Tag: health insurance

Should you go to social media to get your insurance denials paid? This woman did.

Should you go to social media to get your insurance denials paid? This woman did. When the healthcare system doesn’t work and your insurance company is part of the problem, who can we trust? For many patients, nobody unless you find someone who really cares about you personally.  For now, conveyor belt medicine which is the corporate version of healthcare where nobody knows your name or cares is what we have.  Truthfully, capitalism has ruined healthcare in the USA. Even my wife recently had a precert done for cardiac screens that were denied when her primary doctor requested them, requiring Read More »

How often do insurance carriers deny claims?

How often do insurance carriers deny claims? Pro Publica recently published an article regarding how often insurers deny claims. Insurers are notorious for denying clean claims or making mistakes system-wide affecting healthcare providers and their patients.  Ask any doctor or health system and they will tell you that many carriers routinely deny a portion of the clean and approved claims regularly.  They then agree with regulators to correct these errors affecting us all. Meanwhile, the game continues as we spend more than any other country on healthcare, and doctors and their staff are busy just trying to get paid.   In Read More »

Administrative costs Appaloosa; Time Magazine uncovers why we spend so much more than Canada for healthcare administrative costs.

Administrative costs Appaloosa; Time Magazine uncovers why we spend so much more than Canada for healthcare administrative costs. Depending on what you read and what you watch, you may get different people telling you why people in the U.S spend so much on healthcare. We pay more than any other country for healthcare services.  Time Magazine recently evaluated reported that the U.S. spends about 500% more on healthcare administrative costs compared to Canada.  The question is why? According to Time, 34% of healthcare costs are due to administration which is twice what Canada spends.  This is according to a recent Read More »

Medicare for all; Isn’t it about time we did something for the average American?

Medicare for all; Isn’t it about time we did something for the average American? The problem. Bernie Sanders has many American’s in agreement that we need a change in how insurance works in the USA. Not everyone agrees with Bernie Sanders on how to make this happen. Our overly complicated system has been ruined by private interests which include insurers, hospitals, medical suppliers, and drug companies who often charge prices that nobody can relate to. The USA has the highest healthcare costs in the world, and one illness can wipe you out financially; something that is unique in our system. Read More »

Overmedicating the elderly instead of caring for them; is this a side effect of for profit medicine?

Over medicating the elderly instead of caring for them; is this a side effect of for profit medicine? Years ago, when you visited a doctor, they would spend whatever time was needed to figure out your problem. While not a perfect system, most of us thought of our doctor as not only someone who helped us in times of trouble but also someone we could rely on and trust. Some of us may have been placed on a blood pressure medicine or another medication and would be managed simply by their doctor, A specialist who may have been required if Read More »