Category Archives: Healthcare Politics

Simple version of the Medicare Model

Based on the feedback I received about the medicare model, I decided to create a simple paragraph version. This way someone can get to the conclusion fast. If details are of importance, then there is a detailed version that looks … Continue reading

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You are what you eat

Once in a while I read Zero Hedge. Mostly it’s a financial blog with some crazy opinions. I did come across a post this morning that was related to health which I recommend reading. You Can’t Fool Mother Nature For … Continue reading

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Interactive Medicare Model – Updated

I updated the model. It’s now web based (IE9, Safari, Chrome, Firefox supported); no need for Excel. Play around with it and let me know what you think. One of the new options includes raising tax revenue from bottom 50%, … Continue reading

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BA or BS Degree Should Not Be A Requirement for Med School

Doctors have been revered in most countries because they deal with keeping us alive. We often put them on a pedestal because they’ve touched/saved a life of a loved one. I believe that’s great (as doctors have saved my life) … Continue reading

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Apple Juice, Arsenic, and Dr. Oz

I am sure most parents have heard of Dr. Oz’s claims this week that many of the brands of apple juice, tested by a lab that he hired, had elevated levels of arsenic. Doing a quick Google search, I found … Continue reading

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Finding Excessive Treatment and Fraud Using Data Analysis

Now that a lot of Medicare information is public, it’s becoming easy to isolate cases of fraud and over treatment. Center for Health Reporting does just that. They found all the cities in California where there has been an excessive … Continue reading

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Healthcare inflation or deflation – Different view points

In the Medicare model that I built last month, I made an assumption that healthcare inflation will subside over the next eight years and help bring medicare spending as percent of gdp in line with what it is today. Over … Continue reading

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Learn Who Needs to Comprimise To Solve Medicare and How

In order to come up with a solution to Medicare, three players need to come up with a compromise. Learn who and how here: Solving Medicare Through Compromise

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Medical Education and Debt

With the demographics changing in a way that requires more and more workers in the medical field, it makes sense that the government provides loans to students that want to attend for profit medical programs. However, there is providing money … Continue reading

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MRI Tips: Open vs. Closed, Price, Prescription

The last time I had an MRI was twelve years ago. I just went to a place recommended by the doctor not carrying for the cost since my insurance covered it 100%. This time around I decided to do some … Continue reading

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