By Pat Long
August 23, 2006
I urge everyone to read the article on SitNews by Lee Bowman
titled "Give me two 'medicare specials' and a side order
of surgery." Today (Aug.23) President Bush gave an executive
order directing the 4 major federal agencies that oversee health
plans to compile information about the price and quality of health
care and share it with the public.
Heath care consumers need to
know these things. Doctors order this or that test or medicine
without being fully aware of the cost. An informed patient will
be able to discuss with the doctor the necessity of the drug
or procedure and explore less costly alternatives.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "I've been a resident
of Ketchikan for over 40 years. I spent 30 years in the health
Give me two 'Medicare specials' and
a side of surgery By
LEE BOWMAN - Americans are increasingly being asked to consider
how much health care is worth to them.
Not to be confused with health
itself - which is priceless - politicians, employers and even
some insurers are attempting to make the pricing of medical care
"transparent" to consumers. - More....
Wednesday - August 23, 2006
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