Repealing and Replacing Obamacare with Patient Power | Heartlander Magazine

THE SOVEREIGN PATIENT

Ferrara, Peter Peter Ferrara

Obamacare can be repealed and replaced by free-market, Patient Power health care reforms based on sharply expanding individuals’ power, control, and choice over their own health care, while ensuring health care for all, but with no employer mandate, no individual mandate, and sharply reduced taxes, federal spending, and regulation.

Unlike Obamacare, such reforms would actually reduce the growth of health care costs, through proven free-market incentives and competition, and would promote job creation, rising wages, economic growth, and general prosperity for working people.

Obamacare was sold under the promise of universal health coverage for all, but the Congressional Budget Office projects Obamacare will still leave 30 million uninsured 10 years after full implementation. Moreover, millions of people actually lost insurance upon implementation of the individual mandate, and many millions more will probably lose coverage upon the delayed implementation of the employer mandate, which even the Obama administration unilaterally…

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The “Religion of Big Data” in Medicine: Will Getting More Granular Help Doctors Make Better Decisions?

Excellent points here. A discussion comparing and contrasting big-data analytics with physician heuristics. I am of the opinion that when utilized together, a tremendous amount of improvement could be achieved in care delivery. What’s your take?
A superbly written article by Marc-David Munk, M.D.

Meet The Who’s Who In Direct-Pay, Cash-Only Healthcare Throughout The U.S. In 2014.

The idea of a Concierge or Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of practice is beginning to catch on across the US. This comes as no surprise as this is a great way to #Takebackyourpractice and in addition to maintaining autonomy, to give patients what they need most in this environment…time, education, and treatment.
A DPC model has also allowed many physicians to increase their revenue, diversify their offerings, and innovate inside their practices.
It’s no secret that I support this model, but it isn’t for every Practice. Please let me know in the comments area if you would like to discuss this in more detail. I would love to hear from you!

America’s new healthcare economy: 3 trends to watch

Not just business, but government and society writ large must do better to facilitate these partnerships—the health care industry illustrates how they can work. If all three increasingly step up to the plate in the health and other industries, the potential benefits are incredible.

Fortune

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama was brief but to the point on healthcare. Declaring that about “10 million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage” because of the Affordable Care Act, he made clear he would veto any legislative attempt to roll it back. Thus, absent judicial action, the Act is here to stay. Politics notwithstanding, this means the healthcare industry’s remarkable, ongoing transformation in the face of significant disruption will also continue.

Simply put: government action combined with market forces is creating a business case study we should all be reading, even as it’s still being written.

To be sure, healthcare is one of many industries facing significant disruption. In PwC’s recently published 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, U.S. CEOs identified various trends that they believe will be very disruptive for their industries. Overall, 60% agreed that their companies face…

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LEASING OFFICE SPACE: Local Retailers Close up shop and Retail Clinics Makes Big Play For Local Marketshare.

RIDICULOUS!!!!!

The Direct Primary Care Journal

Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:01 AM ET – Another day, another retailer trimming its store count.

On Thursday, J.C. Penney said that it will close 40 of its locations—about 4 percent of its stores—this year. Then Macy’s said it would close 14 stores in early spring. The announcements came one day after teen retailer Wet Seal said it will shutter about two-thirds of its 500-plus stores, and a bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled that Deb Shopscan shut down nearly 300 stores as part of its liquidation.

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These are far from the only retailers whittling down their square footage.

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How Your Doctor Is Turning Into An Airline, The Huffington Post

When it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, teen name Delia’s said it will seek court approval to close all of its…

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FORBES: ‘Concierge medicine is a healthcare delivery approach that will be embraced by a percentage of patients. In some respects, it will be a testing ground for new technologies.’

A rapidly transforming healthcare environment will enable a substantial number of investors and healthcare entrepreneurs focused on concierge medicine to become wealthy and possibly ultra-wealthy.

Ladies and gentlemen, I do intend to be one of the entrepreneurs that explores this market, whether or not I achieve wealthy or ultra-wealthy status may be another issue altogether! But, it certainly will not stop me from innovating!

Concierge Medicine Today

A rapidly transforming healthcare environment will enable a substantial number of investors and healthcare entrepreneurs focused on concierge medicine to become wealthy and possibly ultra-wealthy.

By Russ Alan Prince, Forbes, Contributor — I write about the creation and management of exceptional wealth. Note; Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

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JANUARY 21, 2015 – Among primary care and emergency room physicians, as well as a number of different types of specialists such as cardiac physicians, concierge medicine is taking hold. It enables these doctors to treat patients the way they prefer. It also, very importantly, ensures they can make a viable living at a time when there is often strong downward pressure on their incomes.

Hospitals and other medical networks are also looking to the concierge medical model to attract patients and generate substantial revenues. All in all, concierge healthcare is likely to…

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