Transcript: NC Senate Debate – Obamacare

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Partial transcript of the North Carolina Senate debate on Sept. 3, 2014:

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Transcript: 2014 California gubernatorial debate – Obamacare

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Partial transcript of the 2014 California gubernatorial debate on Sept. 4, 2014:

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VA Inspector General inconclusive whether appointment delays killed veterans

Thursday, August 28, 2014
WTF IG

The Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s final report was inconclusive in its finding on whether veterans died as a result of the long treatment wait time.

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Audit uncovers $93.7 million fraud in Medi-Cal drug treatment program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WTF CA MediCal fraud 8.27.14

California was defrauded out of $93.7 million by substance abuse clinics between 2008 and 2013 due to lax vetting and oversight of the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program, according…

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ANALYSIS: Fee-for-service payment structure hinders coordinated care of chronic illnesses

Friday, August 8, 2014
Dr. William Bornstein, Chief Quality and Medical Officer at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. SOURCE: finance.senate.gov

One of the biggest problems facing patients suffering from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, is the lack of coordination among their doctors and specialists….

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Patients & caregivers voice concerns over lack of coordination in treating chronic illnesses

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Mary Margaret Lehmann, caregiver from Minneapolis, Minnesota. SOURCE: finance.senate.gov

Stephanie Dempsey suffers from hereditary coronary artery disease, seizure disorder, lupus, and arthritis. By age 44, she underwent two quadruple bypass surgeries, the placement of 27 stents, and…

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Spotlight: Senate Finance Committee hearing on chronic care

Monday, August 4, 2014
SOURCE: finance.senate.gov

Articles: ANALYSIS: Fee-for-service payment structure hinders coordinated care of chronic illnesses Patients & caregivers voice concerns over lack of coordination in treating chronic illnesses

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Transcript: Sen. Pat Toomey’s Q&A on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”

Monday, August 4, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pennsylvania) Q&A on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”. The Senate Finance Committee hearing was held on July 15, 2014:

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Transcript: Sen. Bob Casey’s Q&A on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”

Monday, August 4, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) Q&A on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”. The Senate Finance Committee hearing was held on July 15, 2014:

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Transcript: Sen. Mark Warner’s Q&A on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”

Monday, August 4, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-Virginia) Q&A on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”. The Senate Finance Committee hearing was held on July 15, 2014:

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