Chrissy8 wrote:not a problem. I would love to have a open minded discussion about this. A few yearss ago when I first came to Pensacola I was in a meeting and some of the leading DR's were there. We had a long conversation about trying to get the area to open a specific type of clinic. Different than the one we have now that is contributed to by both SH and BHC.
Ive also spoken with the president of the where I work at about it. I havnt given up trying to make a difference in health care. it is very tuff these days with all the GOV cuts. The entire health feild as a profession is re-shaping right now for those of you who are not in it. A new model is being molded together very quickly because of all the cuts. But I must say I am impressed with how on top and looking to the future the admins are at least where I work. They are prepared and know whats going down and are taking steps to insure that this community will still be getting quality care.
While the greedy docs go off and build private practices so they can get rich because the fee schedule has made it profitable to do more things in a out patient setting and treat people like they are cattle getting shots in a line. Hospitals suffer, because they are taking care of the very ill, those who have long stays or complicated problems and they still get just one small payment for all that.
So I hope all of you take that into consideration if you need a procedure. Please support your local hospitals.
oh and I dont want to run others off this thread. I know we have some difffering veiws. The world would be boring if we didnt.
I'm not very pleased with the doctors locally who charge an arm and a leg to see you for 5 minutes and just write piles of scripts I don't want.
I think it would be a good idea to revamp health care locally somehow and get a better system to provide health care to the people who cannot afford to see regular doctors.
I agree. Income based clinics could work.
That means that everyone would have to pay something.
This whole idea of the most precious thing in the world to be free is insane.
Many and most people already could get GOV health coverage, but they dont because they are too lazy and wont go through the process. This is a huge proportion of unisured people.
Some make too much money, they dont carry it. They will just pay the full price when they need it.
Others in the middle with no insurance, income based care. No insurance company's involved. Strictly a doctor fee for office visits. Like the place I spoke of before that only charges $40 a visit.
Major services when needed. Pooled. 500 people in your pooled group and you need a MRI, its $500, 5000 in your pooled group, its $50. This is just a example of what I'm thinking.
This idea is based on your doctor and the facility managing your care, not insurance companies.
Also, a CMS expert social worker should be employed by every doctor to help patients sign up for what they already qualify for and help them( but this will never happen because CMS will pay you $3 for what cost $15 to do). Some damn people are just stupid. I'm sorry. But they are.
These are just some of my thoughts. I'm kind of scramly right now, tired.
Thanks for either being brave or not so stuck up to talk to me about it.
oh and dont forget to try to have all your services done at your local hospital. I'm serious when I tell you that all these out paitient service centers are just there to get rich while the hospitals struggle. I could tell you sad stories about what these places do and we end up paying for because we care about patients and they shove the cost off on us. But I really cant talk about that too much.
I just hope that all of you will think about how much a hospital does for our community compared to all the private OP service centers. And that you will take the time to go into a hospital for your care,and I dont mean only the ER. Hospitals offer OP services as well.
ok, enough said..........................................