TennCare was a single payer approach that was tried in Tennessee in 1994. It nearly bankrupted the state, forced the governor to raise taxes, and ultimately required rationing care.
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Do not accept the glowing rhetoric of the Bill's advocates or the equally passionate bombast of its opponents. Put aside your personal animus toward who is speaking for or against AAHCA.
Other countries are struggling with health care system problems as big as ours. I do not suggest that health care is insoluble.
In August 2005, doctors at Urological Associates, a medical practice on the Iowa-Illinois border, ordered nine CT scans for patients covered by Wellma...
Without a totally new health care system, cutting health care costs means reducing usage -- rationing. You have to decide just one thing: who will be the rationer?
ObamaCare is a boondoggle, plain and simple. It is a political approach coupled with a self-proclaimed solution for a medical problem. It is snake oil, not an evidence-based treatment.
These advocates have turned their own tragic losses into a crusade to make our hospitals and clinics cleaner and safer, demanding they become more open in dealing with tragic mistakes.
Health care is considered so sick in the USA that many believe anything is better than what we have now, so let's pass ObamaCare. At least, it is a ...
Recall the commercial: "More taste! Less Filling!" ObamaCare is "More Insurance! Less Care!"
The Obama Administration is considering implementing the pay-for-performance approach initiated by the British National Health Service (NHS). But that system has flaws.
Can you have a "right to health care" without any responsibility: both by paying for it and by being an active partner in it?
Obama has succumbed. The lure of the Dark Side was too powerful. Though he acknowledges that "our healthcare system is broken," he points the finger of shame at people: the doctors.
I believe that in order to fully fix our healthcare system, we must focus on reforming primary care medicine in this country.
Many doctors practice in fear of litigation. Some argue this leads to "defensive medicine": medical practices designed to avert the future possibility of malpractice suits, rather than to benefit the patient.
I wish President Obama could meet one or two of my clients who are victims of medical hit-and-runs.
I, along with almost a million doctors, over 2 million nurses, and almost 3 million allied health personnel resent being treated like perps (perpetrators). We are trying to help.
Too many proposals for healthcare reform focus solely on universal access and run the risk of sending good money after bad. The question we need to ask is: "Access to what"?
Why do we keep avoiding healthcare? Probably the same reasons we avoid talking about death: either we think we can do nothing about it or we are super...
There is a recent push in U.S. hospitals to inculcate a "culture of safety." Can anyone be against safety? I can and you be will too, if you want healthcare to improve.
WASHINGTON — Dennis Quaid told Congress on Wednesday of a harrowing, near-fatal drug mix-up in which his newborn twins were administered 1,000 t...
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