America's Health Care Crisis Solved: Money-Saving Solutions, by J. Patrick Rooney

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America’s wellbeing and fitness Care obstacle Solved highlights the most important pitfalls of our present overall healthiness care process and exhibits why, with out adjustments, healthiness care expenses will quickly demolish the yank financial system in addition to the chance to obtain caliber care. notwithstanding, opposite to the more and more renowned proposal of a central authority healthiness plan, the choice offered via authors J. Patrick Rooney and Dan Perrin brings the self-interest of you, the yankee buyer, into the equation.

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Scott Ferguson is just the tip of a very large and menacing iceberg that lies directly in our path. Unless we come about quickly, our country is on a collision course with disaster. A Helicopter View of Health Care Financing How did we get to this precarious point? Our nation’s health system evolved largely from happenstance. During World War II, the federal government imposed wage and price controls on the economy, which was generally seen as a good thing. Otherwise, the large increase in government spending for the war would have caused wages and prices to spiral.

In particular, the CalPERS media release is courageous. ” (The use of word “wrongdoing” is reflective of the moral certainty of the study’s sponsors. ) Of course there is wrongdoing by hospitals in their prices, with some hospital markups about “five times that of others”(and those markups cannot be explained “by charity and indigent care or by teaching status”). Then, the only explanation can be that these hospitals are using their system of hiding prices through incomprehensible bills, overcharges, and their antitrust exemption to price-gouge and profiteer from people and employers whose health and lives as they now know them are at stake.

The hospital declined, saying that wasn’t enough. Scott then offered to pay $10,000—which is more than a private insurer would have paid for the same treatment. The hospital declined, saying it still wasn’t enough. Just how much did it want? St. 1 It wanted an uninsured patient to pay out of his own pocket an amount of money ten times greater than what the federal government believed was a fair price. Who Can Afford to Get Sick? indd 3 3/26/08 11:26:58 AM 4 America’s Health Care Crisis Solved That shouldn’t surprise us.

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