India's Chhattisgarh state is investigating reports that thousands of women had unnecessary hysterectomies so hospitals could make insurance claims. They were carried out under a national insurance scheme whereby private hospitals claim for treating patients who cannot afford expensive procedures. Officials estimate more than 2,000 women were talked into having their wombs removed in the last six months. The 34 medical centres accused have not yet commented on the allegations.Read more »
Just last week the NY Times was reporting that, yes, there will be rationing of health-care, thanks to the Federal Government. In fact, the NY Times says that this is a good thing. (Huh?!) So let the medical rationing begin!
Mon evening it is being reported that 60 hospitals have been cancelled due to the Federal State taking greater control over the health market.Read more »
Thousands of consumers are gaming Massachusetts’ 2006 health insurance law by buying insurance when they need to cover pricey medical care, such as fertility treatments and knee surgery, and then swiftly dropping coverage, a practice that insurance executives say is driving up costs for other people and small businesses.Read more »
This is something I threw together in Photoshop in honor of the passage of the health care bill.Read more »
Georgia State Representative Calvin Hill has introduced House Resolution 1086 (HR1086), which proposes a Georgia State Constitutional Amendment “so as to provide that no law or rule or regulation shall compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system and to authorize persons and employers to pay directly for lawful health care services without penalties or fines; to provide for the submission of this amendment for ratification or rejection; and for other purposes.”Read more »
Across the globe, citizens of nations with government-run health care systems experience long wait times, a lack of access to certain treatments and, in some instances, a diminished quality of medical care. Navigate the links below to learn more about patients’ health care horror stories.Read more »
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