Medicare spending is, and always has been controlled by private healthcare businesses whose primary goals center on the maximization of income and profits. Whenever healthcare reform efforts call for Medicare Continue Reading….
The more I learn about our “free-market”, for-profit healthcare system, the more I am convinced that we need a single payer, universal system (like Medicare For All). Our for-profit healthcare Continue Reading….
The proposed Republican healthcare plans rest on the assumption that our entire health care system should be run by private for-profit healthcare businesses and government should get out of the way. Continue Reading….
The United States is the only industrial country that does not provide universal health coverage for its citizens. In fact many much poorer countries (e.g., Cuba and Thailand) do so Continue Reading….
Medigap F Policy Phase-Out Like many Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental health insurance through a former employer or the government, my mom relies on a Medigap policy to pay for the out-of-pocket Continue Reading….
In the United States, personal healthcare spending is made up of three parts: Health insurance premiums Out-of-pocket costs for covered healthcare service Out-of-pocket costs for non-covered healthcare services These three personal Continue Reading….
The annual open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries is almost here (October 15-December 7) and I just saw my first Medicare Advantage plan TV advertisement. Most Medicare beneficiaries have a choice of receiving their Continue Reading….
…You Do! Our government puts out all kinds of national health spending data and packages it to deliver every message, but one—when it comes to health spending, who really pays? Continue Reading….
BB–enough already with this health insurance risk pool “stuff”! Why are you devoting yet another blog post about it! I totally sympathize, really I do. Unfortunately, my mission demands that I lay a Continue Reading….
Real Health Spending Data When someone makes a statement about health care that I find questionable (e.g., “Americans are fat and that is the reason we have high health costs”), I Continue Reading….