What Is A Life Worth–Arizona Politicians Have No Clue And Need Clinical Guidance When Interpreting Algorithmic Formulas
Posted Dec 09 2010 12:22pm
This is what happens when you allow people to make decisions that have no medical input and rely on algorithmic formulas supplied from insurers like United Healthcare. When you watch the video it’s a call for outrage as they basically say “well the patient is going to die anyway”. They now claim they were given bad information from the Medicaid office, give me a break as this is an excuse for making unethical decisions. If they had anyone with a brain they should look at getting reductions on the cost of data services and using cloud services. Companies are rich due to auditing algorithms and this is an area beyond where most lawmakers tend to educate themselves and thus illiteracy allows for huge profits in this area, the duh group. The link below shows some comparisons if you want to look at how algorithmic formulas make millions and is definitely an area where savings could be seen.
Nationally though we have a Senate that dropped funds for cloud computer too, so again illiteracy on how IT systems work and those folks should get some Algo Men around to help them soon or we will hear of more illiterate and non ethical decisions on the part of those who do not know how to interpret and use data as such. Until folks educate themselves, the folks that create the formulas just keep compromising the illiterate for financial gain, time for a wake up call for the IT illiterate.
Lobbyists and special interest groups though love the illiterate as they are easy to manipulate and show a few formulas and completely convince them to get what they want, lobbyists and illiteracy in IT makes for some very questionable circumstances and we see this in the news with the next OMG story that hits every day. You can read at the link below where the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured offered their 2 cents and stated that medical information was lacking in their decisions so others in big places are recognizing the ignorance and illiteracy of properly using reports and statistics, it’s a big white elephant in the living room.
I almost hate to say I am from that state and many years ago worked for the State for around 6 years and some of the mentalities of the 70s that was there then still live today. The governor is not known for her brains for goodness sakes and there are certainly other areas where cuts could have been entertained.
Democrats are requesting a special session or transfer of other available funds and again from what I have heard the governor doesn’t have even a high school degree so how in the world could she be effective enough to understand algorithmic formulas. We have more illiterate waste in the system with those who do not understand economics and/or mathematical formulas and are easily swayed when a company like United gives them figures but this is no excuse for non ethical decisions which should be understood at any level. There are people with lives attached to those numbers.
IF THERE ARE PROFITS TO BE MADE, CODE WILL BE WRITTEN AND EXCUTED TODAY AND EVERY LAW PASSED TODAY REQUIRES AN IT SYSTEM TO ENFORCE AND PUT INTO PLACE – DIGIGAL IT ILLITERACY AT THE TOP OF STACK FOR WAY TOO MANY TODAY. BD
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is facing intense criticism and scrutiny for declining requests to hold a special session to reinstate medical transplant coverage, which for some patients was covered by the state until recently when the health care program ended.