Category Archives: medicare

US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Medical Billing Obfuscation versus Vaccines

I am one of those guys who never goes to see a doctor!  But in 2016 I became a grandfather.  The pediatrician of the newborn child warned the parents that everyone in contact with the child needed to have received … Continue reading

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ACA in Reverse!

About 4 million working-age people have lost insurance coverage since 2016 The uninsured rates among lower-income adults rose from 20.9 percent in 2016 to 25.7 percent in March 2018 Check out the story here! This is also interesting:  Survey shows … Continue reading

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Out-of-pocket healthcare spending could rise thanks to Lee Zeldin

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)  was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending for US medical care, particularly among those with lower incomes, but not with reduced premiums. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the … Continue reading

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Why are Drug Prices Going Through the Roof?

By Francesca Rheannon, Journalist Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, Producer and Host Twitter Accounts: @WritersVoice On Facebook & LinkedIn http://www.writersvoice.net/2017/11/wendell-potter-gerald-friedman/ Why are drug prices going through the roof? We talk with Wendell Potter about Big Pharma and what his new investigative journalism site, Tarbell, is … Continue reading

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