Showing posts with label Healthcare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthcare. Show all posts

Monday, March 3, 2014

Life Expectancy and Healthcare Spending

jeffweiner Problem with U.S. health care costs summarized in one chart via @conradhackett
Sat, Mar 01 20:41:53 from LinkedIn
retweeted by msuster

Very interesting... I'm not quite sure what to make of it, but the US does not appear to be making a reasonable return on its investment in healthcare.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bleak Thought of the Day

Be a careful about what you ask for (or how you choose to measure success):
"the admission that exercising a hospital's primary function is no longer a source of value and revenue, it is viewed as entirely cost, risk, and liability. Consequently, they are no longer building any capacity, and are in fact looking for ways to reduce their capacity and eliminate hospital beds"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lasers II

My LASIK procedure went really well. The actual surgery was a none event - painless (some pressure), quick, and routine. I had a follow-up exam the next morning. One eye was 20/25 and the other was 20/20. That's significantly better than the 20/400 jumping off point. Hopefully, it will get even better as the healing continues.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Blogging will be lite for a couple of days... I've having LASIK done in the morning. Wish me luck.

(This probably means Baofeng will announce their quad band mobile tomorrow.)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Euron a.k.a. Drunk Cows

The SCOTUS decision on Obamacare has everyone's attention, so we've forgotten for the moment what is going on in Europe.

It reminds me of Enron Cows.

Europe link via Uncle

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Doctors "Fire" Patients

Be careful if you chose to ignore your doctor's recommendations regarding vaccinating your child. You might get dropped as a patient.

Is this the same as refusing service to politician?


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Steve Jobs - Choice of Treatment

andrewchen Ramzi Amri's answer to Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer? - Quora, Oct 17 10:52:14 from Timely by Demandforce

And while medical science may not be perfect, it is why I play the odds with traditional treatments. For example, I will continue to get flu shots. According to the CDC, the vaccine would not cause me to be sick and my illness started before the two weeks needed for the shot to build up my immunity.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Flu

I have it. I don't like it. Regular programming will resume when I get better.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wearable Health Monitor

I would like to try this wearable Jawbone health monitor. I am really digging the data from RunKeeper as I've mentioned before, but this would take monitoring to a whole new level.

Just over 26 miles for the month... not bad for an old man, that just started running again in June.

National Healthcare

Here is what happens when you nationalize healthcare... you end up trying to treat your own wart... with a shotgun.

Via Gun Pundit

Friday, April 22, 2011


Is Medicare/Medicaid welfare? That was the debate on the 940 Breakfast Club this morning. Actually, it wasn't much of a debate as a single person was arguing that it wasn't welfare. I don't have the data, but one guy was saying that the lifetime contributions of a typical person would not even cover one procedure.

Since the dollars don't seem to balance, I'm glad people don't take advantage of the system.
Link: Guess what kind of medical coverage he had?
"He wanted an ambulance to take him seven blocks to the hospital. And that's with an able-bodied girlfriend and a functional minivan parked 10 feet from his front door. He actually had to walk around his ride to get to his ride."
Oops. Nevermind.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Guns and Health Insurance

Say Uncle discusses South Dakota lawmakers' proposal that all adults have to buy a gun for self-defense. He then points to Glen's discussion on the topic.

Interesting stuff... State lawmakers propose requiring firearms purchase, but some don't believe they have the right to do it. The Federal government is trying to force healthcare on its citizens. Many don't believe that is Constitutional. However, some are saying that the Federal government may have the authority to require gun ownership through its militia powers. Now we are talking!