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Isabeau

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 8:03pm



 miamizsun wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
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)


 

for those who follow jonathan haidt you might have seen this...


 


miamizsun

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 4:55am



 miamizsun wrote:
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)


 

for those who follow jonathan haidt you might have seen this...


miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 2, 2021 - 7:32am

i really hope there is something here

i know people who suffer with/from arthritis in a big way...

Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints

Process could be harnessed as a treatment for osteoarthritis 

 
Inflamed hip joint

Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers at Duke Health found.

Publishing online Oct. 9 in the journal Science Advances, the researchers identified a mechanism for cartilage repair that appears to be more robust in ankle joints and less so in hips. The finding could potentially lead to treatments for osteoarthritis, the most common joint disorder in the world. 

westslope

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Posted: Nov 22, 2020 - 9:41am



 rgio wrote:


 westslope wrote:

Impressive.   Ratio means that the numerator and denominator are measured in the same units.

I would like to see a chart of some per unit or per patient real litigation costs faced by US hospitals over the same time period.

Oh well.  Nobody has ever argued that American Exceptionalism is cheap.  
 
Investor ROI doesn't grow on trees you know.

If you don't increase revenue faster than costs, how would you ever make more money?

 

I think you are trying to be funny rgio but that is actually not how markets work.   Risk-adjusted ROI does not evolve that radically over time.

But who cares?  Almost of voting American adults just voted for a guy who clearly has his own unique personal view on how markets work.   Is it not fascinating that just shy of 50% of voting American adults just voted for Marxist Keynesianism?  

Besides that, Trump had 4 years to replace Obama Care and finally decided that the status quo was acceptable.  


rgio

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Posted: Nov 22, 2020 - 9:03am



 westslope wrote:

Impressive.   Ratio means that the numerator and denominator are measured in the same units.

I would like to see a chart of some per unit or per patient real litigation costs faced by US hospitals over the same time period.

Oh well.  Nobody has ever argued that American Exceptionalism is cheap.  
 
Investor ROI doesn't grow on trees you know.

If you don't increase revenue faster than costs, how would you ever make more money?

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Nov 22, 2020 - 8:16am


Impressive.   Ratio means that the numerator and denominator are measured in the same units.

I would like to see a chart of some per unit or per patient real litigation costs faced by US hospitals over the same time period.

Oh well.  Nobody has ever argued that American Exceptionalism is cheap.  
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020 - 7:36pm



 R_P wrote:
 

Welcome to America.
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Posted: Nov 16, 2020 - 3:54pm

Hospitals Hike Charges by Up to 18 Times Cost
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Posted: Oct 20, 2020 - 8:41am

 cc_rider wrote:
 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.
c.
 
It's just business, nothing personal.
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
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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.
c.

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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
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


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)


R_P

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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!
black321

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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.

miamizsun

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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 - 8:18am

 Isabeau wrote:
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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