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Posted: Oct 20, 2020 - 8:41am

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Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances
Prospect Medical, which mostly serves low-income patients, has suffered a litany of problems: broken elevators, dirty surgical gear, bedbugs and more. Its owners, including Leonard Green & Partners and Prospect’s CEO, have cashed in.
 
This is just one more example of private equity firms gutting businesses. ToysRUs is another: a perfectly good company brought down by a rapacious PE firm. They do not add value - in fact they extract it. They do not create jobs - they create unemployment. They do not serve the community, local or otherwise - they exist to serve a handful of obscenely wealthy people.
I still do not understand how these transactions can be legal. They are certainly immoral.
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It's just business, nothing personal.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2020 - 8:35am



 R_P wrote:
Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances
Prospect Medical, which mostly serves low-income patients, has suffered a litany of problems: broken elevators, dirty surgical gear, bedbugs and more. Its owners, including Leonard Green & Partners and Prospect’s CEO, have cashed in.
 
This is just one more example of private equity firms gutting businesses. ToysRUs is another: a perfectly good company brought down by a rapacious PE firm. They do not add value - in fact they extract it. They do not create jobs - they create unemployment. They do not serve the community, local or otherwise - they exist to serve a handful of obscenely wealthy people.
I still do not understand how these transactions can be legal. They are certainly immoral.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2020 - 4:18pm

Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances
Prospect Medical, which mostly serves low-income patients, has suffered a litany of problems: broken elevators, dirty surgical gear, bedbugs and more. Its owners, including Leonard Green & Partners and Prospect’s CEO, have cashed in.
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Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 3:31pm

GOP groups, healthcare industry attack Democrats’ public option
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Posted: Aug 24, 2020 - 6:44am

this could go in sci/tek thread as well (and this is not investment advice)

pretty much the future of health care (or one of the biggest factors)

quantgene's liquid biopsy is a long awaited technology whose time has come (or one of them)

the great thing about this is that bhakdi understands the science, the technology and the distribution

all about increasing precision medicine and decreasing cost

very impressive (search for jo bhakdi and quantgene or listen here)


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Posted: Aug 12, 2020 - 6:39pm

The health care scare
I sold Americans a lie about Canadian medicine. Now we’re paying the price.
(...) The most effective myth we perpetuated — the industry trots it out whenever major reform is proposed — is that Canadians and people in other single-payer countries have to endure long waits for needed care. Just last year, in a statement submitted to a congressional committee for a hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019, AHIP maintained that “patients would pay more to wait longer for worse care” under a single-payer system.

While it’s true that Canadians sometimes have to wait weeks or months for elective procedures (knee replacements are often cited), the truth is that they do not have to wait at all for the vast majority of medical services. And, contrary to another myth I used to peddle — that Canadian doctors are flocking to the United States — there are more doctors per 1,000 people in Canada than here. Canadians see their doctors an average of 6.8 times a year, compared with just four times a year in this country. (...)

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Posted: Mar 4, 2020 - 2:24pm

Crisis averted!
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Posted: Mar 4, 2020 - 9:58am

Interesting role on the brain/vagal nerve connection to health and chronic inflammation:

One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.
https://mosaicscience.com/stor...

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Posted: Feb 15, 2020 - 2:29pm

Tres Biggs went to jail for failing to appear in court for unpaid medical bills. He described it as "scary."

"I was scared to death," Tres Biggs said. "I'm a country kid — I had to strip down, get hosed and put a jumpsuit on.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2019 - 4:16pm

When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away
After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case.
But four years after his lifesaving procedure, it was not only Mr. Long’s blood that was affected. Swabs of his lips and cheeks contained his DNA — but also that of his donor. Even more surprising to Mr. Long and other colleagues at the crime lab, all of the DNA in his semen belonged to his donor. “I thought that it was pretty incredible that I can disappear and someone else can appear,” he said.

Mr. Long had become a chimera, the technical term for the rare person with two sets of DNA. The word takes its name from a fire-breathing creature in Greek mythology composed of lion, goat and serpent parts. Doctors and forensic scientists have long known that certain medical procedures turn people into chimeras, but where exactly a donor’s DNA shows up — beyond blood — has rarely been studied with criminal applications in mind.

A stunning indictment of the U.S. health-care system, in one chart
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Posted: Nov 16, 2019 - 12:15pm

Millions in U.S. Lost Someone Who Couldn't Afford Treatment
More than 13% of American adults — or about 34 million people — report knowing of at least one friend or family member in the past five years who died after not receiving needed medical treatment because they were unable to pay for it, based on a new study by Gallup and West Health. Nonwhites, those in lower-income households, those younger than 45, and political independents and Democrats are all more likely to know someone who has died under these circumstances.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 - 8:18am

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Health Insurance has morphed into legalized extortion. You were lucky.  LizW is right when she says most Americans don't like their insurance company.
The only industry I can think of where you pay your money and the company can simply deny or dilute the service you paid for.

i've heard analysts say something like this referring to doctors, hospitals and insurance companies:

broadly speaking, the doctors and hospitals are the bigger profiteers with insurance companies lagging way behind

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however politically insurance companies are very easy targets

health care in this country is highly regulated/controlled/guarded

thanks to technology the fortress walls are in the process of coming down

market innovations are going to enable easy and early diagnosis and treatment

the tools of healthcare are going to be digitized, demonetized and democratized

same with pharma
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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 - 7:45am



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Lauren Bard opened the hospital bill this month and her body went numb. In bold block letters it said, “AMOUNT DUE: $898,984.57.”

Last fall, Bard’s daughter, Sadie, had arrived about three months prematurely; and as a nurse herself, Bard knew the costs for Sadie’s care would be high. But she’d assumed the bulk would be covered by the organization that owned the hospital where she worked: Dignity Health, whose marketing motto is “Hello humankindness.”

She would be wrong.

 

Our daughter was born 10 weeks early at 3:15 pm Friday, May 31.  Someone casually mentioned it in the hall outside someone's office who shouted out her office door, "excuse me, what?" That woman gathered up papers and literally ran to the recovery room where mom was still coming out of anesthesia and I and the recovery room nurse were sitting quietly. If we didn't get these papers signed and submitted before 5pm, nothing would happen until Monday, the next month, where at the very least we'd have to fight to recover any expenses from May, and I assume might trigger this sort of wholesale rejection of the claim. The woman was calm and efficient but clearly in a panic to get it done, done correctly, and submitted before anyone had a chance to clock out early.
 

Health Insurance has morphed into legalized extortion. You were lucky.  LizW is right when she says most Americans don't like their insurance company.
The only industry I can think of where you pay your money and the company can simply deny or dilute the service you paid for.
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 - 8:08am



 R_P wrote:
Lauren Bard opened the hospital bill this month and her body went numb. In bold block letters it said, “AMOUNT DUE: $898,984.57.”

Last fall, Bard’s daughter, Sadie, had arrived about three months prematurely; and as a nurse herself, Bard knew the costs for Sadie’s care would be high. But she’d assumed the bulk would be covered by the organization that owned the hospital where she worked: Dignity Health, whose marketing motto is “Hello humankindness.”

She would be wrong.

 

Our daughter was born 10 weeks early at 3:15 pm Friday, May 31.  Someone casually mentioned it in the hall outside someone's office who shouted out her office door, "excuse me, what?" That woman gathered up papers and literally ran to the recovery room where mom was still coming out of anesthesia and I and the recovery room nurse were sitting quietly. If we didn't get these papers signed and submitted before 5pm, nothing would happen until Monday, the next month, where at the very least we'd have to fight to recover any expenses from May, and I assume might trigger this sort of wholesale rejection of the claim. The woman was calm and efficient but clearly in a panic to get it done, done correctly, and submitted before anyone had a chance to clock out early.
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Posted: Nov 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lauren Bard opened the hospital bill this month and her body went numb. In bold block letters it said, “AMOUNT DUE: $898,984.57.”

Last fall, Bard’s daughter, Sadie, had arrived about three months prematurely; and as a nurse herself, Bard knew the costs for Sadie’s care would be high. But she’d assumed the bulk would be covered by the organization that owned the hospital where she worked: Dignity Health, whose marketing motto is “Hello humankindness.”

She would be wrong.

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Posted: Nov 7, 2019 - 5:45am

some very interesting stuff coming out of this conference

a lot of smart people devoting their time, talent and resources to help solve health issues

you can live stream or see earlier videos (they ask for name and email)

2019 Exponential Medicine Livestream

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Posted: Oct 28, 2019 - 2:58pm



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25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections

Everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital. It will produce far less anxiety, dread, and fear. Can you hear that, Congress and the White House?

byRalph Nader

Dear America:

Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for all — is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal for all basic and emergency medical and hospital services.

In the mid-1960s, President Lyndon Johnson enrolled 20 million elderly Americans into Medicare in six months. There were no websites. They did it with index cards!

Below please find 25 ways the Canadian health care system — and the resulting quality of life in Canada — is better than the chaotic, wasteful and often cruel U.S. system.

Replace it with the much more efficient Medicare-for-all: everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital. It will produce far less anxiety, dread, and fear. Hear that, Congress and the White House!

Number 25:

In Canada, everyone is covered automatically at birth – everybody in, nobody out. A human right.

In the United States, under Obamacare, 28 million Americans (9 percent) are still uninsured and 85 million Americans (26 percent) are underinsured. Obamacare is made even worse by Trumpcare restrictions. (See Trumpcare by John Geyman MD (2019)).



https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/19/25-ways-canadian-health-care-system-better-obamacare-2020-elections


     


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    If the pills taste bitter then the irony must be justified...
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    Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 4:02pm

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    Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 3:42pm

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