Tag Archive: Health Care

Should Surgeons Disclose Lack of Sleep?

Three doctors published an article that says they believe a surgeon should disclose lack of sleep to patients before doing an elective surgery and further require that patients sign a form saying they were so informed. This article was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Other surgeons disagree with this suggested new policy…

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Mandatory Worker Health Care Not Working For Some

I just read this disturbing article on a mandatory health care system that shows Mass. workers working more for health care than they do for food, rent, and even time spent with young school age children they have. Can you get by earning $500 a week and have insurance premiums that cost you $287 a…

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What In The HELthcare Has Passed?

About a month ago I heard on the news that Obamas new health care reform has passed Congress. Yeah? I got a couple of facts out of what I heard but not much, so I decided to look around the net and find the plan itself. I was going to read it line by line…

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New Report, Same Old Story on The Ill Uninsured

      One third of uninsured Americans has a chronic disease that is not being medically cared for. People who are uninsured typically only see the doctor through ER visits when the conditions have gotten very bad and out of control. These patients will have complications from their conditions and die younger after being prematurely disabled….

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Death Toll of The Uninsured

     We’ve all known for some time now that people who are uninsured are more likely to skip preventative care and even wait until an illness has progressed to a dangerous point before going to an emergency room for treatment. The White House and the candidates for president must recognize that early preventative care and…

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Medicare Advantage Under Attack

The Medicare Advantage program allows seniors to choose a private insurance provider to support their Medicare coverage. Often times these are offered for a very low premium or none at all. This is especially helpful for those with a very low income. They are unable to pay the percentage of their medical bills that traditional…

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