Archives By Month: April 2020
Where Private Physicians – Patients – Lab, X-ray, CT, MRI – Urgent Care – Consultants Are in a Level Horizontal Playing Field and not enmeshed in the Vertical Hospital/ Insurance/ AMA/ Government/ Bureaucratic Complex This Will Reduce Health Care Costs at Least in Half.
IN THIS SECTION WE FEATURE FREEDOM LOVING ENTERPRISES, AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT IN OUR EFFORTS TO KEEP GOVERNMENTAL INTRUSIONS MINIMAL AND TO PREVENT OUR RETURN TO THE SOCIALISM OF EUROPE WE ESCAPED THREE CENTURIES AGO. The Heritage Foundation, Kay C. James, President. www.Heritage.org, 214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, DC 20002 Heritage is […]
With health insurance payments, whether Medicare or private, the listed costs are more likely than not grossly inflated. We have seen common ordinary medications like phenobarbital, aminophylline, Dilantin, and other necessary medications with posted costs of hundreds of dollars which is a hundredfold over previous charge. The reason given is that the pharmaceutical industry has […]
Pay cash for the basics and insurance for high costs The best innovation in health care is paying personally for basic care.
SEE SECTION 5 ABOVE ON HOW CHEAP BASIC HEALTH CARE IS IF YOU PAY IN CASH. However, this may be difficult to implement. The left would say you’re not covered unless you have medical insurance. In our planning to close our medical office upon retirement, we decided not to accept any insurance the final six […]
How do we keep our economy from tanking? Between Senator Wilson a Liberty/Freedom Loving Patriot, and Senator Sampson, a TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate) loving Socialist
Senator Wilson: This corona virus pandemic is pushing us into a major depression. But if we keep our hands off of it, we’ll manage to get through it. Senator Sampson: We will just have to hand out some major benefits to our countrymen to protect them from this catastrophe. Senator Wilson: But […]
The cigarette issue of banning electronic Cigarettes when that maybe the most effective way of withdrawing from nicotine addiction. E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid. E-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine—the addictive drug in […]
Basic routine outpatient health care is cheap unless you have insurance. A private non-governmental base program will reduce health care cost
I’ve been evaluating a private non-governmental base program to reduce health care cost. My premise is that basic health care is very cheap unless you run it through an insurance company which makes a fortune on this type of coverage. Just looking at data from my 45 years of pulmonary practice, I came to the […]
Since 1965, Medicare has played a vital role in providing health care benefits to nearly all Americans age 65 and older. The program, however, faces long-term sustainability challenges. Medicare spending will increase dramatically over the next few decades as the Baby Boomer population ages into the program and health spending per beneficiary grows. At the […]
Italy’s death toll has risen to 26,384, with 415 new fatalities over the past day, health authorities said. However, data indicated a flattening of the curve as infections fell for the sixth day in a row. According to the Italian Civil Protection Department, the tally of infections stands at 105,847. Meanwhile, recoveries spiked to 63,120 […]
Health spending totaled $74.6 billion in 1970 or $355 per Beneficiary. By 2000, health expenditures had reached about $1.4 trillion or $4855 per Beneficiary. In 2017, the United States spent about $3.5 trillion, or $10,200 per person, 18 percent of GDP, on health expenditures. Of that $3.5 trillion, $1.5 trillion, is directly or indirectly financed […]
Research Letter: March 19, 2020: One of the first Scientific Articles on COVID & ARDS Matt Arentz, MD1; Eric Yim, MD2; Lindy Klaff, MD2; et al Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4326 The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is an emerging health threat.1 Until February 2020, […]