Patients save on expenses and anxiety when they visit Dr. Kathleen Brown’s clinic, Oregon Coast Dermatology. Brown converted her practice almost entirely to a cash business in 2011, after 16 years of diverting her own and her patients’ time and money to satisfy cumbersome requirements foisted upon doctors by the federal government and insurance companies.
In this podcast, Brase joined Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton to tell the world that patients and physicians are flocking to cost-effective, free-market, patient-centered alternatives to the predominant health insurance and government-payer model. These alternatives are “the wedge,” and they’re setting patients and doctors free.
With one hand on his cell phone and other on a landline receiver, Dr. Jeffrey English took today’s podcast interview with Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton. English was on call to treat by telemedicine stroke patients in rural Georgia and other states. Fortunately, before he had to run, we captured his expert opinion on how telemed is pushing back the new frontier of patient-centered, cost-effective health care innovation.
Congressional oversight of executive branch agencies is a key element of the checks and balances that prevent accumulation of too much power, as well as abuse of that power, in any one part of government. A review of two recent congressional oversight endeavors now being stymied by the Obama Administration underscores the often-overlooked importance of the oversight process. In both cases, lives are at stake.
Savage joined Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton on today’s HCN Podcast to explain how direct primary care providers can afford to offer top-flight care for low- and middle-income patients … without insurance. Savage also distinguished direct primary care from a model with which it is often confused: the uber-expensive “concierge medicine.”
In today’s extended edition of the Health Care News Podcast, Dr. Gerard Gianoli joined Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton to help set Americans straight on legitimate reasons for disgruntlement with our nation’s health care system–and utterly bogus ones.
President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for 2017 days before America’s sappiest holiday. Similar to many expressions of love given each year around February 14, the budget packed much potential to please—and even more to disappoint.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Marita Noon, executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE), joins Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News H. Sterling Burnett. Noon joins the podcast to discuss the different Presidential candidates positions on energy and other energy related topics.
Much of the federal government’s communications core management and operations hasn’t changed since the General Services Administration created the Federal Telecommunications Service in 1960.
USA Today asked me to write a counterpoint to their editorial calling for the abolition of Fee-For-Service payment in health care. Their editorial is here, and my counter is here.
Unfortunately, USA Today did not show me the article I was responding to. Now that I have read it, I want to make a few other observations.
That is what our system needs. Not third-party payers who know they can always raise premiums to cover these ridiculous costs so never bother to argue, but engaged (and sometimes enraged) consumers who refuse to be treated like patsies.
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