Join me as I half-ass my way through trying to understand and explain health care reform…and stuff…encountering all sorts of freaks (crazy policy wonks, the AMA, myself) along the way. And it wasn’t really paying for the quality of his care, either; indeed, because my dad got sepsis in the hospital, and had to spend weeks there before his death, the hospital was able to charge a lot more for his care than if it had successfully treated his pneumonia and sent him home in days. But the human cost of limiting health care to those who can pay would be higher than any of us should be willing to bear.
A new breed of health insurance plan first offered by Life Insurance companies and later offered by all insurance companies, these plans offer fixed benefit payouts on the occurrence of some well-defined diseases/illnesses or hospitalisation occurring. The hospitals are … Read more