Tag Archives: health care policy

Medicare Advantage Crisis is Here

PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has ramifications across the entire health insurance market. Besides the 10-15 million private insurance end of contract notices, now the Medicare beneficiaries are seeing the beginning of the 700 plus billion in cuts … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Back In The News!

From perusing this week’s AMA newsletter, the lead article mentions Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming change of heart regarding Medical Marijuana. I had written on this topic awhile back. Readers might wish to reread this article. I am very interested in … Continue reading

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“Get ready for a two-tier system of medical care”

As I explained in the Mediscare/Paul Ryan blog a couple of weeks ago, Medicare’s price-fixing has resulted in the Health Insurance industry indexing their prices to Medicare. Additionally,  unrealistic demands by both are causing primary care doctors to just flat refuse to contract.  The … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Back From Washington….

Well, not really funny but it did happen.  September 10th, 2012 marked my third meeting with the Physicians Counsel For Responsible Reform (PCRR) which is a physicians caucus to discuss health care recommendations to the (mostly) republican physician congressmen currently … Continue reading

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