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If you seek healthcare on a more continual basis, Dr. Michael Hall is proud to offer our exclusive and trademarked Hall Longevity Clinic – LifeCard Health Program. We created our exclusive healthcare membership program to be both convenient and affordable.
- Liaison services for in-patient Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Option Plan with catastrophic coverage (Full E.R. visit, hospitalization, and surgical benefits, all for less than $75 per month).
- $5 million in coverage for injuries and illnesses such as ruptured appendix, broken leg, and cancer.
- Emergency in-office laceration repair (pain relief and antibiotic injections).
- Male or female biannual physical and serum analysis, including a comprehensive serum analysis and urine screening for liver, kidneys and, sexually transmitted infections (STI).
- Heart rhythm check with EKG screening for hormonal deficiencies.
- In-house prescription medication.
- Contraception options with the morning after pill administration with RU-486 and Plan B.
- Control and prevention options of pregnancy, HIV, herpes 1&2, and HPV with Femcap (female cervical cap).
- Female hormonal screenings of FSH, LH, estrogen, estradiol, estrone, and testosterone blood levels, with a general exam.
- Surepath Pap smear with Digene human papilloma virus (HPV) identification.
- Discreet and comprehensive sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening and in-home blood service for STI surveillance.
- Exclusive entry to the Quest Diagnostics Gazelle application, which provides remote access to your electronic medical records.
Plans Begin at $499.95 for a Yearly Membership
Questions and Answers about LifeCard and Healthcare Reform
Specifically About LifeCard:
Q. Why is the LifeCard better than general healthcare?
A. The Hall Longevity Clinic Lifecard program provides patients with both general health care plus preventative medicine. In offering an alternative form of outpatient health insurance patients are provided consistent physician/patient relationship and value for money. Thus we have designed the LifeCard program to promote preventative medicine and overall better patient care.
Q. Can you explain the healthcare system you have seen in other countries that inspired the LifeCard? (Is it similar to the multi-payer systems that the Netherlands and Switzerland currently employ?)
A. Having practice outside the US, primarily in New Zealand and Sri Lanka, my impression is that healthcare needs to become more local; less about Wall Street and more about Main Street. Seeking healthcare has become a fearful experience for most people. The LifeCard is designed to take away that fear, and give people confidence, knowing they have a physician when they are ill and control over the costs.
Q. Are there any other maintenance programs/preventative measures offered through the LifeCard membership that are not already outlined in the “Packages” table?
A. No – we have 3 tiers – basic/silver/platinum
LifeCard vs. Healthcare Reform:
Q. How does the LifeCard protect from the lack of security and stability that many feel current systems subject people to? (“Security is definitely not present in a for-profit insurance system with patchwork programs for the poor, elderly, etc. like ours. It is also not present in a totally government-run single payer health care system (insurance, delivery, or both) when there is a constant threat of “cuts” when the cost of healthcare grows too large to be sustainable”)
Q. Effective September 2012, the law requires insurers to provide consumers with a uniform, plain-language summary of health plans’ benefits and coverage. The goal is to make it easier for people to understand the contents of each benefit package and to compare health insurance coverage options before they enroll. Included in the summaries will be examples of how much it would cost under each plan for common medical scenarios, such as managing type 2 diabetes and having a baby. Do you feel the LifeCard already does this? If not, will it implement this practice?
A. Yes, we feel that we are ahead of the curve in and providing very explicit levels of care. This includes preventative medicine, screening for diabetes, sexual transmitted diseases and environmental toxins/cancer screening. We will comply with all rules and regulations, according to the healthcare reform legislation.
Q.Will the LifeCard benefit those with children and families? (Effective 2013, CHIP programs provide low-cost health insurance for children living in families who earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford to buy health insurance on their own)
A. LifeCard can be purchased for anyone, but is primarily designed for those who currently do not possess healthcare insurance. It was created with those between the ages of 20 and 40 in mind, who are relatively healthy and often go without healthcare insurance because they feel either they can’t afford it or they don’t need it. We want to encourage preventative medicine and accountability for ones’ general health and strive to optimize our patient’s health through education and common sense. Anyone can afford $299 a year and $29 a month is eligible. Although it’s outpatient insurance, our goal is to keep people out of the hospital and contain costs for both the patient and the healthcare system.
About Healthcare Reform:
Q. The PPACA: unconstitutional or not? What’s your perspective on the PPACA birth-control battle? (Supreme Court will be hearing challenges through the month of March, and are expected to make a decision in June, amidst the presidential elections)
A. We do feel PPACA is a constitutional matter. As we see our government disregarding the constitutionality of the American public’s relationship with their elected officials, we are finding more and more legislation that is being passed by both the executive and congressional branches of our government that are effectively elimination personal choice. Although the PPACA encourages “personal choice”, it does so by mandating and enforcing through the IRS all US citizens to possess something they may want or not be able to afford. With that said, we strive to encourage our patients to be proactive and make every effort to take responsibility for their healthcare.
Q. Do you feel the individual mandate is successful in emulating other country’s multi-payer systems?
A. We encourage through the LifeCard program, greater responsibility for one’s health, and along with that reproductive health. With that in mind, we are not interested in getting into debating politics and morality of individual’s reproductive heath; that is personal matter and personal choice. Rather we are interested in encouraging people to use the best medical advice and technological advances that we offer through our delivery of healthcare. Our goal is to prevent problems or future controversy when addressing female and male sexual relationships.
Q. We are coming up on the 2-year anniversary of the PPACA being signed (March 23rd, 2010). Do you think it has been successful in accomplishing its goals? If not, what changes would you like to see implemented? What do you feel the government/citizens/insurance companies need to do to reach your ideal healthcare system?
A. Due to the uncertainty of present health care insurance rates and the fact that there is no known current ability to curtail rate increases, (some go up t o 20 percent per year) we feel that it is necessary to have some third party mechanism that prevents private sector, shareholder committed, large insurers from escalating costs for individuals a way to prevent cherry picking only healthy individuals to exclude others.
Q. What are your thoughts on the state-based health insurance exchanges, or online marketplaces selling health insurance, that will be created in 2013? Are these necessary?
A. We believe that all parties: patients, payers (be it government or private insurance) drug companies, hospitals, politicians, judges and the media all must play a positive role in reshaping the healthcare reform America so desperately needs.
Q. Discuss: Requirement to Have Health Insurance, Effective: Jan. 1, 2014: All U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have health insurance or pay a penalty to help offset the cost of providing medical care to people who are uninsured.
A. As healthcare in our country is not a right but a privilege, legislating a penalty (be it financial or otherwise) against individuals who choose not to participate in the PPACA is counter-productive and futile. To add another layer of bureaucracy through a byzantine enforcement mechanism managed by the IRS (13,000 new enforcement officers) will only add costs that are unnecessary and hurtful to the American public. Due to the divergence of wealth, and the pressures placed on the middle class, we know purchasing healthcare will be a pyridine shift for the majority of Americans.
Q. On limitations the PPACA has placed on physician-owned hospitals: “Physician-owned hospitals are having much difficulty gaining traction for future expansion and development in light of healthcare reform… Essentially, 45% of the most satisfied patients are coming from facilities that compose less than 5% of hospitals nationwide. Physician-owned hospitals credit their high patient satisfaction rates due to freedom from administrative layers between patients and doctors… According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, no physician-owned hospitals may start or current ones expand…Physician-owned hospitals provide some of the highest quality care while increasing patients’ choices for affordable care. Should Congress grant relief to physician-owned hospitals, a vast majority would take advantage. Of the 70 physician-owned hospitals polled by PHA, 55% would want to upgrade their infrastructures immediately and 35% would want to upgrade within the next 5 years. According to the PHA, these expansions would result in $450 million spent on new medical construction generating over 1500 positions added to the healthcare job market.”
A. As an American living in a capitalist financial market, the government in no way should curtail the advancement of quality for the US healthcare consumer. In accordance to the PPACA’s design and development, large hospital originations have had enormous clout in the way legislation was written, and have essentially excluded physicians from being able to provide the very best care to their patients.