The health care industry has entered a brave new world in which doctors spend up to half the length of each appointment looking past their patients at their computer monitors. Despite these appearances, doctors do prefer to treat the patient in front of them, not stare at the computer screen next to them.
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.
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.
In today’s Health Care News podcast, returning guest Dr. Mike Koriwchak, vice president of Docs4PatientCare Foundation and co-host of The Doctor’s Lounge Radio Show, urged listeners to take advantage of the comment period, open through June 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET, for a new rule proposed for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS
England’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) recommended on April 28th that doctors “promote the use of e-cigarettes, NRT and other non-tobacco nicotine products as widely as possible as a substitute for smoking in the UK.”
Meet a pediatrician who voluntarily surrendered her board certification in order to protest extortion of physicians by the American Board of Medical Specialties, provide better care for her patients, and influence lawmakers to act.
In today’s Health Care News Podcast, Dr. Mike Koriwchak, vice president of Docs4PatientCare Foundation and co-host of The Doctor’s Lounge joined Heartland research fellow and Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton to share why the day the feds rolled out “meaningful use” was the day innovation died in the realm of EMR and EHR, and how lawmakers and CMS can help revive it.
The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.
There is one thing that supporters and detractors of Bernie Sanders might agree on: he seems to be honest about his convictions. He is an avowed socialist, instead of pretending to believe in a role for private insurance. Unlike Barack Obama, his answer to the question “Do you get to keep your insurance plan?” is plainly No. There won’t be any more insurance plans. Everyone will be on Medicare.
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case ofKing v. Burwell to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from legal precedents, the rule of law, the English language, and common sense, the battle over the role of government in health care has now shifted away from the courts and back to the ballot box.
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Jim Manley, a senior attorney at the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, joins managing editor Kenneth Artz to talk about the Goldwater Institute’s lawsuit on behalf of two doctors against officials at the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) in Fulton County Superior Court.
The Obama administration just announced it will be shifting how it pays doctors under Medicare, seeking to reward “value” instead of “volume.” For a variety of reasons, this is likely to be yet another fiasco, with elderly patients and taxpayers falling victim to the dreams of central planners.
For several years, the Obama administration has been touting accountable care organizations (ACOs) as a big part of its proposed solution to rising health care costs, particularly in Medicare. Early results suggest yet another disconnect between the promise and the reality.
On August 6, 2014, Sean Parnell did a presentation about his new book, The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare as a part of The Heartland Institute’s Author Series. During the presentation, Parnell explained why he wrote the book, what it means to be a self-pay patient, why one might want to be a self-pay patient, and what the book means for the free-market healthcare movement.
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.
Anecdote isn’t the singular of data. But it’s not an exaggeration to say the political success or failure of Obamacare’s model hinges on whether or not young and healthy people behave the same way as I did.