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The Health Plan for the USA: A graded copayment on every level of service

by admin on 03/31/2011 4:49 AM

Level A: Hospital The research from HPUSA has elucidated some important clinical statistics to control health care costs. This data is hard to obtain and cannot be automated. It is labor intensive. At this point it is clinical: one on one. When we see large expenditures in health care, we try to determine if the […]

Misdirection in HealthCare: Reducing rather than increasing spending and taxes

by admin on 07/01/2010 4:50 AM

Reader’s Digest had a poll some time ago. What was truly amazing was that the rich and the poor agreed that no one should have to pay more than one-fourth of their earnings in taxes. The following proposal does not quite get us down to that level, but it would be a good start for […]

The Case Against the Electronic Medical Record

by admin on 06/14/2009 4:51 AM

The Case Against the Electronic Medical Record By David J. Gibson, MD and Jennifer Shaw Gibson PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA convened a healthcare summit in Washington on March 5 to identify programs that would improve quality and restrain burgeoning costs. His flagship proposal was national adoption of the electronic medical record (EMR). This, he said, would […]

Smoke or be fined.

by admin on 05/21/2009 4:53 AM

The Ultimate Result of Cigarette Taxes: Smoke or be Fined China has 350 million smokers, of whom a million die of smoking-related diseases every year. BEIJING – OFFICIALS in a county in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined, state media […]