Misdirection in HealthCare


Medicaid Expansion Increased Health Insurance Enrollment

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:40 am By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

October 23, 2015 Last year’s changes in health insurance enrollment are of particular interest, as 2014 was the year in which key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) took effect — most notably, the offeringof subsidies for coverage purchased through the new government exchanges and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. The increased enrollment […]

Medicare at Age 50: Unlikely to Make It to 100

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:28 am By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

Americans born in 1900 and earlier were eligible for Medicare at its inception in 1965, but the life expectancy for men and women born in 1900 was under 50 years of age. The few men who lived to see their 65th birthdays around the time Medicare began could only expect to live another dozen years […]

Do Mammograms Save Lives?

Posted on April 10, 2014 12:37 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

In the 1980s, Dr. Eugene Robin, a Research Pulmonologist at Stanford, had a weekly column in the San Francisco Examiner. Having had a very distinguished career writing research papers, books, editing journals, chairing international symposia, he thought he’d try his hand in the popular press. In this column, he explored numerous areas of medicine for […]

Hospitals taking over private practices

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:58 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

by Manoj Jain, MD, MPH A decade and a half ago, when I moved to Memphis, I proudly hung a sign outside an office I shared with another doctor. It had my name followed by an MD. I had started my own small business as a solo practitioner in medicine. Over the years, the practice […]

Misdirection in our Country at Large

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:55 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

Occupy Wall Street By Dr. Thomas Sowell The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of […]

Atlas Shrugged Part II

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:54 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

Atlas Shrugged’ Film Banks on Election Fever By DON STEINBERG, WSJ To a strict bottom-line capitalist, the new movie “Atlas Shrugged Part II” might not look like a model enterprise. “Atlas Shrugged Part I,” released last year, cost businessman John Aglialoro about $25 million (and 19 years) to bring to the screen. Its domestic box-office […]

Modernization can at times be very expensive and misdirected

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:53 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

I served my internship at Wayne County General Hospital. We were the first class of 36 interns to work in the new 500 bed orange and silver aluminum hospital in the form of a Grecian cross-a square center with four arms of equal length. The old hospital had the standard characteristic large 40 to 60 […]

Modernization can at times be very expensive and misdirected

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:52 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

In the 1980s, Dr. Eugene Robin, a Research Pulmonologist at Stanford, had a weekly column in the San Francisco Examiner. Having had a very distinguished career writing research papers, books, editing journals, chairing international symposia, he thought he’d try his hand in the popular press. In this column, he explored numerous areas of medicine for […]

Physician Assisted Killing

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:50 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

A patient with obstructive sleep apnea came in for his annual evaluation. He had been snoring for decades, but about six years ago, his wife noted that his snoring stopped abruptly in the middle of the night. She observed her husband and noted that his chest was still moving, as if he was breathing, but […]

The Mammography Debate Continues

Posted on June 19, 2011 1:49 pm By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

Over-diagnosis and over-treatment WE RECENTLY NOTED THE U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE ON MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING ALONG WITH DR. ROBBINS CAUTIONS IN THE 1980’S – WE RETURN TO THE DEBATE: SEE THE HPUSA MARCH ISSUE. THERE ARE VALID CONCERNS ABOUT THE OVER-DIAGNOSIS AND OVER-TREATMENT OF “DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU” (DCIS) AND SMALL, SLOW-GROWING INVASIVE BREAST CANCERS […]