Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:23pm

Al final de cada tormenta, siempre hay un arco iris. Y para Nereida Belloso Ocha, su arco iris colorido es nada menos que el regalo de poder abrazar a sus bellas y saludables pequeñitas Daleyza y Dalary.


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jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 2:09pm

"Modeling" sounds sexy in many contexts, but health care isn't one of them. Still, as other states watch to see how California do-gooders and special interests duke it out on health care reform, the media can poke around for models of where things are done different/better.


Now it's the Netherlands, where the Wall Street Journal reported that waiting lines are shrinking, insurers are innovating, costs are stabilizing -- and every adult is compelled to buy insurance while all insurers must take whoever applies, regardless of their ailments.


jtaylor's picture
Friday, September 7, 2007 - 2:54pm

Just learned flu shots will be available in a couple of weeks. That means holiday shopping, the Super Bowl and filing tax returns can't be far behind.


That also means the subject of "Are hospitals ready for a flu pandemic?" will be registering on the media radar. Which makes a recent Modern Healthcare magazine article worth noting.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 9:25am

Flight delays are like hangovers. They fade over time, until the next sorry encounter. But filthy planes? That's borderline criminal.


Not long ago, a traveler with infectious tuberculosis made headlines when he jetted internationally. That seemed a dangerous oddity, but planes start looking like full-time germ incubators when you read a Wall Street Journal story about how and how frequently jets are cleaned.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 12:28pm

We complain about premiums, co-pays, deductibles. We get PO'd trying to fathom PPOs. We get red-cheeked on learning it'll be three months till we get face-time with a dermatologist.


What's your biggest beef about the health care "system?" Mine is getting enough time with a doc so he reviews my medical history rather than expecting me to recite it in under 45 seconds. Last physical? New meds clashing with old meds? Why have you put on 10 pounds and 15 points on your diastolic? Those are mostly filed under "questions rarely asked."


jtaylor's picture
Friday, August 24, 2007 - 12:27pm

The question's not that difficult, and the answer is simple. Simply painful.


At some presidential or gubernatorial debate this needs to be asked: "If you've got a plan to provide health insurance coverage to most everybody, what's your plan to ensure there are enough doctors and hospital beds to treat most everybody?"


Unless I've been watching too many "Got milk?" commercials, the only possible answer is -- we can ensure coverage, but we can't guarantee access to care.