Why is Medicare so
I’m not sure if you’ve seen this map of the U.S. bouncing around the Internet over the past couple of days. It’s based on Google’s auto-fill feature, where a user begins to type a question, and Google fills in the end of the question with the most common ending.
For each state, the map-maker typed in, “Why is [state] so” to see what Google filled in the blank with.
In Maine, where HME News is based, the most common question is “Why is Maine so white?” OK, then. A favorite of mine: Why is Texas so big?
It got me thinking—what are common questions people might have about HME?
Some of the terms I typed in brought up no results: complex rehab, DMEPOS, DME, HME, and even home medical equipment.
Wheelchairs brought up “Why are wheelchairs so expensive?” Same for diabetes test strips.
Competitive bidding gets three results:
Why is competitive bidding so important? Why is competitive bidding often considered to be counterproductive? Why is competitive bidding bad?
But the real winner in this game is Medicare:
Why is Medicare so expensive? Why is Medicare so confusing? Why is Medicare so complicated?
Please feel free to comment on any HME-related search results you find.