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Help Contain Healthcare Costs and Get Better and Safer Healthcare

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to contain our skyrocketing healthcare costs. To me it appears that healthcare costs started going up once Medicare was passed into law. Fundamentally, it’s the way Medicare reimburses providers. They use a pay for procedure system that has not fundamentally changed in decades. Insurance companies similarly reimburse by procedure. This type of payment system […]

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Talk About Finances With Your Loved Ones While You’re Still Able To

Gina Kolata’s article in Saturday’s NY Times on financial problems appearing as the earliest sign of developing Alzheimer’s disease, points to the need to talk about household finances with your loved ones while you’re “still in the game.” Often times the family is on the verge of financial ruin before anyone finds out what’s going […]

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