Need rotator cuff surgery and wondering what it’s going to cost you? The Texas Department of Insurance’s new website ̶ TexasHealthcareCosts.org ̶ provides cost information on more than 200 of the most common medical procedures, including many tests, surgeries, and office visits. Read the news release Visit TexasHealthcareCosts.org
The next great healthcare war is already starting. It’ll be about costs this time, not coverage, and Democrats are the ones firing the first shots – though neither party has a complete strategy just yet.
Saturdays at Mercy Medical Center used to be perversely lucrative. The dialysis clinic across the street was closed on weekends. That meant the downtown Baltimore hospital would see patients with failing kidneys who should have gone to the dialysis center. So Mercy admitted them, collecting as much as $30,000 for treatment that typically costs hundreds of dollars.
Because of runaway health care costs, Texas is on a path to cut funding or raise taxes. The percentage of the budget spent on health care, for our employees and those on medical assistance programs, continues to increase. This leaves less money available for schools, roads and tax relief.
Some great physicians are joining together to expose our broken system. Please keep sharing our Petition to keep pressure on our elected representatives.
Texas health insurers and hospitals clashed Wednesday over whether the insurance companies face a dire threat from computer-assisted, mischief-making trial lawyers. The issue is whether plaintiffs’ lawyers, assisted by data mining companies, are about to collect billions from insurers for dragging their feet on reimbursement claims.