- Want Health Care Accountability? Here’s What is Possible.
- American Health Policy, the Commercialization of Non-Profits and the Affordable Care Act
- Medicare and Insurance Profits: Not Again!
- Follow the Money! Two articles hot off the press from Modern Health Care
- O’ConnorReport featured in”Must Reads” on Linkedin; first books are printing–order now; finally–new Medicare ID coming
Tag Archives: health care
When Americans think of non-profit organizations we usually think of charitable organizations serving our communities, such as our non-profit hospitals. An eye opening article by Dr. Daniel M. Fox, President Emeritus, The Milbank Memorial Fund, however, (http://www.milbank.org/), lays bare the … Continue reading
O’ConnorReport featured in”Must Reads” on Linkedin; first books are printing–order now; finally–new Medicare ID coming
The O’ConnorReport was featured in Linkedin’s Must Read list: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/more-good-news-health-care-kathleen-o-connor?trk=eml-b2_content_ecosystem_digest-network_publishes-249-null&midToken=AQG9xKY8gS1irQ&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=11ICjH3uK7zCI1 The Buck Still Stops Nowhere is finished. The first books are being printed. All books are all print-on-demand until I have finalized contract arrangements with a book distributor and digital … Continue reading
This agreement isn’t perfect but it’s a start: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/opinion/keep-patients-healthy-and-doctors-sane.html emc=edit_th_20150416&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=54404043 It matters because: Health Care is a foreign country– with incomprehensible language, rules, customs, bills and money: Medicare can’t negotiate drug prices but the VA can. Health care services have not … Continue reading
The Gallup Poll reported today (4/13/15) that the number of uninsured dropped to its lowest point since 2008. Read the Gallup story here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/182348/uninsured-rate-dips-first-quarter.aspx?utm_source=Well-Being&utm_medium=newsfeed&utm_campaign=tiles This is wonderful news. BUT. The biggest fight looms ahead with the Cadillac Tax and potential … Continue reading
United’s CEO salary and compensation speaks for itself. See below. Pharmaceutical profits have gone from 18.6% in 1999 to over 44% now–this the most profitable industry in the country even over banking and financial interests. This is why you should … Continue reading
Why America’s Health Care is All Dollars and No Sense and What You Can Do © (excerpt–page 5) “A Clear Concise Guide to America’s Health Care” Health Care is foreign territory. Unlike foreign countries there is no embassy or safe … Continue reading
Professional contract physician groups are growing, profitable and attracting foreign investors. A short article was sent to me from Oregon about one such group. The last few paragraphs peaked my interest. “Sound” refers to Sound Physicians. Italics are mine: “In the past year, Sound has … Continue reading
My book is at the printer and should be ready by the end of the month–topics include among other things an historical chart of health care reform “efforts” and the cost containment backfires of approaches and counter approaches. The book is short and … Continue reading
Hospital Quality and their Boards; a hard hitting column on reform from 2000–What’s Changed? Yet a Bright light?
In the last O’ConnorReport I discussed the need to focus on hospitals and their new Community Health Needs Assessment requirements. Here is an interesting story about the need to hold hospital boards accountable for quality: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/upshot/in-hospitals-board-rooms-are-as-important-as-operating-rooms.html?rref=upshot&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=The%20Upshot&pgtype=article&abt=0002&abg=1 On a separate note I … Continue reading
The Buck Still Stops Nowhere If you ever wondered why you must read the new The Buck Still Stops Nowhere, just read the stories below. Open the link and scroll down to related stories on pre-existing conditions and other attempts to get around … Continue reading