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Posts Tagged ‘ healthcare reform ’

Trumpocare/Obamacare – Visa/Mastercard

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May 9, 2017

Our national useless dialogue on the future of healthcare in the U.S. continues. Trumpocare has a long way to go before it potentially becomes law, so no one knows  what it will finally look like. Obamacare is in a death spiral anyway. I’ve written about it before, and still believe this...
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Payers Who Cooperate to Purchase High-Value Healthcare

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April 21, 2013
Payers Who Cooperate to Purchase High-Value Healthcare

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the actual lack of success Kaiser has had in reducing healthcare costs very much more than the rest of the U.S. healthcare system. This is a story about a group having a little more success. This is a post originally written by Brian Klepper, PhD...
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Kaiser Is Not Cutting Costs Very Much

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March 31, 2013

Kaiser Permanente has been a leader in integrated healthcare for decades. It started as a plan to cover workers building the Hoover Dam, and has spread to become a dominant force primarily on the west coast. It has over six million members in California alone. Kaiser does a lot of things...
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Watch CNN Sunday Night

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March 9, 2013

On Sunday, CNN will have two shows on healthcare. The first one starts at 7 ET/6 CT. Then there is a reaction show on how to fix healthcare at 9 ET/8 CT. Sanjay Gupta will be the host. But the real reason to watch is that one of his guests will...
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The Undefinable Work of a Family Physician, and How it Saves Society a Fortune – Part II

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November 18, 2012

I had some fun last week with a true patient care experience from one of my family physician colleagues. While the content was unusual and humorous, the case raises questions about the greater issue of support for the work of family physicians, and the lack thereof by all the payers, both...
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The Undefinable Work of a Family Physician, and How it Saves Society a Fortune – Part I

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November 11, 2012

The following story is true. My imagination isn’t rich enough to make up this stuff. A colleague told me about this clinic encounter. A 60-year-old man came to clinic to talk about several issues. He had the insight to state that he was depressed. His parents died 5 years previously; therefore...
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The Shallow U.S. Healthcare Discussion in the Media

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August 19, 2012

I admit I can be naïve at times. But all I could do was shake my head in disappointment after watching Meet the Press today. The topic was the impact of the nomination of Paul Ryan on the national debate on the economy, Medicare, and the role of the government in...
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Dr. Grundy Doesn’t Quite Get It

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November 20, 2010

Paul Grundy MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM is IBM’s Director of Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives for IBM’s Global Well Being Services and Health Benefits. He has led the development of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative www.pcpcc.net, which is leading the way to create a more efficient and responsive healthcare system. Before...
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How much longer will we pay so much for healthcare?

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October 2, 2010

According to the Milliman Medical Index, the average health insurance premium for employees choosing a PPO family plan was $15,069 in 2010. The employers contributed $10,744 and the employees $4,325. Add in the out-of-pocket expenses for employees, $3,005, and that brings the total annual family healthcare bill to $18,074. This total...
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American Health Scare

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September 6, 2010

    I’ve heard every journey starts with the first step. And so I enter the bloggers’ world.      The purpose of this website is to do what I can to lower the exorbitant cost of healthcare in the U.S. I won’t repeat all of my Home page here (www.healthscareonline.com), but in...
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