Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Do You Know The Patient Bill of Rights?

We must examine The Patient Bill of Rights. Please see if these rights make sense toy you and share your comments.

Patient rights were developed with the expectation that hospitals and health care institutions would support these rights in the interest of delivering effective patient care.

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The Patient's Bill of Rights

What is the Patient's Bill of Rights?

Here you will find a summary of the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities that was adopted by the U.S. Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry in 1998. It is also known as the Patient's Bill of Rights.

The Patient's Bill of Rights was created with the intent to reach 3 major goals:

to help patients feel more confident in the U.S. health care system; the Bill of Rights:
assures that the health care system is fair and it works to meet patients' needs
gives patients a way to address any problems they may have
encourages patients to take an active role in staying or getting healthy
to stress the importance of a strong relationship between patients and their health care providers
to stress the key role patients play in staying healthy by laying out rights and responsibilities for all patients and health care providers
This Bill of Rights also applies to the insurance plans offered to federal employees. Many other health insurance plans and facilities have also adopted these values. Even Medicare and Medicaid stand by many of them.

The 8 key areas of the Patient's Bill of Rights

Information disclosure

You have the right to accurate and easily-understood information about your health plan, health care professionals, and health care facilities. If you speak another language, have a physical or mental disability, or just don't understand something, help should be given so you can make informed health care decisions.

Choice of providers and plans

You have the right to choose health care providers who can give you high-quality health care when you need it.

Access to emergency services

If you have severe pain, an injury, or sudden illness that makes you believe that your health is in serious danger, you have the right to be screened and stabilized using emergency services. You should be able to use these services whenever and wherever you need them, without needing to wait for authorization and without any financial penalty.

Participation in treatment decisions

You have the right to know your treatment options and take part in decisions about your care. Parents, guardians, family members, or others that you select can represent you if you cannot make your own decisions.

Respect and non-discrimination

You have a right to considerate, respectful care from your doctors, health plan representatives, and other health care providers that does not discriminate against you.

Confidentiality of health information

You have the right to talk privately with health care providers and to have your health care information protected. You also have the right to read and copy your own medical record. You have the right to ask that your doctor change your record if it is not correct, relevant, or complete.

Complaints and appeals

You have the right to a fair, fast, and objective review of any complaint you have against your health plan, doctors, hospitals or other health care personnel. This includes complaints about waiting times, operating hours, the actions of health care personnel, and the adequacy of health care facilities.

Other bills of rights

This bill of rights focuses on hospitals and insurance plans, but there are many others with different focuses. There are special kinds, like the mental health bill of rights, hospice patient's bill of rights, and bills of rights for patients in certain states. Insurance plans sometimes have lists of rights for subscribers. Many of these lists of rights tell you where to go or whom to talk with if you have a problem with your care. The American Hospital Association has a list of rights along with patient responsibilities that can help a person be a more active partner in his or her health care. (See "Additional resources" below.)

Health insurance problems

If you have concerns about your insurance, it is sometimes helpful to start with customer service or your case manager at your health insurance company. For more information about dealing with insurance claims, see our document Medical Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient.

Additional resources

More information from your American Cancer Society

The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Medical Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also available in Spanish)
Informed Consent (also available in Spanish)
Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital (also available in Spanish)
National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of patient information and support include

American Hospital Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-242-2626
Web site: www.aha.org
AHA's Patient Care Partnership brochure educates patients on their rights and responsibilities in regard to their hospital stay. (The brochure is available in multiple languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.) The brochure is available in bulk orders only. There is a fee for non-members, but it is also available as a free download on the Web site, in all the languages mentioned at: www.aha.org/aha/issues/Communicating-With-Patients/pt-care-partnership.html.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - HHS
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227
TTY: 1-877-486-2048
Web site: www.cms.hhs.gov

Medline Plus
Web site: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/patientrights.html
Has information on Patient Rights

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities. Available at: http://www.hcqualitycommission.gov/final/append_a.html. Accessed October 24, 2008.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Patients' Bill of Rights and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Available at: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/billrights.asp#what. Accessed October 24, 2008.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Who is Killing Health Care Reform

Senator Joesph Lieberman is stopping health care reform for the average American. He does not want a public option, medicare expansion and anything for the middle-class. We need people who care about people and not just big insurance companies.

We need low cost, full coverage, and preventive measures to make our cost competitive with other nations. We pay $15 more per person with 50 million people uninsured

Lieberman ran for vice-president and lost. He also lost his primary election as well. The American people needs new leadership that understands how to help people help them self. Perhaps he could give back his health care plan or give it to a poor family.

In closing, there will be a bill. It will be weak and watered down. That is the real issue. Everything that we do is weak and Joe Lieberman is a real problem. He should give back all that he has for all the things he is against ,yet continues to take. May be that is what he is on regarding this bill.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tiger, Text and What?

Poor Tiger. These are some of the alleged text messages he sent to a youngwoman. Perhaps, we need to re-think how we communicate?

Exclusive: Tiger Woods Texts Mistress: "Hey Sexy"
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In the new issue of Us Weekly, 24 year-old cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs shares evidence of her text-ual relationship with married golfer Tiger Woods, 33.

Grubbs says she and Woods dated for a 31-month period and had 20 sexual encounters.

Check out photos of Tiger and wife Elin before controversy rocked their marriage

To fill the void between their furtive trysts, the pair took to their phones, swapping text messages of the smutty and flirty variety.

One exchange from Sept. 27, 2009 reads:

TIGER: I need you

JAIMEE: then get your tight ass over here and visit me! I need u

TIGER: I will wear you out soon

JAIMEE: how soon? I got a new piercing

Recap Tiger's disastrous week in this slideshow

A couple hours later that same day, Woods vows to Grubbs "quietly and secretively we will always be together ...when was the last time you got laid".

In a text-swap on Oct. 18, Grubbs wonders "why I keep falling more and more for u ;)." Woods' unexpected reply: "because I'm blasian :)."

Big jocks, big scandals: see the biggest athlete scandals ever

The lovers even exchanged holiday greetings on Thanksgiving -- the day before Woods smashed his SUV outside his Florida home.

To read more texts, meet some of Woods' other alleged women, and hear details about wife Elin's lavish new home in Sweden, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Consumer Choice and Tiger-ed Out

The media is in full blast. Tiger's dear mother-in-law took ill in the middle of the night. Tiger's Gator-Aid drink is being dropped and 10 women have all stated that they were with Tiger. I am tired of this, he also offered her allegedly 80 million to stay. Who really cares.

The U.S.Senate has dropped the public option. I do not care what they call it. The people need lower cost, total coverage and more preventive measures. Our cost should not be the highest in the world.

Too much Tiger, too little health care and costs are too much. We need jobs now. The media needs to do specials on how to create more jobs. Perhaps if Tiger will give his money to a jobs fund and health care reform provided more jobs then we can take this seriously. If not just keep pushing.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Who should Pay for The Gate Crashers?

The White House State Dinner was a P.R. mess. The Gate Crashers made it a three-ring circus. The Secret Service has perhaps fired three people. The Congress has ordered The Crasher to appear before them, and they have not. The Social Secretary has refused to show as well. The people are getting mad now because it seems like the public cares more than The Crashers and The White house. How does one end this mess? Should they all tell their story and get it over. Perhaps someone-else should be fired? The social affairs secretary was allegedly walking around like she was a celebrity guess, and was not involved in who was there or not. The real question is: Who pays for the dinner, and how much?

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tiger, Dithering and Gate-Crashers

The news has been filed with calls of dithering, tiger and gate-crashers when none of it creates jobs. Do you ever wonder what is rally going on in the world, that reality may have left us about 20 years ago?

The term dither means to be weak and uncertain, to be confused. Dick Cheney (former Vice-President of The U.S.A.) has accused President Obama of dithering on the Afghan War. We just need to leave them alone. Let us dither on that. Stop War.

It is also in the news that Tiger Woods the great golfer was in a auto accident in the dead of night. There are reports from TMZ that he and his wife had a spat and the vehicle was hit or the windows were knocked out by his wife with a golf club to rescue him. There is suspicion that she actually knocked Tiger out.

There are also reports in the news when a reality t.v. star crashed the White House State Dinner and bragged about it. Now people will be fired and possible jail time.

Overall, we are living in a time when there are few things in life that makes sense when it comes to the media. We need not dither on anything. We need jobs. Tiger and his problems are his, not ours. The gate crashers need to crash into a federal prison if they broke the law and then do a t.v. program on people doing stupid stuff and paying for it. Let us not dither anymore, we need jobs now, we need peace, and we need all the people who want to be on t.v. to go to Afghanistan and seek peace with cameras. Please tell me what do you think?