Auto Insurers Will Now Dictate How Fast You Can Drive and What Gas You Can Use

Ok, I am making this up. Sort of. Every auto insurer is trying to get you to put in their spying software to “reward” you for safe driving. This means they will penalize you for anything they want. I believe this big brother sh%t will be mandatory in the future. But aren’t we used to it? Health insurers are now in charge of your healthcare. They tell you, as a patient, what doctor you can see and what medications you can take. They tell us, as physicians, what tests we can order and what things we can refer to specialists. How the hell did we let this happen!?! It is not best for the patient. It is not best for doctors. It is only for the good of the health insurance company’s profits. And no, the government is no better and I do not want them in charge. Why would I want to trade greed for incompetence? I want a real free market. I want catastrophic coverage at a reasonable price. No bells. No whistles. And then let patients shop around for better care and prices for nonurgent issues. That would be AUTHENTIC MEDICINE.

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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] 

  3 comments for “Auto Insurers Will Now Dictate How Fast You Can Drive and What Gas You Can Use

  1. Steve O'
    February 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    We are all animals, in the eyes of corporations and entities and nonhuman organizations. As animals, we are virtually tagged and given large-animal veterinary care. The only sentient beings are to be the corporate overlords who guide the new, nonhuman citizenry that manages finance, government and supplies for the barely-sapient two-legged human livestock.
    For some reason, we feared the coming of alien overlords. They do not come from beyond the sky, but from ourselves. Not robots but LLC’s.

  2. Pat
    February 11, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Tell me again why I would sign up for “23 & Me”?

  3. arthur gindin
    February 11, 2020 at 12:58 pm


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