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Letters to eusoh #1 – The One with the Mole

Letters to eusoh #1 – The One with the Mole

We often receive letters and stories from everyday people who experienced the not-so-efficient system that we call healthcare. We’d like to share some of these experiences to show what many people have to deal with every day.  “Hey Eusoh!! Years ago, while living in the states, I had a large, unattractive mole develop on my head (under the hair). I had my general practice doctor take a look at it, and he sent me to a dermatologist, who said, “……

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Risk Adjustment Payments Halted by the Trump Administration

Risk Adjustment Payments Halted by the Trump Administration

The Trump administration stated on July 7, 2018 that it will be temporarily halting payments that help insurers meet the Affordable Care Act requirement to ensure coverage regardless of whether a person is healthy or sick. The estimated $10.4 billion being withheld cites a New Mexico US district court decision that found the formula used by the US government to calculate the payments as “arbitrary and capricious”. The New Mexico district court decision spurned the Trump administration into withholding payments, still, a…

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Single Payer Healthcare | Can It Be Done?

Single Payer Healthcare | Can It Be Done?

Single payer healthcare is the popular option right now according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll that reported 51 percent of Americans support it while 43 percent oppose it. The poll was conducted between January 22-February 24 of 2018 with the results published on April 12, 2018, in the Washington Post. Despite what the results of this recent poll declared, the United States is a long way from a tried and true single payer healthcare system. Single Payer Healthcare….

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Healthcare | How Administrative Costs Bog Down The American System

Healthcare | How Administrative Costs Bog Down The American System

A recent Bloomberg article highlights a unique and rather large issue with the current U.S. healthcare system. This issue is the literal and unending amount of administrative staffing and its subsequent paper trail. In essence, the costs of administration, billing, settling payments are three times as much as in other affluent, developed countries. How Bad Is The Red Tape? When most people think of the healthcare system, they imagine care providers from nurses to doctors to pharmacists, etc. Little do…

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Walmart Reported to Buy Humana With Amazon Looming in the Industry

Walmart Reported to Buy Humana With Amazon Looming in the Industry

In one of many recent mergers of industry titans, Arkansas-based Walmart is reportedly in the early stages of purchasing Kentucky-based health insurer Humana. Following the high profile purchase of Aetna by CVS[note]http://fortune.com/2017/12/04/why-did-cvs-buy-aetna/[/note], Walmart is quickly following suit. In a matter of months, these changes in dance partners have changed the landscape of the healthcare industry. 2016 Healthcare Facts Healthcare spending was 18% of the U.S. economy. U.S. health care spending increased 4.3 percent to reach $3.3 trillion. Healthcare spending is estimated…

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