America's Health Care Crisis Solved: Money-Saving Solutions, by J. Patrick Rooney

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America’s wellbeing and fitness Care quandary Solved highlights the foremost pitfalls of our present health and wellbeing care method and indicates why, with no adjustments, health and wellbeing care charges will quickly demolish the yank financial system in addition to the chance to obtain caliber care. even if, opposite to the more and more well known proposal of a central authority well-being plan, the choice offered by way of authors J. Patrick Rooney and Dan Perrin brings the self-interest of you, the yank client, into the equation.

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Nora decided then and there that there was a future in being a hospital bill watchdog and patient advocate. ” There isn’t another business in America that wouldn’t be envious of the way hospitals bill and get away with it! indd 13 3/26/08 11:28:43 AM 14 America’s Health Care Crisis Solved total billed charges. There is also no relationship between ‘total billed charges’ and the reimbursement expected for the same bill from different payers,” Nora said. “What is consistent is that only the smallest percentage of a hospital’s patient population (mostly uninsured patients) is expected to pay full billed charges.

When doctors bet their careers on acts of civil disobedience, the decline of the fabled Canadian health system must be grave. “We’ve taken the position that the law is illegal,” says Dr. ”17 Murray Perrin lived in Alberta, Canada, and waited well over a year in the mid-1990s for his hip to be replaced. By the time he was operated on, the hip bone had degenerated so much that the top end of his femur was gone, he had to sleep sitting up in a chair, and he was on pain killers the entire time he waited his turn for surgery.

But that’s only half the story. indd 9 3/26/08 11:28:42 AM 10 America’s Health Care Crisis Solved As a nonprofit “charitable” hospital, Florida Hospital applied for and receives full tax relief. It doesn’t pay a dime in local, state, or federal income taxes. Yet this self-proclaimed extension of “Christ’s healing mission” made more than $81 million in profit (retained earnings) in 2005. 52 billion in cash assets! Not counting its physicians, the hospital pays 13 executives more than $400,000 each per year.

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