Eliminating the six degrees of patient-physician separation

By Craig M. Wax, DO

Parties and special interests within the US federal government have been trying to passively and actively control the health and welfare of its citizens for a century. With the War Labor Board’s wage and price controls instituted in 1943 during WWII, the US federal government first warped both the employer/employee workplace and healthcare by firmly establishing health insurance as a employee “benefit” in lieu of salary. The premiums were paid with pretax dollars by a combination of the employer and employee.

This gave the employer the power to choose the coverage based on the employer’s needs and wants, not the end user employees needs and wants. This was the first degree of separation.

The insurance premium was used as a bet against the employee getting sick. Today, the insurance companies and other third parties make money by denying the healthcare payment for services, studies, tests and medications. After the insurance company processes healthcare provider claims, they make restrictive and sometimes arbitrary decisions about whether to fund the care, tests and medications. This leaves the patient on the hook for associated costs, despite the insurance premium already paid. This is the second degree of separation. Continue reading

Saving the Principle Upon Which the Country Was Founded – Liberty

I’m not really trying to save the country…trying to save the principle upon which the country was founded…Liberty

The Federal Government should be removed from every aspect of interference it has unconstitutionally grabbed in the last 100 years: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Income Tax, Federal Reserve, education funding , litany of Federal Agencies etc. etc., etc.,

Never was there a country on Earth (and there will never be one) with massive central government programs that are not either bankrupt and/or corrupted morally and politically, We indeed see that in our face after 100 years of creeping socialism….

Complete decentralization means living within your means locally …health care, education….everything!

Short of this the country will break up soon.

Jack Iannantuono, CFP®, ChFC®, MSFS, AIF® | Indicon, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer