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Tag Archives: healthcare reform

Instead of DiseaseCare Let’s Have Healthcare!

Our “healthcare” system does a lousy job in keeping us healthy, compared to other industrialized countries. Currently our healthcare system is really geared towards treating diseases, not preventing them. It is certainly more lucrative to the providers to perform angioplasties on sick hearts than to prescribe couseling for lifestyle changes and medications for high cholesterol to prevent or […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-But Until We Qualify There’s A Chance Many of Us Will!

If you don’t get health insurance from your employer many of us in the 50 to 64 age bracket have a tough time finding an individual policy because of pre-existing conditions and costs. If you happen to reside in a state that has a high risk insurance pool (35 states do) you can get a policy, but […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-Part 7-Fraud

Houston DME company employees charged for alleged scheme to defraud Medicare.Kate Nkuku and Oliver Nkuku, the owners and operators of KO Medical, a Richmond, Texas-based DME (Durable Medical Equipment) company, were charged in July for their roles in an alleged scheme to defraud Medicare, resulting in more than $931,000 in false claims. Ms. Nkuku and Mr. […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke But the U.S. Will-Part 2

I’m going to spend a lot of time discussing how Medicare collects its funds and pays its benefits because I believe that seniors need a full understanding of the process in order to fully understand the changes that will take place in the new healthcare reform legislation. As I said in the previous posts the Medicare Trust Funds […]

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Healthcare Reform Alert!

Well it appears that the fear mongers in Congress are convincing many Americans that we cannot afford healthcare reform. How are we going to pay for healthcarereform they warn? We’re just going to leave a huge debt to our children and grandchildren to pay! Well there’s reason to be scarred, but it’s because what will […]

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