MEDICARE ACOS INCREASE COSTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

People expecting ObamaCare’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model to solve North Carolina’s Medicaid overspending better reconsider. Wake Forest University’s study reports Medicare ACOs operating in North Carolina actually raise costs instead of lowering them. According to the data, ”So far, Medicare ACOs in North Carolina have not generated substantial savings. Instead, the eight North Carolina ACOs participating in Medicare in … Read More

BUSTING MEDICAL MONOPOLY CAN LOWER HEALTHCARE COSTS

An article in Slate reports the average bill for an American hospital stay is $18,000 compared to $6000 in the rest of the developed world. Of course, there could be numerous reasons for the discrepancy, everything care rationing overseas we don’t use here fortunately at least not yet to lifestyle differences. But any patient who ever perused his or her … Read More