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The race to the bottom in Texas

The race to the bottom in Texas

You would think we’ve hit rock bottom here in Texas. After all, we have the dirtiest air, the most uneducated unhealthy fattest populace, and laws that aim to throw out the Mexicans and state-mandated rape. Pretty amazing! But, it even worse than that. The Commonwealth Fund, a New York-based nonprofit foundation (a socialist elitist group […]

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Help Contain Healthcare Costs and Get Better and Safer Healthcare

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to contain our skyrocketing healthcare costs. To me it appears that healthcare costs started going up once Medicare was passed into law. Fundamentally, it’s the way Medicare reimburses providers. They use a pay for procedure system that has not fundamentally changed in decades. Insurance companies similarly reimburse by procedure. This type of payment system […]

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Containing The High Cost of Healthcare By Providing Primary Care

While we ponder how the new Republican-controlled US House of Representatives will tackle healthcare reform, there are some practicle issues I wanted to revisit with you. I particular, we should discuss how healthcare expenses are unevenly distributed across the population: For example, analysis of health care spending shows that: Five percent of the population accounts […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke But the U.S. Will

Congress is either stupid and does not understand what a federal trust fund is or they deliberately use the “insolvency” word to panic seniors into thinking social security and medicare is going broke. Federal trust funds are totally different from the ones most of us are familiar with, private trust funds. In contrast to private funds, […]

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Medicare Doesn’t Have to Go Away

This month the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that Americans were divided over congressional health reform proposals, but also that large shares of people, including skeptics, become more supportive when understand what is precisely in the bill. The poll, conducted before the Massachusetts Senate vote, found that opinion about the legislation wassplit, with 42 percent supporting the proposals, […]

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