Dr. Brian Casull’s Blog
Read my posts below to discover … learn … realize … understand what you can do about
American Healthcare in Transition.
Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue.   If we break down the components of that concern, one of the issues is losing Medicare/Medicaid. This discussion is brought to you in part by the official CMS website. Medicare and Medicaid are two of the health care pieces that are paid for by the government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. MEDICARE Health Spending by Major [...]
Tectonic Plates Added to the preferred hierarchy of seating arrangements is the "X" factor. These are the often-out-of-your-control occurrences. In the American Healthcare “System”, these are the tectonic plates moving under our feet, which lead to earthquakes. These are the movements that disrupt American Healthcare in Transition and keep it in ‘transition.’ And make no mistake about it, there be earthquakes here. What are the tectonic plates currently roiling under your feet? Your Top Healthcare Concerns   The February 2018 Kaiser Foundation Health Tracking Poll found that 22 percent of registered [...]
What are people concerned about? HEALTHCARE! A basic question that requires an answer is just what is health insurance? Depending upon which side of the aisle (Democrat/Republican/Independent), your socioeconomic status, which way you lean (right/left/centrist), whether you are an employee or employer, whether you are a Veteran or active duty/retiree, American Indian or Alaskan Native, a senior citizen, a millennial, Gen X, baby boomer, or none of the above; your bias will come in to play. That said, let me try to establish some basic principles upon which you may hang your proverbial hat as we move forward. There [...]
CBO 2010 DATA ACTUAL DATA AVAILABLE AS OF 2017 CBO PREDICTION MOVING FORWARD SUMMARY In their 2010 estimates of the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the CBO was right on in predicting that a big drop in the percentage of people under age 65 who would lack insurance, and that turned out to be the case. CBO projected that in 2016 that nonelderly rate would fall to 11 percent, and the latest figure put the actual rate at 10.3 percent. The CBO estimate was 24 million would lose their insurance based on the American Health Care Act [...]
The Senate Republican Leaders released a health overhaul on Thursday, June 22, 2017. BEFORE WE BEGIN-You can hear this English expression in a meeting. If there are announcements to make, people to introduce, or other things to talk about before the main topic of the meeting, someone will say "Before we begin..." let us look at an overview. THE BCRA CHANGES Coverage for People with Preexisting Conditions Mandates to Buy Insurance Other Insurance Market Reforms (Benefits) Medicaid Expansion Subsidies for Marketplace Plans Taxes Funding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) POTENTIAL IMPACT Shifts away from explicit Republican promise that Insurers [...]