36 Times and Still No Accountability

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I don’t consider myself an Obama hater.  He seems like a nice guy to me.  I just don’t like a lot of his policies.  The whole Affordable Care Act was a backroom deal with the insurance companies and we are all pawns in the game.  My question is why hasn’t their been more accountability for his lies? Too harsh?  See below:

Douglas Farrago MD

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] 

  6 comments for “36 Times and Still No Accountability

  1. Perry
    November 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    So, maybe, just maybe 8-10 million more people are covered now. So what? They still can’t get health care. And the rest of us suckers are paying much, much more for much much less.

  2. Seneca
    November 7, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I think we all can remember the supporters of the ACA saying something along the lines of, “The medical system is so screwed up in the U.S., how could it be any worse?” We now have the answer to that.

    The high deductibles should bring more market forces to bear in the consumption of primary care health services, so hopefully Direct Care practices will thrive. After all, why pay corp med twice as much to see an NP in an office which is more like a factory than a doctor’s office?

    • Steve O'
      November 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      But the bad news is – you can’t build the Palace of Socialism, and put in a back door. Then you wind up with an empty palace.
      If DPC becomes embarrassingly successful – which it will – it can’t escape the mediocrity bureaucrities in Washington.

  3. Randy
    November 7, 2015 at 9:07 am

    The ACA was built on assumptions that could never be true. You can’t pass mandates that change health plans while also claiming you can keep your current health plan. You can’t provide coverage for an additional 20-30 million people and pretend nobody will have to pay for it except the rich. Add to that EMR mandates, meaningful use, ACO’s, PQRS and many other “improvements” that have never been shown to save money or improve quality.

    If anyone pointed these things out they were accused of being evil, uncaring or greedy. if you point them out now you will be told the ends justified the means since more people are now covered.

    In one sense there has been accountability since Democrats have paid a price for this law, especially in the 2010 elections. There will never be individual accountability though since the people who constructed this continue to tell themselves they did a great job. Look at Kathleen Sibelius, who oversaw the department that totally fouled up the ObamaCare website but was portrayed by the administration as the “fixer-upper-in-chief”. The GOP is too inept and partisan to ever actually hold anyone accountable, and the Democrats think they did a bang-up job on the ACA.

    • David Rogers
      November 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

      You pretty much nailed it, Randy. Couldn’t agree more.

  4. George Voigtlander
    November 7, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Perhaps, not harsh enough. I don’t have access to the real statistics but in my practice things are not better. Fewer patients have insurance, those that do are paying about twice as much for half the coverage, the number of self pays has doubled. The use of the emergency rooms is up by twice in many areas. Once more the middle class has been screwed over.

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