Capitol Anesthesiology: Helping bringing smiles to the world.

Capitol Anesthesiology Association, is a medical practice out of Austin, Texas and is part of a global effort known as Operation Smile. Operation Smile’s mission is to conduct safe, and effective surgical repairs to children of low income areas around the world suffering from a cleft lip or pallet.

Operation Smile’s staff of medical volunteers operates in numerous countries bringing smiles to the children of the world. Their vision is to ensure reaching patients by breaking down the obstacles and barriers of surgery through the use of education and working with local government agencies. Currently, Operation Smile has conducted over 3.5 million patient evaluations and over 200 thousand free surgeries to children born with facial deformities. Operation Smile’s vision has inspired many other organizations and firms to be part of their mission in enhancing the smiles of children of the world.

Capitol Anesthesiology assists in providing quality anesthetic and other medical procedures in assisting the mission of Operation Smile. This medical firm out of Texas, consists of highly trained professionals specializing in high quality anesthesiology care. Capitol Anesthesiology Association is part of many other community outreach programs, focusing on making the lives of children all that much better. To learn more about this medical firm and their community involvement, please visit their website at http://capanes.com/

Hospitals Across America Are Caught Price Gauging Uninsured Patients

Proper health insurance is a luxury that many Americans can’t afford, leaving them vulnerable to preventable diseases and other complications. A disturbing study was recently published that shows how many hospitals are dramatically increasing the cost of medical care for patients who are not currently insured. Christian Broda has read that, according to the study published on Monday, a total of 50 hospitals were caught price gauging, 20 of those hospitals are in Florida.

If you are thinking this is because of location or other factors, most of the hospitals that are grossly overcharging patients are those located in lower and middle class neighborhoods who serve people who are already struggling to make ends meet.

Many hospitals are charging more than double, triple, or even quadruple the normal rate for medical care. Gerard Anderson is a co-author of the study and a professor at Johns Hopkins. Anderson explains, “They are price-gouging because they can. They are marking up the prices because no one is telling them they can’t.” Also, the study revealed that those who used insurance companies that were out of the hospitals preferred networks were also charged insane prices for their hospital visits.

Many American hospitals have gotten away with ripping people off for far too long, people who are sick and in need of help, many times with nowhere else to turn. Hospital policy allows these people to be exploited and taken advantage of because of their vulnerable position.