Unjustifiable

When are we going to come together and just say enough is enough?  These are the bad guys. They have gouged the American people long enough. This does NOT mean I believe in a government led healthcare system.  That would be going from the greedy to the moronic. I believe there are answers, however.  I…

Damn Greedy Doctors by Pat Conrad MD

If you are reading this, and are a doctor, then admit that you are grossly overpaid, and are a huge obstacle to providing high quality, cost effective, and equitable care for a deserving population. At least that’s what Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research thinks.  His premise is that U.S. doctors…

Friday Funny: JAMA

This one comes from my friend, Vance Lassey MD.  He is a direct primary care doc and wrote for me at the Placebo Journal back in the days. I love this so much because I have been thowing away JAMA since medical school.  The funny thing is that it keeps coming back.  It’s like herpes.…

Physician Burnout Costing Hospitals Money

I always find these articles interesting.  This one from Reuters explains how gardening, Yoga and personal coaches really haven’t done anything to stop the rising rate of physician burnout. No sh$t! Want more? Some leading healthcare executives now say the way medicine is practiced in the United States is to blame, fueled in part by growing…

And We Keep Getting Fatter

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine states that 57% of the nation’s children and teens will be obese by age 35 if current trends continue.  Currently, the adult obesity rate is at a record 39.8%. The rate in children and teens is 18.5%.  How can we control healthcare costs if we cannot control…

Affordable Care Act Victims?

“People feel we’re victims in a really ugly political game,” said Ian Dixon, 38 years old, an app developer in Charlottesville whose premiums for his family of four will jump from $988 a month to $3,158 a month, according to prices he found on the ACA exchange. “We have to take this up to Capitol…