Our purpose is to educate, inform, & equip businesses, individuals & legislators to become educated healthcare consumers about costs and care. We want to make you aware of useful information that IS available, how to find it, and how to use it.

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Congressional and Legislative Healthcare Oversight & Insight Monthly Subscription

(What is happening that affects/impacts care and costs? Insights from all stakeholders including patients, providers, payors, politicians, medical community, employers.)

Members of Congress, Legislators and their staffs need to keep up-to-date and have ongoing knowledge and understanding of what is happening in healthcare, and HOW what is happening in healthcare affects care and the cost of care.

The monthly subscription provides comprehensive oversight and is  a monthly “clearinghouse” of vital information about what is happening in healthcare and what is affecting healthcare & healthcare costs.  (There has yet to be a “silver bullet” to make healthcare affordable to everyone, although legislators need to understand the critical role they play in nationwide and statewide healthcare laws and need to be informed and stay informed and knowledgeable of every aspect that impacts the healthcare bills and laws for which they are responsible.)

Subscription:  A summary is provided within four categories.  The purpose?  The ability for you to get up-to-speed on critical healthcare elements quickly.  We summarize and compress the information as well as provide backup documentation so that it can be referenced and validated and utilized for making decisions.

Patsy Writesman, Editor-In-Chief, is a Healthcare consultant and speaker with 30 years of experience in Healthcare.  Her extensive background includes directing, administering and politically managing Medicaid contracts and staffs in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Hawaii and consulting on healthcare contracts in Indiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia.  She consults and speaks nationwide educating businesses, organizations, legislators and individuals about imperatives to know in health care.


Congressional & Legislative Healthcare Oversight Monthly Subscription

(What is happening that affects/impacts care and costs? Insights from all stakeholders including patients, providers, payors, politicians, constituents, medical community, employers)

Each month, we TACKLE A SPECIFIC TOPIC with expert information as well as keep you updated at a minimum on the the following categories:

Category 1:  Information about those who are affected by decisions of healthcare on a national and state level and must interact with the healthcare “system”…

  • Large Payers & Carriers:  Medicaid, Medicare, Insurance Companies, Businesses
  • Medicaid:  What administrative and legislative decisions are happening within different states
  • Patients (Consumers, Constituents)
  • Providers (Hospitals, Physicians, Pharmacies, Specialists, Long-Term-Care Facilities, DME Providers, Transportation Providers, etc.)
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • VA
  • Federal Interactions

Category 2:  Subject matter of what is occurring in healthcare.  Examples include:

  • Costs:  Increases or changes in premiums, out-of-pocket, out-of-network, balance billing
  • EHR (Electronic Health Records)
  • Security within the Healthcare system and hacking attempts. Exposure of consumer data, and criticality of health care when hospitals or providers cannot access 'locked' data
  • Telemedicine
  • Affordable Care Act - Obamacare
  • Exchanges
  • Medical Errors - Are now the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. according to an article in Consumer Reports on May 4, 2016 and HealthCare Dive article on May 4, 2016
  • Prescriptions
  • HIPPA and privacy issues
  • Data Collection - who's doing it & what are they doing with it?

Category 3:  Combination of the project management and technical components(This is of value to legislators in all areas for which they have oversight in ADDITION to healthcare. We provide project management education and training in this section).


  • On June 7, 2016, lawmakers demanded answers on Orlando's VA Medical Center's cost overruns. Original price tag was $665 million, which ballooned to $878 million.  But that cost, when added to other ongoing expenses accrued by the Orlando project actually pushed total cost overrun to $362 million. Congress not only wanted to know where the money went, but also about the problems and delays of the contractor.
  • Obamacare's technical delays (at the national level) were costly from a financial perspective, user perspective, PR perspective and needs of management.

Category 4:  "Insights from Experts".  

On a quarterly basis, we will interview Experts and Thought-Leaders in Health Care and make those interviews available.  This provides to you and your staff insight and perspective from healthcare experts, and widens knowledge of and introduction to those who could be called upon in the future for insight and expertise.

Subscription Options

  • We have an annual subscription one-time payment or an annual subscription paid monthly. Either choice equates to less than $3 per day! (Could you hire a staff person for less than $3.00  a day to provide this information?)

To order, contact Patsy Writesman at 615.310.7003