Shifts in Health Care

The numbers are clear, 10% of the seriously ill Medicare patients consume two-thirds of Medicare spending. Over the past fifty years, care has shifted from the family care-giving model to sending critically ill or disabled individuals to facilities and treatment centers outside the home. This shift is creating gaps in service and is exhausting the healthcare system in the U.S. How to fix the expensive revolving door created by insurance companies, government, and lawyers (who in some cases benefit from the medical, legal and paperwork quagmire) is unclear. As consumers, it is important to become educated on the issues faced by the chronically or critically ill. Here are some sources of information that we have utilized

Robert Pear’s stories in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal Health Blog are excellent sources of information. The website at the White House is a popular resource to utilize for research purposes. Town Hall meetings and the other types of news media are also informative.

If these sources are not informative enough, read some of the proposed bills circulating throughout the House of Representatives and the Senate. Like many of the members of Congress, I have only read portions of proposed bills. One such rendition in a House bill suggests the capping of a government sponsored plan. Specifically it caps individual expenses at 5K per year . In this plan, family expenses are capped at 10K annually.

As I view the many proposed options, I wonder if members of Congress would mind it if their families are refused treatment, after spending a rationed 10K of care per year, would they be O.K. with this option. The bills are just proposed bills. It is my hope that after reading all the options, our law-makers are able to make intelligent and thoughtful choices. I hope that they sign-up for the plans that they support.

Our government is founded on the concept of equality and respect . In this tumultuous time of heated debate, we should include all people in the healthcare reform process regardless of party affiliation, color, age and status. Seniors and children, government workers, businesspersons, union and non-union employees should all benefit from equal protection under any new healthcare law.

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How to Write a Blog That Promotes You on the Web

Blog writing is done when you want to speak your mind. If you want that readers should read your blog and give comments to what you are writing then you need to follow some simple guidelines.

Research first: Know your readers. Try to learn more and more about your audience. Discover what they are reading and want to read. If you are writing a blog on a specific topic then make a Google search on that topic and see what other sites are offering about that topic. The blog with maximum number of comments means that blog is very much popular.

Simplicity is the key: The blog audience reading your blogs will be from various backgrounds with different education level so the blog which you write should be written in very simple language. In this way you will have no difficulty in delivering your message and your readers will wait for your next entry.

A catchy title will do wonders: Title creates the first impression on the reader so the blog writer should devote considerable time in choosing the title. Some people like to write the content and then give it a relevant title. However it entirely depends upon you!

The Opening Line – As morning tells the day so the opening line of your blog will tell everything about your blog. It will tell the reader how much depth your blog has.

Check for errors: Before publishing your post always make a stringent check whether your post is free from small mistakes. It is necessary to fix the errors well in time to make it look good, accurate and catchy.

Ask readers to comment: Putting a line asking the readers to comment will not make any harm. This makes a deeper connection of your blog with your readers.

Whether they are business blogs, health blogs or technical blogs y

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