Future Of Healthcare in America

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    Wall Street Journal article discusses what it sees as the future of healthcare in the United States.

    N.B.

    The WSJ only allows articles to be viewed for free for short time, after that they go behind a paywall so read it while you can.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...869990554.html
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    Couldn't read the article but the comments were entertaining. Apparently a feeding frenzy is just getting started as healthcare will merge into one too big to fail comglomerate. As one ED doc stated, since my bonus is based on patient satisfaction I'll be forced into writing endless rx for the drug seekers. Another woman asked how come no one could tell her the cost of her MRI based on what her insurance wouldn't pay. Apparently, you can go into the hospital with insurance, have surgery and stay a day or two and come out owing 15 cents, but if you get a CT as an outpatient with the same insurance you owe thousands. Future HC looks daunting.
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    Quote from Rodoon
    Couldn't read the article but the comments were entertaining. Apparently a feeding frenzy is just getting started as healthcare will merge into one too big to fail comglomerate. As one ED doc stated, since my bonus is based on patient satisfaction I'll be forced into writing endless rx for the drug seekers. Another woman asked how come no one could tell her the cost of her MRI based on what her insurance wouldn't pay. Apparently, you can go into the hospital with insurance, have surgery and stay a day or two and come out owing 15 cents, but if you get a CT as an outpatient with the same insurance you owe thousands. Future HC looks daunting.
    Just go to Google's "news" section and use keywords "healthcare future". That should bring you the WSJ article and that link still works. I know this because just did it but am loathe to tick off the WSJ's copyright dogs.

    DGTG
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Just go to Google's "news" section and use keywords "healthcare future". That should bring you the WSJ article and that link still works. I know this because just did it but am loathe to tick off the WSJ's copyright dogs.

    DGTG
    Or search Google news via the author's name: Anna Wilde Mathews
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    by [color=#093d72]anna wilde mathews

    call it the united state of health care.

    amid enormous pressure to cut costs, improve care and prepare for changes tied to the federal health-care overhaul, major players in the industry are staking out new ground, often blurring the lines between businesses that have traditionally been separate.

    [color=#093d72]hospitals are bulking up into huge systems, merging with one another and building extensive new [color=#093d72]doctor work forces. they are exploring insurance-like setups, including direct approaches to employers that cut out the health-plan middleman.

    wsj's anna mathews joins the news hub to discuss the changing face of health care in the u.s. as a result of pressure to cut costs. ap photo.

    </div>on the other side, [color=#093d72]insurers are buying health-care providers, or seeking to work with them on new cooperative deals and payment models that share the risks of health coverage. and [color=#093d72]employers are starting to take a far more active role in their [color=#093d72]workers' care.


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