Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Free market fails on health care, we need Medicare for All: Republican

Free market fails on health care, we need Medicare for All: Republican: It's time to accept that the free market doesn't work for health care. Patients can't do comparison shopping from the back of an ambulance.

Medicare Advantage Health Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Audits Show : Shots - Health News : NPR

Medicare Advantage Health Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Audits Show : Shots - Health News : NPR: The federal government wants to deploy several new tools for catching insurers that have overcharged Medicare $30 billion in last three years alone. But the insurance industry is balking.
Recently the for-profit insurance companies went on a spending spree for advertising and political campaign and lobbying purposes to sell the idea of Medicare Advantage. This article shows why. When I went on Medicare I asked my insurance agent about Medicare Advantage vs a plain Medicare Supplement. She advised me that the Supplement would give me more freedom of choice and control of my own health care. I have long been thankful for that advice, now even more. I did not like it when my family's access to health care was determined by what job I took and I did not like the control over what vendors I could see even when I had that insurance. Americans should be able to go for medical care when they need it to the vendor of their choice and it should be available as a universal right and not excluded to those considered by some to be undeserving. And, having a for-profit third party between me and my doctor is wrong and a terrible waste of our money. Insurance companies DO NOT provide health care. They make money by restricting it.

Monday, July 15, 2019

This is what doctor visits would look like under Medicare for All | Salon.com

This is what doctor visits would look like under Medicare for All | Salon.com: Experts explain how your healthcare would change if we were to shift to a Sandersesque Medicare for All model