Question by lt: An idea on cutting heath care fraud?
I was reading an article about Mystery Shopper on Wikipedia.org when i came across this:
“In June 2008, the The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs released a recommendation on the use of “secret shopper patients” in the Medical / Healthcare. The Recommendation: “Physicians have an ethical responsibility to engage in activities that contribute to continual improvements in patient care. One method for promoting such quality improvement is through the use of secret shopper “patients” who have been appropriately trained to provide feedback about physician performance in the clinical setting.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_shopper
Shouldn’t Obama health-care reform “strategy” include this “secret shopper patients”? i figured if the government use this to fight fraud it can create lots of jobs while improving the quality of health-care provided by doctors and hospitals, and such. Well i’m definitely not the first one who has this idea and sure there will be more coming.
and i’m not trying to be a smart a$ $ so please don’t criticize
** comments are welcome
Answer by The Patriot
Such a system would be a good idea in part, but he is having enough trouble trying to get his reforms through as it is without using a snooping service!
I do not understand why so many Americans have fallen for lies about healthcare in the USA, abroad and also the planned reforms . I mean, if the healthcare system in the USA is so good, why have no other nations taken it up? Could it be due to the following facts?
FACT – the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet .
FACT – the US has higher death rates for kids under five than western European countries with universal health coverage .
Or if the US healthcare system is run so well, why not run the fire service like the healthcare system? 
Maybe that is because in the USA, insurance companies push up costs, buy politicians and refuse to pay claims that people pay for . (Look up Wendell Potter on YouTube to hear more if the link below is too long.)
Obama wants to make insurance cheaper, stop insurance companies from refusing health coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, and make sure they pay out when they are meant to , a system similar to that which works in Taiwan . He debated this before he was elected .
Is it right that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, Cuba, Germany and so many other industrialised nations with universal healthcare?
If you think my arguments are wrong, e-mail me with proof. But if you can not, let Obama try to help America. If he fails, vote him out in 2012.
But back to your question, if he tried to expand this, then he would face even more problems trying to get his reforms through.
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Question by Laura: Do you have any tips for a new owner on kitten care?
Thanks for your time! I currently own a beautiful russian blue mix named George, whom I adopted as an adult. I have never cared for a kitten before, only adult cats. I found a 5 1/2 week old kitten outside yesterday. I live in Massachusetts, so it is freezing and snowy. Long story short, I took her to the vet and she checked out healthy as a horse. Negative for everything except worms (wahoo!) including leukemia, fleas..etc. Her name is Genevieve and she is all black with green eyes and a tiny white locket on her chest. Right now she weighs 1.25lbs but is consistently eating a lot since I rescued her, so I’m not worried about that. I didn’t even have to litterbox train her. I put her in it once when we got home and she just understood immediately. No accidents yet!
Do you have any tips for caring for a young kitten like this? She has food and litter given to me by the vet, a warm place to sleep, plenty of water, and plenty of love. I have a couple toys for her but she doesn’t seem too interested in them yet, so I will buy more when she becomes more playful.
How should I introduce them to each other?
How long should it take?
What if they do not get along?
What about teething? Toys? Tips?
Can I “train” her to stay as friendly as she is now?
Will bringing a new kitten into the house stress out my adult cat?
Anything else would be so helpful. Thanks!
Answer by Carly 🙂
just be sure to give them evaporated milk
Please help with mine http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArPqUCvgEXSfWeSPd.BXaC0Q53NG;_ylv=3?qid=20101222091424AAzSteT
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Tea Party people for Sanu and against the government providing medical care to veterans
Image by Fibonacci Blue
March 13, 2010 in St. Paul, Minnesota
The Tea Party people held a rally calling for the health care reform bill currently being considered in congress to be stopped. Republican U.S. representative Michele Bachmann was the guest speaker. The crowd was filled with signs and stickers for Bachmann and other Republican candidates.
Signs in this picture:
"SANU! for state Representative"
"WWII Combat Infantrymen NO Socialized Medicine"
Currently, these WWII combat infantrymen and all United States military veterans receive benefits from federal government social programs such as: health care from the government, education assistance from the government, government help with home loans, disability compensation from the government, pensions from the government, vocational training and employment services from the government, life insurance from the government and preferred placement in government jobs.
Question by I-Live-In-Leeds-Now: Could “mystery patients” help solve America’s health care issues?
An article on Mystery Shoppers on Wikipedia.org stated:
“In June 2008, the The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs released a recommendation on the use of “secret shopper patients” in the Medical / Healthcare. The Recommendation: “Physicians have an ethical responsibility to engage in activities that contribute to continual improvements in patient care. One method for promoting such quality improvement is through the use of secret shopper “patients” who have been appropriately trained to provide feedback about physician performance in the clinical setting.”
Could the health-care reform “strategy” include “mystery patients”? If the government used this to fight fraud, it could possibly create jobs, while concurrently improving the quality of health-care provided by doctors, hospitals, etc.
Answer by Fbomonkey Returns
It would be useless. I worked at a national chain auto parts store and got mystery shopped many times and I could spot them coming a mile away. Most are just too stupid for it to be worth it.
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