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Big Blue Marble

(5,174 posts)
23. Medicare Advantage is a corporate enterprise paid for by taxpayers.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 03:40 PM
Feb 2024

It is just one more form of the corporate profit seeking takeover our health care as are most if not all
Medicaid plans. Profit-based health care will not have good outcome for any of us. It is a business
model that turns the patient into a commodity and makes decisions based on what is best for
the CEO and the stockholders, not you and me.

All healthcare should be publicly owned and operated. NT. Voltaire2 Feb 2024 #1
Yep. Cuba does it. Marcus IM Feb 2024 #3
Not necessarily. Our non-profit hospital is far better than the VA Hospital I also use. While it is Wonder Why Feb 2024 #6
If it's owned by the county it is publicly owned. Voltaire2 Feb 2024 #7
It was built and paid for by a private donor who gave a huge donation to get it going long ago. It is not Wonder Why Feb 2024 #8
It's still publicly owned, no matter who donated the money Warpy Feb 2024 #10
The contention of the poster I replied to had the additive AND OPERATED. That is the critical thing. Wonder Why Feb 2024 #19
Does it have shareholders, whose interest by law marybourg Feb 2024 #14
++ appalachiablue Feb 2024 #12
Shitty? tom_kelly Feb 2024 #17
That's a strong no from this provider with my own private practice tulipsandroses Feb 2024 #22
Similar story in CT and PA - Prospect Medical Holdings RandomNumbers Feb 2024 #2
Sadly, counties aren't willing to -- or can't - fund their modern hospital systems. Thus, they turn to private entities. Silent Type Feb 2024 #4
Nurses on Reddit hate HCA facilities ismnotwasm Feb 2024 #5
"What Happens When Private Equity Takes Over a Hospital" -- Harvard Medical School Gaugamela Feb 2024 #9
+1 leftstreet Feb 2024 #11
Thanks, people need to know the truth about PE. Soon. appalachiablue Feb 2024 #13
It needs to be fixed DownriverDem Feb 2024 #15
Medicare Advantage is a corporate enterprise paid for by taxpayers. Big Blue Marble Feb 2024 #23
Medicaid is managed the same way as traditional Medicare - not for profit. yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #31
True the funding is from the federal and state governments. Big Blue Marble Feb 2024 #32
Insurances won't pay for ambulance to take patients to ER's farther away either wishstar Feb 2024 #16
It would appear... GiqueCee Feb 2024 #18
America isn't alone. No country has been able to figure out how to have good healthcare systems. Marcus IM Feb 2024 #20
You do know that many have better patient outcomes than we do? Big Blue Marble Feb 2024 #24
Yes. Did you see the sarcasm smiley? Marcus IM Feb 2024 #27
Whoops! Big Blue Marble Feb 2024 #33
Totally cool. Marcus IM Feb 2024 #34
Somehow private equity needs to be prevented from buying our healthcare facilities. Lonestarblue Feb 2024 #21
Private equity firms are insidiously destroying the American way of life FakeNoose Feb 2024 #26
+1 dalton99a Feb 2024 #29
The local HCA owned hospital misdiagnosed my cancer xmas74 Feb 2024 #25
HCA is Evil Incarnate. nt yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #28
hmmm, HCA..where have I heard that acromyn before? onethatcares Feb 2024 #30
We desperately need gov. regulation of healthcare. area51 Feb 2024 #35
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