Politics of Healthcare General Discussion

What's the Strategy in the U.S. for Neovasc's Reducer?

6 months ago

Neovasc (Nasdaq: NVCN) is a medical device company primarily known for Reducer, which is a minimally invasive device that helps treat patients with refractory angina. The device has been approved in Europe

Mark Cuban Tweets About Healthcare Costs

9 months ago

Mark Cuban is back at it, responding to Elizabeth Warren's proposed "Medicare for All" policy.

Cuban suggested Warren is “misleading” voters on the cost of her “Medicare for All” policy, which some experts have estimated at $32 trillion over 10 years.

Reduce the Healthcare Deficit

10 months 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

1 year 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.

New York Pediatrician is an anti-vaxxer

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 …

Trump Fighting Opioid Abuse

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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