Tag Archive: hospital

Waste of Money

As a person without health insurance, I am the first to be in favor of being treated for free at hospitals in medical emergencies. However I have since met this individual who has serious health issues and stays in the hospital the first two or three weeks of every month to undergo care and treatment….

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Hospitals Lose Lawsuit

     A lawsuit that was started six years ago ended with manyAdventist hospitals in the Chicago area on the losing end of a settlement agreement. It seems that the hospitals get a tax exemption for treating the non and under insured and the suit says they have been charging the same top rates to the…

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What Do You Think Of This Theory?

     Please forgive me for getting sidetracked with my families health issues, but it got me to wondering why the hospital my parents are going to is so underpar, and the one we go to is so much better. Also still trying to figure out about the 2 to 3 month wait for the colonoscopy,…

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Follow Up

     Since I have already mentioned my daughter’s baby and my mother illness, I thought maybe some of you might be curious about an update, so here it is. My new grandson is a delight and what a good baby he is. Also some of you may already know this trick, but it was new…

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Our Recent Hospital Stays

          My mother was just in the hospital last weekend and told me that her room mate was so disgusted with the level of her care and the way she was treated, that she packed her clothes and walked out. A couple of doctors tried to stop her and convince her to stay but she…

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Fraud Scheme Using The Homeless

     Federal authorities raided three medical centers in Los Angelos and arrested a hospital CEO for fraud. Authorities claim that men would walk up the down the neighborhoods where the homeless were known to be and shouting out “are you hooked up with the red, white, and blue?”. That is in reference to the Medi-Cal…

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More Heart Attack Education Needed

     A recent study suggests that many people who have heart disease still don’t know the symptoms of a heart attack. Lives can be saved if someone who is having a heart attack can get help within the first hour of having the symptoms. However it was found that most people don’t seek help until…

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Hospital Compare, A New Website

Hospital Compare is a new website by the department of Health and Human Services. It lets consumers compare 26 quality of care measures in about 4,000 hospitals nation wide. Patients rated hospital services such as how quickly they were given care and how well the communication was between them and the medical staff. In all…

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Location and Medicare

A study that’s done every two years has concluded that Medicare is paying wildly different amounts depending on where in the United States you live. Some are four times as much as others. They looked at ill seniors and disabled people and the care and length of hospital stays in their last two years of…

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