Commonwealth Fund Responds

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Somehow I decided to tweet a response to the Commonwealth Fund.  If you don’t remember, they are a left leaning “socialized medicine is great” organization that cherry picks data to make their points.  I do the same but at least I am honest about it. Anyway, they describe their newsletter on twitter as “Meet Transforming Care, a newsletter focused on new models of care, payment approaches, and patient engagement.”  New models?  Really?  They want a nationalized healthcare system that we all know will be as successful as the ACA Co Ops, the VA or Medicaid. That just tweaked me enough to tweet them with the above comment.  And they liked it!  Either they are morons or they agree with my assessment.  I think it is both.

 

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]