Tag Archives: Waste

Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold

Gentle Reader – As Trump and the craven Republicans attempt to whitewash the impeachment allegations, clearing a clearly impeached President with no witnesses and no data, I want to remind you of other things going on in the background. This … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Does it Really Happen That Doctors Let Their Patients Die Because the Patient’s Family Can Not Provide Money for the Treatment?

[From 2014, Slightly Updated]: While there is much wrong with the American Health System, one of the things that is right is that patients are generally not allowed to die because of inadequate finances; at least not precisely in that … Continue reading

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Quora Query: When a Hospital “Works Out a Payment Plan” for You to Pay Off a Large Bill Over Several Months, Does the Hospital Charge Interest?

[Originally answered 2012, slightly updated] A very cool and complex query. 1. First of all, it depends upon the hospital. My suspicion is that most charge some interest. 2. If you are obliged to pay ANY amount, you can and … Continue reading

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Quora Query: What Percentage of US Health Costs are Spent on Administration?

There are several answers to this. I am sorry to self promote, but if you go to my blog – Notes from the Southern Heartland (https://www.ajlayon.com) and look at the 3-part series “Problems in Paradise” I go over this in … Continue reading

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Quora Query: What Will it Take for the United States to Acquire Universal Healthcare?

There are two sets of answers to this query: Political and operational/organizational. Let me address each in its turn. The Political Issues: There is, to my analysis, nothing special about the United States and its people that make a rational … Continue reading

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From the New York Times: What Does Insurance Company Administrative Cost Look Like, and Do, to Our Citizens ?

Gentle Readers  – Ms. Bernstein has documented – yet again, because we know and have known this – the consequences of a for-profit health system. The roughly 30% that the private insurers consume as their administrative cost makes health care … Continue reading

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How Can we Decrease Costs and Improve Quality in Medicine?

Ezekiel Emanuel, oncologist, former White House advisor, and Vice-Provost and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, published an opinion piece last week in the New York Times (Less Than $ 26 Billion ? Don’t … Continue reading

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