Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday Themes

And another day of news:

The House GOP says that it will offer an alternative to health reform after the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the existing law. Instead of requiring coverage of pre-existing conditions, they will offer those of us with pre-existing conditions high risk pools -- extraordinarily expensive, poor coverage, limited choices, and not "insurance" so not regulated. Thanks, but no thanks.

The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is expected to release its report today documenting the experiments in care delivery and financing that it is funding now to help find ways to cut the costs of health care.

The Obama Administration released long-awaited regulations for school lunches, which are intended to help fight childhood obesity. If only someone had done this when I was a kid.

A horrible story about a woman whom North Carolina decided should not have children, so she was forcibly sterilized. In the United States this happens? Are you kidding me?

And you think you waited a long time for disability benefits? Here's a story of a man who waited from 1950 to today!

Learn about what it's like to live with hemophilia. The challenges are remarkable.

Pharma has been focusing more on treatments for rare diseases -- finally!

Here's some good advice -- make appointments for health screenings for the year now so they're on your calendar, not to be forgotten.

The CDC has failed to determine the cause of Morgellon's, a rare skin disease.

And that's it for this morning. Have a great day! Jennifer

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