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It is Busy Season in Fort Myers Florida

As I was winding down my office business today I realized I haven’t blogged for a bit of time. There have been plenty of things to blog about in the recent weeks but I have been “pulling back” as I contemplate the latest events. Today I went back to my practice...
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Medicare Advantage Crisis is Here

PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has ramifications across the entire health insurance market. Besides the 10-15 million private insurance end of contract notices, now the Medicare beneficiaries are seeing the beginning of the 700 plus billion in cuts from the...
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Future Predictions for Healthcare in America

According to the recent Presidential vote, we as a nation do in fact wish to nationalize healthcare.  We do believe that a larger federal government is the answer to our woes and finally, it is ok to ask for more taxes to enable this to go on. Bottom line prediction:  Under...
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“Get ready for a two-tier system of medical care”

As I explained in the Mediscare/Paul Ryan blog a couple of weeks ago, Medicare’s price-fixing has resulted in the Health Insurance industry indexing their prices to Medicare. Additionally,  unrealistic demands by both are causing primary care doctors to just flat refuse to...
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Patents on “reinvented” medications lead to higher insurance premiums

This Friday’s Wall Street Journal (June 22,2012) features an article authored by Jonathan D. Rockoff reporting that Abbott Laboratories is contesting a portion of the healthcare law regarding patent protection. Patent protections for the drug industry have a long history. In a...
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Health Insurance Premiums Rise Sharply-10/07/2011

Health insurance premiums are rising far faster than inflation or wages.  Doesn’t this make it obvious that things are amiss?  Perhaps there is price fixing?  The mandate forcing citizens to buy insurance (Obamacare) merely “feeds the citizens to the wolves”...
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‘Concierge’ doctors’ contracts give patients choice and savings – 3/12/2011

This is an opinion piece I wrote to the Fort Myers News-Press concerning an article they recently wrote titled, “Patients hit with add-on charges,” by Frank Gluck, The News-Press, Jan. 23. “Drs. Douglas Henricks and Rob Simmons are my practicing partners.  Frank...
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