RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I know there is always a gap between "programs" and
"implementatin", however, why is there not more emphasis on preventative care, including dental care, support for quiting smoking, improving diet and exercise as the foundation for a national care model regardless of who pays?
Additionally, prices for all procedures need to be transparent, it is well nigh impossible to do any comparision "shopping" in the system as it now exists. As well, as easier ways for us to become more informed consumers. I recently have found this difficult - as an uninsured 61 year old have tried to get prices for procedures in order to plan care. One clinic wanted to charge me a $200 deposit and at least $100 at each visit there after, even if I paid in full with credit card and didn't have a list of fees.
I believe most of us want to be more informed consumers and find th at process difficult. (I have medical care and billing background and still find it hard.)
posted 3 years, 2 months ago
view in context