In the field of healthcare, there have been some pretty incredible advancements in the past 100 years. For starters, we no longer try to cure everything by cutting people and letting them bleed out whatever ailment doctors thought was ailing them. Doctors themselves have years of schooling and on the job training to help them accurately diagnose and treat people where as in years gone by, doctors were about as educated as most of our high school anatomy students are today. Our society has benefitted a great deal from the miraculous introduction of vaccines and other preventative practices that have practically eliminated devastating diseases like smallpox and polio from existence. Such diseases affected millions of people and today, we don’t even have to worry about it. Instead we have other diseases to be concerned with, diseases such as AIDS and HIV, Canavan Disease, ALS and Multiple Sclerosis. Diseases invading the bodies of otherwise healthy children and adults causing them to exhibit painful symptoms and often, cutting life short unfortunately. Researchers have devoted themselves to finding a cure for such diseases whether it be through stem cell therapy or by some type of vaccine we don’t know yet, we can only hope that it will be soon before more have to suffer.
Hey ya’ll. It’s that time again. What time? 1:53 pm Mountain Standard Time? Well, that too… but it’s also the time when we can discuss all things Medicare. If you want to talk 2011 Medicare supplement insurance, well, we can do that too. I think that the many employees who work in the medicare industry are good folks earning an honest living. No problem there. However, the very concept of having the federal government running health insurance is something that I am fundamentally opposed to. You know who the first government was to come up with state run health insurance? Germany… back in the 30′s. Draw your own conclusions. Many estimates support the conclusion that nearly one third of all Medicare and Medicaid claims are fraudulent. That means that about a third of the money that the government’s Medicare program is paying out is going to crooks or frauds. No big deal, it’s not my money, right? Well, where do you think that they get the money? The answer is that they take it out of your paycheck every time that you get payed. There’s a little line with FICA and a number. That number is the amount of money that you are paying to Medicare. Take one third of that… that’s for the frauds.