Category Archives: Physician BS

VIDEO: ALIETA ECK, M.D. EXPLAINS A SENSIBLE, LOW-COST HEALTH CARE PLAN FOR THE POOR

This woman is wonderful. She gets health care, she provides health care, she has real ideas for genuine genuine reform, and she’s running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey. My only beef is that I live in another state and thus cannot vote for her.

PAUL HSIEH ON CONCIERGE MEDICINE

As Obamacare phases in, a lot of doctors are phasing out of the traditional medical practice. Paul Hsieh explains why you might want to take a look at an alternative to the driveby physician consultations that are becoming common in the brave new world of “reform.” As the ObamaCare law is phased in, health policy [...]

A PIMP FOR OBAMACARE FEELS THE PAIN

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the whining of Shadowfax, a long-time advocate of government-run healthcare who has just figured out that it is “arbitrary and disconnected from reality”: When I began writing about the menace of increased federal involvement in our medical delivery system, I was surprised to discover that some doctors actually supported [...]

ABOUT THAT DOCTORS VS. OBAMACARE VIDEO

This has received a lot of play, but it gets a lot its “facts” wrong. For example, it misses the most important difference between hospitals and free-standing surgery centers. The former are more expensive because hospitals are required by federal law to take all comers. It also compares hospital list price to actual payment received [...]

VIDEO: PAUL HSIEH MAKES THE CASE AGAINST MEDICAL LICENSING

Dr. Paul Hsieh gives a great lecture on the myths associated with medical licensure. One of those myths is that a medical license indicates competence. He also reminds us that Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman was very much against medical licensure and that the ill effects of that requirement will be exacerbated by ObamaCare: BTW, when [...]

VIDEO: DOCTOR OBAMA DOES THE ELDERLY

AmericanDocs4Truth has produced an excellent sendup of the infamous “Granny” video produced by the Obamazombies when Rep. Paul Ryan announced his inititial Medicare reform plan. Then they explain some home truths about ObamaCare that most Americans don’t know: [ht Paul Hsieh]

HSIEH: WHO WILL YOUR DOCTOR WORK FOR UNDER OBAMACARE?

In his most recent column for Townhall, Paul Hsieh examines one of the most important questions raised by ObamaCare. He begins with the following hypothetical: Suppose you move to Las Vegas, and you hire a real estate agent to help you buy a house. She returns with several inappropriate choices—all too expensive and too far from [...]

HSIEH: HOW OBAMACARE PLAYS GAMES WITH YOUR LIFE

Over at Pajamas Media, Paul Hsieh discusses how ObamaCare’s “Accountable Care Organizations” incentivize doctors to make choices that aren’t in the patient’s best interest: Under the ACO system, patients basically become cost centers for hospitals and doctors. ObamaCare … Hence, even if a patient sees a specialist in another city who then orders expensive tests [...]

VIDEO: THE SENATE SPEECH THAT KILLED OBAMACARE’S “SECRET SHOPPER” PROGRAM

This afternoon, HHS announced it would kill the secret shopper program. The apparatchiks claim that the decision was the result of careful review of “feedback received during the comment period,” but the obvious reason was the uproar caused the NYT piece noted in this post and this floor speech by Republican Senator Mark Kirk:

OBAMACARE’S SECRET SHOPPERS

Another day, another intimidation tactic. This time the “most transparent administration in history” will deploy government snoops who will call the doctor’s office and pretend to be patients: Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of ‘mystery shoppers’ to pose as patients, call doctors’ offices and request appointments to see how difficult it is for people to [...]