“Medicare for All” is, arguably, the rallying cry for progressive Democrats these days. Health care costs were a major issue in the midterm elections and the best way to fix everything once and for all, say progs, is to give all Americans the same sort of coverage given to those of us who are 65 and over.
Source: 3 Reasons ‘Medicare for All’ Is a Really Bad Idea
We have been previously discussing our ridiculous medical insurance system where citizens are hit with obscene charges — often by design to ensnare those unwilling or unable to challenge the charges. It can range from an $18,000 charge for a napping child to $15,000 for tiny screws to $89,329 for a $750 serum .
Source: California Professor Charged $48,329 for Allergy Tests By Stanford Health Care
We have previously discussed the disgraceful system of medical billing in this country where doctors and hospitals hit patients with grossly inflated bills in the hopes of coercing money from families or settling for a small fraction with insurers.
Source: Texas Teacher Hit With $109,000 Bill Despite Having Insurance . . . Bill Reduced To $332 After Media Coverage
He’s at it again. ……
The Koch-backed Mercatus Institute was humiliated last month when it published a scare story claiming that American couldn’t afford the $32.6 trillion cost of universal health care for the next decade, a number that seems huge until you realize that the cost of privatized US health care over the same period will be $2 trillion higher. (more…)
Source: How much would universal health care really cost?
True cures in medicine are surprisingly rare. But for nearly five years, doctors have had one available for hepatitis C, an often chronic, life-shortening viral disease that wreaks havoc on the liver. The only problem, as a depressing study published Thursday in Open Forum Infectious Diseases highlights, is that… Read more…
Source: There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C, but Insurance Companies Don’t Want to Pay for It