Why 'the free market' doesn't work in health care
Most consumers don't understand even basic concepts behind traditional health-insurance design,a team of behavioral economists
from a number of top American universities has discovered:
first survey was designed, in part, to uncover how well the insurance
holders understand four basic traditional health insurance concepts —
deductible, copay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum — as well as
how well they believe they understand them.
PAUL: Health care for seniors
Addressing Medicare’s unsustainable path
As a physician, I understand the reliance many Americans have onMedicare
. However, wasteful spending in Washington has drained theMedicare
. The combination of massive debt, fewer active workers and more retirees is pushingMedicare
is nearly $40 trillion unfunded. Simply put, this is an unsustainable path and Obamacare is not the answer.Washington
cannot continue to promise everything to everyone, and it is time for
legislators to begin seriously discussing practical and realistic
Are your elderly parents surprisingly active for their age? Tell us all about!
By Wendie Blair
Do you have elderly parents that seem to get around more than you? Or for that matter, better than you? Maybe you're wondering how they do it...so are we!
I'm sure many of us at some point in time have seen someone who appears twice our age jogging or participating in an activity that we ourselves do not have the stamina for.
If you're like me, when you see this happening you think to yourself "I should be ashamed of myself".
Ironically, I was just discussing the preference of senior citizens when it comes to news, when I cam across this article.
What's the Most Popular Source for News? The Answer May Surprise You!
One hundred years ago, a newspaper was a precious commodity.
There was no television, no radio, and no Internet where people could
gather easy access to the world's most pressing events. You could almost
say that with the advent of all three, we as a society have lost the
importance of accessing news events.
What is Your Experience With Home-Care Services?
If you, a family member, or someone you know uses or has used in-home care, we would like to know about your experience. We have come across many people who have expressed both satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the in-home care they have received. The two most concerns expressed have been poor communication from home health care agencies and home health aids not showing up for scheduled care. Is this your experience? Hopefully not!
Feedback, whether positive or negative is what shapes the home health care industry.
Do you struggle with caring for a loved one while trying to maintain a full schedule? Share your story!