Tag Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Hospital Feeding Frenzy To Hire Docs

What Hospital-Physician Realignment Means For You If you’ve been hit with a hospital “facility fee” for a doctor’s office visit (see “Hospital Scams About To Explode“), you may not be happy to learn that similar medical bill padding lay in store for most Americans. That’s because the hottest thing in healthcare these days is hospitals […]

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The Problem With Medicare Isn’t Medicare

Medicare, The AMA & Paul Ryan…Oh My! Medicare has always been a political football – and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) kept it alive as such yesterday. His latest budget proposal includes (surprise!) unravelling Obamacare and instituting the Medicare vouchers that voters rejected in last fall’s presidential election. This is designed to perpetuate the political controversy […]

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Health Insurance Squeezing Your Family Budget?

Health Insurance Isn’t Just Washington’s Concern After all the high-profile media attention paid to the health insurance politics of Obamacare, many Americans have been lulled into thinking of healthcare costs as a political football with little direct impact on their own lives. This will change for those newly-required to purchase health insurance starting next January […]

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Medical Mishigas

 Digital Health, Medical Research and Physician Incompetence A recent issue of The Boston Globe included an interesting juxtaposition of three medical-related articles that combined to paint an unintended picture of what plagues our deeply dysfunctional healthcare system. In no particular order, these addressed… A digital health revolution that hopes to create operational efficiencies in a […]

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Ten Reasons Why Your Health Insurance and Healthcare Cost Too Much

Reassessing Your Health Insurance and Healthcare Needs Healthcare in America, including health insurance, costs up to twice as much as other developed countries. Here’s why… We use twice as much medical care as we need – largely due to deceptive medical “bill-padding”; Our healthcare system is fragmented and poorly coordinated, earning a shoddy 51% efficiency […]

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Hospital Scams About To Explode

Hospital Facility Fees Facilitate Rip-Offs You may not think you use hospitals very much, but you’re about to pay more for them whether you ever set foot inside one or not. While the nation remains focused on preparatory measures for Obamacare’s implementation next year (see Trisha Torrey’s excellent summation of related issues here), America’s hospitals […]

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Obamacare Overlooks “Soft Fraud” in American Healthcare

Obamacare Should Outlaw Doctor-Owned Services Obamacare remains a heated topic in this year’s election cycle, second only to “the economy and jobs” according to a report  this week in The New Journal of Medicine. But both Obamacare and the Republican alternative proposed by Governor Romney miss the boat on what may be America’s most crucial […]

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Medical Malpractice – What Obamacare Misses

Capping Damages Isn’t Reform Medical malpractice in America remains a thorny and contentious issue, made no less so by its virtual exclusion from the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) governing healthcare reform in America. Which is why I was glad to see the former head of President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget, Peter […]

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