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How Patients Can Help Themselves Where Government Fails

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Government has failed to provide solutions for quality medical care for the people. Today Dr. George introduces Dr. Melissa Joyner to discuss homeless vets, who wrote the ACA & what patients can do when the cost of medical care is too high.Original air date: February 10, 2018

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BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: February 10, 2018

Where do Patients Turn When Facing Life Changing Medical Debt?

Dave Introduces Dr. Melissa Joyner today. Dr. George is running a little late because of the weather. Dr. Joyner is a radiation oncologist in Houston, Texas. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Joyner starts the show focusing on the topic of homeless veterans and how to provide better care for them.

The Affordable Care Act wasn’t written to provide better medical care for people. It was written to benefit corporations, middlemen & to expand power of government. A lot of ACA doesn’t make sense to healthcare at all. Government would have served the country better by expanding Medicaid.

It’s time for people to focus on educating themselves on how to navigate the current healthcare system. Patients need to put pressure on the insurance companies to change their practices and they need to demand upfront pricing from doctors & hospitals. 

What can patients do when they are looking at overwhelming medical costs? Dr. Joyner explains special programs & tools some companies and hospitals have to help them cope with the very high costs of quality care. 

About Dr. Melissa Joyner

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Dr. Melissa Joyner is a radiation oncologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas and Bayshore Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and has been in practice between 11-20 years. Dr. Joyner accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 9 doctors at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas and one of 4 at Bayshore Medical Center who specialize in Radiation Oncology.

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Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology, received her Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.