Posts made in December, 2015

The Road to Better Healthcare in the Upstate

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Speak Out | Comments Off on The Road to Better Healthcare in the Upstate

The Road to Better Healthcare in the Upstate

The effects of Obamacare are riddled throughout the healthcare system. The impact of government mandated insurance led to high deductibles and insurance costs that continue to skyrocket annually. Around 40% of Americans now skip medical treatment because they cannot afford the deductible.  As patients know, that’s not the only problem Obamacare added to their medical care. Ignoring their actual needs, the ACA focuses on mandating insurance–not care–and those that go without face annual fines with their taxes.  Prior to the implementation of Obamacare in 2013, healthcare and health...

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South Carolina Receives Low Grade in National Healthcare Report

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Speak Out | Comments Off on South Carolina Receives Low Grade in National Healthcare Report

South Carolina Receives Low Grade in National Healthcare Report

According to the Greenville News, South Carolina has ranked 40th in the Commonwealth Fund’s annual scorecard. While the state showed improvement in several areas, there is a lot of work to be done–and policy to review.  From the News: “The scorecard shows us that when it comes to your health care, where you live matters,” said Douglas McCarthy, senior research director at the Commonwealth Fund and lead author of the report, “but that doesn’t have to be the case.” McCarthy said that even in states with limited resources, “strong leadership and collaboration among providers,...

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Technology + Teamwork: Healthcare has a bright and cost-saving future

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Speak Out | Comments Off on Technology + Teamwork: Healthcare has a bright and cost-saving future

Technology + Teamwork: Healthcare has a bright and cost-saving future

Many of us have ended a visit to our primary care physician with a referral to a specialist. That referral process can be time consuming and confusing: standing at a window while the office staff calls the specialist’s staff, faxes records, and finally gets an appointment time. Of course all of that is necessary, but it is a process not designed around the patient. As healthcare costs continue to rise and Obamacare continues to grow, planning for the expense and the quality of that upcoming visit is critical – and difficult. New technologies are on the way that will make the process easier,...

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