Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Conference Theme: Healthcare for the 99% - Overcoming Roadblocks to a Basic Human Right
Keynote Speaker: Joe Brewer - Founder and Director of Cognitive Policy Works, Project Coordinator for the Seattle Innovators, Former Fellow of George Lakoff's Rockridge Institute. Click here to view the full conference brochure and mail-in registration form, which can be downloaded for printing. Click here if you prefer to register and pay online.
Profits or Patients? Aetna and HCA Answer Without Hesitation
August 7th, 2012
By Donna Smith
My tweet yesterday said I’d write about the three pieces of mail I received from my insurance company, Aetna, this week. All three confirmed it. In their eyes and in every manner of decision they make, I am either a medical loss if a claim must be paid or I am a profit if they can deny me.
If only we had Medicare for all for life…
Read more: If only.....
The “profits-first, market-based health care system” left an ED patient with a debilitating stroke because he couldn’t afford the co-pays for follow-up care or the medication to keep his blood from clotting in his atria. Dr. Cotton explains. Read More