For 2006, once you have used 50 worth of medications, you are 100% responsible for paying for the full amount of the drug until you reach the 00 Catastrophic coverage limit. This range between 50 and 00 where you have to pay for 100% of your drug expenditures is known as the “donut hole”.
Frequent exercise is pivotal in your journey to good health. A lack of exercise is analogous to pumping gas (eating healthier foods) in a car without a working engine (body). Therefore, eating healthy and exercise work in tandem.
Can you afford to pay ,935 every year for a nursing home? Too high? Then what about ,480 for a home health aide? Still too high? That’s because not a single LTC service is cheap these days. Those who cannot afford it apply for Medicaid but this is after spending down their assets first.
Luckily though, Kaiser Permanente and the U.C. Davis Medical Center have stepped forward to save this important social service. U.C. Davis Medical Center gave ,000 and Kaiser Permanente gave ,000 to keep the flu shot program alive. This is great news for this particular program. In this particular flu season. But it certainly still raises questions about the future prospects of government services aimed at the health care needs of citizens.
He knew what we all know: the bugs are out there, and sooner or later, they’re gonna get ya. One of the best places for bugs to go hunting is, of all places, the hospital! A 2009 report from the U.S. Department of health and human services showed that 60% of doctors’ uniforms (and 65% of nurses’) carry dangerous bacteria. One in five of the security cards hospital personnel carry were contaminated with a host of pathogenic bugs, including the superbug MRSA (an annual killer of thousands)! It’s no surprise the report went on to say that post-operative bloodstream infections had increased eight percent, and that post-operative catheter-related urinary tract infections and certain other infections related to medical care were on the rise.
When I had been pregnant the first time I had felt great: beautiful, courageous even majestic. Yes, I also felt tired, fat and nauseated but I loved being pregnant. I didn’t feel all of the awful things most pregnant women felt. I enjoyed being pregnant.
I have kept two journal entries from that time – when i started medication to help me climb up out of the dark hole and stop wading in the dark water. Both entries say things so much better than I could write them myself now – 10 years later. These were written by the person I was then – caught in the grip of the postpartum depression.