Tag: medicaid

Is the expansion of Medicaid also driving opioid usage? According to the NY Times, it does.

Is the expansion of Medicaid also driving opioid usage? According to the NY Times, it does. Obamacare achieved its goals by having fewer people uninsured, while adding greatly to the Medicaid rolls in the USA. There are four major types of insurance that people in the USA have Medicaid – Those whose income is below 2,250 for an individual in NJ, and this amount can vary depending on the state. Medicare – people 65 and older are eligible.  Many people have also purchased a Medicare supplement which is from a private insurer or have decided on a Medicare replacement plan Read More »

Is socialized medicine scary? Ask a European. This article is a must read.

Is socialized medicine scary? Ask a European. This article is a must read. I came across a brilliant article that takes on the insurance industries scare tactics regarding insurance companies.  The article titled “The only thing health insurance companies are good at is scaring us about socialized medicine” takes on the industry and shows how they are using scare tactics to sway public opinion away from a more social system of coverage. If you ask most Europeans, they may complain about their system, but when asked if they want an American system of healthcare, they will say no.  The truth Read More »

Why hospital’s do not like the idea of Medicare for All.

Why hospital’s do not like the idea of Medicare for All. The current situation with healthcare in the USA needs to improve, and simplifying the system is essential.  The problem is, hospital systems who are a huge part of the cost problem will fight anything that reduces their revenue. Due to the predatory activities of insurance companies who have harmed individual hospitals financially by lowballing reimbursements or creating tiered systems such as Horizon Omnia, many of the smaller hospitals have joined with large hospital systems to protect their reimbursements and their turf. The result is that we are all paying Read More »