An Awkward Obamacare Moment by Steven Mussey MD


“An Awkward Obamacare Moment” is based on a daily concern expressed by my elderly patients. – Steven

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Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  7 comments for “An Awkward Obamacare Moment by Steven Mussey MD

  1. March 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

    So Dr. Mussey, what exactly was the concern expressed by your patients that led to this cartoon?

  2. David Grant, MD
    March 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Oh, good grief. Almost everyone over 65 is on Medicare, and “Obamacare” does nothing to change Medicare.

  3. Pat
    March 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Hahaha…why would the proponents of nationalized health care want to eliminate their most reliable supporters?

  4. Linda
    March 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Really cheap shot and totally unnecessary. Medical professionals are charged with providing accurate information and not political viewpoints….. I emphasize the word Professional….

    • Pat
      March 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      And yet how many doctors support the ACA, or the continuance of Medicare/Medicaid, each one of which is explicitly a political point of view?

  5. Kathy Wire
    March 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Cheap shot and completely inaccurate. There is much to debate about the ACA, but this sort of stuff doesn’t help.

  6. Spencer Erman, MD
    March 12, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Sounds a little to close to the 1973 movie “Soylent Green”

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