I would guess that not many Americans have actually seen a detailed hospital bill? Why would they given that the detailed hospital bill is only shared between payers (private health Continue Reading….
When my mom’s primary care doctor recently told me that she had been assigned the duty of “medication reconciliation” before my mom was discharged from the hospital, I have to admit Continue Reading….
What should you do if your prescription drug needs change because of health deterioration? Shopping for a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan during the annual Open Enrollment (October Continue Reading….
Tom Price may be out as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), but his Sabotage Obamacare Campaign lives on. When the Republicans in Washington tried to quickly get rid of Continue Reading….
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….