Had to go back to the Hospital.."AGAIN!!"...for treatment for the same flippin pneumonia.
I'm frackin lucky to be flippin alive...........period
Three different sets of lung treatments,three different sets of antibiotics.
What's the heck the matter with them that they can't treat a stupid common pneumonia.?
Maybe it's the "New Designer Drug" of the month from the pharmaceuticals to try out on the homeless,illegals,and poor people to generate some numbers to the FDA so they can approve it...
Can't wait for the full implementation of the Obama--I don't-care--Care.
Vid Clips...PBS "Sick America"
President Barack Obama’s health-care plan at best is not reform at all, and at worst will expand the poorest performing segments of our health-care system and further erode what little choice currently exists at the individual patient and provider level.
“Universal health-care coverage,” according to the president’s plan, would be largely driven by enrollment in public programs, such as Medicaid and SCHIP, in which the government sets benefit levels and provider reimbursement rates. Being nominally “covered” in a public health insurance program is of little value if prohibitively low reimbursement rates and administrative hassles prevent physicians from accepting you as a patient.
Although the patient is the central figure and the key decision maker in the health-care system, the president’s plan unfortunately appears to continue the paternalistic view that government, not the individual patient, should decide the value of health-care services. Individual patients, regardless of income level, are capable of making appropriate decisions about their own health care, given the proper incentives.
Giving patients ownership of their health-care resources and choice over how those resources will be spent will also increase the demand for transparency about the cost and quality of services.
newsletter-graphic-free2Rather than attempting to control the behavior of payers and providers through mandates and price controls, the president should realign incentives by giving patients the financial support they need and allowing them to choose from a variety of insurance coverage options, according to their needs. This is the same system available to President Obama and all other federal employees.
Ultimately, the goal of real reform should be for the government to stop trying to design and operate public health-insurance plans and instead focus on providing disadvantaged individuals with the necessary funds to buy into the same system that everyone else uses.
John S. O’Shea,
M.D., M.P.A., F.A.C.S., practicing general surgeon; president and founder of Doctor-Patient Health Policy Foundation.