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.
The Constitution is an extraordinary document. Life for most humans for most of human history has been poor, nasty, brutish and short. The Constitution acknowledged this past (and present) – and transformed our future.
Senators McCain and Blumenthal are co-sponsoring a misnamed piece of legislation, the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013, which aims to curb expensive cable bundles.
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.