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
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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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
Our Hospital Pricing System Is Insane.
I recently wrote a post about how our health insurance system is making the delivery of health care worse than it should be. Here is another horror story for your files. There are two variables in health insurance plans that … Read More
More Evidence Medicare Advantage Plans May Not Be A Good Deal
It is that time of the year again. The Medicare Annual Enrollment period runs from mid-October to early December. That means that the airwaves are full of celebrity spokespeople encouraging everyone who is Medicare eligible to “get all you deserve.” … Read More
Thanks to Health Insurance Health Care Is Getting Worse.
In the United States, we already pay more than any other developed nation for health care, but have poorer outcomes in major categories of care, such as infant mortality, life expectancy, obesity levels and rate of suicide, just to name … Read More
Some Medicare Advantage Plans Are Taking Us For A Ride
In 2003, Congress made a major change to Medicare. In the hopes of reducing costs through privatization, it created what are called Medicare Advantage plans. The idea was that private companies would be paid a fixed amount to provide Medicare … Read More