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Obamacare ‘savings’ are an expensive joke

by Lee Hieb, MD I don’t own a television, but when I travel I get my dose of boob-tube popular culture and the 24-hour news cycle. This week I was amused to hear the shrill voices on multiple news channels …

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Obamacare Insurance Plans Will Be Simple and Pricey

For one thing, insurers will want to protect against the risk that individuals entering the exchanges are those who most need health insurance because of pre-existing illness. If this sort of “adverse selection” occurs, it will raise costs to insurers. …

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Crony Capitalism History Repeats Itself

by G. Keith Smith, MD Prior to the Hill Burton Act of 1946, many if not most of the hospitals in the U.S. were owned by the physicians who worked in them.  Passage of this legislation created what we now …

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A Free Market Alternative to Obamacare is Medical Tourism

MediBid connects patients with doctors in the US and overseas. Our free market system allows the patient to shop for a physician with complete price transparency and select the destination they wish to travel to for medical care, be it …

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A Rare Event: A Statement of the Health Care Truth by a Politician

by Lee Kurisko, MD Tim Hudak, leader of Ontario’s official opposition party, the Progressive Conservatives, made a statement of truth rarely heard in Canada.  In Canada, any challenge to the religion of government medicine is exceedingly uncommon, especially by a …

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Uncle Sam Burns Wheelchair Ramp

by G. Keith Smith, MD A vascular surgeon, Dr. John Natale was convicted of making a mistake on the wording of his dictation report on two operations on Medicare beneficiaries, mind you, not errors that would have resulted in more …

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The Surgery Center of Oklahoma Story

by G. Keith Smith, MD A little over 15 years ago, Dr. Steve Lantier and I began the operation of The Surgery Center of Oklahoma.  We invited 10 surgeons to join us in this venture, physicians who like us were …

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OK State Rep Wants Obamacare Money

by G. Keith Smith, MD Dr. Doug Cox, a Republican state legislator here in Oklahoma, has written an article in which he bemoans Governor Mary Fallin’s rejection of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.  Among his complaints?  Hospitals, facing a loss of their …

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Canadians Say Capitalism is Cure for Obamacare

All we need to do is look to our northern neighbors to see the future of healthcare in the United States under Obamacare. Long wait times for procedures, rationing, and people dying while waiting for life saving treatments are all …

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Health Insurance Rates Increase by Double Digits

By REED ABELSON January 5, 2013 Those hit by the largest increases are small businesses and the self-employed.  The medicrats have found a loophole in Obamacare so they can raise rates as much as they like.  Employers can raise deductibles …

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