Friday, July 16, 2010

Health Reform Update

This Kaiser Health News article describes seven health care changes that will take effect in the coming months: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/July/09/health-overhaul-changes.aspx


This article explains Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research and its roles in health reform: http://www.healthreformgps.org/resources/comparative-clinical-effectiveness-research/


Healthcare.gov is a new web site with various information, including your new consumer rights and benefits under the Affordable Care Act, a timeline of when new programs under the new law will come online between now and 2014 and a new insurance finder that will make it easy to find both private and public health insurance option that works for you. The site also features important new information about the quality of care available in outpatient and emergency departments, including how well hospitals care for patients with heart attacks and protect outpatients from surgical infections: http://www.healthcare.gov/compare/index.html.

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