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It Is Time To Speak Up About The Medicare Payments To Doctors Data Dump

The siege against the doctors continues.  For decades some have been asking the government to report what they have been paying the individual doctors for Medicare services.  Well, they finally did that and the Wall Street Journal was there to report it.  What I find fascinating...
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It is Busy Season in Fort Myers Florida

As I was winding down my office business today I realized I haven’t blogged for a bit of time. There have been plenty of things to blog about in the recent weeks but I have been “pulling back” as I contemplate the latest events. Today I went back to my practice...
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Medicare Advantage Crisis is Here

PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has ramifications across the entire health insurance market. Besides the 10-15 million private insurance end of contract notices, now the Medicare beneficiaries are seeing the beginning of the 700 plus billion in cuts from the...
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Future Predictions for Healthcare in America

According to the recent Presidential vote, we as a nation do in fact wish to nationalize healthcare.  We do believe that a larger federal government is the answer to our woes and finally, it is ok to ask for more taxes to enable this to go on. Bottom line prediction:  Under...
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“Get ready for a two-tier system of medical care”

As I explained in the Mediscare/Paul Ryan blog a couple of weeks ago, Medicare’s price-fixing has resulted in the Health Insurance industry indexing their prices to Medicare. Additionally,  unrealistic demands by both are causing primary care doctors to just flat refuse to...
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How Perverse Market Forces Contributed to Counterfeit Cancer Medication Arrival To United States Patients

This is a story involving socialized healthcare, price controls, supply reality, poor judgement, protectionism, arbitrage, and greed. A special report feature in Friday, July 20th’s Wall Street Journal explains how fake cancer drugs entered the United States.  This story...
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Medicare For All?

This is the sign in the upper photo of the Wall Street Journal’s front page July 29th 2012. This appears to be the sentiment of the people cheering for the Supreme Court’s decision. Poor folks, they think it will be Medicare for all but actually it will be Medicaid for all....
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The Best- And Worst-Paying Jobs For Doctors – Dr. Kordonowy’s commentary-07/24/2011

Raymond Kordonowy comments on a recent article in Forbes concerning the shortage of primary care physicians stemming from the pay disparity between specialists and primary care, “The Best- And Worst-Paying Jobs For Doctors”. “On physician payment. The system of...
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A Blast From the Past

In an effort to get wider audience I have transitioned to a stand-alone blog from my original blog at http://www.imswf.com.  What follows is the original material from my very first blog, the “Bulletin Board” at my first website. Americans turning to emergency...
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