Review: "Do You Speak Health Insurance? It's Not Easy" – NPR
This article by Mark Zdechlik was published today from NPR, Minnesota Public Radio, and Kaiser Health News. After reading it this morning, it threw off my entire day. I wasn't nonplussed that all the people they interviewed were stymied about how the current insurance system works. I wasn't surprised that "only 1 in 5 got the right answer" in regards to this research quiz that required people to know the difference between co-pay, deductible, and coinsurance: "A guy goes to t
Q: So how are you different from all the other universal health care movements?
"So how are you different from all the other universal health care movements?" This was the question posed by my colleague and friend as we researched the dozens of companies and groups who have proposed health care reform plans. Here's a list of how P.S.Y.C.H. is different: 1. Nationwide reach I fully believe that even if a state managed to pull off a universal access system, it would ultimately fail because it's surrounded by states without it. America has this interesting
Review: "Blue Cross Blue Shield reports $265M net surplus and CEO bonus" – Detroit Free Pr
This was an article written by JC Reindl for the Detroit Free Press and reposted on Facebook by a surgeon friend of mine, Tray See. The gist of it is: health insurance companies, which are wholly unnecessary, are making billions of dollars. The CEO of BCBS made $6.6 million in one year. For comparison, I'm a child psychiatrist, and even working 50 hours a week, I made $205K plus benefits; so maybe $220K. So how is it that a single individual who knows nothing about actually p
Q: Um, why not just have health savings accounts?
"If I think everything should be fair and that I should be able to access care with the money I've already put into taxes, why can't we just convert everyone to health savings accounts?" This common-sense question was asked by a close friend (and conservative). Firstly, compassion. Humans, especially Americans, recognize that there are times when you're not feeling well or not doing well that allow you to be excused from normal expectations. For instance, the idea of a "sick