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Fixin' Healthcare

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Overtreating Medicare Patients

This study on the magnitude of over-treating Medicare patients should come as no surprise to anyone. Over or under is in the eyes of the observer or the recipient and this is especially true in healthcare. Are there any unbiased opinions in health? Depends on whether it involves you or not. And, then, there is the business of medicine which involves both pressures to generate revenue and to save costs. Throw in politics and you have a witches brew. Coming to do good is getting to be ever more difficult. But people can do better for themselves by appreciating that the highest technology for health is contained within their body. Utilizing that technology is a personal and a community task with the potential for achieving a level of health far beyond that of any medical intervention.    

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