A Better Way… Really!

A Better Way… Really!

We’ll soon know the GOP nominee for president. But until then, there is much to say this week, so let’s get to it.

Euthanasia Train Roars into California

Euthanasia Train Roars into California

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) became legal in California last week. Life, a precious God-given gift, can now be legally snuffed out up and down the west coast with physician assistance. 

Transgenders Get Health Care Rights

Transgenders Get Health Care Rights

The Obama administration’s violations continue. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final nondiscrimination (transgender) rule for health care, saying patients must receive treatment and access facilities and programs according to their gender choice, not their biological sex.

Do You Want a ‘Free’ Doctor?

Do You Want a ‘Free’ Doctor?

Health care consolidation limits freedom and independence. The government’s drive to consolidate doctors and hospitals – and thereby more easily exert control -- began with Medicare and continues under Obamacare.

Independent Doctors Under Attack

Independent Doctors Under Attack

The Obama Administration wants solo practices to disappear. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a 962-page proposed rule that will hurt 87 percent of solo practices (89,383 clinicians). 

360 Busy Bureaucrats

360 Busy Bureaucrats
The delivery of medical care is being altered without your consent. I call this Obamacare II. This is the part of Obamacare most people don’t know about. Unlike the well-known insurance reforms of Obamacare I (as I call it), Obamacare II is focused on transferring power from physicians and patients to government officials and managed care executives.
 

Is Your Hospital Next?

Is Your Hospital Next?

Hacker attacks using ‘ransomware’ endanger patient lives. Recent attacks on electronic health record (EHR) systems have disabled hospitals full of sick and dying patients.

Is Trump Proposing Price Controls?

Is Trump Proposing Price Controls?

Have you read Donald Trump’s health care plan? At first glance, there’s nothing unique about his plan. The first six points look like he picked off standard GOP health care talking points without much creative thought. Interestingly, it sounds like he has no idea we already have the Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) he’s proposing.
 

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Have you looked into your medical record? Does it claim you are depressed when you aren’t?

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?
It was a startling announcement. Twenty large companies have joined to start the Health Transformation Alliance. With approximately four million workers between them, they “plan to share information about members’ employee health spending and outcomes, with an eye toward using findings to change how they contract for care.”