Fed Up With The US Healthcare System, This Former Nurse Is Exposing Information Hospitals Don’t Want Us To Know (30 Pics)

 In the last decade, the US has tried to improve its healthcare, however, a 2020 study shows that only seven percent of Americans are satisfied with it. The desire for change even crosses political lines as 6 out of 10 people from multiple political affiliations all agree the healthcare system needs changes or a complete overhaul. Former nurse and TikToker Christy is one of them.

A few months ago, she quit her job at a hospital so she could speak out about all the problems she has seen and help people to stand up for themselves. Christy recently released a video on price transparency and variation in US health services and cut straight to the chase, showing proof that so many American hospitals care only about money.

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Christy recently quit her job at a hospital where she worked for 8 years. Now she can talk freely about healthcare

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Before you say it can’t be that bad, consider this:  according to the Commonwealth Fund, which regularly ranks the health systems of a handful of developed countries, in 2017, the best countries for health care were the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia. The United States came in last.

The country’s health care system, the report says, spends far more than other high-income countries yet has gaps in the quality of care. And this is consistent throughout 20 years.

The U.S. had the worst performance score overall and ranked last or near last on the Access, Administrative Efficiency, Equity, and Health Care Outcomes domains. Based on a broad range of indicators, the U.S. health system is an outlier and should look at other countries’ approaches if it wants to become an affordable, high-performing health care system that serves all Americans.

The former nurse recently explained how American hospitals exploit their patients for money

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@christyprnIM TIRED OF THIS. Patients are being EXPLOITED. #healthcarereform #nursesoftiktok #healthcareworkers #hospital #exploitation♬ original sound – Christy

“The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, with spending levels that rose continuously over the past three decades,” the earlier-mentioned report explained. “Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries. Life expectancy, after improving for several decades, worsened in recent years for some populations, aggravated by the opioid crisis. In addition, as the baby-boom population ages, more people in the U.S.—and all over the world—are living with age-related disabilities and chronic disease, placing pressure on health care systems to respond.”

The important thing is that timely and accessible health care could mitigate many of these challenges, but the U.S. health care system fails to deliver required services reliably to all who could benefit. Particularly, poor access to primary care has contributed to inadequate prevention and management of chronic diseases, delayed diagnoses, incomplete adherence to treatments, wasteful overuse of drugs and technologies, and coordination and safety problems.

Christy also released a video on how to get some of that money back

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The Commonwealth Fund’s president, David Blumenthal, said at the Spotlight Health Festival, which is co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, that there are 3 main reasons why the United States lags behind its peers.

A lack of insurance coverage. A common talking point on the right is that health care and health insurance are not equivalent—that getting more people insured will not necessarily improve health outcomes. But Blumenthal stated: “The literature on insurance demonstrates that having insurance lowers mortality. It is equivalent to a public-health intervention.” More than 27 million people in the United States were uninsured in 2016, which is nearly a tenth of the population. That’s mostly because they can’t afford coverage, live in a state that didn’t expand Medicaid, or are undocumented. Those aren’t problems that people in places like the United Kingdom worry about.

Administrative inefficiency. “We waste a lot of money on administration,” Blumenthal explained. According to the Commonwealth Fund’s report, in the United States, “doctors and patients [report] wasting time on billing and insurance claims. Other countries that rely on private health insurers, like the Netherlands, minimize some of these problems by standardizing basic benefit packages, which can both reduce the administrative burden for providers and ensure that patients face predictable copayments.” To put it simply, while insurance coverage, in general, is great, it’s not ideal that different insurance plans cover different treatments and procedures, forcing doctors to spend precious hours working with insurance companies to provide care.

Underperforming primary care. “We have a very disorganized, fragmented, inefficient, and under-resourced primary care system, “Blumenthal explained. The Commonwealth Fund found that many primary-care physicians struggle to receive relevant clinical information from specialists and hospitals, complicating efforts to provide seamless, coordinated care. On top of a lack of investment in primary care, “we don’t invest in social services, which are important determinants of health,” Blumenthal added. Things like home visiting, better housing, and subsidized healthy food could extend the work of doctors and improve chronic disease outcomes.

@christyprnShare this video far and wide. We’re fighting back! @dollarfor #healthcarereform #nursesoftiktok #patientadvocate #hospital #debt♬ original sound – Christy

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@christyprnPatients over profit. #nursesoftiktok #patientrights #patientadvocate♬ Lofi – Domknowz

@christyprnMedical necessity should be determined by medical professionals. #nursesoftiktok #doctorsoftiktok #healthcarereform #ableism♬ [Chill] Lo-Fi HipHop(856799) – Yu Yaguchi

@christyprn2021, the year where HCWs can’t talk about their jobs without it turning into a political debate. #nursesoftiktok #healthcareworkers #covid19♬ original sound – Christy

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