PassionForSubro » Health Insurance is NOT Health Care

“Just as health insurance is not health care, so too health insurance reform is not health care reform.  Yet, because the ACA got so much press, and many previously uninsured individuals did secure insurance (giving us all the warm and fuzzies), the result was a nationwide misconception that affordable insurance equates with affordable health care. For many, ObamaCare is therefore viewed as a success because millions of uninsured Americans are now insured.

Yet, insurance isn’t a magical money-tree. Like a college student wielding his first credit card, a newly insured America forgets that “someone” has to pay, eventually.  What you buy – with your own money, or with insurance – and how much it costs, still matters.  Insurance just passes the buck – to other insureds, and to you, when the time comes to renew. It blows my mind.  People are involved in car accidents, get out of their vehicle, examine the minor damage, and agree NOT TO REPORT IT TO THEIR INSURANCE, because they DON’T WANT THEIR PREMIUM TO INCREASE! People actually choose to pay for car repairs out of pocket, because they fear insurance premium increases and want to save their insurance for “when they really need it.”  Yet, if we treated auto insurance the way we treat health insurance, we’d be outraged that insurance doesn’t pay for the air in my tires, or the dancing hula girl on my dashboard.”

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EpiPen: A Case Study in what’s the Matter with Health Care | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

Its not what you might think. For those on both sides of the political argument on this, please read Devon Herrick’s article exposing some of the less well known reasons for the otherwise avoidable EpiPen fiasco, and why open markets and giving credit to consumers for having a brain could solve this; much the same way as making oral contraceptives OTC.

Americans throw away unused epinephrine auto-injectors worth more than $1 billion annually. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that Americans waste more

Source: EpiPen: A Case Study in what’s the Matter with Health Care | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

The Wedge of Health Freedom

THE WEDGE PRINCIPLES

  • Transparent, Affordable Pricing
  • Freedom to Choose
  • True Patient Privacy
  • No Government Reporting
  • No Outside Interference
  • Cash-Based Pricing
  • Protected Patient-Doctor Relationship
  • All Patients Welcome

WedgeThe Wedge of Health Freedom will put patients and doctors back together — and set them free. Obamacare, more than 132,000 pages of Medicare regulations and onerous contractual requirements fr…

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Debunking Media-Supported Myths about DPC: A Conversation with Dr. Brian Forrest — Hint Health

Dr. Brian Forrest. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DEREK ANDERSON After growing frustrated with the patient volume and time requirements of managed care, Dr. Brian Forrest started his own practice with a unique model of care. Its flat-rate fee and longer office visits have proven popular with patients.

Dr. Brian Forrest

As a seasoned advocate and DPC practitioner, Dr. Brian Forrest knows all to well the problems that misinformation can create for a movement built almost entirely on word of mouth. In the second installment of our ongoing series, Dr. Forrest provides a healthy dose of reality and debunks the nine most dangerous myths about DPC.

Source: Debunking Media-Supported Myths about DPC: A Conversation with Dr. Brian Forrest — Hint Health

It Was the Best of Days and the Worst of Days | Jeffrey Gold | LinkedIn

Jeff Gold

Jeff Gold, MD

 

Last Wednesday, January 6 2016, was a day I will not forget any time soon. It was a day that showed me the worst of our healthcare system but also the best. The week prior, a new patient enrolled with

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Census Bureau Confirms How Badly Obamacare Is Underperforming – Forbes

UIprojectionsvsCPSfinalcorrected2Why is the figure so much more definitive? The Census Bureau figures released today that I’ve cited above come from the American Community Survey (ACS), which is based on a survey of about 3.5 million households (about 8.8 million people). In contrast, the NHIS surveys only 87,500 people and all the other surveys focus exclusively on adults, hence cannot provide an accurate population-wide estimate of changes in the number of uninsured. Moreover, these private surveys also are considerably smaller: Gallup surveys less than 44,000 adults 18 and over, Urban Institute samples about 7,500 non-elderly adults, Commonwealth Surveys less than 6,200 non-elderly adults and RAND surveys less than 2,500 non-elderly adults.

Source: Census Bureau Confirms How Badly Obamacare Is Underperforming – Forbes