House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton along with Senate Finance Chairman Orin Hatch and Senator Richard Burr have outlined what is, at least for now, the Republican alternative to Obamacare. Personally, I don’t find this alternative very appealing, certainly not as appealing as the Medicare option, but again, seeing how all Medicaid is privatized now and how health insurers are making fortunes from Medicaid, there should be no serious objections.
For those of you who haven’t heard, Bono and Bobby Shriver (of the Global Health Fund) have just publicly launched the (RED) campaign – including the above mantra – encouraging major brands to donate some of their profit from key product lines tin an effort help fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.
The health care plan linked above addresses Cochrane’s part 1 and part 2 and offers a great way to remedy the ailing system by combining strands of …Read More
I signed up for a Frank Health Insurance policy after 13 years with my old provider. The UN Charter on Human Rights, Article 25 states: everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of oneself and one’s family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care.”So the idea of basic healthcare being a right to all… absolutely!
Jerry is a veteran of the interoperability and health information exchange domain, having worked in product management, strategy, and solution consulting for companies such as WebMD, CareScience, Quovadx, Healthvision, Lawson, and Orion Health; and in healthcare administration at organizations such as UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital.
But, this statement would seem to infer, as I have observed the general discussion about fixing Obamacare has often inferred, that there is a certain cost to health insurance and that Republicans can rearrange the deck chairs any …Read More
Obamacare works for the poorest that have affordable health insurance because all of the program’s subsidies tilt in their favor. Gain advice and support to combat unprecedented demand and financial pressures, meet operational and strategic challenges, deliver STPs and adopt new care models and technologies. However, an alarmingly large and growing segment of the American population lives each day without health insurance.
Academic medical centers, while producing breakthrough research, also provide care for everyday needs and specialized services for complex diseases, illnesses, and injuries. Coventry Health Care serves more than 5 million members in all 50 states across a full range of products and services.
And a coalition of health and anti-poverty advocates argue that expansion would save lives and create jobs. Even if these were not acts of pure greed and human rights violations, the core agreement of health insurance has been severely broken. As with every debate, money …Read More
Overall, then, neither the AHCA as a whole, nor some of its specific policy changes to Obamacare, seem particularly popular at this time. In the absence of increased supply, universal health care insurance will cause health care costs to rise. As Rose Hoban with N.C. Health News recently reported , bankers and business leaders have been receptive to the argument that expansion would bring financial benefits to the state, though the state Chamber of Commerce has taken no position.
The idea was to provide free health care to those in need, regardless of income. There are usually caps on the contributions of the wealthy and minimum payments that must be made by the insured (often in the form of a minimum contribution, similar to a deductible in commercial insurance models).
Living in Phoenix we drive to Mexico for our dental care…cleaning, performed by the dentist, $30. Most proposals for reforms …Read More
President Trump campaigned on making health care better, cheaper and available to all Americans, regardless of ability to pay. They claim that this type of health plan is not available to everyone today for various reasons including having one of the many pre existing conditions that automatically disqualify millions of Americans from obtaining health insurance under the current system.
I get that dealing with insurance is not as philosophically elevating as dealing with culture wars and other grand historical trends, but back in the trailers of the Appalachian Mountains, and in the modest homes of rust belt workers who lost their jobs to the globalized economy, and at every kitchen table in the America where decisions are still made at kitchen tables, health insurance is a life and death problem.
Tom Price, a former orthopedic surgeon, to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Price is …Read More