When Lawmakers Make Asses of Themselves

Ready for some big news? Well, here you go:

House and Senate Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would mandate that insurance companies provide full coverage to patients for over-the-counter birth control.

Wow, impressive. On GoodRx.com this costs about $9 a month. DPC docs can get for next to nothing it would cost nothing for the insurers. So what are these idiots negotiating for? Pennies. What a joke. They will rejoice if they get the insurers to supposedly cave in and then the insurers will just use this forced “luxury” as a way to increase their rates even more.

Why, oh why, do we still think insurers should be involved in the everyday healthcare of people? They suck at it. They cheat. They gouge. And they always win financially. Stop it!

(Before you get nasty and think I am picking on the Democrats please know that that the Republicans are just as stupid and bought out).

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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]