Though negotiations between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Coventry Cares appear to be futile, the state is taking steps to make sure there won’t be an interruption in care for the Medicaid recipients who will be affected by the impasse. Health insurance companies bitterly opposed the health care reform law but, as the merger between Aetna and Coventry Health Care announced Monday shows, the industry knows there’s still money to be made. President Obama’s dream team’s health reform law may becoming unhinged as more people read the law (thank you, Nancy Pelosi) If you have a week of spare time, you can read it also.
It shouldn’t take a panel of experts, such as healthcare executives, supreme court justices or ordinary citizens to read a document that encompasses their health and lives. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan, and other Republicans are stressing $716 billion in cuts to Medicare that are part of President Obama’s health care plan. The $716 billion in cuts are aimed not at Medicare recipients, but at health care providers, such as hospitals and medical device makers; they also target what the administration calls waste and inefficiency in Medicare. Physicians must not allow their patient to remain passive and just accept what Government decides to offer them in health.
Ryan’ plan includes a voucher system for private care, the details of which were not explained, although it has been claimed it would increase the cost of care by $6400/Medicare recipient. Together, these hospitals will forfeit about $280 million in Medicare funds over the next year as the government begins a wide-ranging push to start paying health care providers based on the quality of care they provide. With nearly one in five Medicare patients returning to the hospital within a month of discharge, the government considers readmissions a prime symptom of an overly expensive and uncoordinated health system.
One system cannot solve the multitude of challenges which are quite diverse between communities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, rural cities such as Indio, California, Desert Hot Springs, California, Atlanta, Georgia or Oglethorpe GA. A study that is often quoted is the Dartmouth Study” of utilization and costs of a community such as McAllen Texas and Portland Maine or Madison, WI or Mason City Iowa.
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