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Uninsured next year? Here's your Obamacare penalty. - Aug. 13, 2013
Thinking of ignoring the Obamacare mandate to get health insurance next year? It could cost you. To try to ensure that people sign up for coverage, the Affordable Care Act carries complex penalties for those who remain uninsured that could cost them hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. Some 6 million people could be hit with these fines in 2016, forking $7 billion over to the federal government, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Here's how the penalties will worl
insurance  medical  healthcare 
august 2013 by pierredv
No money, no insurance, no mercy | Seattle Times Newspaper
"Hospitals in Washington are legally required to provide free charity care for patients with incomes below the poverty level. Even middle-income patients, in some cases, are entitled to breaks in their hospital bills. But advocates for patients contend that too often, eligible patients are denied charity care or not told that it's available."
poverty  medical  insurance  ex  Seattle  Times  healthcare 
june 2013 by pierredv
FCC, FDA, ONC seek input on mHealth regs | Healthcare IT News
"The ONC, FDA and Federal Communications Commission are seeking broad input from the healthcare and information technology industries on how the federal government should regulate health IT and mobile health technology in particular. As directed by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012, the three agencies are jointly developing a proposal for “an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework” covering health IT generally and mobile apps specifically, with the goal of promoting innovation, protecting patient safety and avoiding regulatory duplication. Housed under the ONC’s Health IT Policy Committee, the 32-member FDASIA Workgroup has been working to create a mobile health regulatory framework — a difficult task, considering the pace of mobile health IT’s evolution. As Steve Posnack, the ONC’s director of federal policy, said at a recent meeting, some “people don’t think that the regulatory oversight or frameworks that we have today are prepared to handl..
risk  medical  ONC  regulation  FDA  IT  FCC  mobile 
june 2013 by pierredv
FCC Grants Secondary Service Allocation to Wireless Broadband Medical Micropower Networks
"In their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 30, the four FCC Commissioners unanimously agreed to allocate spectrum and adopt service and technical rules for the utilization of new implanted medical devices that operate on 413-457 MHz (70 cm). These devices will be used on a secondary basis as part of the Medical Data Radiocommunication Service in Part 95 of the FCC rules. The Amateur Radio Service also has a secondary allocation on the 70 cm band. These new rules are the result of a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that the FCC released in March 2009."
medical  AlfredMannFoundation  FCC  MedicalMicropowerNetworks  medical-devices 
april 2013 by pierredv
Peaceful Coexistence on the Radio Spectrum - IEEE Spectrum
"The trials of a small team of engineers who set out to reanimate paralyzed limbs demonstrate the virtues of dynamic spectrum sharing"
sharing  medical  spectrum  IEEE-Spectrum  devices 
april 2013 by pierredv
Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) | FCC.gov
The Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) is in the 608 – 614, 1395 – 1400, and 1427 – 1432 MHz range.
The Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) is licensed by rule.
The FCC service rules for the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) are located in 47 C.F.R. Part 95.
WMTS devices must be registered with the FCC’s designated frequency coordinator, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association (ASHE/AHA).
FCC  WMT  medical  licensed-by-rule  rules  frequency-coordinators 
february 2012 by pierredv

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