Saturday, October 29, 2016
My Article in Medical Economics - "Congress Continues Down The Yellow Brick Fantasy Road With MACRA"
Congress continues down the yellow brick fantasy road with MACRA buff.ly/2dUnuBK by @kennethafisher Tryig to assess trillions of patient-doctor interactions/year using imprecise data via computer algorithms in fantasy. Rather, patients should have the power to decide for themselves via control of their own healthcare dollars.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Busted: GAO Finds Payments To Insurers Under Affordable Care Act Are Illegal via @forbes http://www.forbes.com/…/busted-gao-finds-payments-to-insu…/… … Notice stonewalling by CMS, Lawlessness by this Administration trying to save the Affordable Care Act is nothing new. However, it is extremely regrettable.
Monday, September 12, 2016
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/293765-insurance-industry-campaigns-to-keep-unlawful-obamacare-cash?mc_cid=8330252b6e&mc_eid=ec72fc7d12 The Affordable Care Act is not affordable and pursues a government domination of healthcare rather than a patient-directed system based on expanded health savings accounts funded by by tax credits available to ALL who wish to participate.
Monday, September 5, 2016
http://urologytimes.modernmedicine.com/…/my-407-check-insur… … $4.07 paid by state for urologic treatment. Time for physicians to opt-out go cash, adjusting fees to ability to pay, legislate so that the poor can use tax credit $
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The World’s Greatest Health Care Plan http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/01/the-worlds-greatest-health-care-plan/ Best yet, Importantly this plan is voluntary - let the American people choose Written by Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) with input from John Goodman - Goodman Institute (www.goodmaninstitute.org)and several meetings with practicing physicians. This plan deserves serious reading.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
The Downside (escalating costs) of Merging Doctors and Hospitals http://nyti.ms/1rldU17 . The problem is that there is now not one trusted doctor in charge! Because patients are not in control of their own healthcare funds and we have a price fixed system patients cannot fund having their own physician be in overall charge when hospitalized. All the computer programs and other bureaucratic attempts by our government to coordinate care are destined to fail.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Macra: The Quiet Health-Care Takeover - From the May 31, 2016 Wall Street Journal by James C. Capretta & Lanhee J. Chen http://www.wsj.com/articles/macra-the-quiet-health-care-takeover-1464734029 A Few quotes from the article: "Unfortunately, the law empowers the federal bureaucracy at the expense of the doctor-patient relationship, putting the quality of American health care at risk" Comment, The more we detract from the patient-doctor relationship, the worse the care & greater the cost "In April the administration presented a 962-page regulatory behemoth. This new set of rules uses the power of Medicare to put the federal government in charge of almost every aspect of physician care in the U.S." Comment,This is the same government that runs the VA, these rules result from a poorly written, misguided law and an administration that believes in the ultimate power & correctness of the state.