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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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Obamacaid

Reposted from the Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013 ObamaCare’s website appears to have been built by Mitt Romney‘s “Project Orca” digital team, and perhaps tens of people have managed to sign up so far. “Fully enrolled, I can’t tell you. I...
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Moral Hazard Anyone?

This article is a response to a story in this Weekend’s Wall Street Journal (June 15-16, 2013) which explains that Detroit is quickly heading to bankruptcy. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324688404578545373282545626.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection The...
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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Back From Washington….

Well, not really funny but it did happen.  September 10th, 2012 marked my third meeting with the Physicians Counsel For Responsible Reform (PCRR) which is a physicians caucus to discuss health care recommendations to the (mostly) republican physician congressmen currently in...
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How can true catastrophic insurance plans lower healthcare costs?

As many of you know, I believe that the current healthcare delivery model which is dominated by third party payers leads to the high cost of healthcare.  The following is a brief suggestion of a simple way to move away from that model. Many people are afraid of buying high...
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What Should Replace the Affordable Care Act?

In my prior piece, I explained that health insurance plans and government programs shield patients from the true cost of services provided, leading to expensive healthcare by creating artificial supply and demand curves.  Individual patients and proper market dynamics will lower...
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