Medical Gluttony

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. […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:29 PM

Social Psychology Suggests “March for Our Lives” Is Unlikely to Change Anything. Here’s Why. They say, “This time, it’s different.” But that’s doubtful. by Aaron Pomerantz Like many recent political movements, March for Our Lives was marked with grandstanding, emotional appeals and the moral outrage that have come to define modern political protests. The mainstream media […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 2:00 PM

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the bill that led to Medicare and Medicaid. The original Medicare program included Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). Today these 2 parts are called “Original Medicare.” The basic design of the Medicare program was modeled on the private insurance system which was in […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:34 PM

The Seven Deadly Sins: Overprescribing Excessive prescribing is another facet of gluttony, although the impetus for the physician is usually a different sin: greed. In the early 90s, [The Medical Board] . . .  revoked the licenses of physicians who sold prescriptions for Dilaudid for distribution on the street. Today, Oxycontin is the analgesic du […]

By Del Meyer on 12/09/2017 1:12 PM

After breaking away from a patient who sought his advice for a medical problem on entering a restaurant, a doctor finally made it to his restaurant table. “Do you think I should send her a bill?” the doctor asked the lawyer who was sitting next to him. 

By Del Meyer on 11/09/2017 12:45 PM

Dan Munro , Contributor I write about the intersection of healthcare innovation and policy. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Seems to me we always have a few big breaking healthcare stories early in the year.  I remember last year when Mary Meeker released her stunning report – USA, Inc.  

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 5:52 AM

The National Health Service (NHS) has restricted elective surgery such as obesity surgery to patients that have lost a certain amount of weight on their own prior to being approved for the operation. It has further restricted treatment for other diseases until cigarette smokers have ceased smoking for 8 months.

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 4:01 AM

Now, for the first time, a leading healthcare clinician – the Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society – Dr. Otis Webb Brawley is breaking ranks – literally and figuratively.  His new book is squarely aimed at the Hippocratic oath and aptly titled – How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick In America. […]

By Del Meyer on 09/09/2017 12:18 PM

Increases cost of care. Makes patients milk the system. Creates a waiting list. Patients can die waiting. Final result: No Care Feedback . . . Subscribe MedicalTuesday . . . Subscribe HealthPlanUSA . . . Medical Gluttony thrives in Government and Health Insurance Programs. It Disappears with Appropriate Deductibles and Co-payments on Every Service.

By Del Meyer on 08/10/2017 11:40 AM

Transitioning from female to male is much more than bottom surgery. It’s borders on expensive mutilation surgery. How Roberta became Robert: A case study Robert Case was a new patient who came in for a complete physical examination. He was short, friendly, articulate, warm and touching. He had full facial hair, both beard and mustache. […]