Medical Debt Is Coming To A Household Near You
Medical debt is coming to a household near you, unless you are well-off. If you are among the poorer Americans, the chances are high that you are carrying medical debt and that at least some of it is past due. … Read More
Think Long And Hard Before Going To Mexico For Medical Treatment
I drive to San Diego from Phoenix a number of times a year. As soon as I cross into Southern California on Interstate 8, I see billboard after billboard advertising low cost medical and dental care just across the border … Read More
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Hard To Believe But Insurance Company Policies Hurt Patients
I get it. Insurance companies are in business to make money. I don’t begrudge them a reasonable profit. However, as evidenced by their behavior over the years, they can’t seem to operate without taking advantage of patients and patients are … Read More
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Greed In Health Care Harms Patients
Last month I wrote about how greed in health care led to selling drugs and fleecing Medicare. Today’s post is about practices that are even worse and harm far more people. It relates to the purchase by private equity of … Read More
When Thinking About Hospital Bills, Remember Your Old Monopoly Game.
It is no secret that the cost of medical care is rising and rising at a rate faster than inflation. This wave of rising costs is being led by an even larger rise in the cost of hospital care. Hospitals … Read More
Health Care Professionals Are Not Immune to Greed
Willie Sutton, the Depression era bankrobber, when asked why he robbed banks, famously responded, “That’s where the money is.” Today, the money is in illegal drugs and the Medicare program. Foreign drug cartels make huge profits smuggling illegal drugs into … Read More
Our Health Care Spending Subsidizes the Rest of the World
If you follow this blog or read much about health care spending, you know that we in the United States spend twice as much per person on health care as any other nation on earth. We pay way more for … Read More
Our Broken Health Care Delivery System.
Next time you are visiting someone at the hospital and have a few minutes to spare, take a drive through the doctor’s parking lot. If you live in a major metropolitan area, you will see luxury car after luxury car. … Read More
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Some Helpful Medicare Enrollment Information.
It is only early November and I am already sick to death of the advertisements trying to get me to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan and I still have a month go before the open enrollment period ends. Every … Read More
You’re Not Listening To Me.
Medical diagnosis and its evil twin, misdiagnosis, are profoundly influenced by the physician’s ability to effectively listen to the patient. There are great diagnosticians and some doctors who are not so great diagnosticians. The great ones almost always say the … Read More