Monthly Archives: October 2012

Medicare Case a Win For Patients
With Chronic, Debilitating Conditions, Disabilities

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Tweet Patients on Medicare with chronic conditions and disabilities will no longer have to show improvement to get skilled care and therapy services, according to a proposed settlement of a class action suit, Jimmo v. Sebelius. The settlement clarifies the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Health Needs Assessment In:
Listen and Share Your POV

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Tweet Tomorrow and Thursday, you have your chance to hear about a Brooklyn Health Needs Assessment that analyzed opinions from more than 700 North and Central Brooklyn residents on their healthcare. Many people involved in this process are dedicated to … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words: A Young Woman With
Rheumatoid Arthritis Acknowledges Her Disability

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Tweet How do young people cope with chronic, debilitating conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Patient POV interviewed Lisa Jaffe Hubbell, a young woman, who only last month acknowledged to herself, that she is disabled, and is unlikely to regain … Continue reading

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Immigration and Healthcare: No Talking Points This Election

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Tweet This week, I will be attending a two-day meeting on immigration and healthcare.  It’s not an area that I know a lot about and I am interested in your thoughts on the topic. Presidential candidates are not discussing the … Continue reading

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Warning Signs

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Tweet “Warning Signs” is a new concept for Patient POV. In it, I plan to point to unanticipated changes in health care that warrant a closer look. In some cases, all we see is a snapshot of something awry in … Continue reading

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