H R 4489 the FEHBP Prescription Drug Integrity Transparency and Cost Savings Act

H R  4489  the FEHBP Prescription Drug Integrity  Transparency  and Cost Savings Act

I am the author of Putting Medicare Consumers in Charge : Lessons from the
FEHBP , a book published by the American Enterprise Institute ( AEI ) last fall .
For three decades I have been the primary author of the annual CHECKBOOK's
Guide ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037819125

Category: Government employees' health insurance

Page: 225

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Categories: Government employees' health insurance

2009 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Benefit

2009 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Benefit

... ten - year period from 1999 through 2008 , the average annual increase was
5.6 percent in Medicare and 7.5 percent in the FEHBP , a complete reversal in
relative performance ( from Walton Francis , Putting Medicare Consumers in
Charge ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015089031648

Category: Government employees' health insurance

Page: 88

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Categories: Government employees' health insurance

Medicare Reform

Medicare Reform

on providers for cost containment is — and I am sure you heard it before - is like
putting the fox in charge of the chicken house . PROVIDERS AND CONSUMERS
TO STUDY PROBLEMS I am outspoken to voice my views against adversarial ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Budget

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754066709761

Category: Government publications

Page: 213

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Categories: Government publications

Health Care Quality and Consumer Protection

Health Care Quality and Consumer Protection

AAHP recognizes that to address consumer needs effectively , health plans must
take specific steps to put the Philosophy into practice . ... In New York State , the
vast majority of outpatient mastectomies in 1995 were provided to women in the
Medicare fee - for - service program . ... I am pleased to be participating in this
process as a member of the AAHP Board of Directors task force charged with ...

Author: U. S. Congress, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000031689373

Category: Consumer protection

Page: 124

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Categories: Consumer protection

The Consumer and the Health Care System

The Consumer and the Health Care System

... to remedy the inaccessibility of care for the poor ( Medicaid ) and the elderly (
Medicare ) by putting more funds into the ... making has to have local power of
enforcement - a call for consumer or client control rather than simply participation
.

Author: Jonathan M. Metsch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076005272146

Category: Community health services

Page: 384

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Categories: Community health services

Consumer Driven Health Care

Consumer Driven Health Care

... insurance policies to high deductible policies eliminating first dollar coverage
and putting consumers back in charge of ... System Health Savings Accounts (
HSAs ) were created as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug , Modernization
and ...

Author: Roger D. Blackwell

Publisher: Book Publishing Associates, Incorporated

ISBN: 0976744902

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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The United States does not have a health care system; it has a sickness care system and now the system itself is sick. The costs of health care drain nearly 15% of all the goods and services produced in America, 50% more than other industrialized nations. With benefits costs approaching $10,000 per employee with family coverage and increasing at double-digit rates, this crisis is not only threatening American jobs, but the ability of U.S. companies to survive in the global marketplace. Consumer Driven Health Care is informative and entertaining reading for executives who want to know more about reducing the high costs of health care, consumers unhappy with the growing proportion of their paychecks going to health insurance premiums and co-pays on physician visits and prescription drugs, and health care providers and policy makers looking for a detailed, easy-to-understand explanation of ""America’s Two Trillion Dollar Crisis.""
Categories: Medical

Consumer Health

Consumer Health

Cost - Sharing Mechanisms A mechanism thought to increase cost
consciousness in consumers is to have more deductibles and coinsurance in the
health ... Others question whether this scheme would work because they point to
the 20 % coinsurance provisions of Medicare ... Putting the aforementioned
theory into practice would not be a cost - saving mechanism that organized
medicine would accept .

Author: James H. Price

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: UCAL:B4347526

Category: Medical

Page: 563

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Categories: Medical

Business Week

Business Week

PUTTING CONSUMERS IN CHARGE Get ready for the next great experiment in
American health care. ... The Bush Administration expanded the concept in last
December's Medicare prescription drug law by creating HSAs, a favorite GOP
idea ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034016188

Category: Business

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Categories: Business

Federal Medicare Prescription Drug Act

Federal Medicare Prescription Drug Act

State Readiness, Implementation and Consumer Issues : Joint Informational
Hearing of the Senate Health Committee, ... that it instruct the department to start
looking at these kinds of issues , putting dollar numbers next to them , and having
 ...

Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822030340475

Category: Legislation

Page: 260

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Categories: Legislation

Consumer Health Education for the Elderly

Consumer Health Education for the Elderly

But we can't be content to engage in damage control actions only as far as
Medicare is concerned . ... We're not only interested in putting present Medicare
benefits on a sound basis , but , said our Board , the nation should also include in
the ...

Author: Joan Marie Reiley

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:27415305

Category: Aged

Page: 126

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Categories: Aged

Investigation of Senator David F Durenberger without special title

Investigation of Senator David F  Durenberger  without special title

What do I mean when I say that this consumer choice marketplace depends on
putting a price on good and evil? ... a day for 25 years, went to the University of
Utah, got an artificial heart, lived four months, and his widow sent a bill to
Medicare for $205,000. ... because somebody else paid the bill and, whatever the
hospital and the doctor wanted to charge, they charged and the third-party payer
paid it.

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Ethics

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000017174985

Category: Governmental investigations

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Categories: Governmental investigations

Bay Area Consumers Checkbook

Bay Area Consumers  Checkbook

Health plans are putting dollar caps on annual prescription coverage, increasing
deductibles, more tightly limiting the list of drugs they ... Senior citizens often pay
for some or all of their prescriptions out of their own pockets since Medicare does
not cover prescription medicine. ... Some firms waive shipping charges for
prescription drugs, but all surveyed stores charge to ship health and beauty
products.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113370030

Category: Consumer education

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Categories: Consumer education

The American Consumer

The American Consumer

Older Americans are eligible for Medicare - a federal government program that
helps senior citizens and disabled people pay their medical bills . ... These
factors are putting a great strain on the cost of social insurance . The United
States is ...

Author: Herbert M. Jelley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003387507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

View: 176

A consumer education textbook emphasizing controversial consumer issues and the daily problems of today's consumers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Health Care Cost Containment in New York State

Health Care Cost Containment in New York State

Detwiller , L. F. ( Spring 1979 ) , " Consumer Charge : Key to Hospital Autonomy
and Consumer Responsibility ... C. A. ( May 1969 ) , " Putting Medicare Cost
Finding to Work for Hospital Management , " Hospital Financial Management ,
Vol .

Author: Manas Chatterji

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000105375053

Category: Medical care

Page: 113

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Categories: Medical care

BNA Pension Benefits Reporter

BNA Pension   Benefits Reporter

Baucus said the Medicare package will contain provisions increasing access to
programs that provide premium and cost - sharing relief to ... Health and Human
Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt for putting forward a budget that they said
aimed to privatize Medicare ( 31 PBD , 2/15/08 ) . ... Health Insurance Consumers
Want More Control Through Increased Access and Choice , Survey Finds ucts .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924112264548

Category: Employee fringe benefits

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Categories: Employee fringe benefits

Multinational Monitor

Multinational Monitor

Medicare Drugs : Prescription for Failure Shocking and Discouraging Bush ,
Corporate Power and the Environment ... As Norquist puts it , Republicans can be
trusted to “ club baby seals ” if it helps corporate profits . ... Every European has
authority to negotiate lower prices for medicines under government
reimbursement programs , noted consumer advocate Ralph ... the way for
Medicare privatization , trans - Terring control of the Medicare program from
extremely efficient government ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018261229

Category: International business enterprises

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Categories: International business enterprises

Consumer Education

Consumer Education

Up to 65 percent of Medicare consumers have sought supplemental medical
insurance to cover gaps in Medicare ... Before putting any money down , have
your insurance salesman compare the new policy with your Medicare benefits .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924089600930

Category: Consumer education

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Categories: Consumer education

Uses of Epidemiology in Planning Health Services

Uses of Epidemiology in Planning Health Services

sibility of care for the poor ( Medicaid ) and for the elderly ( Medicare ) by putting
more funds into the medical market place . ... making has to have the power of
enforcement — a call for consumer or client control rather than simply
participation .

Author: Arthur Michael Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000002207919

Category: Epidemiology

Page: 1063

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Categories: Epidemiology

Uses of Epidemiology in Planning Health Services

Uses of Epidemiology in Planning Health Services

sibility of care for the poor ( Medicaid ) and for the elderly ( Medicare ) by putting
more funds into the medical market place . ... making has to have the power of
enforcement a call for consumer or client control rather than simply participation .

Author: International Epidemiological Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5108447

Category: Epidemiology

Page:

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Categories: Epidemiology