Health Care Articles

How Did Health Care Costs Get So High?

How Did Health Care Costs Get So High?

First, let’s get a little historical perspective on American health care. To do that, let’s turn to the American civil war era. In that war, dated tactics and the carnage inflicted by modern weapons of the era combined to cause terrible results. Most of the deaths on both sides of that war were not the result of actual combat but ...

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Patient Abandonment – Home Health Care

Patient Abandonment – Home Health Care

Elements of the Cause of Action for Abandonment Each of the following five elements must be present for a patient to have a proper civil cause of action for the tort of abandonment: 1. Health care treatment was unreasonably discontinued. 2. The termination of health care was contrary to the patient’s will or without the patient’s knowledge. 3. The health ...

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A Prescription For the Health Care Crisis

A Prescription For the Health Care Crisis

With all the shouting going on about America’s health care crisis, many are probably finding it difficult to concentrate, much less understand the cause of the problems confronting us. I find myself dismayed at the tone of the discussion (though I understand it—people are scared) as well as bemused that anyone would presume themselves sufficiently qualified to know how to ...

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Health Care Reform – Why Are People So Worked Up?

Health Care Reform – Why Are People So Worked Up?

Why are Americans so worked up about health care reform? Statements such as “don’t touch my Medicare” or “everyone should have access to state of the art health care irrespective of cost” are in my opinion uninformed and visceral responses that indicate a poor understanding of our health care system’s history, its current and future resources and the funding challenges ...

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