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  • Hospitals Evade Trump's Price Transparency Rule

    01/08/2021 5:24:24 AM PST · by The Houston Courant · 5 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | 1/8/2021 | B. Vasoli
    When President Trump signed an executive order for healthcare price transparency last year, hospital lobbyists fumed. “Disclosing negotiated rates between insurers and hospitals could undermine the choices available in the private market,” American Hospital Association Executive Vice President Tom Nickels groused in anticipation of the order. “While we support transparency, this approach misses the mark.” Insurance-industry mouthpieces also demurred. David Balat, himself a former hospital executive, has strongly advocated requiring healthcare providers to disclose the prices they negotiate with insurance companies. The reasons for this are straightforward: American patients shouldn’t be kept waiting until after undergoing a medical procedure to...
  • WATCH: Nurse Passes Out on Live Television After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine

    12/17/2020 6:31:09 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 54 replies
    GP ^ | December 17, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital in Tennessee passed out on live television after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Their PR stunt for the vaccine could not have possibly gone any worse.
  • Iowa's first COVID-19 vaccine administered at University of Iowa

    12/15/2020 12:06:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | December 14, 2020 | Vanessa Miller
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — In a room 12 stories above the emergency department where he has been caring for COVID-19 patients over the last nine months, David Conway, 39, Monday morning became the first person in Iowa to receive a vaccine for the novel coronavirus since its emergency authorization Friday. Conway, a University of Iowa Health Care emergency department nurse for four years, said he didn’t hesitate when asked if he’d be willing to get the vaccine on day one on the UI’s medical campus. “Of course I am,” Conway said, seconds before choosing his left arm and holding still...
  • Doctors tell Senate they're attacked for saving COVID patients (Hydroxychloroquine)

    12/10/2020 11:31:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | December 9, 2020 | Art Moore
    'They should not be ridiculed, vilified, or worse' Air Force medical providers and support staff assigned to COVID Theater Hospital-1 arrive for a farewell ceremony hosted by the staff of Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage, California, Aug. 28, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Charles Calio) At a Senate hearing, six prominent physicians called for removing obstacles to outpatient therapies for COVID-19 they contend are saving lives. The testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Tuesday was the second part a hearing organized by Chairman Ron Johnson titled "Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part...
  • Justice Department’s Interest In Hunter Biden Covered More Than Taxes

    12/09/2020 9:38:16 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/09/2020
    The federal investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter has been more extensive than a statement from Hunter Biden indicates, according to a person with firsthand knowledge of the investigation. In addition to Delaware, the securities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York also scrutinized Hunter Biden’s finances, according to the person with direct knowledge of the investigation. The person said that, as of early last year, investigators in Delaware and Washington were also probing potential money laundering and Hunter Biden’s foreign ties. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss...
  • 10 Years Later: On Small Businesses and Obamacare

    12/07/2020 4:39:04 PM PST · by The Houston Courant · 4 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | 12/7/2020 | H. Arriaga
    The Affordable Care Act—with its promise of reining in costs—was passed into law more than 10 years ago, yet today small businesses are still fighting the rising price tag of health care. One owner of a local restaurant chain here in Austin has told me that it’s precisely the flaws of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that make providing access to health care so burdensome for small business owners and their employees. With slightly more than 50 employees, he explained how he feels helpless with ACA in place. Countless times, employees have asked how to enroll in marketplace...
  • My Hospital is "Covid" Only

    12/04/2020 12:27:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Free Republic | 12/04/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    Last night I was talking with my mom about her oxygen treatments. Then we were talking about if someone God forbid happens to either of us was our local hospital willing to accommodate us because of covid? I looked on the website and come across this. "Glenbrook has converted back into a COVID-only hospital within our system, meaning it is no longer taking patients in need of overnight care if they don’t have COVID-19. As the pandemic continues to evolve, we are experiencing an increase in the number of COVID patients hospitalized, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and in...
  • 3 Reasons You Don’t Need To Keep Pregnancy Loss A Secret

    12/02/2020 11:53:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 2, 2020 | Clara Stillwater
    There is still a stigma in our culture about pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and stillbirth. Here are three reasons not to keep it a secret.Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, revealed last week in a New York Times opinion article that she suffered a miscarriage last summer. Recently, supermodel Chrissy Teigen was also open about her grief over her pregnancy loss. While there is still a tendency in our culture to conceal pregnancy losses, I applaud the willingness of these well-known women to share their stories, and hope that their examples will help mothers and families in the same situation to be...
  • Which Medical Sharing Plans Would You Recommend?

    12/02/2020 7:53:57 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 17 replies
    Mrs. Chandler has one year left before she is eligible for Medicare, and we are considering a Medical Sharing Ministry for her. Any suggestions?
  • What Would Biden’s Health Care System Look Like?

    11/23/2020 12:57:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2020 | Christina Herrin
    Ordinarily, health care is an important issue. But in 2021, health care will remain especially significant, given the toll the pandemic has taken. As 2020 ends, many are wondering what is in store for the American health care system in the immediate future. Joe Biden, who will likely become president next year, has suggested he will seek to expand on the failed “Obamacare” system by including a public option, colloquially known as “Bidencare.” Biden’s website makes claims of “choice” and “access” to health care, but this is false. The idea that undermining the private sector and competition from health insurance...
  • Vanity - Looking for a Compounding Pharmacy

    11/13/2020 9:29:05 AM PST · by metmom · 41 replies
    Nov 13, 2020 | Self
    I am on a very expensive medication for my mast cell disorder. It was paid for almost fully by our health insurance. I just had a small co-pay for every order. Well, I was forced onto Medicare when I turned 65 and the prescription plan is killing us. The medication is almost full cost, but, I am assured, the bright side is that once I have spent $5,000 in prescription costs, everything is then *free*. The doctors have told me that like I'm supposed to be excited about spending 5K on drugs per year just to supposedly get free stuff...
  • NHS waiting list for routine treatment hits 12-year high

    11/12/2020 6:01:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2020
    NHS waiting times have spiralled to their highest level in 12 years, official statistics revealed today. The number of people in England forced to wait at least a year for routine treatment rocketed to almost 140,000 in September — the largest backlog since 2008. It marks a 100-fold surge in the waiting list compared to the same month last year, when 1,300 patients were put on hold for more than 12 months. NHS figures today also revealed cancer referrals hit a record low, with almost 30,000 suspected to be waiting more than two weeks between an urgent GP referral and...
  • In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended

    10/14/2019 12:46:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 13, 2019 | MELODY PETERSEN
    When 69-year-old Marietta Jinde died in September 2016, police had already been called to her home several times because of reports of possible abuse. A detective described conditions at the woman’s home in Gardena as “horrendous.” She was so emaciated and frail that the hospital asked Los Angeles County adult protective services officials to look into her death. Yet by the time a coroner’s investigator was able to examine Jinde’s 70-pound body, the bones from her legs and arms were gone. Also missing were large patches of skin from her back. With permission from county officials and saying they did...
  • HHS Secretary Azar Secures Trump Healthcare Victory

    11/10/2020 4:18:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Who said President Trump didn't have a health plan? Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is implementing the president’s healthcare agenda and improving the way health-insurance companies operate by requiring more price transparency. This will likely prove to be the most effective health care reform ever enacted. “We want every American to be able to work with their doctor to decide on the healthcare that makes sense for them, and those conversations can’t take place in a shadowy system where prices are hidden,” he said when announcing the recent rule change that will change health care for virtually all...
  • NY Post Op-Ed: My Kid Has Cancer and Obamacare Eliminated Our Health Care Plan

    10/30/2020 4:09:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    It was Obamacare-mania over the past few weeks. The Senate hearings over the nomination of now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett were dominated by President Barack ObamaÂ’s signature domestic achievement. Now, itÂ’s not totally out of the left field as the Supreme Court will hear arguments that could gut the law a week after the election, but it goes to the whole notion that Democrats think the judiciary is a separate legislative wing. They wanted to hear what ACB thought about health care, abortion, and gun rights as if sheÂ’ll legislate from the bench. ThatÂ’s what left-wingers do. Right now, Joe Biden...
  • The Public Health Implications of Replacing RBG with ACB - Part Two

    10/25/2020 6:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2020 | Vic Khanna
    Editor's Note: This is Part Two in a two-part series. In the first part of this essay, I explored how a conservative justice can help to restore judicial modesty and restraint on abortion and the ACA. Below, I outline four unconventional health policy issues that will also benefit from the influence of Justice Amy Coney Barrett and, hopefully, more conservative thinkers to follow. Expand the Second Amendment. Don’t think gun rights are a health issue? Ask one of the hundreds of thousands of gun owners who use their weapons every year to defend themselves or another person. Or, how about asking...
  • After Final Debate, Both Candidates Need to Embrace Markets in Medicine

    10/24/2020 6:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2020 | Ross Marchand
    Safe to say, not too many Americans will change who they are voting for after last night’s debate. Unlike the previous debate, however, the candidates had some interesting things to say about policy. Biden accused Trump of trying to strip away healthcare coverage for more than 20 million Americans by attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare). Meanwhile, Trump accused Biden of trying to eliminate private insurance for more than 200 million Americans. The expensive truth is that both candidates are pedaling big-government policies that will hike prices and decrease patient choice if enacted. Biden and Trump...
  • Want to Lower Healthcare Costs? So Do Doctors.

    10/19/2020 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2020 | Marni Jameson, Carey
    The increasingly high cost of health care continues to rank as the top issue among American voters. But let’s get one point clear: Doctors aren’t the problem. In fact, for the most part, they’re on your side. Although lumping doctors into the overall problem of health care costs is natural, physicians have little to do with the price of health care. Hospitals and insurance companies set the prices, yet doctors often get the blame. Heck, insurance companies and Medicare tell doctors what their services are worth, not the other way around. How would lawyers, or accountants, or car makers like...
  • Afraid of Losing Your Healthcare

    10/16/2020 1:23:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2020 | Dan Celia
    How many of you are scared about what is coming in 2021? The Democratic Party refuses to admit that many will be scared into voting for them as they continue to disseminate fear through their lies and deception. The poor left is not in the position to reveal any of their platform which is far scarier than the fear mongering about COVID-19 and people losing healthcare. I am willing to promise to everybody that there will be no loss of health care under Trump. It's only likely to get better and more affordable. He has already made great strides with...
  • The Democrats Are the Party of the Lie of the Year—but the Party of Healthcare is Donald Trump’s

    10/16/2020 3:51:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2020 | Natalie Harp
    After making this week’s confirmation hearings all about Obamacare, the Democrats apparently want to win the coveted lie of the year—again. And they’re well on their way to do just that. For as they questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Obamacare, they were lucky not to be questioned themselves: How can they continue to canonize the Lie of the Year and themselves as the saviors of all of us with pre-existing conditions when it’s obvious they’re not geniuses at taking care of us? They couldn’t make their own Affordable Care Act, affordable. Nor keep their promise we could keep our...