Michael Ferguson, the Wall Street Journal: Ezekiel Emanuel and Sen. Ron Wyden in a recent Journal opinion piece misleading readers about the modern business reasons that employer-sponsored health insurance makes sense today, wrote employer-led process improves employee wellness have provided a better management of chronic diseases, and tangible incentives for powerful providers of health services – were lost the the employer-sponsored health care system are reduced innovation , Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer of the Self – Insurance Institute of America, writes in a Journal letter to the editor Comprare Cialis . He adds: If the millions of people by employer plans were thrown covered on the open market, they would also find that their benefits decline, costs escalate and their choices of coverage narrow and traditional commercial health insurance companies was free reluctance to costs cost and coverage practices. Moreover, he writes, reform of the U.S. Health care system to expand on ways to control the costs of medical care and drugs, health insurance for uninsured and install a health IT system, to improve service and efficiency by All this can be done while preserving employer-sponsored health care, which is part of the system that really works, is his (Ferguson, Wall Street Journal, looking Reprinted with permission from you to the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report indicate in the archives, or sign up for email delivery at Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is for Kaiser network. A free service of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released.
Many departures at Public Health Agencies FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach, on Tuesday announced to resign in January 2009, is expected part of a parade of expected departures at the nation’s major health authorities, the New York Times reports. Apart from Eschenbach NIH Director Elias Zerhouni came at the end of October and CDC Director Julie Gerberding in sent an internal e – mail in November wrote that they expected to leave after the management changes. National Cancer Institute Director John Niederhuber probably will step down from the position, December 6 he could stay at the NCI. – Editorial Three factors speak against early action by the Obama health care reform, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial. The first is that the field is a rat’s nest of entrenched interests, the second is the catastrophic experiences of the Clinton administration on health care reform in the 1990s, and the third is that Obama different faces urgent priority , such as the economy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the editors. – But order the health care reform in this context requires courage and confidence Obama still has signaled his intention to combat it, the editorial states. The editorial concludes: There is no question, but the American healthcare system needs work – to increase the access to improve the quality and make it affordable Hats off to Mr. Obama for his willingness to pick that prickly hedgehog. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read More