Just catching up on some things. A few have asked me about an article a couple weeks ago covering some work from Harold on how Pittsburgh’s medicare spending per capita compares to other regions. In summary read: it’s really high.
It just got me thinking. Whenever I see anything like this I wonder about the impact . . . → Read More: The Old factor
Suppose you went into a grocery store, and found no prices on anything. You ask a clerk how much five pounds of potatoes would be, and he asks you whether you are 65 or older. Youre taken aback, but you tell him you are 64, and he asks whether your income is less than . . . → Read More: With All The Talk About Transparency, Medical Prices Are Still A Secret
The Urban Institute recently released a study showing that the average person who turns 65 this year will receive more benefits from Medicare than they paid in. Their study looked at several common living scenarios for people of that age, covering low and high income earners, married and single households, and couples with one . . . → Read More: What’s Wrong with Medicare
If you are at the age where you qualify for Medicare, then you undoubtedly understand how difficult it may be to manage your medications and prescriptions. The government’s Medicare program is a terribly complicated thing comprised of four parts – A, B, C, and D. Medicare Part A is for hospital care. Medicare Part . . . → Read More: Now You Can Manage Your Prescription Drugs Online
In response to my last post regarding health insurance companies, I received a comment from a physician who noted that health insurance companies try to make it difficult for doctors to collect payments. I could not agree more. It is the classic example of a big business trying to take advantage of the little . . . → Read More: Health Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Doctors