Politics of Healthcare General Discussion

Reduce the Healthcare Deficit

3 weeks ago

Impose Caps on Federal Spending for Medicaid to reduce the Healthcare deficit

The Pediatric care Unit is provided in the hospital’s 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and 20-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), the only one dedicated entirely to the care of Cardiac patients from birth to Adulthood in the state.

A cost analysis was completed by (Chalom R1, Raphaely RC, Costarino AT Jr., 1999 Oct;27(10):2079-85.) regarding “all direct an…

U.S. (Trump) Tariffs on Chinese Imports

2 months ago

Dumb Donald's dumb negotiating tactics just cost the stock market over 700 points and the worst day of 2019. This will be the tipping point of an American recession.

Mark Cuban Tweets About Healthcare Costs

3 months ago

Just because he's famous doesn't mean his opinion isn't valid.

Consumer and Provider Costs

5 months ago


This week’s assignment asks the question, “identify and evaluate the impact that federal or state health care policies are having on consumer costs. Explore both positive and negative effects.” The Affordable Care Act (ACA) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has accomplished much that its drafters intended. There is considerable evidence of increased access to health care and reduced medical debt. But there is growing concern about affordability of health insurance coverage for middle-i…

Synaptive Medical Expands Availability of Modus V into Spine Market

3 days ago

​Synaptive Medical, a leader in automation and robotics, announced today a strategic commercial expansion into the spinal surgery market. As part of this expansion, Synaptive is also announcing a co-marketing collaboration with Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies business for the company’s robotically controlled digital microscope, Modus V.

New York Pediatrician is an anti-vaxxer

5 months ago

The American Academy of Pediatrics should step in and do something about this doctor. Lawrence Palevsky, MD, who sees patients in Manhattan and Suffolk County on Long Island. His clinic's website promises "personalized, comprehensive consultations" to address "children's wellness, and acute and chronic illnesses."

The guy is a big Anti-Vaxxer and is against the MMR vaccine. How can the society let this guy practice medicine when he clearly doesn't understand science?


Increasing Medicare Age to 67

5 months ago

Currently the age that Americans become eligible for Medicare is 65. After reading the CBO ‘s Options for Reducing the Deficit, specifically, Health-Option 9, I was able to evaluate that while there would be a great deal of saving for the federal government, there would be an increase in cost for those that are currently 65 to 66 years old. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, increasing the Medicare eligibility age to 67 would save the United States Government an estimated $5.7 billion …

Beto O' Rourke Supports Medicare for America

6 months ago

It is the truth that "Medicare-for-all" plans wouldn't work and would actually create a spike intaxes for many Americans.

"The old saying is if you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it's 'free,'" Jacobs, the founder of Juniper Research Group, said. "You will end up paying for it in tax dollars and higher taxes and it will encourage people to overconsume healthcare."

"If you are paying 20 percent of your taxes, double it," Jacobs said. "You are not going to end up making money on …

Independent Drug-Pricing Assessment Finds Vascepa Cost-Effective as an Adjunct to Statins in Treating Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events, such as Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Death

3 days ago

Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on improving cardiovascular health, today announced that an independent organization that evaluates pricing of prescription drugs has issued its final report assessing the cost-effectiveness of Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules

Trump Fighting Opioid Abuse

6 months ago

President Trump said, "We are holding big Pharma accountable” at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta this week. It was a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

Executives from Rochester Drug Co-operative were charged with the company agreeing to pay $20 million and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges of overlooking thousands of suspicious order for opioid pain killers. The …

FDA Chief Gottlieb Resigns

7 months ago

He was well like for sure. As a parent, I’m concerned about what happens to the work he did to curb vaping and e-cigarettes. He delivered a plan to curtail these two but it may be lost since he’s leaving. The companies selling those products are clearly targeting kids with the packaging. I hope it put a plan in place for someone else to see it through.

Trump & Clinton on Healthcare

8 months ago

The obese and orange idiot hasn't done a thing he said he would on that list.