Lowering Health Care Costs
Ways to lower the spiraling American health care costs include:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
- Doctors and hospitals deal with a single payer with fully computerised billing to reduce administration and paperwork no matter who ultimately pays. This is different from a true single payer as in Canada. This is just a way to simply bookkeeping.
- Stop pushing treatments on people the patient does not want, especially in the last year of life.
- Pay doctors a flat yearly fee to keep patients well rather than paying them for every expensive and unnecessary test they order.
- Revise the torte system to punish only malfeasance, not simple mistakes. This will reduce malpractice insurance.