Medicare

Law of Unintended Consequences Strikes Obamacare

by Admin 02.08.2013

Well, the Affordable Care Act has already kicked in. And the law of unintended consequences is again running amok. Beware if you are on Medicare or Medicaid, and even several private plans: Because I have mitral valve prolapse (benign abnormality) I go every couple of years to the cardiologist to have it checked. When I […]

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Hospitals Mining Data for Privately Insured Patients

by Admin 02.10.2012

Every once in a while I find that America’s acclaimed free market health care system (it’s a joke, folks, just a joke) has hit a new bottom. Today I found a piece in Health Business Blog that asked Are you commercially insured with cancer, heart disease or an orthopedic problem? If so, you are a […]

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Are Medicare Recipients Taking Drugs, or Selling Them?

by Admin 10.05.2011

Are poor Medicare recipients drug addicts, or are they selling their drugs on the street?  The stereotype out of the Government Acocunting Office says they are addicts defrauding the government.  Looking at the same study with an open mind, I think it’s just as easy to say they are trying to make ends meet by buying […]

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You Can Get Your Health Data

by Admin 09.26.2011

Here at Health 2.0 there is definitely an air of transformation. Several initiatives that I had been following have come to fruition, or at least to critical mass, among them implementation of EMRs and patient communities. MedHelp now has over 12 million visitors a month, while millions of women annually visit the women’s social health […]

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