Micro Healthcare

Anaheim - Submitted by Dekkarius on Jan 23 2014

Healthcare costs are higher than ever. Many people who buy their own healthcare must use catastrophic plans that offer them no coverage for anything less than thousands of dollars in cost. This means that people who pay for insurance are still 100% liable for doctor visits, medication and basic procedures each year, which are priced for negotiation with insurance companies, not for individuals. By creating facilities where costs for a physical, basic lab work, medication, doctor visits and other minor services are set, innovative medical professionals can mostly eliminate the extreme administrative cost of insurance billing, and charge more affordable prices intended for individuals with basic medical needs. This phenomenon is already seen with procedures not typically covered by insurance, where the price falls to reasonable levels people can afford.

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How would you expand or adapt this future in 2025?
iciabel
Feb 12 2014
10:37 PM
It is important to look differently at health care. Most people consider getting physicals to look for disease. What we really need are incentives to stay healthy and maintain our health so we don't wind up with disease. There is a sign that states this hospital is all about Curing Cancer. I would like to see heath care institutions interested in PREVENTING it. and the other top 2 killers which are heart disease and doctor induced (iatrogenic) causes of death.
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Dekkarius
Jan 25 2014
8:38 AM
doctors, nurses, entrepreneurs, physicians' assistants, laboratory technicians, underinsured people, people seeking convenience with their basic medical needs
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Dekkarius
Jan 25 2014
8:38 AM
money, medical supplies, entrepreneurship
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basementhacker
Apr 25 2015
7:32 PM
Insurance companies, lawyers and legal action, people's trust in the doctors, having enough doctors to handle the great influx of patients, having doctors skilled enough to handle more serious cases/able to make the call between something life-threatening and a treatable illness.