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.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Latest essay posted 6/4/2016 on MDalert about my e-book, Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective. Gives a flavor of the story of the beginnings of modern medicine to today's massive confusion. http://www.mdalert.com/article/understanding-healthcare-a-historical-perspective