Category: Health Care

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 1

Jordan Hackworth 11/23/2017

The past week has 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 and… Charlottesville Insurance Crisis Tips, PART 1

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New Bipartisan Deal Allows Drug Companies to Reap Huge Benefits

Jordan Hackworth 04/19/2017

What could possibly bring a deeply divided congress together? How about protecting the ability of drug companies to gouge Americans who buy prescription drugs? You got it! And they just did exactly that! Last Friday, House and Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to extend the FDA’s ability to collect sky-high user fees from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.  The drug and device companies are strongly in favor of the program and have lobbied… New Bipartisan Deal Allows Drug Companies to Reap Huge Benefits

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Consumers fight back against ever-rising health costs

Jordan Hackworth 10/04/2016

Good news for folks looking for better value in healthcare! A large survey released by UnitedHealth last week reported that the number of people who comparison shop for health care has more than doubled in the last 4 years (from 14% in 2012 to 32% in 2016). It’s a small step, but it’s important and promising.  More of us need to demand prices for health services, before they are rendered. Believe it or not, asking… Consumers fight back against ever-rising health costs

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How to Avoid Losing $8000 on Surgery

Jordan Hackworth 06/21/2016

Healthcare articles can be awfully boring, and it gets even worse once someone mentions health policy. Snooooooze.  But, sadly we spend more on healthcare than almost anything else. It needs to be  talked about. So, this is the first of many posts that explore health policy as it relates to our central Virginia community. Steel yourself, get comfortable and let’s talk briefly about health care pricing. It could save you thousands if you ever need… How to Avoid Losing $8000 on Surgery

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About Monticello Community Surgery Center

Jordan Hackworth 06/18/2016

Entirely owned by local physicians, Monticello Community Surgery Center has been providing high-quality surgical care to central Virginia residents since 2003. In 2012 we changed our name after our previous partner (Martha Jefferson Hospital) was taken over by Sentara. At that time, we made the difficult decision to split because we wanted to stay local and remain community focused. That’s when we became Monticello Community Surgery Center. The Community is an important part of the… About Monticello Community Surgery Center

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