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1. Health insurance and managed care companies can earn up to $280 million dollars annually by denying just one percent of claims.

Source:  American  Psychological Assn

2. For-profit hospitals cost the public more than nonprofit hospitals and
provide lower quality care than nonprofits. The study found that for-
profit hospitals cost, on average, three to 11 percent more. Although their administration and overhead expenses were higher, they hired fewer
nurses than did nonprofit hospitals.

Source: New England
Journal of Medicine

3. Death rates were six to seven percent higher at for-profit hospitals than at nonprofit hospitals, and 25 percent higher than at teaching hospitals.

Source: New England
Journal of Medicine

 

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1. Auto Accident tips - What to do at the scene of the accident

1. Safety first - Do what you have to do to make sure you and your passengers are safe. Get as far off the roadway as possible. Stop, turn off the ignition, and turn on your emergency flashers.

2. Take care of any injuries - Determine whether there are any injuries and immediately seek assistance for those who have been injured. Provide help and administer first aid. Unless necessary, generally, you should not move an injured person. You should keep an injured person warm to prevent shock.

3. Contact the police - Wait until the police arrives. When they arrive, give the police (and only the police) the facts of the accident, including whether there are any injuries.

4. Stay cool. No matter what...don't argue with the other party or parties. Do not discuss who is to blame for the accident. Do not admit any fault or liability to anyone.

5. Warn others - Take measures to warn any approaching traffic of any hazard presented by the accident by placing flares or other warning devices. However, do not smoke or ignite flares if fuel might be leaking.

6. Write down the vital information of all parties and witnesses. Complete the following Accident Details form (print out copy)

a. Other Driver

1) Name ________________________________________

2) Address ________________________________________

3) Phone number ________________________________________

4) License plate no. ________________________________________

5) Name of Insurer on insurance policy ________________________________________

6) Insurance policy number ________________________________________

7) Driver’s license number ________________________________________

8) Driver’s vehicle info (year/model) ________________________________________

b. Date of Accident _____________________________________________

c. Time of Accident _____________________________________________

d. Location of Accident _____________________________________________

e. Investigating Police _____________________________________________

1) Names ________________________________________

2) Police Force ________________________________________

3) Report File No ________________________________________

f. Witness #1

1) Name _________________________________________

2) Address _________________________________________

3) Phone number _________________________________________

g. Witness #2

1) Name _________________________________________

2) Address _________________________________________

3) Phone number _________________________________________

7. Arrange to have your vehicle towed to a repairer or car dealer, if it is not safe to drive. Do not sign blank work orders.

8. Before leaving, verify that you have the names and addresses of all persons involved including all witnesses.

9. Call "your" insurance agent and report the information in the Accident Details form.

10. Call your attorney!

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