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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

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Medical Costs, Medicare |

Going To The Emergency Department Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

This may come as a shock to you but there are a lot of mistakes made in the emergency department that kill and seriously injure people.  If you do what I do for a living, you already know this.  If … Read More

Posted in arizona certified personal injury lawyers, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Heart Attacks, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medicare, Misdiagnosis, Stroke |

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

Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, medical ethics, Medicare |

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

Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical research, Medicare |

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

Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, Obesity, Secrecy |

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

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Medical Costs, Medicare |

BOO! It’s Halloween and the Scammers and Fraudsters Are Out.

Of course, the scammers and fraudsters are out every night.  It pays to be careful so you don’t end up as one of their victims.  Scammers are always refining their scams so you may see new tricks.  Here are some … Read More

Posted in Fraud, Medicare |

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

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Medical Costs, Medicare |

Some Doctor Reviews Are Fake.

Studies show that consumers search for and rely on reviews for nearly everything, including medical care.  We are all looking for that 5 star product or service.  Couple this with a thriving black market in fake reviews and you have … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Doctors, Hospitals, medical ethics, Medicare |

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

Posted in Fee for Service, Fraud, General Health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, medical charts, Medical Costs, Medicare, Secrecy |