This problem has been coming and going for a while. For want of a small item, hospitals and clinics are brought to their knees.
Hypertension. That’s a word more of us are going to have rolling across our lips.
Because according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, half of us are so afflicted. We have high blood pressure- and I’m not talking about old farts like me, but ALL of us. Appropriately, these new findings and guidelines were published in the journal called Hypertension.
Holy smokes! I may have gotten a special advantage because of a life-long problem I’ve had.
A little bit of context. I was born with a compromised respiratory system. Thanks to a mom who smoked non-stop from the time she was about 16 until she was almost 50. And, she only stopped then because I informed her she wouldn’t be coming to my wedding if she smoked another cigarette.
For years, various patient advocate groups have been helping folks get health insurance. In particular, the AKF (American Kidney Fund) has been paying the premiums for folks who are undergoing dialysis.
I haven’t written about Obamacare (PPACA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is its more formal appelation) in a while. And, several of my clients have asked questions based upon spurious statements (yes, this opinion will be substantiated) by several insurance companies about the ability of Obamacare to work and provide profitable engagements for the insurance companies.