Healing Our Healers Through the Patient-Doctor Relationship: Speaker and student presentations from BRI’s 5th Annual Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.
The ACA (aka Obamacare), includes a section which prevents any newly constructed physician-owned hospital from participating in Medicare. Any already existing physician-owned hospital that expands will also be excluding from Medicare. This part of the health care law was created as part of a deal to obtain the support of non-physician-owned hospitals–many of which claim […]
From my article published in the Huffington Post 4/29/2013: How many Americans have proper health insurance? Most estimates in the news are that 50 million individuals — 15 percent of Americans — are without health insurance. But in fact, very few Americans have health insurance… because what people call health insurance really isn’t insurance at […]
Another great article on direct-pay medicine–and how it can bring down the cost of health care and how how health insurance drives up prices. The piece includes some great links to classic articles on insurance (Cochrane) and free market medicine (Friedman) that are worth your time to read. Article by Jim Epstein published by reason.com […]
“What is not so obvious, however, is that in order for doctors to provide strong, professional leadership and to advocate effectively for patients priced out of access to quality medical care, a fundamental understanding of markets, economics, policy and the law-making process is also critical.” ~ Beth Haynes, MD, BRI Executive Director