ebola in america?

Can it be that we are seeing something that is a direct result of fools who are not engaging in the practices of medicine.

They are representing themselves to be doctors but they are not practicing as a doctor should.

Today the CDC announced the unthinkable.

Ebola in America and the emergency room where the man sought treatment did nothing…

They should have isolated him and called the CDC but they did not do that.

What they did do was to release him and that may have caused many more people to be infected with Ebola.

What will happen now, will this virus become an outbreak?

If it does who is at fault?
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sebelius resigns

It could be said that not only was the Affordable Health Care Act a failure, but also those who were asked to implement the law were also failures.

They failed to consider the fact that insurance companies would take advantage of the way the law was poorly structured.

They failed to understand that we needed insurance reform before health care reform.

We had the best health care system of just about any other place on earth.

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2014 health insurance woes

The health insurance reform discussion has continued now for many years gone are the days where doctors made house calls and so much has changed that you are lucky if you get 12 minutes with a doctor.

This year it is going to be a real challenge.


Grace Go I ?

WE have all heard the phrase there but for the Grace of God go I…

 In fact I have said that very thing though at the time I did not truly mean it.

Since that time which was 2007 I have been down a road that few people would to tread.

 

I have seen the medical system corrupt at its core, rotten with abuse garbage and waste.

Medical doctors that take kickbacks while providing cheap services on the side.

Labs that generate fake invoices (allegedly) with the intent of covering costs and increasing profits.

Insurance companies that promote treatment options that harm patients.

 

The less educated patients in this system do one thing and one thing alone, they die.

Not because of any intentional action taken by doctors or nurses but because the doctors do not have or take the time to actually examine a patient.

 

If you doubt that think about the last time you had to take off your clothes and wear one of those drafty robes….

 

I will let that sink in for a few moments.

 

You see doctors spend on average 12 to 28 minutes with a patient and if during that limited time you are not asking the right questions your medical condition may never be diagnosed.

You could end up with stage four cancer just because you did not ask the right questions for what would be the most important 15 minutes of your life.

 

I have walked the pathway where there for the grace of God they go…

 

The problem is they have never been nor seen the real world where people are turned away by using sophisticated psychology and out right lies by medical doctors and you may be thinking how is this even possible.

I can assure you that it is not only possible but it has happened and does happen ever single day.

 

 

 

 

 


Health care no more

The truth about the condition of the health care system is becoming a thing that were it known would be very alarming.

Health care truths,

  • Younger doctors are not as well trained.
  • Physician assistants are even less informed about medicine and treatment procedures.
  • RN nurses can be biased and uncaring, along with a lack of updated medical training.
  • Experienced doctors are retiring at an alarming rate.

    When you add up these things and the fact that in order to obtain real health care you have to search for a doctor that will listen to you and actually examine you, when you go into an emergency room and the doctor does not examine you, there is a serious problem that should be addressed.

I want to tell you a story about a woman that has a tumor that is causing horrible pain.

She has no health insurance and to date has not been able to obtain a medical option that is not influenced by money.

 

When money matters more than the patient and the patients needs can we say that the Oath the physician takes is now dead?

Do no harm…

When you go to a doctor and that doctor does not listen to you what can you expect to have any confidence in that doctor when money is more important than what happens to the patient.

How can any doctor operate under those circumstances?

The truth is that you almost have to do your own research because these ER docs they just are not well educated at all.


Could Global Warming be on its way?

We have heard for years that first global warming was going to destroy the world, but the truth is scientifically over the many many years, indications from scientists, (without an agenda) give positive evidence that there have been times when the climate was different hot then colder years, possibly related to the way that our solar system moves in and out of its trajectory.

(sure its a little science geek types stuff)

But what if its true, what if were getting hotter, not because of anything were doing but because of the way that the earth moves in and out of its own orbit, even the most honest scientists will tell you, (if they are in fact honest) that there really is no such thing as fact.  Scientists can guess, most of the time those guesses have a high likely manner of becoming true, however not always.

There can be no doubt that this year it is certainly warmer than in years past, however we cannot be sure that this means that anything that were doing here on this earth effects that situation.

What kind man or woman might think that arrogantly?

The truth about humanity is that were a speck of sand on a beach and we think were so important that we can effect the world and the tides or the way tornadoes move through places or land or topography?  No we cant even supply you with a decent description of how the human brain works, because we meaning humanity here and learned doctors, intentional misuse of the language there, were really just doing our best to make sense out of a situation where we find it difficult to determine that were not the center of our own universe.

It may be easy to believe that were the masters of our own universe, but the truth is were not even the masters of our own minds.


slipped through the cracks

Is it possible that the Gunman in the Colorado Massacre was not properly treated for a serious mental illness?

In a news story out of Fox News Company the medical record of this doctor could be suspect in some serious ways.

WAS Psychiatrist Lynne Fenton treating Colorado movie massacre suspect James Holmes.
Did she make a mistake?  Should she have hospitalized him?  The answer now is obviously yes and yes and yes.

But was this a preventable situation, I think the answer has to be yes, though it is so easy to say it from this viewpoint you have to think that if this patient had been treated by a more professional and perhaps even “Board Certified” doctor the end result may have been very different, of course this does not excuse any human being from the personal responsibility of exercising good judgement and seeking help before something like this becomes a problem.

Over all the answers may never be known one thing for sure as long as we have marginal doctors that should not be practicing medicine for critical patients, we will face the possibility of having these problems over and over again.

The thing to do now is to find out how to identify these high risk patients and take the appropriate action to prevent these horrible outcomes.

 Reading about the potential for the treating physician may have dropped the ball is convenient but is it accurate we really do not know the full extent of this situation it might be that she did try to help him but he did not come to his appointments on a regular basis, of course its so easy to sit back on the couch and judge the results still it makes you wonder if the man had sought more qualified and professional help would we even be reading this story today?

We really do need to begin to better asses the risk involved in human behavior, considering this took place over a period of several months, there were likely many signs that something was wrong, from the purchase of ammunition to guns, to all kinds of different things in-between, you would think that someone along the line would have taken the steps of reporting this to the police so it could be investigated.

If it turned out to be nothing you did what you could do, but in this case it turned out to be a serious problem that no one took action on, from the shooting club, to gun dealers, to doctors, no one did the right thing, how could that happen?

Once we learn how to identify how to stop these situations from occurring and how to manage our actions better we might find that saving lives becomes a lot easier.

Until that time we may find that the answers are still waiting to be found, however it appears that at least several opportunities were lost to prevent this crime and that is something that will haunt the dreams of those involved for many years to come.

 

medicare health care rationing?

Some expensive drugs have been removed from the formulary, what if your life depends upon that drug, what will you do?

This year the medicare open enrollment period has changed, which will lead to even more confusion to a confusing process. They cut Medicare in half, not legally but they allowed it to happen by proxy. Sound confusing well you know if it has anything to do with Washington, well that just the way it is right?

Or is it? You know they have so many problems, without adding even more. Insurance companies reduced its coverage by half, over the last two years, and we can likely expect this to happen again this year.

What used to cost 100.00 now costs 300.00
What used to be covered by Medicare is not covered any more.
What used to be is no more.

In reality there is no real advantage any more, because of the games the insurance companies are playing with the cost of medications.

This is not health care at all it its evil twin. The process is hard to understand, hard to figure out and difficult to manage, the true cost is hidden in mounds of paperwork. You see, costs have gone up as it always does whenever you have more than one party to a financial transaction. When you have a middle man involved between your doctor and you, that is a problem and that is what we now have.

They say they want you to report fraud, but can you really report every doctor in the system? For example, we visited two internal medicine doctors, in two different states, one doctor charged, $59.00 office visit, the other one charged, $220.00 save doctor same services, yet, two very different charges, see the hidden charges, are causing a lot of problem for medicare.

The problem with medicare is that there are doctors that are gaming the system, because their costs have gone up but in some cases there is abuse and that is also a problem, but if you report your doctor, what happens when that doctor leaves the state and goes to a better state where the medical board is more friendly to doctors. It is a serious issue and you have to understand that the problem is built into the system, Medicare does not pay much, so doctors have inflated their charges, sometimes to a high amount, so what amount constitutes fraud?

What amount constitutes, a fair payment? We may not know the answer to those things, but for example when someone has a medical need and that need is met without expensive treatment, then you have a good result, but if that need is not met due to health care rationing, then you have someone that ends up in the hospital and that costs a lot.