Step Away From The Mug

This mug I’ve seen circulating the internet for quite some time the past few weeks.  I’ve seen some great posts on it & some not-so-great ones.

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KevinMD Had It Right: We ARE In The Hunger Games of Healthcare

Another boring “business of healthcare type post?” Really? Yes, really.  While this isn’t specifically related to my previous post, it does affect it. It also may not be specifically transplant related but it also has an impact there. I’m sure  it’s not my only healthcare pet peeve, but a larger one. It’s also one I’m sure that concerns many of us. Maybe it’s an even bigger issue than the few I pointed out in my previous post.  It’s the P “word” – price transparency.  What the heck is it? Why should we care?

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Doctor MIA? Insurance Issues? Maybe the Answer Lies In “Uber”-Style Medicine?

I know laying out this “business side of medicine” seems a trite & boring discussion that no one should care about. But it’s anything but that.  This is something everyone, whether they have chronic illness, rare diseases, or not can relate to & I’m sure find equally frustrating when it’s happened.  How many of us have called to book an appointment with their primary care doctor or specialist & been told (less than nicely, I might add), “Dr. X is no longer with the practice”. Or “Dr. X no longer takes (insert name) insurance.”

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