Hospitals, Big Pharma and Insurers Strike a Deal to Lower Prices, Be Transparent, and Give Money Back to the People

In an amazing announcement, that even stunned me, the Medical Axis of Evil has turned into the Medical Axis of Good. Representatives of the Hospital Industry, Big Pharma and the Insurance Industry have spent the last few months in secret and came to the conclusion that they cannot lie anymore.  After months of negotiations they have decided on three initiatives:

  1. Lower Prices – they were each able to remove all fake fluff they put into their pricing structure, including exorbitant CEO salaries, and bring down cost almost 96%!
  2. Be Transparent – they decided they will all show the real prices to the public and it will be consistent for all, without backroom deals or confusing advertising tactics.
  3. Give Money Back to the People – in a major surprise they even decided to go back into their books and give patients back all the excessive profits over the last 10 years.

Wow, this is incredible news. I don’t even know what to say.  You can see the full article here.

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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] 

  8 comments for “Hospitals, Big Pharma and Insurers Strike a Deal to Lower Prices, Be Transparent, and Give Money Back to the People

  1. Peter
    April 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm


  2. John Chamberlain
    April 1, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Yeah, right Doug. Happy April Fool’s to you too!

  3. Steve O'
    April 1, 2018 at 11:03 am

    It was the written apology which I received from the insurers that move me to tears. You go, corporate bros! tearful fist bump

  4. Mary Lang Carney, md
    April 1, 2018 at 10:34 am

    I really do not believe this article given it is April Fool’s Day

    It would be wonderful however.

  5. Perry
    April 1, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Today, the ABME announced it will no longer require MOC or re-testing. All current diplomates will be grandfathered in to be certified in their specialty in perpetuity. New candidates will take one test only to be board certified for life.

  6. William E Green III, MD
    April 1, 2018 at 8:09 am

    And when I woke up this AM, I found the IRS had matched all my 401K contributions dollar for dollar, meaning I can retire early!

  7. Frank Savoretti, JD, MD
    April 1, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I actually believed you for a few seconds…until there was no link to a Newspaper article which you always provide for news stories…then I remembered the date. But you did get me at first!

  8. Sir Lance-a-lot
    April 1, 2018 at 6:12 am

    And, in other news, I woke up this morning to get ready for work, and found that someone had paid all my student loans…

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