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Costs, costs, costs by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:50am As always, a thoughtful piece by Steve Bailey in today's Boston Globe, this one quoting Regina Herzlinger from Harvard Business School. An excerpt: What consumers need, she says, is greater transparency. "The premise is that they are wonderful," she says of the hospitals. "Maybe they are. I would like to see some data that shows just how ... Read on »
Cut costs, cut costs, cut costs. ... by Drew W. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:26pm Cut costs, cut costs, cut costs. That’s what we have been hearing lately (30 + years?) in order to effectively reform health care. The problem is those costs are someone’s income. In a free market economy we are able to make money as we please, and as long as someone is willing to pay, services will be provided. When we attack costs, we ... Read on »
Hidden financial costs when we quit our jobs to care for our loved ones by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Sat 23 Jun 2012 12:00am I don’t need a study to tell me that leaving the workforce to become a family caregiver has cost me, financially.  All I have to do is look my puny projected Social Security. Over two decades of my adult “productive” years have been spent caring for elders and children while not working at paid employment. Eventually, I did go back i ... Read on »
The high financial cost of Lupron therapy for autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 May 2009 10:34pm Lupron therapy for autism has been controversial ever since it was first proposed by Mark and David Geier. Controversial—as in the rational for Lupron for autism was based on some of the worst junk science I have ever seen. Neurodiveristy.com has followed Lupron since the beginning ( here is but one example of the excellent reporting from neurod ... Read on »
Human and Financial Costs of Obesity: Over the past several... by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Wed 21 Aug 2013 1:48pm Human and Financial Costs of Obesity: Over the past several decades, obesity has grown into a major global epidemic. In the United States (US), more than two-thirds of adults are now overweight and one-third is obese. Here are some stats on the likely economic impact of the US obesity epidemic at the national level. Read on »
On getting bang for your buck/ The financial cost of no care by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:10pm I found some statistics today I wanted to share. They are statistics for my countyBlount CountyTennessee. But it might give you a way to look at where you live. Just as a comparision Blount County probably has a little over 100,000 people. One of the common things you heard said is that people with mental illness have a greater than no ... Read on »
Human and Financial Costs of Futile Treatment by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 23 Mar 2010 6:44am Over at KevinMD , Dr. Grumpy discusses the human suffering and financial costs of futile treatment.   "Lady in her 60’s with advanced cancer. It had spread through every organ of her body. Brain, lungs, bones, liver, intestines. You name it.  She’d had surgery. And radiation. And chemotherapy. Established treatments. Experimental treatme ... Read on »
The financial costs of caring $$$$$$ by Elanor H Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Sep 2009 10:43pm Mums illness has cost us a lot of money. I estimate it set us back at least $50,000 in added costs and lost income. My mum had run up bills, lost her entire savings to a con man and had given away assets including the home. Dealing with the creditors was a nightmare. And no, I can't get anything back. I also had to close my business when all t ... Read on »
Low Cost or Close to No Cost Diagnosis Using Cheap Paper - TED by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 6:24pm George Whitesidesthe Chemist from Harvard has a profile that can be read here.  He is discussing using paper for more diagnostic tests.  There’s a special printer that works with the paper to create the objects.  He touches on the subject we all love to hate or hate to lovecompliance. With using his Lab on a piece of paper the size of a stampit ... Read on »
Healthcare Nightmare: Controlling the Cost of Cost Control by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Sep 2005 12:00am An excellent article on Capmag.com comes to the wrong conclusion but summarizes many of the points of argument very well. My response: I disagree with the conclusion that government-based healthcare is the best answer. A few alternatives(1) Limit liability costs via tort reform. (2) Unmask insurance company profits (execu ... Read on »