Federal assistance in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23388/all en Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>New food safety rules aim for more accountability 2013-01-04T211825Z_4_BRE9030MC_RTROPTC_0_US-FDA-FOOD-SAFETY.XML () -</p> <p>Genetically modified food labeling measure to qualify for Washington state ballot</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Compounding Federal assistance in the United States Food and Drug Administration Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Medicaid Medicine Person Career Pharmaceutical sciences Pharmacology Pharmacy Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Quotation Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:23:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731255 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. business executives call for raising retirement age to 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/us-business-executives-call-raising-retirement-age-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* CEO group proposes raising retirement to 70</p> <p>* Plan calls for Medicare premium support</p> <p>* Calls for no payroll tax hike on higher incomes</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A business group of top executives on Wednesday proposed reforms to Social Security and Medicare that would raise the enrollment age for both programs to 70 but not raise Social Security taxes paid by upper-income Americans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/us-business-executives-call-raising-retirement-age-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Federal assistance in the United States Government Health Healthcare reform in the United States Human Interest Labor Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735363 at http://www.globalpost.com Report questions U.S. food stamp program's effectiveness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* USDA ignores some factors in determining benefits -report</p> <p>* Should consider access to food, preparation costs</p> <p>* Regional food price differences also an issue</p> <p>By Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A report by a panel of experts released on Thursday questioned whether the U.S. government's food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal assistance in the United States food Health Labor Social Issues Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Technology United States Department of Agriculture Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735808 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Report questions U.S. food stamp program's effectiveness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* USDA slow to adjust benefits to rising food costs</p> <p>* Government should consider access to food, preparation costs</p> <p>* Program under pressure for funding cuts</p> <p>By Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A report by a panel of experts released on Thursday questioned whether the U.S. government's food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal assistance in the United States food Health Labor Social Issues Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Technology United States Department of Agriculture Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735888 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. top court rejects hospitals' Medicare claims suit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-top-court-rejects-hospitals-medicare-claims-suit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hospitals claimed Medicare underpayments from 1987-1994</p> <p>* Court finds hospitals missed deadline to appeal</p> <p>By Terry Baynes</p> <p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Tuesday a bid by a group of 18 hospitals to reopen a specialized group of Medicare reimbursement claims that are up to 25 years old.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-top-court-rejects-hospitals-medicare-claims-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal assistance in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Hospitality Law Medicare Politics Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738000 at http://www.globalpost.com A tall order: Republican plan to balance U.S. budget in 10 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tall-order-republican-plan-balance-us-budget-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fred Barbash</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner's promise on Wednesday to balance the federal budget "over the next 10 years" was aimed at convincing Tea Party conservatives in Congress to hold their fire over a bill to temporarily raise the U.S. debt ceiling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tall-order-republican-plan-balance-us-budget-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal assistance in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738623 at http://www.globalpost.com US public wants deficit reduction but not programs cuts -polling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/us-public-wants-deficit-reduction-not-programs-cuts-polling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Most Americans want deficit reduction in near term</p> <p>* Opposition to cuts in education, Social Security, Medicare</p> <p>* Public favors 'Obamacare' exchanges and Medicaid expansion</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Most Americans want President Barack Obama and Congress to reduce the federal deficit without cutting Medicare, Social Security and education, according to polling data released Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/us-public-wants-deficit-reduction-not-programs-cuts-polling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal assistance in the United States Government Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739114 at http://www.globalpost.com US Social Security, health spending to hit $3.2 trillion a year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/xx-us-social-security-health-spending-hit-32-trillion-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Spending on Social Security, healthcare due to double in decade</p> <p>* CBO warns of sharp rise in debt unless Congress acts</p> <p>* Gradual changes would minimize economic impact</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. spending on Social Security and healthcare will double to $3.2 trillion a year over the next decade, threatening a sharp rise in national debt unless Congress acts to avoid the danger, congressional researchers warned on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/xx-us-social-security-health-spending-hit-32-trillion-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Federal assistance in the United States Government Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746982 at http://www.globalpost.com TEXT-Senator Rubio's prepared remarks in response to Obama's speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/text-senator-rubios-prepared-remarks-response-obamas-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Here is the complete text of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's remarks as prepared for delivery on Tuesday. Rubio gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/text-senator-rubios-prepared-remarks-response-obamas-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Medicare Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:48:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755159 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Obama Medicare rebate plan could hurt drug companies 2013-02-13T233015Z_1_BRE91C1OE_RTROPTC_0_US-USA-HEALTHCARE-MEDI CARE.XML () -</p> <p>Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher EU food tests</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Politics Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755236 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Obama Medicare rebate plan could hurt drug companies 2013-02-13T233015Z_1_BRE91C1OE_RTROPTC_0_US-USA-HEALTHCARE-MEDI CARE.XML () -</p> <p>Actelion sees Opsumit on U.S. market this year</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Politics Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:32:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755395 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-health-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Flu vaccine worked in just over half of Americans who got it</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-health-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:16:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762655 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>EU agency recommends Sanofi, Merck pediatric vaccine</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency recommended approval of Hexyon, a new 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Merck &lt;MRK.N&gt; and Sanofi &lt;SASY.PA&gt;, the companies said on Friday. The new vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and invasive infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:16:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763270 at http://www.globalpost.com Latest Simpson-Bowles health plan stirs worry but lacks detail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/latest-simpson-bowles-health-plan-stirs-worry-lacks-detail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Healthcare: 25 pct of cuts in new sequester-avoidance plan</p> <p>* Hard to find savings without raising Medicare eligible age</p> <p>* Could resemble Bowles' 2011 health spending proposals</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A new bipartisan deficit-reduction plan to slash a massive $600 billion from U.S. healthcare spending over two decades has policy experts scratching their heads over how such an ambitious target can be reached.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/latest-simpson-bowles-health-plan-stirs-worry-lacks-detail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Federal assistance in the United States Government Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765063 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Latest Simpson-Bowles health plan stirs worry, lacks detail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/rpt-latest-simpson-bowles-health-plan-stirs-worry-lacks-detail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to additional subscribers)</p> <p>* Healthcare: 25 pct of cuts in new sequester-avoidance plan</p> <p>* Hard to find savings without raising Medicare eligible age</p> <p>* Could resemble Bowles' 2011 health spending proposals</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A new bipartisan deficit-reduction plan to slash a massive $600 billion from U.S. healthcare spending over two decades has policy experts scratching their heads over how such an ambitious target can be reached.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/rpt-latest-simpson-bowles-health-plan-stirs-worry-lacks-detail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Federal assistance in the United States Government Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:30:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766020 at http://www.globalpost.com