Will Companies Drop Health Coverage Because Of Obamacare?

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, policy experts have debated that very question. Thomas Buchmueller, a business economics professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School, and colleagues looked at theoretical and empirical evidence to put that question in context in a paper published today in the September issue of Health Affairs. Buchmueller and co-authors Colleen Carey, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Public Health, and Helen Levy, a professor with the Institute for Social Research and the Ford School...

Tony Smith’s Human Rights Complaint Against Capital Health Dismissed

A Nova Scotia man who accused the Capital District Health Authority of discrimination has had his case dismissed by a human rights board of inquiry. Tony Smith, who started working for the province as a drug dependency councillor in 1990, filed a complaint in 2012 alleging that his former employer discriminated against him on the basis of race and physical disability. The inquiry began in January. The decision papers were released Thursday. I have concluded that there was no act or behavior towards Mr. Smith by any individual at Capital...

Medicaid Expansion Under ACA Linked With Better Health Care For Low

Two years after Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act in their states, low-income adults in Kentucky and Arkansas received more primary and preventive care, made fewer emergency department visits, and reported higher quality care and improved health compared with low-income adults in Texas, which did not expand Medicaid, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings provide new evidence for states that are debating whether to expand or how to expand coverage to...

Human Resource Management And Health Care Systems

Did you ever know that in the health care systems and services, the human resource management plays a great role? Yes, this is absolutely true especially in the global context because studies and researches have shown that their management techniques have largely helped to improve the health of the patient to a great extent. In fact, the health care and the management of the resources are very much linked to each other and there are several key factors that can help them to go with each other and work successfully. This in turn proves to be...