Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: January 2014
Although most such infections arise in hospitals and nursing homes, officials underscored the widespread use of antibiotics in animals as a looming concern. Resistant bacteria can contaminate the foods that come from those animals, and people who consume these foods can develop antibiotic-resistant infections, the CDC report stated. The use of antibiotics for promoting growth is not necessary, and the practice should be phased out. The FDA seems to agree.
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Roughly six in ten say they havent been directly impacted by the law in a positive or negative way, though the share who perceive that theyve been negatively impacted continues to be larger than the share who feel theyve benefited (27 percent versus 15 percent). Those who feel theyve been negatively impacted by the law are most likely to point to high costs of health care and insurance as the reason. With official data showing that only a very small share of the public overall have enrolled in the ACAs coverage arrangements so far, these shares likely reflect peoples perceptions of being helped or harmed by the law, rather than actual experiences with new insurance options under the ACA. Figure 5 Among The Uninsured, Unfavorable Views Outnumber Favorable By 2-to-1, And More Believe Theyre Worse Off Under The Law Than Better Among the uninsured a key group targeted by the ACA views of the law shifted negative this month.
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Mirkarimi wants to sign up inmates for health coverage
Funding was up 39% from 2012 and 119% from 2011, the Rock Health report said. Founded December 2008 Total Funding $41M Overview Catalyst is solving healthcare data warehouse issues for some of the nations top health systems. With the shift from paper to electronic records,it has become a challenge to organize health data, make sense of it, and to do it quickly.
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Health Catalyst Raises $41M For Healthcare Data Storage And Analysis
“The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will be one of the first county jail systems in the nation that’s officially designated to enroll inmates into the Affordable Care Act,” Mirkarimi said in a written statement. “The vast majority of jail detainees have no private or public health insurance or the financial resources for medical care upon release.” In addition to medical savings, Mirkarimi said the program has the potential to lower recidivism by connecting former inmates with substance abuse and mental health treatments. His office has projected a 20 percent reduction in future arrests for inmates who are enrolled in health care programs before they leave jail. “Enhancing access to integrated health care for the uninsured is not only a wise public health move, but it’s also wise public safety strategy – there is nexus between repeat incarceration and poor chronic health, especially people suffering with mental illness or substance addiction,” he said.
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