Monthly Archives: November 2017

Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 3

Jordan Hackworth 11/23/2017

This is part 3 of 3. Part one & Part two cover cool stuff too, in case you missed them. We’ve been talking about how big money has co-opted our health system in many real, sad ways. There are some healthcare groups, like ours, who see what is happening to our fellow Virginians as a tragedy.  Monticello Community Surgery Center is working hard to change health care by delivering a rational, honest approach that values transparency.… Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 3

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Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 2

Jordan Hackworth 11/23/2017

At Monticello Community Surgery Center we are fighting for health care reform. In second part, that means explaining the current system so informed stake holders can make good decisions, starting right at home. See Part 1 for a discussion of cost-sharing plans, direct primary care and the importance of price transparency. This is Part 2. There is a conclusion in Part 3. Costs are going up. Again. Way, way up. Why? What can we do? Many… Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 2

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Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 1

Jordan Hackworth 11/23/2017

The past few weeks have been hard.  Many families have seen insurance rates jump to over $4000 a month.  The desperation, exasperation and fear from friends and colleagues have been hard to stomach.  Why?  Because this is a system that was designed to keep us healthy and has morphed into one willing to bankrupt our neighbors for the sake of a higher profit margin.  At the same time, there is uncertainty about who to blame… Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 1

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