Archives By Month: April 2019


Organizations Assisting in Restoring Transparency in Society which will facilitate Affordable Health Care and Private Health Plans

Posted on April 30, 2019 12:01 am By admin in Restoring Accountability in HealthCare

Citizens Against Government Waste, www.CAGW.org, America’s Taxpayer’s Watch Dog. Founded in 1984 by the late businessman J. Peter Grace and the late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jack Anderson, CAGW is the legacy of President Ronald Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, also known as the Grace Commission. President Reagan directed the Grace Commission to “work […]

In The February Issue:

Posted on April 29, 2019 11:23 pm By admin in Last Month Postings

1) Featured Article: New York now authorizes killing this newborn baby! Read more 2) Government Healthcare: Government Ethics is a Paradox Following the Judeo-Christian code of ethics could be a prosecutable crime. Read more 3) Misdirection in Healthcare: The “New” Medical Morality: Hippocrates or Bioethics? David Rothman, the author of “Strangers at the Bedside,”1 writes […]

Manage your own healthcare

Posted on April 29, 2019 10:33 pm By admin in Wisdom in HealthCare

This is best done when you pay your physician or laboratory or hospital personally. Even the wealthy have difficulty doing so in this age of high-tech care. But high-tech care occurs primarily in the hospitals and thus hospital insurance is the best hedge against personal catastrophe. This is coupled with surgical care, trauma and emergency […]

The Gallup Poll underscores what’s wrong in HealthCare

Posted on April 29, 2019 10:27 pm By admin in The Health Plan for the USA

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a Democratic health care plan last week. About 70 percent of respondents in a new survey said they did not have confidence in their elected officials to lower health care costs. CreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times (a) By Karen Zraick | NY Times | April 2, 2019 Let’s dissect this article […]

The Best Innovations are poorly understood

Posted on April 29, 2019 9:37 pm By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Health Savings accounts were proposed in the last decade or so. Although a number of businesses have used these for their employees, they were poorly understood. We have felt that the combination of a savings account with the desperation of healthcare costs was the reason for the lack of understanding. We think that high deductible […]

Pelosi for President

Posted on April 29, 2019 9:33 pm By admin in Overheard on Capital Hill

Between Senator Sampson, TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate), and Senator Wilson, (Liberty/Freedom) Senator Wilson:         Willie Brown, our long-time speaker of the California Assembly, stated in today’s column in the Chronicle that Pelosi should run for president despite the fact that they have nearly 20 running on the Democratic ticket. He thinks that she can bring the various factions […]

When The Digital Revolution Took a Wrong Turn

Posted on April 27, 2019 2:27 am By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

The U.S. government claimed that turning medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, we became aware that the digital revolution had taken a very bad turn. Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong By Fred Schulte and Erika Fry, Fortune […]

Avoid the High Cost Centers with Catastrophic coverage

Posted on April 27, 2019 2:18 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

Health insurance plans are supposed to give us peace of mind in case something unimaginable happens. After all, that’s when we need these medical benefits the most. More people just want catastrophic coverage and don’t want to have to pay high premiums for basic, every day care. If that’s you, these options normally include the […]

Medicare Advantage creates an environment for fraud

Posted on April 27, 2019 2:13 am By admin in Government HealthCare

Cloud of secrecy’ in Medicare Advantage plans can create an environment for fraud. By Jeanne A. Markey and Raymond M. Sarola STAT, February 8, 2019 Over the last two decades, federal and state governments have dramatically increased their payments to private health care companies that manage Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans, now paying […]

Canadian Medicare

Posted on April 27, 2019 2:00 am By admin in International HealthCare

Valuing only hours lost during the average work week, the estimated cost of waiting for care in Canada for patients who were in the queue in 2018 was about $2.1 billion. This works out to an average of about $1,924 for each of the estimated 1,082,541 Canadians waiting for treatment in 2018. Summary One measure […]