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Health and other inequalities more likely to affect women
This report finds that older women are more vulnerable to financial difficulties than older men, with both their employment history and family circumstances impacting on pension income and ability to save. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers
U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 11/30/2017 This two-hour, 30-minute Congressional hearing discusses the current opioid crisis, with providers, public safety officials, and state health officials who are on the front lines fighting the epidemic, speak to what is happening on the ground, and what more Congress can do to help them address the crisis. Topics include Rhode Island's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Addiction and Overdose, which recommended specific, evidence-based strategies in four areas: prevention, rescue, treatment, and recovery. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers
November 2017 hearing of the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor& Pensions on what is happening at the state and local levels to address the opioid crisis. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trajectories and characteristics of functional impairment before and after suicide attempt in young adults - a nationwide register-based cohort study - Wang M, Helgesson M, Rahman S, Niederkrotenthaler T, Mittendorfer-Rutz E.
BACKGROUND: Despite high rates of youth suicide attempt, little is known about patterns of functional impairment in terms of sickness absence and disability pension (SA/DP) before and after an attempt. The aim was to identify SA/DP trajectories among young... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Remarks from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., as prepared for oral testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Hearing, “Implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act: Progress and the Path Forward for Medical Innovation
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor& Pensions on the agency ’s implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Report: Investors review hedge fund involvement in wake of harassment allegations against Orbimed founder Isaly
Institutional investors with positions in OrbiMed are reportedly reviewing their involvement with the healthcare hedge fund after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against founder and managing partner Sam Isaly. Six former employees of biotech hedge fund accused Isaly, a 72-year-old investor long revered in the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks, of routinely demeaning and harassing women with hardcore pornography and sex toys, STAT reported Dec. 5. Isaly has denied the allegations. The sixth accuser contacted the outlet after that story, requesting anonymity for fear of rep...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat OrbiMed Venture Capital/Private Equity Source Type: news

AAFP to Senate Committee: Primary Care Key to Public Health
The AAFP recently outlined its major priorities for improving public health in a detailed statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two-child tax policy exposes the hypocrisy of the Prime Minster, says UNISON
The government’s policy of restricting parents’ tax credits applications to two children flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s pledge to fight the “burning injustice” of child poverty, says UNISON today (Monday). The policy, which came into force earlier this year, means that families who have a third child born on or after 6 April 2017 will be £2,780 worse off than a family with a baby born the day before, according to UNISON. As a result of the change, UNISON says that more than a quarter of a million children (256,000) will be living in poverty by the end of this parliament, while...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release Margaret McKee poverty tax credits Source Type: news

Two-child tax policy exposes the hypocrisy of the Prime Minister, says UNISON
The government’s policy of restricting parents’ tax credits applications to two children flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s pledge to fight the “burning injustice” of child poverty, says UNISON today (Monday). The policy, which came into force earlier this year, means that families who have a third child born on or after 6 April 2017 will be £2,780 worse off than a family with a baby born the day before, according to UNISON. As a result of the change, UNISON says that more than a quarter of a million children (256,000) will be living in poverty by the end of this parliament, while...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release Margaret McKee poverty tax credits Source Type: news

Athyrium Capital, Neuberger Berman close $2B healthcare fund
Asset management company Athyrium Capital Management said today that it and investment management company Neuberger Berman have closed a $2 billion healthcare fund seeking to invest in commercial-stage healthcare companies. The Athyrium Opportunities Fund III has more than 45 institutional investors including public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, New York-based Athyrium said. “We are excited by the breadth of investment opportunities that will be available to the Fund in the coming years, as the global healthcare sector continues to undergo dramatic transformation drive...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Athyrium neubergerberman Source Type: news

A New Investment Fund is Targeting Healthcare Growth Opps
  KKR, a global investment firm, just closed a new $1.45 billion fund aimed at healthcare growth opportunities in the Americas. KKR said it will invest more than $265 million of capital in the fund, alongside external investors through KKR's balance sheet and employee commitments. "The healthcare sector has demonstrated strong fundamentals throughout multiple cycles," said Ali Satvat, a KKR member and head of KKR's healthcare strategic growth investing efforts. "Significant advances in medical innovation have yielded new products and services for patients, while consolidation and novel approac...
Source: MDDI - December 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

PE firm KKR closes $1.5B healthcare fund
Private equity giant KKR (NYSE:KKR) this week announced the final closing of its $1.45 billion KKR Health Care Strategic Growth Fund, looking to invest the funds in healthcare growth equity investment opportunities in the America’s. The fund will receive more than $265 million of capital from KKR itself, alongside external investors through KKR’s balance sheet and employee commitments. “The health care sector has demonstrated strong fundamentals throughout multiple cycles. Significant advances in medical innovation have yielded new products and services for patients, while consolidation and nove...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Source Type: news

The Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 and the Individual Mandate
Letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions discusses the combined effects of simultaneously passing the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 and repealing the individual health insurance mandate. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New report says PIP process 'not fit for purpose'
The problems experienced by many people with arthritis when trying to access Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are highlighted inSupporting Those Who Need It Most?, a hard-hitting report from the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)– a group of more than 80 national organisations, including Arthritis Research UK.PIP is a source of financial support designed to help people manage the extra costs they may face when living with a disability or long-term condition. It provides a lifeline to many people with arthritis. However, this new report exposes a PIP system not fit for purpose in its current form, with many des...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Have your say on pension changes
The Government has launched a consultation to seek views on the policy and proposed regulations for how costs and charge information should be published and made available to members of Defined Contribution pension schemes. Costs and charges are applied when your pension contributions are invested. They can take out a lot of money from your individual pot of cash and assets leaving you with less to live off when you retire. In order to ensure you get the best out of the investments you must know the costs you are being taken from you. The consultation ends on 6 December and also seeks views on how  pension scheme memb...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: cullenm Tags: Article dwpconsultationondcpensions pensions governance Source Type: news

Future of supported housing
The Chairs of the Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government Committees have welcomed Theresa May's announcement that the Government will not apply the Local Housing Allowance cap to supported housing (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer
Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest people in the country hundreds of thousands of pounds in that time, while public sector workers haven’t had a decent pay rise in years, says the union. An examination of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics by UNISON shows that in the five years since the then Chancellor, George Osborne, introduced the t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government public services Tax Tax avoidance Source Type: news

‘ If you want to be heard, speak in UNISON ’
Addressing UNISON’s LGBT conference in Brighton this afternoon, Christina McAnea, the union’s assistant general secretary with responsibility for bargaining and equality, spoke about how she increasingly hears the question asked of ‘why should I join a union?’ “Looking around the hall, some of you – not all of you – will be old enough to remember the UNISON TV advert that saw one cartoon ant trying to gain the attention of a bear.” It only hears and leaps out of the way when the single ant returns with a huge group of ants. The message was simple, she told them. “If you...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2017 LGBT Conference Christina McAnea transphobia Source Type: news

Blog: The Chancellor ’ s budget choice is between decent services and lost services
Next week the Chancellor will be unveiling his Budget. It’s an opportunity for the government to begin reversing austerity, and start delivering real pay rises for all public service workers. But, as a recent UNISON report shows, it’s also a time when ministers could show they support local services. At the moment that’s far from what’s happening. A growing surplus on the government’s share of business rates – which is set to increase by £1.8bn in 2018/19 – is being diverted into central coffers, when it would be better spent supporting local council services. Despite what th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget local government Source Type: news

ASGCT Members Inform the Senate HELP Committee About Gene Editing
ASGCT leaders and members highlighted the innovative, durable, and potentially curative nature of gene editing at a Nov. 14 hearing with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14925252.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Saving social care: a fair funding settlement for the future
This report examines four options for the future of social care funding: means testing the winter fuel payment, scrapping the triple lock on the state pension, increasing national insurance contributions and an increase in inheritance tax. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

S í, seniors: the Chilean city with grand plans to be the best place to grow old
Promising supervised flats, nursing homes and levelled streets, Valdivia ’s Gerontological Hub project is tackling Chile’s ageing crisis head-on. Can it offset the country’s shockingly low privatised pensions?Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where, if you ’re alone and facing challenges but still physically and mentally independent, you can move into an apartment complex with a supervisor to provide support and organise workshops and gatherings in a community room. Where there’s an affordable transport system adapted to your needs, along with wel ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Piotr Kozak in Santiago Tags: Cities Ageing Older people Society Chile Americas World news Science Source Type: news

Accountable care providers may gain access to NHS pension
The government has launched a consultation to make it easier for independent providers and organisations involved in new care model and accountable care contracts to have access to the NHS pension scheme. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

US Senators urge CMS head Verma to include med device ID on claims
Two US Senators this week wrote to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid head Seema Verma urging her to add a field for unique medical device identifier information on insurance claim forms. The letter, from Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), cited a report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General from September. The report claims that nearly $1.5 billion in costs to Medicare came from patients treated with seven specific cardiac devices from 3 manufacturers that were recalled or showed high failure rates over a 10 year period. The OIG release also claimed...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

BioGeneration Ventures closes $95m medtech fund
BioGeneration Ventures said today its BGV III fund raised $95.4 million (EU €82 million) in its final closing, looking to focus on therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics within the European Union. Investors joining the funding, which surpassed its $58.3 million (EU €50 million) including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the incubation arm of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and private equity investors Schroder Adveq and the MAN Pension Trust, BGV said. “Over the last years, BGV has proven that investing in early stage companies is critical in d...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News biogenerationventures Source Type: news

Report calls for better mental health support in the workplace
"Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," writes BBC News. This was just one of the UK media outlets that published the findings of a report looking at the extent of mental ill health in the workplace, and the related economic and social costs. Most of the media led with headlines stating that 300,000 people with long-term mental health conditions leave work each year – twice the rate of those without mental health conditions. The loss to the economy was estimated to be up to £99 billion a year, including lost productivity output, t...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Nobody minds a gentle nudge, except in the wrong direction | Andrew Rawnsley
The past decade has demonstrated when behavioural politics can succeed and when it doesn ’t workWe live in a time when government seems to have the Sadim touch: everything politicians lay their hands on turns into the opposite of gold. So it is a pleasant surprise when a significant piece of policy affecting the futures of millions of people is working as intended.Many folk park pensions in that segment of the brain where they keep things they know to be important, but find boring. Many folk would prefer to spend any surplus income today rather than save it for tomorrow. As a result, Britain has a serious problem. It...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Rawnsley Tags: Economic policy Politics Psychology Smoking Science Universal credit Society UK news Source Type: news

Excerpts from testimony by PhRMA ’s Lori Reilly
Today, Lori Reilly, executive vice president for policy, research and membership at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions about understanding the role the drug delivery system plays in determining what patients pay for medicines.  (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: drug cost Source Type: news

Arthritis on the agenda at party conferences
The policy, public affairs and campaigns team (PPA) has been raising recognition of arthritis at four key political party conferences: Liberal Democrats, Labour, Conservatives and the Scottish National Party.Alongside our Chief Executive, Liam O’Toole, staff attended various high profile events and round tables, and for the first time, at Labour and Conservative conferences, we also had an exhibition stand:showcasing hard hitting stats about the impact of arthritisproviding copies of ourPrevent, Transform, Cure manifesto, with key asks for MPsproviding local statistics for MPs to learn about prevalence in their ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - October 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis
Three-hour Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee meeting from October 2017 on the opioid crisis and what the federal government is doing about it. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis
U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 10/05/2017 This three-hour, eight-minute Congressional hearing discusses how well the federal government has responded to the mounting public health crisis of the opioid epidemic. Speakers discuss the opioid crisis'two primary issues: the significant rise in opioid analgesic prescriptions that began in the mid-to-late 1990s; and a lack of health system and healthcare provider capacity to identify and engage individuals, and provide them with high-quality, evidence-based opioid addiction treatment, in particular the full spectrum of medication-assisted treatm...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Committee of MPs launch new inquiry into benefits
On the 29th September, the Work and Pensions Committee, an influential group of MPs, launched a new inquiry where they will investigate how the application, assessment and appeals processes are working for two benefits: Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).If you’re ill or disabled, ESA offers you financial support if you can’t work, alongside help to get you back into work if you’re able to. PIP provides financial support to help with some of the extra costs caused by living with a long-term condition or disability. The amount you get depends on how your condition a...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - October 4, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Prankster who Interrupted Theresa May ’s Speech Has Struck Before
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday was interrupted by a protester who handed her a P45 form — roughly equivalent to a pink slip — and shouted “Boris made me do it” as he was dragged off stage. This was a reference to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in recent weeks has been accused of challenging May’s authority in a bid for the top job. But who was the prankster, and what has he done before? Hi @BorisJohnson, I gave Theresa her P45 just like you asked. pic.twitter.com/gzW0UluDMv — Simon Brodkin (@simonbrodkin) Octo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized Conservative party conference lee nelson simon brodkin Theresa May United Kingdom Source Type: news

Could their be a bipartisan Obamacare fix?
Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appear to be dead – at least for now. But two U.S. senators may soon unveil a bipartisan proposal to make modest healthcare fixes. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the committee’s ranking member, are back at work negotiating a bipartisan plan, according to reports in The Hill, Politico and elsewhere. Alexander told Politico on Sept. 29 that there might be a piece of legislation ready for Senate leaders by the end of this week. The deal rep...
Source: Mass Device - October 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Healthcare Reform ACA Affordable Care Act Obamacare Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes West Sussex jobs move
UNISON has welcomed the decision to “insource” admin jobs at the West Sussex multi-agency safeguarding hub that deals with children and young people. Administration at the hub is currently covered by a county council contract with Capita. But now the council says it is bringing the admin jobs under direct management because “vulnerable children are at risk of harm due to insufficient numbers of assessments being undertaken within 24 hours”. UNISON south east regional organiser Caroline Fife (pictured) said that the union is pleased at the decision, adding: “The reality is it could do little el...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News children's services insourcing local government outsourcing privatisation South east Source Type: news

The Republican Fight to Repeal Obamacare Is ‘Dead as a Doornail.’ For Now
Vice President Mike Pence emerged from a lunch with Senate Republicans stone-faced, dodging questions as he beelined for the exit. His silence made it clear the latest Senate attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act was dead, thus thwarting yet again a core Republican promise. One of the bill’s sponsors then came forward to confirm it. “We don’t have the votes,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who along with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina drafted the latest attempt at scrapping the seven-year-old law. “Am I disappointed? Absolutely.” Senate leaders said the issue wasn’...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan and Philip Elliott Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Health Care Obamacare Senate Source Type: news

Republican Senators Vow to ‘Press On’ With Healthcare Bill at Debate
Just hours after a third Republican senator came out against the latest healthcare proposal, all but guaranteeing its defeat, GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy defended it during a televised debate with independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar on CNN. Graham and Cassidy, the namesakes of the latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, spent the night repeating their talking points about the law signed by President Obama in 2010. “It’s about Obamacare failing,” Graham said. “It’s not working and it’s never going to work.” But the Gra...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Bill Cassidy Congress Donald Trump Healthcare John McCain Lindsey Graham Obamacare Senate White House Source Type: news

ACP to Senate: Efforts to stabilize health insurance markets should first, do no harm
(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) told the Senate today that any reforms being considered to help stabilize the health insurance marketplaces should first, do no harm to patients and actually result in improved access and quality of care. This message was part of a set of seven recommendations that ACP submitted as testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's hearing on Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Health Care Stakeholders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'IPEC Must Go Hang'
[The Herald] THE Insurance and Pensions Commission should not clamour to have medical aid societies under its regulatory purview, because it does not possess the competence and credibility to warranty such responsibility, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ascension settles lawsuit over pension plan exemption
Ascension Health has agreed to guarantee $29.5 million in pension benefits to settle a lawsuit that alleged the health care system improperly claim a religious exemption for a retirement plan. In July, a class-action suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against St. Louis-based Ascension Health and Wheaton Franciscan Services Inc., alleging Wheaton underfunded its pension plans and improperly claimed a church-plan exemption from the Employee Retirem ent Income… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Ascension settles lawsuit over pension plan exemption
Ascension Health has agreed to guarantee $29.5 million in pension benefits to settle a lawsuit that alleged the health care system improperly claim a religious exemption for a retirement plan. In July, a class-action suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against St. Louis-based Ascension Health and Wheaton Franciscan Services Inc., alleging Wheaton underfunded its pension plans and improperly claimed a church-plan exemption from the Employee Retirem ent Income… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

The Latest: Senator urges health compromise by both parties
The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says both parties must be willing to compromise to achieve a deal that would strengthening the country's individual health insurance markets (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health-Care Industry Asks Senate For Two Years Of Obamacare Subsidies
Lobbies for health insurance companies, doctors and big business are asking the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to provide more Obamacare stability than the Donald Trump White House has. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET NYSE:MOH Source Type: news

Supreme Court decision forces NHS pension rule change
NHS trusts are to be asked for help in tracking down unmarried former partners of deceased NHS staff who were wrongly denied pension benefits, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New research strengthens link between mental health and retirement savings
(Medica Research Institute) The question of how mental health status affects decisions regarding retirement savings is becoming a pressing issue in the United States. Key factors contributing to this issue include the tenuous state of the Social Security system, greater use of defined-contribution pension plans by employers, longer lifespans, and the rise of depression and other mental health issues in older Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Descendant of Civil War Pensioner Still Receives Payout
Someone's Still Getting a Civil War Pension. As you might imagine, it's complicated. by Randy Lilleston, AARP, August 25, 2017|Comments: 0. Civil War Pension. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hickenlooper to testify on Obamacare before U.S. Senate panel
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will travel to Washington, D.C., next month, joining four other governors in testifying before a U.S. Senate committee on ways to shore up the nation's health-insurance markets in the wake of Congress' failed attempts to repeal the federal Affordable Care Act. The governors are slated to appear before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Sept. 7, State House News Service reports. The panel also plans to hear the day before from state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Harden Source Type: news

Hickenlooper to testify on Obamacare before U.S. Senate panel
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will travel to Washington, D.C., next month, joining four other governors in testifying before a U.S. Senate committee on ways to shore up the nation's health-insurance markets in the wake of Congress' failed attempts to repeal the federal Affordable Care Act. The governors are slated to appear before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Sept. 7, State House News Service reports. The panel also plans to hear the day before from state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Harden Source Type: news

Can we really work for longer? Study asks how feasible a higher retirement age is for people with arthritis
With retirement ages going up and the value of pensions and savings going down, more and more people with arthritis will need and want to work for longer. Arthritis can be a barrier to working at any age, with thousands losing out in the world of work every year because of their condition. That’s why we're funding health and work research to help people with arthritis find or stay in work, inspire changes in the workplace and influence and inform policy-makers and employers.The Health and Employment After 50 (HEAF) study at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work has recruited more than 8...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news