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
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Dr. Dan Shanahan and I are starting a Michigan state chapter of the Free Market Medicine Association, The first meeting will be April 16th, 2016. The meeting will take place 12noon at Schulers in Marshall, Michigan. For more information e-mail me at email@example.com
Monday, December 10, 2012
Why does health care reform have to mean spending more on health care? We spend much more per person than any other country. We d-emphasize the trusting relationship between patient and physician while over-using drugs and devices. Instead of addressing relevant issues Congress has passed an expensive insurance bill. This blog discusses how a physician-patient based system versus a government price control system would provide universal coverage while decreasing costs and providing better care. Every American should have a Health Savings Account, From Birth, with High Deductible Insurance, a reasonable plan is publisher here. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/3/prudence-of-a-patient-centered-approach/
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As industry moves from mass production to mass customization, our soviet style PPACA attempts mass production, ignoring individuality. Using price controls and central planning the Soviet Union imploded under the weight of its own bureaucracy. Instead of promoting individuality and rational pricing using health savings accounts and high deductible insurance the PPACA uses Soviet like price fixing, central planning and rationing in a failed attempt to control costs. In no other field is individuality and judgment more important than in medicine. A centralized bureaucratic system will not work.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The reality is that no one knows in our price fixed health care system the real value for any activity good, bad or indifferent. With price transparency, health saving accounts and high deductible insurance we could provide excellent care for all in America at far less cost. One only has to look at the state of Indiana to see the success of this model of health care.