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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late-Practice Health Care Not Disease Care

One major contributor to rising healthcare costs is the perception by the insured public that health care is “free.” This is because most of us never see the bill when we go to the doctor or hospital — it’s sent directly to the insurance company. Because it’s “free,” we might as well take advantage and […]

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Unnecessary Risky Care Costs Us $700 Billion A Year

To continue the discussion initiated by Ceci Connolly’s article in the Washington Post, “U.S. Not Getting What We Pay For” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/29/AR2008112901025_Comments.html) and extended by Jane Brody in the NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/health/06brod.html?scp=1&sq=more%20isn’t%20always%20better%20in%20coronary%20care&st=cse). Many invasive procedures are unnecessary, costly, and risky. A good example is coronary angioplasty. About 2 million are performed annually in the U.S. However, […]

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