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Topic Suggestion Description

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Date submitted: June 05, 2012

Briefly describe a specific question, or set of related questions, about a health care test or treatment that this program should consider.
Where people can find affordable Health Care at all ages in their location. How the government can control Medical intuition's rate, they can raise their cost to the little person.
Does your question include a comparison of different health care approaches? (If no, your topic will still be considered.)
If yes, explain the specific technologies, devices, drugs, or interventions you would like to see compared:
What patients or group(s) of patients does your question apply to? (Please include specific details such as age range, gender, coexisting diagnoses, and indications for therapy.)
People that haven't reached the age of 65, that can't get on Medical or Medicare. Because they own a house or car and are receiving early Social Security.
Are there subgroups of patients that your question might apply to? (For example, an ethnic group, stage or severity of a disease.)
Petite-Mal seizures
Describe the health-related benefits you are interested in. (For example, improvements in patient symptoms or problems from treatment or diagnosis.)
Describe any health-related risks, side effects, or harms that you are concerned about.

Appropriateness for EHC Program

Does your question include a health care drug, intervention, device, or technology available (or likely to be available) in the U.S.?
Which priority area(s) and population(s) does this topic apply to? (check all that apply)
EHC Priority Conditions (updated in 2008)
  • Depression and other mental health disorders
AHRQ Priority Populations
  • Low income groups
  • Minority groups
  • Elderly
Federal Health Care Program


Describe why this topic is important.
Receiving $1,029 from Social Security,$500 from my 401K.
Anthem Blue Cross wants to increase my monthly payment to $1,700 a month. This just for me with, and is not including their co-payments.
What specifically motivated you to ask this question? (For example, you are developing a clinical guideline, working with a policy with large uncertainty about the appropriate approach, costly intervention, new research you have read, items in the media you may have seen, a clinical practice dilemma you know of, etc.)
How are American's to live in this county, if the medical Institution is to take all our paychecks.They inform me they were going to make a 50% increase.
Does your question represent uncertainty for clinicians and/or policy-makers? (For example, variations in clinical care, controversy in what constitutes appropriate clinical care, or a policy decision.)
If yes, please explain:

Potential Impact

How will an answer to your research question be used or help inform decisions for you or your group?
It is an answer why the Health-Care Law needed to go into affect.
Describe the timeframe in which an answer to your question is needed.
Help, Obama-Care, and the Re-election of this President.
Describe any health disparities, inequities, or impact on vulnerable populations your question applies to.

Nominator Information

Other Information About You: (optional)
Please choose a description that best describes your role or perspective: (you may select more than one category if appropriate)
  • Patient/Consumer
  • Other
Are you making a suggestion as an individual or on behalf of an organization?
Please tell us how you heard about the Effective Health Care Program
On-line, and a person connected to the White House's mailing list.