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Gary Varvel

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    Twenty years ago a friend of mine who was CFO of a community hospital told me that 38% of his overhead/administrative costs was government paperwork. I can’t imagine what that percentage is now or will be when the PPACA is fully implemented.
    There is hope, though. I recently read that an individual’s application for coverage went from 21 pages to three. If they could do that for hospitals…..

  2. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    They shrank it only because they instruct you on the form to supply supplemental paperwork with it, and they shrank the font. The amount of work hasn’t been reduced. It just seems that way.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 years ago

    If you think the system we’ve been using for the last 20 years is a good one then you have not had to really put it to use.
    I’ve experienced the system at work and it needs massive correction.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Corporate involvement has given us high prices and low care. An average 100,000 a year alone die from lack of any care. That is far worse than the 9/11/01 attack.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    See how it works guys, this is what the right has been talking about.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Can you give a post on that!

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    I’m joining Christian Health Care ministries.
    http://www.chministries.org/

  8. trm

    trm said, about 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “An average 100,000 a year alone die from lack of any care.”
    Even if this factoid is accurate, wait until Obozocare kicks in fully. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

  9. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    the one positive thing about obamacare is that it may save social security by letting old people die [ independent payment advisory panels]

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “From a Christian Vocation to a Secular Profession to a Private Business to a Government Entitlement.”

    1)Health care predates Christianity and Judaism.
    2)The vast majority of the health care in this country is still provided by the private sector.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    It’s that bad, eh? Come to Canada, see a system that (mostly) works. I go to my doctor, she treats whatever is wrong, she bills the government, I never see a piece of paper.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Yes it does, but Obamacare is no help in correcting anything; it is adding to the problems.”

    That wouldn’t surprise me seeing as how it was originally proposed by Republicans during the Clinton Administration.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @wbr

    the one positive thing about obamacare is that it may save social security by letting old people die [ independent payment advisory panels]

    Please explain how it would be any different than the current system of your insurance company deciding whether or not they will pay for a patient’s life saving procedure?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    Deaths Rising for Lack of Insurance, Study Finds
    By MICHELLE ANDREWS
    […]
    Not surprisingly, many of the states with the largest number of projected premature deaths also have the largest populations. The top 12 states, in order of estimated premature deaths, are: California (34,600), Texas (31,700), Florida (25,400), New York (13,900), Georgia (11,500), North Carolina (9,600), Illinois (9,400), Ohio (8,900), Louisiana (7,700), Michigan (7,600), Pennsylvania (7,500) and Tennessee (7,500).


    In 2008, roughly 46 million people in the United States lacked health insurance, according to the Census Bureau. The new report estimates that currently 68 adults under age 65 die every day because they don’t have coverage. Absent a significant change in coverage, the figure will climb to 84 by 2019, the study projects.


    A growing body of research has explored the connection between a lack of health insurance and an increased risk of death. Uninsured people are more likely to skip screenings and other preventive care, so their medical problems are often diagnosed later, when they are more advanced and tougher to treat. The uninsured are also more likely to skimp on necessary medical care, whether it’s prescription drugs to keep their blood pressure in check or surgery to clear up clogged arteries.
    […]
    http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/deaths-rising-due-to-lack-of-insurance-study-finds/

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @trm

    That care is just a modification, slightly, of our present Republican friendly corporate health care. So you are so happy at condemn your own side?

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