‘At the final stakeholder meeting,’ says [Glendale, AZ, orthopedic surgeon Eric] Novack, ‘It was 50 representatives of the health-care industry against one person: me.’ You can guess who won. ‘One physician that was there, representing the Mayo Clinic, claimed that disclosing prices would confuse patients since they might choose cost over quality,’ says Novack. ‘This got a near-collective head nod from all.’
Wait. So if patients got to see how much health care actually cost, they’d be ‘confused.’ As compared to the clear-as-mud system we have today?
It’s not a credible argument. When it comes to health care, patients will be even more demanding of quality than they are in other aspects of their lives. It’s the providers who aren’t providing high-quality care who should be afraid.
“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” (live feat. Mike Mills and Peter Buck)
Alejandro Escovedo and Friends live at the Continental Club, Austin, Texas, 18 March 2012
Mike Mills, Alejandro Escovedo, DeWitt Burton and Peter Buck (Photo by Chloe Johnson)
Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics… Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?
Bitches love arches. Romans love arches too.
This is how I study for my Art History Exam.
This race in Wisconsin is the most important race in the country before the presidential election. June 5th. Republicans think they’ve got it in the bag. And if they do, they’re on their way to a permanent structural advantage over the Democratic party for which there is no repair. There’s no way to undo it. And that will affect every race in every partisan election on every ballot. It is less than two weeks until the vote in Wisconsin. At this point, the Democrats should be fighting for this like the existence of their party depends on it. Because it does.
OMG. Prince Charles is having an awesome time in Canada! The Prince of Wales visited a Toronto youth center on Tuesday as part of his three-day tour of the country this week.
I can’t stop staring at this.
“I am ‘rolling and scratching, yo’. Is that correct?”