Imagine a doctor’s office as less fluorescent-lit waiting room and more private club. Filled with plants and warm lighting, soft music plays in the background as the receptionist — rather than ignoring you — actually smiles. This is the model for Tia Clinic, a Manhattan spa-of-sorts that’s taken the next step in the burgeoning “self-care” economy. The wellness lounge model isn’t exactly new — not in New York, anyway. The city already has such places as Every Woman Wellness, the Women’s Wellness Center, and The Well, a venue that touts itself as a “complete ecosystem for wellness.” For a $500 (U.S.) initiation fee and $375 per month, The Well provides you with a health coach, yoga sessions, meditation and “curated weekly programming.” The people behind Tia, however, are striving for a more affordable setting while also providing medical care, the kind that usually requires a visit to your physician. … [Read more...] about Can women’s wellness clubs mix health care with self-care?
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MANILA, Philippines — A total of P166.5 billion has been allocated for the universal health care (UHC) program for its first year of implementation next year. Of the amount, according to budget documents submitted by Malacañang to the House of Representatives, P67.4 billion would be earmarked for government subsidy to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for free health insurance coverage for millions of Filipinos. Some P9.5 billion would be for the deployment of health care personnel to the provinces, P9.4 billion for medical assistance to poor patients and P5.9 billion for health facilities. To augment UHC funds, Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan, who heads the House committee on health, proposed to allocate for the program the P1.2 billion returned to the government last year by Dengvaxia maker Sanofi. “We should be able to use the refund to support expanded health services to benefit more of our people under the program,” Tan said. She said there is … [Read more...] about Universal health care gets P166.5 billion for 2020
Health care, Bangsamoro laws among 2020 fiscal risksTHE interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) has flagged a number of measures and recently signed laws as the sources of fiscal risks for next year. In its “Fiscal Risks Statement 2020” released over the weekend, the DBCC warned that “[e]nrolled bills and pending legislative measures, among others, pose immediate issues with potentially far-reaching budgetary implications.” Those “with diminishing effects [on] the budget,” it said, are the Unified Military and Uniformed Services Personnel Separation, Retirement and Pension measure; Republic Act 11223, or “The Universal Health Care [UHC] Law;” RA 11054, or “The Bangsamoro Organic Law [BOL];” and the proposed lowering of the optional retirement age of civil servants to 56.The government is seeking a P4.1-trillion national budget for next year, an 11.8-percent increase from the P3.7 trillion allotted for … [Read more...] about Health care, Bangsamoro laws among 2020 fiscal risks
Health care in his ‘DNA’“My dream is for genetics to be affordable. Genetics tells what is coming to you as you age. It empowers people to take care of their health. We’ve learned that exercise and food give benefits and not liabilities.” Affordable, accurate and accessible health care is this top executive’s dream for the country “As we return to the Philippines, we rekindle friendships and long-term commitments. It’s a 10-year-journey to building health care,” says van Zwieten over breakfast at Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant at Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, a place recommended by Navasero, who drops by at the end of Boardroom Watch’s interview with the Dutch-American corporate lawyer. “Robert is passionate about my mission of uplifting health care in rural Philippines by a public equity for public health,” Navasero says.“The emerging middle class needs health care. We will talk to investors to … [Read more...] about Health care in his ‘DNA’
By Yvette d’Entremont Star Halifax Mon., April 29, 2019 HALIFAX—The head of the organization representing the province’s doctors said the closure of a busy walk-in clinic in Lower Sackville due to a lack of physicians is symptomatic of a much larger problem. “This is another unfortunate sign of the incredible crisis in our health care system and the shortage we have of family physicians across Nova Scotia,” Dr. Tim Holland, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, said in an interview Monday. “Walk-in clinics are a critical safety valve. Whenever you’re in an environment where you have a large number of patients without a family doctor, it really is one of the only avenues that you can have to plug into the health care system.” On Friday, the Community Care Walk-In Clinic on Cobequid Rd. posted a sign on its front door. It outlined staff’s “tremendous sadness and frustration” about closing after its … [Read more...] about Doctor says Sackville walk-in clinic closure latest symptom of health-care crisis in Nova Scotia