HEALTHPLANUSA.NET QUARTERLY REVIEW Restoring Affordable Health Plans Vol XIX, No 1, Jan, 2020 Reverting from a Vertical to a Horizontal Industry Insuring every American by Eliminating $Trillions wasted by Bureaucracy INTRODUCTION Hello: Just a reminder that you are receiving this email because either a) you have enrolled, b) have been referred, or c) expressed an interest in HealthPlanUSA. Don’t forget to add email@example.com to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox! We’ve also invited friends and colleagues who appeared to be interested in the current debate in our country concerning private health care vs government-controlled healthcare as in Medicare-for-all. If we’ve been misinformed, please check the box below to be removed. You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our email. Thank you for your understanding. Warmest personal regards, Del Meyer, MD, Editor and Founder. * * * * * The major current Problems in HealthCare The $3 trillion health care industry is the only major segment of the economy that is failing, and there is nothing the employer, insurance carrier or government can do about it. Health care is the only product or service (outside of public education) that has consistently grown worse over the past 75 years, with decreasing customer (patient) satisfaction. Every other product and service in our economy has improved in quality and grown less expensive over time, with increasing customer satisfaction. Health care is the only sector of the economy where prices have been steadily increasing since the end of WWII. Every other sector of the economy is reaping the benefits of Moore’s Law, which states that the cost of digital technology decreases by 50 percent every 18 months. In health care, it is the reverse: less efficient and more-costly. For instance, although the Length of Stay (LOS) for delivery of a child has decreased from four or five days to one or two days, the hospital cost has more than doubled. The LOS for gallbladder surgery has decreased from five days to one day, but the hospital cost has doubled. The surgeons’ fees have remained relatively stable during this time. The answer and solution to this conundrum is the challenge of HealthPlanUSA. Please join us in this dialog and conversation.
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