Medicare bashing

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04/16/2008
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This recent Associated Press article Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot video

about how the healthcare system may not be ready to care for an influx of 78 million baby boomers does a good job of highlighting Medicare's shortcomings. This pretty much sums it up:

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"The study said Medicare may even hinder seniors from getting the best care because of its low reimbursement rates, a focus on treating short-term health problems rather than managing chronic conditions and lack of coverage for preventive services or for health care providers’ time spent collaborating with a patient’s other providers."

While the Institute of Medicine's study focuses on issues concerning physicians (low reimbursement, not enough geriatric specialists), it still provides ammunition for the home medical equipment industry.

Take a read.

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