Health Insurance or Self-Insurance?

TRIPLING Your Healthcare Costs? Health insurance premiums are consuming a growing share of Americans’ income. This promises to grow even faster as millions of baby boomers become “senior boomers” and use far more medical services. Over 30 million newly-insured Americans […]

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Cell Phones – Is Your Cell Phone Safe?

 Do You Even Care About Cell Phone Safety? Cell phone radiation isn’t something many of us think about before buying a new cell or smartphone or changing our wireless cell phone carrier. These days, the focus is on the new bells […]

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America’s Medicare Spending Spree

This post about Medicare and the medical greed behind its unsustainable costs – the most retweeted of the MedSmarts blog – was first published on August 1, 2012 but was deleted when the site was hacked in late August. While […]

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Navigating America’s Broken Healthcare System

Following Doctor’s Orders (The following is excerpted from MedSmart Patients  – the next eBook in the MedSmart series that will be released shortly.) Most of our attention in America regarding our healthcare has been directed at Obamacare and its political […]

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Medical Malpractice – What Obamacare Misses

Capping Damages Isn’t Reform Medical malpractice in America remains a thorny and contentious issue, made no less so by its virtual exclusion from the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) governing healthcare reform in America. Which is why I was […]

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Healthcare Mistakes: Another 9/11 Every Week

Healthcare Lies & Deceit Having just had our eleventh remembrance of the horror of 9/11, it’s time to turn our attention to another horror that’s ongoing and very much beneath the radar. That’s the crisis of medical errors in American […]

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Healthcare Reform and the Politics of Distraction

Is Access Enough? Healthcare reform, or Obamacare, stirs political passions in America like few other subjects. The Wall Street Journal did an in-depth report called “Squaring Off on Health Care” (1/23/12) that interviewed experts on both sides of a number […]

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America’s Health Scare System

Fear is the Answer What’s the question? What is it that’s driving our healthcare spending over a cliff – literally threatening to bankrupt the country and its citizenry? The answer is fear. Fear is a major driver of America’s healthcare […]

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Affordable Health Insurance: An American Oxymoron

More Red Tape & More Self-Insurance Healthcare reform in America was enacted as the “Affordable Care Act”, but who’s kidding who? There’s nothing affordable about American healthcare – and it’s about to get much worse. That’s because our aging baby […]

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Be Healthy With Smarter Lifestyle Choices

Better Than Drugs A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Heart Association’s 2011 Scientific Sessions compared results of patients given free medications after a heart attack with patients who had to make a co-payment for […]

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