Several months ago, I was admitted to a local hospital. I had been (I thought) an inpatient for 4 days before my doctor scheduled a surgery. Imagine my surprise when someone from the business office came into my room with admission papers. I have been aware of the ‘observation’ issue for years but I was […]
Please, please, please help those of us who are caregivers. I don’t know where else to turn.
To the Editor: I have lived in New Jersey for 40 years and I have never asked for anything from my legislators but I decided to write the following letter to my state representatives as well as my federal representatives. Here is the letter: I am writing to express my concerns about the lack of […]
To the Editor: Compliments to Laura Unger on a fine job of reporting on the Medicaid situation in Indiana and Kentucky. Being a resident of Indiana, I’m hoping that Governor Pence, Senator Grooms and their like-minded colleagues read these columns and understand that their refusal to take advantage of federal funding to expand Medicare is […]
To the Editor: Daniel Callahan’s contention in this New York Times column that “extending the human lifespan would diminish our lives” and that “nature itself seems to be resisting our efforts” is flawed because there is no law of nature (physics and chemistry) that prevents us from re-engineering our selves to live indefinitely. We are […]
Love how the paid-in full writers tell us to save for our retirement. Has anyone told them that 76% of families are living paycheck-to-paycheck with no savings and large debt.?
People need to know about the benefits organ donation and transplantation may have in terms of increasing length of life and improving quality of life for acutely ailing individuals.
My doctor will still accept Medicare, but will require an annual fee of $1700 to remain a patient of his. Is this possibly to offset the coming reduction in Medicare payments to physicians?
That money could be saved without cutting anything but the huge bonuses the executives of those insurance companies enjoy.
I have been refused appointments with physicians who do not take my health insurance, a so-called cadillac plan, and have been refused even though I offered to self-pay. This policy is insulting, frustrating and discriminatory.
Assuming these efforts have a positive health effect, how can Bloomberg build a ten-story Marine Garbage Transport Station abutting Asphalt Green, per acre the city’s most used park?