Healthcare 2020 and Out of Pocket Costs

In my previous blog I talked about the three obvious and prominent components of our FOR-PROFIT HEALTHCARE INSURANCE MODEL. And no, it is not a free ride for the healthcare consumer. We have OUT-OF-POCKET COST. We have the privileged of paying premiums, deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance or other fees out of pocket in order to play on one of the six teams.  That process, in reality, looks something like this. [...]

By | 2019-02-12T10:20:53+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Introducing the Current Model of Healthcare

Today, I would like to introduce the current model of healthcare. It is the FOR-PROFIT HEALTHCARE INSURANCE MODEL.  That model has three prominent components and one behind the scenes.  Let me introduce those players under a little different name. THE FIRST PARTY The FIRST PARTY is the PROVIDER OF HEALTHCARE. Under federal regulations, a "health care provider" is defined as: a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, podiatrist, dentist, chiropractor, [...]

By | 2019-02-05T09:38:09+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Do We Need a Border Wall From a Healthcare Perspective?

Poppy tweets about healthcare 2020 ... where are we headed? The results of the 2018 mid-term elections solidified Health Care as an important topic. The recent federal judge ruling that the ACA is unconstitutional set the stage for its continued importance. The ACA is still in place until 2019 when the mandate to have insurance goes away thanks to the 2017 Tax Bill. Appeals have begun. The Supreme Court [...]

By | 2019-01-29T10:41:34+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Decision Makers

The DECISION MAKERS ... Are you listening? Previously in my POSTSCRIPTS for the Consumers and Providers, I mentioned that we have come full cycle to the place where I as a Physician Executive will ask some questions. But this time my comments will be directed to the DECISION MAKERS of our FOR-PROFIT HEALTH CARE INSURANCE MODEL. Do not consider American health care in transition in the current vacuum in which [...]

By | 2018-12-11T16:06:28+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Providers of Healthcare

There's the ‘first’ party — the PROVIDER who provides the service. Are You Listening? As I said in the first POSTSCRIPT for the Consumer of Healthcare, now we have come full cycle to the place where I as a Physician Executive will ask some questions. This set of information is only for you the “first party” of our FOR-PROFIT HEALTH CARE INSURANCE MODEL.  THE PROVIDERS OF HEALTHCARE. Physicians could [...]

By | 2018-12-11T15:54:52+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Consumers of Healthcare

There's a second party, the CONSUMER OF HEATHCARE, who receives the service. Are You Listening? Now we have come full cycle to the place where I as a Physician Executive will ask some questions. This set of questions is only for you the “second party” of our FOR-PROFIT HEALTH CARE INSURANCE MODEL. The generally disenfranchised participant of our Healthcare Insurance Model. Do you know where you sit in [...]

By | 2018-12-11T15:41:43+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Recommended Resolutions For Our Current Healthcare Issues

This week Poppy Tweets:  “At the end of the day, think out of the box!”In last week’s blog, I reviewed the Healthcare issues you may not be aware of.  This week I offer my suggested resolutions.First of all, no decision maker in the room should knowingly interfere with the natural progression of American Healthcare in Transition:Don’t be the victim of hear-say and evidence of that ilk.It is like the placebo [...]

By | 2018-12-04T12:23:39+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Healthcare Issues You May Not Know About

Poppy Tweets: "Watch out for those other tectonic plates ... the  out-of-your-control occurrences in today's American Healthcare System." In the American Healthcare “system”, these are the tectonic plates with caprice ebbing and flowing (the ground moving under our feet) which lead to earthquakes. Here is my list of these "tectonic plates" issues that you may -- or more importantly -- may NOT know about ... making your health care at risk: ADMISSION or OBSERVATION: Decided [...]

By | 2018-11-27T14:40:06+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Changes are Coming to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – What is at Stake?

Poppy the Cockatoo tweets about the ACA :  “I’m hiding here because the feathers are going to hit the fan.” When the Affordable Care Act was enacted, its purpose was to: Improve affordability and accessibility Oversee, coordinate, and govern the many pieces in play It did, and it didn’t.  What it did do was: Stretch across both the private and public payor structure Add more Americans to the roles of [...]

By | 2018-11-20T09:41:43+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Addressing Current Concerns of the Healthcare Consumer

Poppy tweets “I’m worried about losing my treats!” 1. LOSING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID-DEFICIT REDUCTION MASQUERADING AS HEALTH CARE REFORM HUMANS are worried about $554 billion in cuts to Medicare as this impacts you the 55 million Americans who are over age 65 or living with disabilities. This impact may be felt through decreased access to healthcare providers. The greatest impact would appear to be on the cost of prescription [...]

By | 2018-11-13T15:08:28+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments