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Health Provisions Slipped into Stimulus Package

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sbic56 has 24 years experience and works as a Nurse Consultant.

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Right you are. I know from experience that when providers write scripts for medications, few of them realize how much meds cost. I work as a case manager for the Medicaid population. Not a week goes by that I have to contact a doctor about one of my asthmatic patients who are on Xopenex nebulizer treatments ($500+/month) instead of Albuterol ($50+/month). As an advocate for my patient, the first question to the doc is always,"Is there any reason this patient cannot use Albuterol?". Have not run into one case where Albuterol was contraindicated, doc simply did not know how expensive Xopenex is. Is this rationing care? No, I consider it promoting fiscal responsibility.....

That appears to be so...

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1548515

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sbic56 has 24 years experience and works as a Nurse Consultant.

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OOOPPPS..sorry wrong thread!!

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Honnête et Sérieux works as a Pedi Intensive Care (Cardiac).

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The reason most Americans don't know it's there is very simple - It's NOT there. The article on which the original post is based is a fabrication. See my recent post on the subject nearby for the full story. What is in the bill is money to study - just study - which meds and treatments are most effective and/or cost effective. A lot of drug and device makers don't want that studied, since their products might not look good. So they started this totally false disinformation campaign and the right wing media was quick to pick it up and spread it. That's the whole story.

Regardless of what folks think of the article or Dr. McCaughey (the author), I think it's important to point something out since I saw this shot fired across the bow of "the right wing media."

Dr. McCaughey is a New York Democrat.

She was nominated by "The Liberal Party" to run for NY governor in 1997...a party that is pro-abortion, and advocates a universal health care system...these are not the traits of a "right winger."

Most amusing is the idea that Bloomerg news is "right wing." The founder of Blomberg may be a Republican, but he is a big cheerleader for Obama, was a lifelong Democrat and only switched parties to take advantage of an expiring term limit and run for NY mayor. The last thing he can be accused of is being "right wing" on social issues like health care.

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d!gger has 7 years experience and works as a psyche nurse.

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NickB wrote:

"I do have a problem helping those who only want, but would never give in return. You fight to help the people that would no sooner spit in your face with not one ounce of gratitude. I just don't understand it."

Welcome to nursing.

 

 

"Unfortunately, there is no way to help those who are disabled, or dropped by their insurance, or old, without people who make a career living on welfare mooching from it."

 

Sure there is. It happens every day. Ask an LCSW. Or a corporate tax attorney.

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