Not counted? The death of hospitals


 

Oh what a tangled web. Meanwhile we watch the death of hospitals. Thousands of hospitals are essentially sitting empty with major layoffs. This as all non emergency tests and procedures are cancelled.

It was reported over the weekend that a major hospital system in NYC was losing 350 million dollars a month. One system on the front line of the pandemic.

What happens when the deaths are classified as Corona death? The reimbursement will be at the medicare reimbursement rate. This rate doesn’t even cover half the cost of treating these cases.

It was reported that the massive trillion dollar bill that passed only included a pittance for hospitals thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

One last step in going to full blown socialized medicine. Doctors are going under financially as well if self employed as the bread and butter cases go untreated.

A factoid that is going unnoticed. Hundreds of hospitals were shuttered thanks to Obamacare. Many hospitals already on the edge were forced under due to unbelievable regulations and reimbursement changes. 19 alone in NYC. Yet now New York screams for the federal government to take care of them.

 

Lots of luck as the swamp continues its feeding frenzy. If we had decent reporters they would be questioning what is happening to the hospitals and doctors across America. But of course its all about the Progressive Democrat States.

 

61 Responses to “Not counted? The death of hospitals”

  1. kidme37 Says:

    Bunk, I know you’ve worked in the industry, so I only relay the following as a lay person.
    Quickly –
    1968 – Broken lower left leg and ankle, leg crushed in 2 places – motorcycle accident. I was 16. 45 days in hospital. 120 shots of morphine given by very attractive nurses. 2 othopedic surgeries by German doctor. All that goes with. TOTAL COST was $1,800.00. What the hell went wrong? Is the medical system collapsing under its own weight?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I was in the hospital in 1963…. $45 dollars a day….then came wonderful expensive equipment that cost millions but saved so many surgeries and lives.. Ultrasound, Cat scans, MRI’s, digital mammography,,, angioplasty, open heart surgery, robotic surgery…brain surgeries, Cat scans and MRI machines cost about one million, plus a tech and maintenance and radiologist, same as MRi’s.. a new machine comes out every 5 years or so… salaries, unionization after men got into nursing and related fields…. the beginning of it….then it became a business.. before just blue cross was the only game…..a non profit insurance company….You just paid the Doc a couple of bucks cash for a visit., BC paid major medical, then HMO’s started as a business and got a taste for profit… just for starters kid…..that was the beginning… I could write a book….The good catholic hospitals with nuns were no more.

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      • kidme37 Says:

        I certainly believe it is a MUTLI-faceted problem. Last time I saw my doc he suggested the mafia took over the health care industry.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Agree Kid… many greedy fingers looking for money. No one really cares about the patient per se… I recall the first time I heard about a “capitated life” as opposed to a patient. It sent a shiver and well it should have.

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    There is literally no institution in this country the Democrats do not want to either destroy or control and it looks like another case of them not letting a good crisis go to waste.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Terri D. Says:

    Thanks for keeping it real!

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    Since the way Obamacare killed hospitals (especially rural hospitals in underserved communities — aka minority communities) started years ago and implicates Obama, this will never see the light of day in main stream media.

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  5. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Wasn’t there something about FISA abuses being uncovered? Or does this all cover them again?

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  6. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    The other day, Pence said that every Covid case would be covered financially.
    There’s a motivator for tagging everything Covid..
    Also, why only Covid? If you’re going to be compassionate, why not every cancer victim?
    Or dialysis? Or….Single Payer Healthcare.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yes, he said that… added is the fact it will be at the Medicare rate which is a windfall for all of the insurance companies. I suggest that is a motivator.. it will save the insurance companies millions if not billions. The dirty secret is that the Insurance companies have been propping up Medicare for decades… Medicare only paying for services at 40 to 60 percent of what it actually costs….. Medicare reimbursements have been slashed every year almost, leaving hospitals and Docs in the lurch. Hospitals receive much more from insurance companies for the same services as they get from Medicare and medicaid.

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      • Ed Bonderenka Says:

        I never gave it much thought before, only recently forced to sign up for Medicare regardless of planning on working for years to come.
        All those Medicare Part-(insert letter here) plans that are sold are presumably because Medicare is not viable by itself. And an insurance company prop.
        Is that correct?

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I would stay away from an advantage plan….. Plan G offers the best right now as F is not going to take any new patients…. One needs no approvals, can go anywhere at anytime…. Obama did is best to get rid of the straight plan B plans…. no money in them for insurance companies… and frankly I don’t care about a gym membership. A good insurance agent can get the best offer from all of the companies.. the benefits are exactly the same no matter which insurance company you have.

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  7. Adrienne Says:

    I don’t have anything to add to all the wonderful comments already posted. I just know that I’ll be spending today trying to do something useful (like actually getting dressed.)

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Don’t forget to give the lawn a haircut!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mustang Says:

      I have it on good authority that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have been replaced by another day. This should certainly simplify our lives …

      Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Now I just have to figure out how to set my watch Mustang….. I am a prisoner in my own home now.. 5 days without seeing a human…. a bang on the door from a masked person, they run off and there is my meal outside my door….. so much for independent living in a retirement community with various levels of care… so you see, it makes no difference now. One more day or not I have not a clue… this is total insanity… Cannot leave the property… wow. 1984 is here and now I read google is following us? Just the warmup…

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  8. peter3nj Says:

    Before the 19th century and prior to advances in medicine and science the causes of death weren’t necessarily differentiated so regardless of the true cause they may have been lumped under cancer for example. Is that what we’re seeing with this virus? Is a death from an infection due to a botched pedicure being chalked up to Corona? We’ll never know will we?

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  9. Linda Says:

    The numbers are not adding up, period. Here in Steuben County; 73 confirmed cases, 11 hospitalized, 1 death, 241 isolated/qurantined, 465 tests conducted, 398 tested negative. And our governor Cuomo is on a power grab, our Republican mayor put in place (in the heat of the night) a 2.9% tax increase and closed the library perm. AND the news/Cuomo is lying about the hospitals being full. They are not. Closed down the economy for what? Less than a percentage point? (deaths)— I better stop, my anger is getting out of control.

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  10. peter3nj Says:

    China may have well accomplished what 100 years of leftist socialist wanna be communists in the statehouses, congress and Oval Office couldn’t get done. With the schools having been incrementally morphed intro breeding grounds for their ideology private health care along with a cash society have been priorities on their hit list with the virus becoming their number one ally in this phase of the never ending war on democracy. Now if they can only figure out how to get the guns out of our hands and convert christian churches and Jewish temples into mosques….
    Hey Bernie…you’re services are no longer needed.

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  11. Mustang Says:

    In my county, there have been 55 cases of COVID-19; 33 of these are male, 22 female. Of those, 8 have been hospitalized. Two have died. Mortality rate is .0363. We have one hospital in my county; it is closed to all but emergency situations. If I understand this correctly, there are probably less than ten people hospitalized in my county, so this modern, state-of-the-art medical facility is treating only COVID-19 patients and other emergency cases.

    In my state, a total of 12,350 cases reported, 11,961 of these are residents of my state. 1,555 have been hospitalized state-wide. 221 have died. Mortality rate is .0178.

    In my country, there are 337,933 cases of COVID-19. Of these, 9,653 have died. Mortality rate: .0285.

    I have no doubt that this is a lethal disease, but is it a pandemic? A pandemic is a disease that become prevalent over a whole country. The infection rate does appear pandemic, but the death rate does not appear that at all. Where am I wrong?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      All going as planned…. if one digs around there are pictures of empty ER’s and hospitals… they will ultimately go under….all part of the plan apparently.
      I am agnostic on the issue mainly because I know that if everyone had had a N95 mask when going out this could have been stopped in its tracks for the most part.
      We were giving away our stuff as late as February to China and the world. The CDC is complicit in the state of affairs. Unfortunately Trump depended on these fools for information. The whole thing is a disgrace.

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  12. hocuspocus13 Says:

    I guess we’ll be looking for the next Dr Kevorkian…

    Last week Trump sailed the hospital ship to NYC because Cuomo kept complaining of the need for it

    For non CoronaVirus patients

    I read that only 3 beds were used (the ship has 1000 beds)

    So by accident some smart ass sent several CoronaVirus sick people to the ship which is now contaminated because of that move

    And keep in mind that it is the Governor in each State who has the responsibility to make sure all supplies for an emergency are on hand

    The media journalists write the hospitals are overflowing with CoronaVirus sick people

    But apparently that’s not true…

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  13. Administrator Says:

    Not to worry, we will get online hospitals soon.
    Smart cities, smart hospitals, smart future.

    Liked by 3 people


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