Monday, April 25, 2016

Health Savings Accounts

Two recent articles In Forbes (in electronic form) discuss how this administration is doing its best to eliminate health savings accounts and what an enlightened policy would look like. In “HSAs Under Attack In Obama Exchanges” by Grace-Marie Turner, Forbes, 4/21/2016 http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2016/04/21/health-savings-accounts-under-attack-in-obamacare-exchanges/#7bbe09fe1ceb In this article Ms. Turner writes that instead of giving Americans more choices, this administration is formulating rules that make purchasing the popular health savings account on the exchanges just about impossible. While Dr. John Goodman in Forbes, 4/19/2016, “Roth Health Savings Accounts: What The World Needs Now” http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2016/04/19/roth-health-savings-accounts-what-the-world-needs-now/#18c15fae6d30 Writes that unencumbered by legal restrictions Roth Savings Accounts would via tax policy balance payments by the individual for routine healthcare with third party insurance that would for big-ticket items. This could be available to all Americans who choose to do so via a refundable tax credit.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Follow how we got to this dysfunctional state in healthcare and how going back to American individuality we can fix it. Available on-line at:http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Healthcare-perspective-Kenneth-Fisher-ebook/dp/B01BX98TC2/ or https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/understanding-healthcare

My New Electronic Book - "Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective

Follow how we got to this dysfunctional state in healthcare and how going back to American individuality we can fix it. This electronic book is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Healthcare-perspective-Kenneth-Fisher-ebook/dp/B01BX98TC2/ or https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/understanding-healthcare

Thursday, March 3, 2016

My New Book "Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Approach"

This book was written with a historical perspective so that the reader will gain a clear understanding of the misconceptions and accidents of history that have led to our present dysfunctional healthcare situation. To most people the American healthcare system is a confusing maze of inefficient complexity. I explain how this happened and what should we do about it. The reader will also learn about the scientific method, one of man’s greatest achievements, which led to modern medicine and the development of the profession. To understand the path we must take for all Americans to have access to comprehensive care at a price we can afford, we must understand the forces at work and the false starts we have taken over the years trying to achieve this so far elusive goal. The audience for this book would be the public, political leaders and academics. The book is available electronically at a very reasonable price at: http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Healthcare-perspective-Kenneth-Fisher-ebook/dp/B01BX98TC2/ or https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/understanding-healthcare

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

I look upon Congressional Bill S 2425 that commands the Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services to grant all exception applications regarding "meaningful use" upon request, etc. as a halfway measure! The real solution is full repeal of the HITECH Act, part of the 2009 stimulus package that forced only "certified" programs, upon physicians and hospitals at great expense. This was an example of cronyism at its worst. Rather encourage physicians to use any electronic health record they wish that helps them deliver higher quality care. Open the market to innovation and let the apps fly. Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D. Michigan