Nickel and Dimed to Death

A recent story on NPR about why cardiac rehab is underutilized brings up some of the nuances of our broken healthcare system.  One of the reasons identified in the report   for patients not using cardiac rehab is because of the ‘co-payments’ charged by insurance. Copayments are charges that the patient must pay to the provider at the time of… Continue reading Nickel and Dimed to Death

Our Broken, Archaic Healthcare System: Part I

This article in today’s New York Times is only one of many examples why our healthcare system is broken, and cannot be fixed. In this particular case, it is the inherent conflict between the federal government’s push to have everyone covered by health insurance and the private health insurer’s need to make a profit. The… Continue reading Our Broken, Archaic Healthcare System: Part I