Obama Offering Advice On Obamacare


In a recent NYT article, President Obama suggested ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, saying “Congress should provide larger subsidies for private health insurance and create a public plan like Medicare to compete with private insurers in some states.” Obama touted the ACA’s achievements, but acknowledged that many Americans still cannot afford healthcare coverage.


  1. Larger subsidies = more taxes
  2. Create a public plan = Socialized health care
  3. Americans cannot afford healthcare coverage = no shit, Sherlock

I have an idea…let’s not do any of them.

And before you piss and moan, I do have a way.  See this.

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] 

  1 comment for “Obama Offering Advice On Obamacare

  1. Steve O'
    July 13, 2016 at 7:37 am

    The crushing failure of American Business in general is that some things don’t scale. Not everything can be test-marketed, manufactured in China by the containerfull, and shipped to the US distributors. Although the Industrial Revolution showed that automation and large-scaling works well with SOME processes, it does not work with ALL processes.
    If our healthcare system continues to follow the general trend, we will have brand-name clinics with anonymous McDoctors who are certified by Cigna and Blue Cross as ‘certified,’ just like the ABMS does, and work as network drones in a box.
    We are gambling that the result will be good. In fact, that bet has been made dozens of times in the history of American medicine, and has crapped out. Roll them bones again.

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