Posted in Caring Health

Viewpoint: State of Local Healthcare Past Ridiculous

By Suzie Farthing, RN I am incredibly frustrated with the state of healthcare in our community. Things have gotten past the point of being ridiculous….

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Healthcare hearing this week

Florida’s lawsuit against the federal health care overhaul will get its first full hearing before Federal Judge Roger Vinson this Tuesday, Sept. 14 so expect…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Obama Care

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has published its analysis of the controversial America’s Affordable Health Choices Act and its impact on each Congressional…

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Posted in Politics

Pensacola does well in healthcare cost study

There is new study by that Dartmouth Atlas project which is published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the rising costs of healthcare….

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Posted in Politics

Sacred Heart hurt by budget cuts, too

Mike Burke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Sacred Heart Health System says. “If the proposed budget cuts go through, Sacred Heart’s reimbursement would…

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Is Baptist/West Florida deal off?

Nearly a month ago, I reported on this blog that Baptist Healthcare’s purchase of West Florida Hospital had fallen through…a victim of the tight bond…

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CR ranks hospitals

A new system from Consumer Reports rates nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide on the length of hospital stays and number of doctor visits for older adults…

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New wrinkle in healthcare

Have you been late on paying your medical bills? Well, hospitals may start refusing treatment based on your credit history. A new medical bill payment…

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Next fad: concierge physicians

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that rise of boutique medical practices. Could it come here? Today he (Dr. Carlos Caballero) will see a half-dozen patients,…

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