucratic rationing of
services one way or another.
If the “reformers” get their way,
The Health Care Systems Of China And India
... care in 2003, up from 36 percent in 1993.8 Of those who did not seek care, 38 percent
reported financial difficulties as their primary reason for not doing so, up from 33
percent in 1993.9 Notably, the proportion of ill people not seeking care because of financial hardship varies considerably by inc ...
What Are the Implications for Medicare of the American Health Care
... hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health and hospice benefits. Under current law, Part A is financed primarily
through a 2.9% tax on earnings paid by employers and employees (1.45% each). The ACA increased the payroll tax
for a minority of taxpayers with relatively high incomes—those earning ...
Who Pays and Who Benefits from Health Care Reforms?
... taxes” fund the premium subsidy of the poor simply shifts the burden of paying from LGU contributions
to fully nationally-funded premium subsidies for the same benefit package. Thirdly, the lack of
information as well as operational and procedural barriers prevent the premium subsidies to be
... • In healthcare, the market consumption
decision is not voluntary, but forced by an
external event such as becoming sick.
• There are three type of health events:
– First, there’s the flow of ordinary healthcare
expenses when you are young and middle-aged.
– Second, there’s the relatively rare catas ...
Consultant in Public Health/Public Health Medicine – Health
... 4.1 The post holder will be managerially responsible for a team of 15 staff of whom four are directly
line managed by the consultant, including recruitment, allocation of duties, appraisals, disciplinary
and grievance responsibilities.
4.2 The post holder will manage a budget of £570,000 per annum a ...
Measuring progressivity of health care payments
... burden of all direct and indirect taxes is relevant where, as is commonly true, some health care is financed
from general government revenues. Social insurance contributions should also be considered. One source
of revenue, foreign aid, is not relevant since the purpose is to evaluate the distributi ...
Submission can be found here.
... CPRA calls upon the Federal government to work collaboratively within a shared mandate to
immediately develop a dedicated national recreation and sport infrastructure program to address
the facility repair, replacement or rehabilitation needs of communities across Canada.
The CPRA recommends that th ...
... Predicting health care costs 20 or 30—let alone 50 or 75—years into the future is an inexact science,
at best.9 The costs of providing care depend on future innovations in technology, the value of such
innovations to beneficiaries and to taxpayers, and the supply of and demand for health care servic ...
... The self-employment trend is important to Revenue Canada because of its impact on compliance.
Overall, compliance with Canada’s tax system is high. For example, in 1995, over 95% of
Canadians 18 years of age or older who should have filed an income tax return did so voluntarily.
This has increased f ...
Budget - Government of Manitoba
... Our first year has been spent listening to Manitobans
who came forward during our pre-budget consultation
to give us their views on how to repair our services,
fix Manitoba’s finances and rebuild our economy. We
received advice from Manitobans from all walks of
life and from all across the province, ...
Medicare (French: assurance-maladie) is the unofficial name for Canada's publicly funded universal health insurance system. The formal terminology for the insurance system is provided by the Canada Health Act and the health insurance legislation of the individual provinces and territories.Under the terms of the Canada Health Act, all ""insured persons"" (basically, legal residents of Canada, including permanent residents) are entitled to receive ""insured services"" without copayment. Such services are defined as medically necessary services if provided in hospital, or by 'practitioners' (usually physicians). Approximately 70% of Canadian health expenditures come from public sources, with the rest paid privately (both through private insurance, and through out-of-pocket payments). The extent of public financing varies considerably across services. For example, approximately 99% of physician services, and 90% of hospital care, are paid by publicly funded sources, whereas almost all dental care is paid for privately. Most physicians are self-employed private entities which enjoy coverage under each province's respective healthcare plans.Services of non-physicians working within hospitals are covered; but provinces can, but are not forced to, cover services by non-physicians if provided outside hospitals. Changing the site of treatment may thus change coverage. For example, pharmaceuticals, nursing care, and physical therapy must be covered for inpatients, but there is considerable variation from province to province in the extent to which they are covered for patients discharged to the community (e.g., after day surgery). The need to modernize coverage was pointed out in 2002 by both the Romanow Commission and by the Kirby committee of the Canadian Senate (see External links below). Similarly, the extent to which non-physician providers of primary care are funded varies; Quebec offers primary health care teams through its CLSC system.