Return to Keywords

Articles by Keyword for

unaffordable

This is out Library. Please click on the article title to view the details.

Cost of Excessive Medical Testing

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The American College of Physicians is creating guidelines to control overtesting and overtreatment. They estimate we spend $250 billion in unnecessary tests every year. Some of the reason is that MDs feel they need to practice defensive medicine, but there are also conflicts of interest related to investments they have made in purchasing medical testing equipment....

Health Care Costs Cause 50% of Bankruptcies

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2019
Health care costs cause half of all bankruptcies in the US and 94% are threatened by them. Even major corporations cannot compete with foreign businesses because of the cost of health insurance. We need health care reform to control costs. This likely means a new paradigm based on wellness and prevention are necessary.

Medicine For The Third Millenium

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Today's health care system is in need of major reform. It does not work that well; we have an epidemic of chronic illnesses that affects about 50% of the population. The cost of health care is skyrocketing, we spend nearly twice the amount of any industrialized country and are still ranked 37th in the world in overall quality of care by the World Health Organization,...

Obama Pulls Plug on Long Term Home Health Care

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
The obama administration pulled the plug on long term home health care, which was part of the Affordable Health Care Act. The program was deemed to be unaffordable because it would increase health care costs. The Affordable Health Care Act is slowly disintegrating and the Republicans and corporate America are loving it. It is hard to believe that before the...

Obamacare and the Future of Health Care in America

submitted by: admin on 10/15/2013
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a step in the right direction by providing healthcare for the poor, but it is a far cry from the Universal Healthcare that was supposed to be part of The Change We Need. It will benefit the very poor by making it easier to qualify for Medicaid (MediCal in California) because it is now possible to qualify...

The California Health Alliance with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The purpose of California Health Alliance is to curb the epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in California. There has been an increase of 5% per year of diabetes in kids under the age of 5. We cannot afford the costs that will be generated from this epidemic. We must shift our health care model from disease care to health care.      

Who Should Fund Medical Research?

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  The December 12, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article by two Johns Hopkins Medical Center staff stating that there is a crisis because medical research is becoming too expensive, big pharma will need to cut back on funding this research, and they anticipate cuts in federal research funding this next year. While...