Dr. K’s HC payment Timeline aka How we got into this Mess

Herb Kunkle, MD writes in:

The addiction to middlemen and conscription to the Fourth Branch of Govt and regulatory bodies probably began ~ 1929 when the first insurance company, covering Dallas/Ft Worth teachers was formed.

50 cents every other paycheck, only for catastrophic care, a simpler time.

-1944- With salaries and other benefits frozen during WWII, businesses start offering HC ins to retain/recruit employees.

-1965- Medicare/Medicaid/Govt begins to insert itself as you describe. HC costs, at that time 3-4% of GNP begin to soar. Approaching 20% today, and as E Bowles says- ‘The vapor that is driving our economy into the abyss.’ Continue reading

The 12 days of Obamacare

By A DPC Family Physician
Sing to the tune of the 12 days of Xmas

On the first day of Xmas from Washington DC
Obamacare lied to me

On the second day of Xmas from Washington DC
Healthcare.gov is crashing
And Obamacare lied to me

On the third day of Xmas from Washington DC
Jonathan Gruber gloating
healthcare.gov is crashing
And Obamacare lied to me

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Pres. Obama sore throat cost more than $1000?

President Obama’s sore throat
$300 ENT OV
$300 nasolaryngoscopy
$800 neck CT
No HMO #Medicaid #Obamacare here!
Did his CT need precertification?
Is the IRS taxing his Cadillac insurance plan?
Anyone else only gets $99 office visit.
Dx: Acid reflux – GERD
#DontSmoke
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/06/obamas-been-complaining-of-a-sore-throat-his-doctor-just-revealed-whats-causing-it/

US Government: “No reasonable expectation of privacy…”

From HHS CMS website:

Health Care Quality Improvement System Provider Resources
Terms and Conditions
OMB No.0938-1236 | Expiration Date: 04/30/2017 | Paperwork Reduction Act

You are accessing a U.S. Government information system, which includes (1) this computer, (2) this computer network, (3) all computers connected to this network, and (4) all devices and storage media attached to this network or to a computer on this network. This information system is provided for U.S. Government-authorized use only.

Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in disciplinary action, as well as civil and criminal penalties.

By using this information system, you understand and consent to the following:
You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system.
At any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system.

Any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.

To continue, you must accept the terms and conditions. If you decline, your login will automatically be cancelled.

ACA Obamacare Modus Operandi

New McKinsey Survey: 74% Of Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Previously Insured @Avik @Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/05/10/new-mckinsey-survey-74-of-obamacare-sign-ups-were-previously-insured/

More Obama Pelosi Reid lies from the Socialist Democrat party. Apparently the plan is throw everybody off their employer-sponsored health insurance and force them by law, enforced by the IRS, to buy for profit more expensive insurance plans by government, so-called standards. And, as a side benefit, get many new insureds on the Obamacare Medicaid Plans to vote Democrat the rest of their lives. They say there’s something rotten in Denmark; try Washington!

Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
Family physician, Editorial Board of Medical Economics
Host of Your Health Matters
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS FM
http://wgls.rowan.edu/?feed=YOUR_HEALTH_MATTERS
Twitter @drcraigwax
Independent Physicians For Patient independence @IP4PI
IP4PI.wordpress.com

More on National Quality Forum (NQF) Corruption

Ken Christman, MD on NQF Scandal Part II:
I just want to emphasize the criminal nature of what is going on here.  National Quality Forum (NQF), along with all the other quality entities, are populated by the likes of Denham, Wachter, Romano, Cassel, Baron, and all their accomplices.  They are like leeches, syphoning off resources from the system, based on faulty research, or no research whatsoever.  The end goal is to enrich themselves and the companies they represent. And, Medicare/Medicaid, supports it!!  What does this mean?  The Federal Government, which has no constitutional authority to engage in any type of health care or medical care, is overseeing the drain of resources from the populace into the hands of the elite, who have complete access to legislators via NQF.

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Health Insurance Increases ER Use

The Oregon Medicaid study demonstrates that health insurance leads to widespread ER use (http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2014/01/02/oregon-study-exposes-another-obamacare-falsehood-rather-than-reduce-unnecessary-er-use-medicaid-increases-it/). People would use the ER less only if they were paying the bill out of pocket and shared the financial risk. Patients would wait to see their family doctor for $100 on Monday instead of a $1000 six hour sojourn to the ER on a a Sunday. ACA Obamacare and Medicaid are failing miserably. They are not even insurance by definition but government mandated healthcare prepaid financing plans. They all have huge profits for private insurers made mandatory by law and puts patients, taxpayers and their descendants at ultimate risk. Competitive freemarket healthcare individual healthfreedom is the answer.

Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
Family physician, Editorial Board of Medical Economics
Host of Your Health Matters
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS FM
http://wgls.rowan.edu/?feed=YOUR_HEALTH_MATTERS
Twitter @drcraigwax
Independent Physicians For Patient independence @IP4PI
IP4PI.wordpress.com