Medical Gluttony

By Del Meyer on 08/04/2020 12:42 AM

Corona-Flu-Virus Isolation Techniques should not have reached total lock down of the country. Coronavirus guidelines for America were too complicated and should have been simplified to be more effective. The sine qui non is that this is a respiratory virus that infects the nasal-bronchial tree. If it proceeds to the small respiratory bronchioles and alveoli […]

By Del Meyer on 06/19/2020 12:48 AM

These are the results of Speaker Pelosi’s two-week delay in approving what was supposed to be aid and comfort for working Americans impacted by the CoVid-19 shutdown. These data are from the first stimulus bill, March 25, 2020. For those who feel like reading the 300+ pgs (attached), go for it.    American population: […]

By Del Meyer on 05/05/2020 9:14 PM

I grew up in the day when all socialists were the red party which is the standard throughout the world. I think it was TIME magazine that didn’t like that stigma after the second world war and changed the socialists to BLUE. The research data isn’t all that clear. But then the Democrats are more […]

By Del Meyer on 03/30/2020 12:40 AM

The media is trying to tell Americans that if they don’t have health insurance, they are not covered. Our review of the cost of basic health care insurance indicates that it is super-expensive to have health insurance for basic health care. We only need health insurance for hospital care after we’ve paid our deductible equal […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:09 PM

He neither drank, smoked, nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally, saving his money, he died early, surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me. –John Barrymore Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. –Peter de Vries Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in a hospital […]

By Del Meyer on 02/24/2020 7:55 PM

A new study, called “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012” predicts that at least half of Americans in 39 states will be obese—about 30 pounds overweight—by 2030. This will fuel millions more cases of diabetes, heart disease and stroke and could bring our already overburdened health care system to its knees. […]

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:07 PM

The International Federation of Health Plans, a group representing the CEOs of health insurers worldwide, publishes a guide every few years on the international cost for common medical services. Its newest report, on 2017 prices, came out this month. Every time, the upshot is vivid and similar: For almost everything on the list, there is […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:40 AM

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public outcry over surprise medical bills. By Reed Abelson Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services. . .  said, “American patients […]

By Del Meyer on 10/17/2019 8:15 AM

Medicaid was a relatively modest program with about 4 million enrollees and a budget of about $1 billion to be a safety net for those who had “any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death.” It was intended to be administered by the states, not the federal government. Now […]

By Del Meyer on 09/17/2019 3:35 AM

When patients request tests and procedures that are not medically indicated, the common response we always hear. “Hey, it doesn’t cost me anything. It’s covered by my insurance.” But the facts are actually reversed. It does cost and the cost is about twice as high as it could be if he paid directly for this. […]