In the 1950s, unemployment was low and most families had private insurance. Then came Medicare and Medicaid, government programs created to “help” the poor and elderly, help via tax dollars from the public. In a bad economy, the public cannot afford to “give” or be taxed any more to provide these free services. Hospitals are … Continued
A smart alternative to buying insurance, or pre-paid medical care, is saving up cash for your future needs. One form of that is a health care sharing group. These cost-sharing groups must be faith-based to be exempted from Obamacare. Members of the group share medical costs which meet certain criteria, so when any member of the group needs funds for … Continued
The answer seems to elude our public officials but is really not complicated. It involves the three C’s: Cash, Catastrophic Insurance, and Charity. — Lee Hieb, MD Dr. Hieb explains the problems about government run programs and offers up some rather simple solutions. We can purchase anything we want with cash, and at MediBid we … Continued
Government Job Creation Is Not Always a Good Thing By: Alieta Eck, M.D. When economist Milton Friedman observed mine workers in China digging a canal using shovels, he asked why they were not using modern machinery. He was told that this was a “jobs program” and that using shovels employed more workers. Friedman then quipped … Continued
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Dehydration contributes to the death of more than 800 hospital patients every year. Another 300 die malnourished. The latest report – by the Care Quality Commission – found patients frequently complained they were spoken to in a ‘condescending and dismissive’ manner.
The fiscal reality is that not all income groups can receive equal subsidies; as a family earns more, its subsidy would probably decrease, eventually falling to zero. But then we are taking money away from the poor as they climb into higher income categories. This is a disincentive to earn more, and the strength of … Continued
By talking to pricing specialists in the Henry Ford Health System, Kardasz, 36, a Troy mother of three, found out exactly what the test would cost. She also was able to negotiate for the lower price she would have gotten as a Blue Cross customer.
The high school has no bathing tubs or areas to cook meals, let alone care for vulnerable people at risk of infection, bed sores and pneumonia, said Dr. Walter Hoeppner.