Mark Fiore; Ode to the Pundits
Yes, it is Friday but Mark Fiori is absent.
Better look again…
Krugman in Snatching Healthcare Away from Millions is losing all credibility IMO. Why he continues to praise the ACA is a mystery. His inability to point out its flaws is an impediment to productive discussions to improve it.
He has previously. But knows full well that it is impossible to improve it in the current political climate.
He’s totally lost perspective on ACA. He was its champion…probably when he thought he’d snare a spot in the O administration. ACA has always been a conservative piece of legislation — a corporate gift!
Politics is the art of the possible.
Access to necessary healthcare should be viewed as a human right. Too bad it’s about politics.
He did mention single payer.
Oy! Don’t get me started. 😉
It snowed just a touch last night, leaving a combination of more melt and frozen in the shade. Treacherous so the stick walk to the Old Post Office took a slow 33 minutes. Some sun anyway.
Home again was less slippery so 65 minutes for the round trip.
Day 6: 160+65=225 minutes already in the winter.
Ankle improved with Ibuprophen. I got up early to go to the transmission shop for an oil change, it looked nasty, then had lunch at a Mongolian BBque, hit the grocery store for carrots and beer, now Im here.
What looked nasty? The oil? The ankle? The transmission shop?
Pick one, I’ll let U know if you are right. 😉
Lest anyone think that I was giving Carol unwarranted advice on inpatient v. observation status when a Medicare patient is occupying a hospital bed, take a look at both links above. This SURPRISE feature of inpatient v. observation is becoming more prevalent.
What the short video doesn’t point out is that, even if a person has been admitted as inpatient, their status can be changed to observation status during their stay. There is no obligation on the part of the hospital to notify the patient until discharge. (That will change Jan 1, 2017) It is imperative that the patient (if able) or their proxy (advocate..i.e. spouse, family member) inquire each day re status of patient.
One can also go to: medicare.gov for more information
Something is rotten and it isn’t in Denmark.
Great advice, greedy profiteering plain and simple.
More Trees Less Assholes!
I should point out, this “rule” can’t be blamed on hospitals…it has its genesis in our govt.
Transparency sure would be nice!
So…I finally made it out to the mailbox after work today, because it was still light out.
Thanks, Den and Carol, put a big smile on my face. And yes, Carol, you and Seamus would have been instant friends 🙂
Oh no, not the Russian Bears again!
Tomorrow will be too long. Blaim the tides…
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