ObamaCare And The Business Of Hospitals

ObamaCare, love it or hate it, it’s very existence is a reflection of the business of hospitals and how they relate to health insurance. Take cancer care for instance.

Cancer care has become big business. Should business and cancer care even be in the same sentence? Approximately 46 million Americans are without health insurance and statistically, some will be diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is bad news even if one has health insurance, but those without are bound to have even more hardship; and though the federal government may provide funds through the Hill-Burton program, many hospitals are not obligated facilities and can, even if deemed obligated, can still deny your request if you don’t meet certain bureaucratic conditions.

It’s understood one must go through some process for treatment, free or not, but cancer treatment, in my opinion, should not be encumbered or delayed until you get all your ducks lined in a row. Furthermore, it appears, with the anticipated astronomical cost of chemotherapy, going through the diagnosis of cancer is the beginning financial hurdle one must overcome. For an example of  how the business of hospitals was conducted, in a cancer patient’s words, read more

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  • Medically underserved women can get tested for breast cancer for free or at very little cost through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). This program provides breast and cervical cancer early detection testing for women who are uninsured, or in some cases under-insured. The NBCCEDP covers medically underserved older women, women without health insurance, and women who are members of racial and ethnic minorities. Every state offers the program, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps support the program.