Clearly, FFS is history–been there; done that! Fixing health care 101
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The confluence of a exacerbated health care crisis and a Presidential reelection created opportunity for change, but Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD of the Rand Corporation, a non-profit think tank, warns that simultaneously improving health care coverage, the affordability of health care and its quality will be difficult.
Do we pay too much for health care here in the US? Everyone says yes. And there is a lot of waste (and waist) in the system. But if you are the person who needs treatment, maybe the answer is "not really." If you can't get the medical help you need when you need it, maybe the fact that it is theoretically free doesn't mean anything. "Are We Paying Too Much for Health Care?" by John Mauldin < [email protected]> (with permission*) quoting Dennis Gartman and commenting: Quote:
Be careful! 'What you sow, is what you reap.' Health plans primary responsibility is the patients they insure, but they have policies that "restrain prescription medication spending by shifting costs toward patients. It is unknown how these policies have affected children with chronic illness." Here's research that proves that cost control may not be about managed care--it can adversely affect one's health.
In reviewing requested transplants, we follow certified processes and evidence-based guidelines published by independent physician and medical organizations, as well as expert scientific journals. Does that help expedite the needed transplant? I think not (unless it's the HMO Medical Directors relative). From my blog on MDNG.com, "My Need vs. Yours"—"Too Little Too Late?"— Posted May 19, 2008