Be careful! 'What you sow, is what you reap.' A health plan's primary responsibility is ?? (should be 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 managing care--worse, it can adversely affect your health.
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When a $50 treatment is just as good as one that costs $2,000....
Do we pay too much for health care here in the US? Is there a plethora of specialists? And, what about the waste in the system? Yes, of course to all, 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. We're going to discuss global payment and hit upon both sides--reducing inappropriate access and improving appropriate access.
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).