Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Healthcare

the only way to fix the situation ... is not going to happen ....

Doctors, clinics, hospitals and homes must be made to be accountable for their procedures,
patients and parties responsible for paying must have motivation to control costs.
The only way to do that is to totally ban health insurance
and require all procedures to be paid for with cash in advance.
If you aint got the bucks, you dont get the help.

its cold I know, but its necessary.
The "profit motive has so overwhelmed the "standard operating procedures"
that the customary ways that doctors and nurses and hospitals do things
are wasteful and unnecessary and unhelpful in the extreme, motivated solely
for their self-interest.
It has been so much easier to manipulate and take advantage of a large group of people (the insured) than it is to take advantage of an individual.

Example:
I recently went to a cosmetologist with a skin problem,
its simply eczema, dry skin aggravated by stress.
But he still took a small sample to test for cancer,
even though it does not present as cancer at all.
Moreover, he put a fucking stitch in the skin where he too the 1mm square patch,
so that I had to go back to his office to get the stitch taken out two weeks later!

cost of his "surgery" --$250
cost of the biopsy -- $350
cost of the stitch removal -- $90

Now, he did not even tell me in advance what he was doing,
or else I would have blocked it.
My insurance company will go ahead and approve this "preventive medicine".

But this is the kind of thing that makes our medical system the most expensive in the world
without being anywhere close to the most beneficial system in the world.

-chiz

9 comments:

建邱勳 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

偉曹琬 said...

喜歡自己的另一層意義是「接納自己」。..................................................

岳萱祥萱祥萱祥仲 said...

先將一個人的生活過好,才有能力過好兩個人的生活................................................

恩宛玲如 said...

Quality is better than quantity...................................................................

淑蕙春蕙春芬 said...

在你一無所有的時候 是誰在陪伴你 他便是你最重要的人......................................................................

analyst said...

this was all very well said. :)

孫邦柔 said...

多謝美味的心靈雞湯......................................................

麗BellaS_Power1122君 said...

看到大家都留言-我也忍不住說聲---加油..................................................

fdsaf said...

唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們......................................................................