Marathon Rotary Club

Wednesday, 12:15pm Meeting at the Marathon Yacht Club


Making it more difficult for the poor to find specialists.

LA Times: HEALTHCARE Crisis: Not Enough Specialists For Poor Most of the newly insured will receive Medi-Cal, the national government plan for the needy as administered through the state of California. Clinics already struggle to get private professionals to see Medicaid sufferers because of the low payments to doctors. Last week, an appellate court decision that certified the state to go forward with 10 % cuts in Medi-Cal reimbursement, which could make finding doctors for those patients even more complicated . The Associated Press: Providers: Medi-Cal Cuts Could Hurt Health Reform Health providers and advocates for the poor say they are worried that California's cuts to Medi-Cal will hamper the state's ability to expand and improve health care under President Barack Obama's overhaul.Related StoriesMeat-rich diet plan may increase kidney malignancy riskFDA grants accelerated authorization for Tagrisso to treat patients with advanced NSCLCOvarian cancer patients with a history of oral contraceptive use have better outcomes’CSI is honored to get the authorization of the Children’s Oncology Group for our cytogenetic laboratory. An authorization by COG is usually reserved for the limited amount of laboratories who exceed their high criteria. This recognition is another example of our commitment to provide the highest-quality diagnostic services to our clients and patients,’ stated Dr. Lawrence Hertzberg, CSI Laboratories’ Medical Director.