The broken Medicaid cookie cutter

The Medicaid cookie cutter doesn’t work when you compare it to regular health insurance. Compared to private insurance patients, the average Medicaid patient is usually younger, twice as likely to smoke, and have higher rates of conditions related to chronic poor health habits – including diabetes, obesity, lung disease and vascular problems. This makes a Medicaid patient much riskier for surgery or treatment at any medical facility. No wonder hospitals and care facilities turn away the Medicaid patient when they can. The fact is that over 61% of all surgeries on Medicaid patients are done at about one-third of hospitals. We are entering an era of expanding Medicaid coverage and are going to see a sharp rise in medical complications, readmissions to hospitals and other issues. Medicaid patients already receive a lower quality of care on average. I think this should be a diet and lifestyle wake-up call. Don’t hit the snooze button peeps!

Better take this call peeps, it is important.

Better take this call peeps, it is important.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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