Medical Gluttony

By admin on 01/03/2019 1:42 AM

Governor Jerry Brown who is 80-years-old is finishing his second of two 8-year terms. His campaign fund is still flush with money which will allow him to continue to be active politically. He leaves the governor’s office on Jan 7, 2019 with a $14.8-billion surplus which he passes on to Democratic Governor-elect Gavin Newsom. This […]

By admin on 12/04/2018 3:55 AM

Excessive costs in health care are driven by multiple incentives. They may not be additive. Firstly, patients will always want more care believing that they have obtained better care in so doing. Patients are known to change doctors if they feel that not enough tests or procedures have been ordered. This is observed numerous times […]

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 3:36 AM

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” ― P.J. O’Rourke Closing the Wealth Gap By P.J. O’Rourke The most important idea we are discussing is collectivism. I do not mean collectivism as it specifically applies to Chinese socialism. I mean collectivism as a general […]

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:41 PM

Horizontal health care brought competition back into medical care. Whether hospitals, labs, radiology, private practices, urgent care centers and surgical care centers, when all were competing on quality of care and competitive pricing, health care costs decreased. As hospitals merged, purchased physician practices, urgent care and surgical care centers, laboratories, and x-ray facilities, horizontal care […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:24 PM

When I went into practice I immediately noted that patients with total coverage with no deductible and no co-payments had a rather large appetite for laboratory tests, x-rays, and procedures. They also were more indulgent in obtaining sick benefits and disability benefits. I also noted that I was asked to write many excuses from work […]

By Del Meyer on 08/07/2018 8:39 AM

‘Medicare for All’ by the late Brian R. Riedl (1961—2017) who was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute is very likely the best exposition of the extreme gluttonous result if Medicare for All is ever implemented. Not only would it be bankruptcy for the United States, it would also destroy the finest health care […]

By Del Meyer on 07/07/2018 7:38 AM

A professor from Dickinson College argues in the Wall Street Journal this week that “conversion therapy” isn’t the cure for “toxic masculinity.” Dickinson College Professor Crispin Sartwell opened his column by explaining that certain expressions of gender and sexuality have been labeled “pathological” at different points throughout history. Because of this, it’s far from unusual that in […]

By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:35 AM

THE PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX HAS CAUSED OUR CURRENT ENTITLEMENT GLUTTONY THIS GLUTTONY CAN BEST BE CURBED BY LIMITING CONGRESS’ ABILITY FOR UNLIMITED TAXATION WHICH IS REQUIRED BY THEIR UNLIMITED SPENDING. Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992):  AMENDMENT XVI: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 12:48 AM

However, People Are Less Selfish Under Capitalism Why individualism and free exchange make people more altruistic and trustworthy by Barry Brownstein | Friday, May 25, 2018 Years ago, an MBA student of mine had immigrated from Albania after growing up under Communism. She shared with her classmates what she observed to be the most unexpected mindset […]

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 1:53 AM

President John F Kennedy understood what drove the economy. He instituted tax cuts with a Democratic Congress. This was a much too conservative issue for his party.  He was very persuasive even though this was the antithesis of what his party would normally stand for.  He seems he was rather conservative for being a Democrat. […]