Affordable, Affordable, Affordable……

This from the far left leaning Commonwealth Fund:

  • “The United States trailed other countries in making health care affordable and ranked poorly on providing timely access to medical care (except specialist care),” the report reads. “Problems were often particularly acute for low-income adults.”
  • Yet Americans now spend $9,523 per person a year on medical expenses — by far the most among developed countries.

See video above.


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] 

  3 comments for “Affordable, Affordable, Affordable……

  1. Kurt
    November 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Nothing will change in this country as long as people aren’t held accountable for their lousy
    health behaviors. It’s too easy to blame the primary care docs and hospitals. Plus it’s
    politically incorrect to hold people responsible. I’ve received letters from insurance companies
    saying I’m not in compliance because patients “XYZ” haven’t had a colonoscopy or what have you.
    Last I heard, people don’t have to do a damn thing I tell them. Age 65 won’t come around soon enough for me to get out of this farcical practice of primary care.

  2. Steve O'
    November 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    They can not understand it. Tinkering with the Money Sluice is not providing healthcare. Medical care takes place when the provider and patient interact. The overseers of today fiddle with the Money Sluice, which goes “down to the factory floor.” There, they yell and scream “do more quality!” This is like a comic remake of Chaplin’s Modern Times – except it’s killing people.
    Aetna buys Humana – Anthem buys Cigna; Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna merge. That has nothing to do with health care. Wake up!

  3. Pat
    November 21, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Hey, “rights” ain’t cheap.

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