More U.S. Hospitals pushing patients to pay before care:
Since U.S. Hospitals do not want to end up footing the bill, they are now experimenting with pre-payment strategies for patients, with a growing number requiring payment before scheduled care Ref. Source 8c.
Ya gotta love it. Don't get sick in the US unless you happen to be a millionaire. Then, by all means, you'll get the best care in the world.
This is why we need to get the politicians and the pharmaceutical companies out of the health care. The ones we need in the health care decisions are the doctors that know what they are doing. If we do this maybe we can get a system of health care that is not drug dependent and actually treats people and not their symptoms.
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions, mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits. Alcohol abuse, dental conditions, and mental health were found to be the main causes of avoidable emergency room visits in the US, a new report reveals. Source 2l.
Imagine a world or even a country where everyone was able to take care of each other and help each other so that we did not have people abusing drugs, Alcohol and other things. Where we did not fight over small things and make mountains out of molehills. That would lower the cost of health care for all and make it easier for the world or country to provide all of its citizens the health care they all deserve. Having 535 baboons getting free health care while the rest suffer is not the way to go.
*laugh*, even baboons deserve healthcare. Now, subjugating our healthcare policy to these baboons, now that is a concern. I agree with your sentiments, wouldn't it be grand… but something like that won't happen for a long time, if at all.
Nearly half of US medical care comes from emergency rooms. Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study. In recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown. The paper highlights the major role played by emergency rooms in US health care. Source 5e.
3 CEOs want to shake up health care. The heads of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are joining forces to get into the health insurance business.
Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon unveiled a yet unnamed company to provide their U.S. Workers and families with a better option on health care. The statement said the new company will be "Free from profit-making incentives and constraints."
"The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy," said Buffett. "We share the belief that putting our collective resources behind the country's best talent can, in time, check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes." Source 3q.