Massachusetts Health Care Reform

In July it was noted in the AMA news that Massachusett’s health care costs are spiraling out of control. This is the model started under Mitt Romney’s governorship and what President Obama and Congress followed for the Patient Protection Affordability Care Act.  I have been trying to explain that America can’t afford this. Massachussetts is finding this out in spades. Perhaps next time we try to model something nationally we should wait long enough to measure all the foreseen and unforeseen ramifications before we mandate/force it on the American public.  I said it before and I’ll say it again- we cannot afford this legislation. It will create false costs, supply and demand problems and overall dissatisfaction, not to mention worsening average poverty for the nation as a whole. Our personal costs must increase under this legislation. This means less personal wages and take home pay for the average citizen. 
From AMA news July 2012

Healthcare to consume 43% of planned Massachusetts state budget.

The Boston Herald (7/6, Norton) reports, “Between the Medicaid program, subsidized insurance under the 2006 health care access reform law, and investments in state employee health insurance and public health programs, health care spending this fiscal year is on pace to rise to 43 percent of the overall state budget, according to an analysis of the spending bill being reviewed by Gov. Deval Patrick” of Massachusetts. One in five state “residents will have their health care largely covered through the budget and taxpayer-supported health care costs next year,” which “will gobble up the majority of new discretionary state revenue, hitting $15.14 billion, up from $14.65 billion.”

Raymond Kordonowy, MD

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Dr. Kordonowy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1993. His group practice is in Fort Myers, Florida. His website is: He earned his degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas and completed his residency as Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Hospital System. As Chief Resident, Dr. Kordonowy was recognized as the Outstanding Resident by the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In December 2005, Dr. Kordonowy became Board Certified in the new field of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Lipidology is the specialty of diagnosis and management of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism disorders. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment is also part of this specialty. He now serves as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County. He is active in the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Society , the Florida Lipid Foundation, National Lipid Association and the American Medical Association.
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