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Vermont experimenting with new health care model: Pay doctors to keep patients HEALTHY

The ugly truth about health care in America is that being sick is big business. Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and doctors all profit when a person is ill, and this has led to horrific problems like people being given unnecessary surgeries, doctors prescribing harmful and ineffective medications, and the chemotherapy racket. As more and more people […]

The Puck Is Moving Fast

The Puck Is Moving Fast

Wayne Gretzky famously stated: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”. It has been a few months since I last blogged about health care and the practice of medicine.  I have been feeling a lack of inertia regarding anything that might be “news” given the ongoing congressional “gridlock” regarding […]

Your doctor will soon ask you about guns

Your doctor will soon ask you about guns

If you have not been asked by your primary care doctor about whether you keep guns in your home, you soon will be. The question is usually asked as “Do you keep loaded firearms in your home?” The answer will be recorded in your health record at your doctor’s office. As part of the Electronic […]

Obamacare Has Raised Healthcare Premiums by Up To 78 Percent

Obamacare Has Raised Healthcare Premiums by Up To 78 Percent

On Tuesday, a study revealed that under the Affordable Care Act, rather than decreasing the cost of healthcare, some groups have experienced raises by as much as 78% in insurance premiums. The study, conducted by HealthPocket, a nonpartisan health insurance research company, compared the average healthcare premiums before Obamacare was enacted in 2013, to the […]

Obamacare subsidies to reach $11 billion; healthcare system running entirely on unsustainable debt spending

Obamacare subsidies to reach $11 billion; healthcare system running entirely on unsustainable debt spending

According to the Los Angeles Times, a recent analysis of cost data projections by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding government expenditures related to Obamacare found that initial costs for the program were billions of dollars higher than projected. It should be noted that, within a few days of the LA Times report (which can be […]

Before long, all of Obamacare will be run like the VA hospital system

Before long, all of Obamacare will be run like the VA hospital system

The current scandal surrounding the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Phoenix, in which “secret” appointment lists contained scores of veterans — some of whom died while waiting months for an appointment or treatment — is just a precursor to what is sure to happen throughout the country after all of Obamacare’s mandates fully kick in, and […]

Why casino workers hate Obamacare

Why casino workers hate Obamacare

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Casino workers are preparing to strike against several Las Vegas establishments, but their real target is President Obama. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is pushing about a dozen of its employers to contribute more money to its health insurance fund to cover rising Obamacare costs. Currently, employers pay 100% of the premiums. […]

White House offers ridiculous excuses to object to Obamacare transparency bills

White House offers ridiculous excuses to object to Obamacare transparency bills

The Obama administration, which describes itself as the most transparent in history, announced its opposition to two House bills calling for transparency in the administration of the Affordable Care Act. The first, approved Friday by a wide margin, would require administration officials to inform people when their personal information has been compromised. The second, slated […]

State attorneys general claim ObamaCare changes are illegal

State attorneys general claim ObamaCare changes are illegal

Eleven state attorneys general are slamming the Obama administration for making repeated changes to ObamaCare without consulting congressional lawmakers, which they say is illegal. In a Thursday letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the group specifically criticized the administration’s decision to allow insurance companies to sell policies that would otherwise be out […]

Lawsuits may be the final nail in Obamacare’s coffin

Lawsuits may be the final nail in Obamacare’s coffin

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. Indiana v. IRS. Pruitt v. Sebelius. Never heard of these? You will. If any of these lawsuits renders a successful ruling against the IRS or Sebelius, they may be the final nails in the coffin of Obamacare. Both Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties […]