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Characteristics and Outcomes of 21 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 in Washington State

Posted on April 28, 2020 7:58 pm By delmeyer in Featured Article

Research Letter: March 19, 2020: One of the first Scientific Articles on COVID & ARDS Matt Arentz, MD1; Eric Yim, MD2; Lindy Klaff, MD2; et al Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4326 The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is an emerging health threat.1 Until February 2020, […]

Basic Ambulatory Medical Care is Not Insurable.

Posted on February 6, 2020 7:28 pm By delmeyer in Featured Article

We have become so accustomed to having all of medical care covered by insurance. The evidence indicates that if we paid for our basic ambulatory care personally, instead of paying through our health insurance program, we would save 47 percent of our costs. That’s a huge savings. However, we seldom hear of this side of […]

1. Featured Article: The Transformation of the American Hospital

Posted on November 5, 2019 5:15 am By admin in Featured Article

The American Hospital: from volunteer charity to tax-exempt patronage pit. By Craig M. Wax, DO,  Med Economics Blog, BusinessPresented at the annual meeting of the AAPS, Sept 20 19 Prior to the founding of the United States in 1776, the first hospital in the 13 colonies was founded in Philadelphia in 1751. Pennsylvania hospital, which […]

1. Featured Article: The Initial Encounter with Eyes Wide Open

Posted on August 12, 2019 12:16 am By admin in Featured Article

The Initial Encounter with Eyes Wide Open For all the importance we place on words, whether spoken or written, much of the communicating we do on a regular basis comes through body language.   According to pioneering research by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, only (7) seven percent of the meaning we derive from human communication comes from […]

The Crown Jewel of ObamaCare Failures

Posted on April 27, 2019 1:20 am By admin in Featured Article

Greg Scandlen explains the irrationality of the individual mandate. Now we get to the biggest failure of them all — the individual mandate. The premise was simple: If people aren’t buying what they should (in this case, health insurance), pass a law telling them they have to, and they will. Presto, Change-o problem solved! Now, […]

New York Now Authorizes Killing This Newborn Baby!

Posted on February 20, 2019 6:52 pm By admin in Featured Article

Legislating Infanticide ~ Legalizing Murder The desire to avoid deeply disturbing realities by ducking into some alternate mental universe is a natural human reaction. The political vitriol coupled with the awful implications of the things we see and hear on any given day makes looking for some emotional escape hatch almost irresistible. Believe me, I would […]

The purpose of the university is no longer the pursuit of knowledge

Posted on October 10, 2018 12:59 pm By admin in Featured Article

By Heather Mac Donald The diversity bureaucracy has finally swallowed an entire college. San Diego State University has just named to its presidency a vice chancellor of student affairs and campus diversity, hired from the University of California, Davis. The new SDSU president, Adela de la Torre, is a peerless example of the intersection of […]

The Modern Potemkin Village

Posted on July 20, 2018 12:31 am By admin in Featured Article

Electronic Medical Records: The Potemkin Village of Healthcare By Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. We don’t work for any insurance company.  We work only for you, the patient. Legend has it that in 1787 Grigory Potemkin erected a fake portable settlement along the banks of the Dnieper River in order to fool Empress Catherine II during […]

Having health insurance is not the same as receiving health care

Posted on April 3, 2018 5:06 am By admin in Featured Article

By Kenneth Lin, MD That is not original. I borrowed it from Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Director Mitchell Katz’s JAMA Internal Medicine editorial about problems with ensuring access to health care for Medicaid recipients whose cheap public insurance usually doesn’t even pay doctors enough to recoup costs of care, let alone earn a living. 

Hamilton’s Curse

Posted on January 4, 2018 4:59 am By admin in Featured Article

Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution-and What It Means for Americans Today by Thomas J. Dilorenzo (Author) Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton–two of the most influential Founding Fathers–were also fierce rivals with two opposing political philosophies and two radically different visions for America. While Jefferson is better remembered today, it is […]