Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Two health related articles - scary...

Gov't-Run Health Care Death Sentence in AZ: No More Liver Transplants for Hep-C Patients
(CNSNews.com) - Arizona's Medicaid agency will no longer pay for liver transplants for patients with Hepatitis C; certain heart and bone marrow transplants; or lung and pancreas transplants. The state agency says "significant fiscal challenges" also will eliminate other benefits for adults. A group that advocates for viral hepatitis patients is outraged by the state’s decision to "deprive" hepatitis C patients of liver-transplant coverage, calling the move "a death sentence."

HHS: Government-Mandated Electronic Health Records Need ‘NOT’ Include Cancer Diagnoses--As Opposed to Obesity Ratings
(CNSNews.com) – Physicians will not be required to include a cancer diagnosis on the electronic health records that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the Democrats' economic stimulus law, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a division of the Health and Human Services Department. By contrast, HHS is mandating that all EHRs include a person’s Body Mass Index.

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