Archives By Month: January 2018

Excessive Prescribing

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:34 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

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 […]

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Doctors May Do a “Brexit” from Medicare

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:33 pm By Del Meyer in Medicare Review

American physicians have already been declaring independence from Medicare, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), but the imposition of new payment methods may lead to a rush to imitate the British in exiting the regime of a remote, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy. MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) replaced […]

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Comparing International Health Care Systems

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:31 pm By Del Meyer in International Medicine

Ray Suarez and a NewsHour reporting team traveled to the Netherlands in September to explore the country’s innovative universal health care system, which has gained attention as a potential model for U.S. health care reform. Compare the health care systems in the Netherlands, Japan, the United States and its neighbors — Canada and Mexico– below […]

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Socialism confuses the distinction between government and society

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:29 pm By Del Meyer in In The News

The Oldest Rhetorical Trick in the Book According to H.L. Mencken. by Donald J. Boudreaux In his brilliant 1956 collection, Minority Report, H.L. Mencken stated: If you were against the New Deal and its wholesale buying of pauper votes, then you were against Christian charity.  If you were against the gross injustices and dishonesties of the […]

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Has America’s Biggest Health Care Problem Been Identified?

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:27 pm By Del Meyer in Feature Article

Congress Has Forgotten America’s Biggest Health Care Problem The critical question is not who gets care and who doesn’t, but how it’s delivered. By Nisarg A. Patel Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health care bill won’t do anything to incentivize states and health care organizations to deliver better, more efficient care. Above, McConnell speaks at […]

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