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Trump’s Changes to Healthcare

What will Trump be able to do to change and hopefully improve on the ACA?  This writer suggests that Trump will open up the purchase of insurance over state lines, price transparency and many other things.

He goes on to remind us that no one has been happy with the “marketplaces” to shop for insurance, and quotes Bill Clinton saying, “the costs are up, coverage is down, it’s the craziest thing in the world”.

The author has several suggestions that should be ...

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Deciphering Medical Bills

Two articles I read recently, that I find quite alarming and you should too. The first is an article that talks about medical bills and what a mystery they are.  The author talks a lot about how he cannot understand his medical bill because it is primarily test codes, scientific terms, CPT codes and ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. None of which he understood.

The author goes on to tell us that when he questioned the hospital or clinic about the bill ...

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“Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine did this study, and was conducted over an 8-year period. The third leading cause of death equates to 250,000 deaths per year due to medical errors.

Heart disease and cancer are the top 2 leading causes of death and they get lots of funding. “National funding is informed from our national health statistics, but those statistics don’t recognize medical care gone awry as a cause of death.”  Medical mishaps are not listed on death certificates and are not ...

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