Minnesota’s COVID-19 Graph Distorts the Truth

Minnesota’s COVID-19 Graph Distorts the Truth

Minnesotans need accurate data. Data on COVID-19 infections and deaths--and the modeling of that data--is key to decision-making during this public health emergency.

Letter to President Trump: Postpone the Real ID Deadline Permanently

Letter to President Trump:  Postpone the Real ID Deadline Permanently

Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell -- Protect Direct Primary Care

Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell -- Protect Direct Primary Care

"Made-in-America Healthcare Act" Letter to President Donald J. Trump

'Made-in-America Healthcare Act' Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Made-in-America Healthcare Act

Made-in-America Healthcare Act

GOP Should Stay Clear of Medicare Advantage Model When Reforming Health Care System

GOP Should Stay Clear of Medicare Advantage Model When Reforming Health Care System

Burdensome Regulations Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

Burdensome Regulations Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

According to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the nation may face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, Healthcare Dive has reported.

Will Trump Give Americans the Freedom to Opt-Out of Medicare?

Will Trump Give Americans the Freedom to Opt-Out of Medicare?

Medicare is failing.  The recent Medicare Trustees report warns Congress that the hospitalization part of the “Medicare Trust Fund” (which exists only on paper) will be depleted in 2026. In seven short years, there will no longer be any surplus funds allotted to Medicare Part A (hospitalization), and payroll taxes will be insufficient to cover the full cost of care.

Perspective of Former Canadian Physician

Perspective of Former Canadian Physician

It is basic economics that since a single payer system of health care has zero attached costs at the point of service, the system is overrun with demand for care. Since no government on earth can finance infinite demand for anything, the inevitable occurs and the government must ration care.  In Canada, rationing is done in a covert manner by limiting medical resources.

Government health monitoring is causing physicians to leave the medical practice

Government health monitoring is causing physicians to leave the medical practice

Once upon a time, nothing in the exam room was more important than the patient. Using years of training and experience, your doctor would listen carefully as you shared the reasons why you were there. But today, the exam room has a distracting intruder. Your doctor’s eyes and attention are too often focused on a computer screen — the government-mandated electronic health record (EHR).