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originally posted by: Tusks
One huge problem is that, for most people, the vast majority of healthcare expenditures on their behalf is/will be for keeping them alive another month or two after they've already reached a point of being an invalid.
We must do something about spending huge amounts on hospitalization and the most expensive IV meds for folks who are already in a nursing home or are senile or chronically at death's door. If their family has millions and wants to spend their own money--fine, let 'em put it up front--but no more sucking it out of the pool of money available for Medicare.
The treatment of heart attacks, strokes, diabetic emergencies, pneumonia, broken bones, etc--now that's the kind of stuff that needs to be paid for----and is why we've been paying the Medicare Tax most of our lives.
this paper looked at how to dole out healthcare when assets are scarce
sure he was clotting and healing properly, to avoid a re-admission.
It involves limits on Medicare patients being re-admitted to hospitals for certain "conditions".
That’s thanks to a strong disincentive for hospitals to readmit chronically ill Medicare patients under a provision of Obamacare.
Over time, one consequence of the Medicare HRRP may be a growing recognition that reducing readmissions is a shared responsibility that belongs not only to hospitals but also to patients and their caregivers and to other community professionals and providers across the continuum of health and social services.
Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: xuenchen
Any selected panel of "experts" that limits medical care is a death panel. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
You mean like insurance companies?
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is an act of the United States Congress, passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). It requires hospitals to provide emergency health care treatment to anyone needing it regardless of citizenship, legal status, or ability to pay.
originally posted by: jacobe001
a reply to: xuenchen
We are spending too much on the people and that is cutting into the bonuses and shareholders dividends. Profits at all cost come first over people.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Mountainmeg
That's cool but Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel didn't write the PPACA. From what I understand, it originated with a whitepaper from Max Baucus that was actually drafted by Liz Fowler.
The employer mandate was included in the Affordable Care Act — which I helped design as an adviser to the Obama administration