Tag: medicare

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 »

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 »

Legislation to expand Medicare coverage of services has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Legislation  to expand Medicare coverage of services has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The time has come for Medicare to fully cover chiropractic services.  For those who are covered under Medicare, using a chiropractor was always more expensive because of the coverage that is limited to manipulation of the spine.   This was because of our efforts in the 1970’s to be included in the system that did not have the research that is available now to support chiropractic care.  Unfortunately, to this day, the coverage has been quite limited, even though chiropractic and the science behind it has Read More »

Are Medicare Advantage Plans leaving you at a disadvantage?

Are Medicare Advantage Plans leaving you at a disadvantage? Medicare remains the gold standard for the care of our senior population in the USA.   Patients are happy about their experiences with Medicare. A number of years ago, the insurance industry lobbied to offer a choice of private plans that can be a Medicare Replacement through a private insurer. Medicare Advantage plans are often heavily marketed to seniors as being a better alternative with advantages over traditional Medicare.  If you look carefully, they usually offer smaller networks, poorer options for out of state coverage and as recently reported by the NY Times, Read More »