Tag Archives: Health care in the United States

We Need MORE VHA Health

Whatever the VHA’s Flaws, Private Healthcare’s Worse¬† This post is a follow-up to my last post on the troubled Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which is under renewed scrutiny following revelations of patient treatment delays that were concealed to make some VHA services look better and generate bonuses for select administrators. This has created sufficient scandal […]

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Medicare Physician Payments and Medical Errors

Medicare Over-Payments & Medical Errors Much is being made this week of the public release of physician-specific Medicare payments. Given that this has been legally prohibited for many decades by legal proceedings initiated by physicians, the backlash from physicians is predictably vociferous (see “None of Your Business: Docs React to Medicare Data Release“). One doctor […]

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Healthcare Investment – Lipstick On a Pig

Healthcare Bloat, Inefficiency & Sheer Corruption There are many healthcare examples of how things go awry when government regulatory functions are co-opted by those they’re intended to regulate. The FDA, of course, jumps immediately to mind. The Medicare pay scale for doctors – called the Relative Value Unit, or RVU, ¬†Scale – in which specialist […]

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Healthcare USA: Biased Research, Bogus Medicine – Part 1

Who Do YOU Trust? With our presidential election cycle now shifting into high gear – along with the heated rhetoric about healthcare reform in America, or “Obamacare” – it’s a good time to step back from the charges and counter-charges to ask what’s the real status of healthcare USA? If it’s really as ethically compromised […]

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