Authored By Scott Humphrey
The idea of Medicare for all is one that meets with varied opinions and passionate responses. When President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law, he appealed strongly to people’s sense of decency, saying “we’ve just got to say that by God you can’t treat grandma this way!” It’s true that in those days there were shocking stories of the elderly going without care and dying in deplorable conditions without treatment. Lately, the Medicare program has been portrayed as under siege, nearly bankrupt from increased costs and decreasing revenues. But many are asking the question: “Could this work for everyone?”
Medicare for All refers to a policy of expanding Medicare into a single-payer program with no copayments or deductibles, which would then cover every US resident and be paid for with payroll taxes and perhaps some marginal (Read More....)
Check Your Food Labels, It May Save Your Life- Picture Credit
First of all, let me say here that we are not offering medical advice. The information here is simply our opinion, based on our own research and experience.
If you are wondering how it has been so easy for TPTB to have turned the overwhelming majority of American population into sheep who believe everything they are told and comply with outrageous demands and actions, it is (Read More....)
When you notice an aging relative’s health start to decline, you have to start considering whether it’s smart to keep them at home or whether they might belong in a nursing facility. Here are several questions you can ask yourself to figure out where this person should go.
1.) What Kind of Care Do They Need?
Sometimes, it’s not so obvious who should be caring for your loved one. Even when it is—maybe they obviously belong in a nursing home—a concerned relative or spouse will still insist on taking care of them at home. This can be dangerous, though, and you need to put the ill one’s well-being first.
What is their current condition, and are they expected to decline? What kind of procedures, medications, and machines will they need to rest (Read More....)
Medical tourism is a field that has gained a great deal of traction. Bringing vacation together with low-cost medical procedures, it is an odd-yet-attractive synthesis. The phenomenon is not just a hot item for Americans;
31 percent of West Australian women surveyed say they would consider it. Popular destinations include Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States, which is home to a range of cosmetic treatments from facelifts to blepharoplasty. Due to the obvious ability to obtain medical treatments anywhere and save, medical tourism has travelers upping the ante on this unique opportunity. After all, who doesn’t enjoy saving money on medical costs and seeing the world at the same time?
The high cost of cancer: Responses in the East and West
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Complete Comfort Home Care
Having an ill or recovering loved one at home can be an overwhelming responsibility. While many people take it upon themselves to try to care for this person, it’s important to know that this isn’t safe or effective—for either person involved. It’s both dangerous, and mentally AND physically draining. There is a better option available, and for several great reasons: hiring a private nurse. Here’s why!
1.) They are Able to Deal with Matters that an Aide cannot Deal With
It can be a smart idea to keep an aide on your staff for non-medical issues that need tending to, like feeding or bathing a patient. However, there are things that an aide just can’t do, since they’re not trained to do so. When it comes to dealing with medications, checking blood pressure and heart rate, and changing bandages, for example, you’re going to need someone who’s qualified (Read More....)
It’s only been about a decade or so since managed care became the way most people receive their healthcare coverage. When it comes to managed healthcare, it comes down to one of three plans: PPO, HMO, or POS. It can be a challenge trying to decide which option is best for you. PPOs have a slight edge over HMOs, with slightly more individuals opting for Preferred Provider Organizations over Health Maintenance Organizations. PPO – a hybrid offering a combination of options from both plans – presents a third option.
Similarities Between Plans
All managed healthcare plans involve contracts with doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers. These providers operate within a specific network, meaning that patients seen by a certain doctor must go to certain hospitals for treatment. The differences in each plan come down to factors such as flexibility of out-of-network coverage and how much you are willing to pay for certain conveniences. Generally, the more freedom of choice you have among doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies, the higher premium (Read More....)