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Jan
21

Hospital costs, Medicaid expansion, and workers’ comp

Joe Paduda

Three pictures tell the story of the biggest problem in workers’ comp medical cost management. A reminder that facility costs are the biggest chunk of medical spend from Kaiser Family Foundation. A seemingly-unrelated graphic illustrating the status of Medicaid expansion; … Continue reading Hospital costs, Medicaid expansion, and workers’ comp

Jan
16

Iowans aren’t buying Medicare for All

Joe Paduda

There’s a big problem with Sen Bernie Sanders’ Single Payer plan. [I think it is Sen Warren’s plan too, but she’s dithering these days.] Nope, not the cost, not the “gubmint taking over my Medicare”, not the pharma or physician … Continue reading Iowans aren’t buying Medicare for All

Jan
15

The greatest healthcare system in the world.

Joe Paduda

No better description of our totally dysfunctional “healthcare” “system” from a good friend and colleague. (this is not my situation) I thought you might get a kick out of something that happened the other day.  I got a call from … Continue reading The greatest healthcare system in the world.