Thorpe on Prevention and Wellness Fund
“Repeal of Health Bill’s 1099 Provision Could Take Funds from Prevention,” Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2010.
Sep 13, 2010
Eliminating the Prevention and Wellness Fund is penny wise, pound foolish
There has been a lot of recent buzz in the health care community and on Capitol Hill about the Prevention and Wellness Fund and how its financial resources will be allocated. The Fund finances many significant prevention and wellness initiatives and delivery system reforms, including access to care...
Sep 03, 2010
The Specifics of Prevention in PPACA
Assistant Secretary for Health David Koh and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius published an article yesterday in NEJM about the importance of prevention and wellness and how PPACA helps “individuals, worksites, communities, and the nation at large" to live well. I’d like to take a moment and...
Aug 27, 2010
Hospitals Improving Patient Care via Care Coordination Efforts
Great Marketwatch article by Anya Martin about increased care coordination efforts made by hospitals and required by PPACA, “Hospitals take steps to keep patients safe -- and at home.” Preventable hospital readmissions put patients at increased risk and drive up health spending, especially in...
Aug 25, 2010
Thorpe on Workplace Wellness
August 17, 2010 News Journal By: Hiran Raynayake "When choosing what to eat, Monica Loutzenhiser opts for an apple over nachos or a salad over a burger. She wants to eat a nutritious diet and stay healthy." Click here to read the full article.
Aug 20, 2010
Care Coordination is Common Sense
A recent Fortune article, “Common sense saves Illinois $140 million in health care costs,” discusses the cost saving evidence of community health teams and coordinated care. As the title states, care coordination is common sense. Not only does it save lives and improve the quality of care delivered...
Aug 19, 2010
PPACA Examples of Success
The White House Office of Public Engagement on the Affordable Care Act is seeking "real life" examples of individuals benefiting from implementation of PPACA (i.e. those getting preventive care who were previously unable to do so). Trust for America's Health is collecting examples. Please send...
Aug 18, 2010
Health Care Costs Significant Factor in Getting Preventive Care
"Economy Led to Cuts in Use of Health Care," New York Times, August 16, 2010 "Prevention best medicine," Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 17, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Cancer Costs
"Report: Cancer is the world's costliest disease," Associated Press, August 16, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Public Education Key to Successful Implementation
A recent USA Today article reported that – based on three polls conducted just last month –  large percentages of Americans are uninformed about what provision are included in PPACA. While many organizations are conducting public education campaigns of their own, HHS, through its website, www....
Aug 14, 2010