Category Archives: Medicare

THEY SENT MY HUSBAND HOME TO DIE

Baptist Hospital & Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas/Medicare/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom   Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas sent my husband home to die. A mere pull on the plug of Tom’s heart generator, a two man lift, … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – WHAT REHAB FACILITIES & NURSING HOMES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Medicare/Physical Therapy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services passed a law that’s good for the patient and not the establishment. The settlement agreement means that there have been changes to the manual that … Continue reading

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ELDER ORPHANS; WILL YOU BECOME ONE?

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom What are the chances you’ll become an elder orphan? Are you 65 or older, without children and alone? No one knows exactly how many individuals fall into this newly-created medical care category. The theory … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – RELIC OF A BYGONE ERA

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Medicare was created by Congress in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance for people aged 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. Before Medicare, … Continue reading

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FROM CONCEPTION TO DEATH, MEDICARE DETERMINES YOUR HEALTHCARE

Medicare – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The biggest and best commercial insurance companies have a brand new battle cry. ” IF THEY can do it, WE can do it” has become the medical industry’s standard with the enactment … Continue reading

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EXTREME PRESCRIBERS – ELDERLY AT RISK

The American Recall Center/Medicare Part D by – Sheri de Grom How can one doctor continue to write an excessive amount of prescriptions, and have them filled—151 times more than the average doctor’s tally for all Medicare patients—and not have … Continue reading

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SHIFTING THE COST OF EMERGENCY ROOM CARE TO YOU

Medical 2014 by – Sheri de Grom The telephone startled her. She didn’t recognize the number but today had to be the day she’d break her rule and answer. The official sounding voice was one she’d never heard before. Without … Continue reading

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MEDICARE PART D HAS ME WORRIED

Medical 2014 by – Sheri de Grom The Obama Administration (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) set forth a proposed rule, January 2014. The proposal [Federal Register Vol.79, No 7, Pg1-157] would have brought about broad changes for about … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH – MY THERAPIST HAS A GOLDEN HEART

My Therapist Has A Golden Heart – Mental Health The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom The headlines read, “Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues Advocates Say.” The operative word in the previous proclamation is ‘SHOULD.’ I … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH CARE – WHO NEEDS IT? – PART 2 of 3

Mental Health Care – Who Needs It? – Part 2 of 3 The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom Tom had thrown me a curve ball by telling me I needed therapy before he came home from the hospital. … Continue reading

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