Proinflammatory Dietary Pattern Linked to Higher CV Risk

It’s not about ObamaCare, Medicare for All, or anything else…it’s simple: KISS -Keep It Simple Solution.™ Eat correctly, destress, live healthier, live longer, and LOWER THE COST OF TREATMENTS. Why? Because you prevented disease and illness in the first place. Check out this article on Medscape about the correct anti-inflammatory diet as prevention, not treatment: Proinflammatory Dietary Pattern Linked to... Read More

Ineffective COVID-19 Testing and Containment

I am a healthy 58-year-old male.  On Saturday, July 11, 2020, my wife and I were on a return flight from Florida after a one-week trip.  During the flight, I experienced a scratchy throat and cough. Upon return, I immediately called my internist and went for testing.  On the morning of Monday, July 13, the provider performed a quick strep... Read More

Healthcare Costs for the Average American are $6,553 in 2020

Milliman recently released their 2020 Milliman Medical Index. Here are some key findings from the report on healthcare costs: In 2020, healthcare costs for a hypothetical family of four reached $28,653. •   Healthcare costs for the average person are at $6,553 this year. •   Healthcare costs grew by 4.1% this year, outpacing growth in gross domestic product. •   Hospital costs... Read More

5.1-12.1 Million People Would Be Better Off With a Public Option – Would They?

RAND Corporation recently published a research brief modeling the impact of a public option for health insurance. Here are some key findings from the report: Unsubsidized individual enrollment fell from 6.3 million in 2016 to 3.8 million in 2018. •   Across 4 public option scenarios, 5.1-12.1 million people would be better off. •   An estimated 2.2 to 6.8 million people... Read More

Surprise Billing Legislation Still Harms the Consumer

Two major pieces of surprise-billing legislation were marked up in their respective House committees : HR 5826 (Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act) and HR 5800 (Ban Surprise Billing Act). Both of which utilize arbitration. There is no reason for this surprise billing legislation!  It's quite simple: hospitals have outsourced their emergency departments (ED)... Read More

Do 50 million people really lose health insurance because of their jobs?

People are jumping on and off the “Medicare for All” bandwagon.  Bernie Sanders uses pieces parts rhetoric to get people in a frenzy.  No Bernie, 50 million people weren’t without insurance. When an employer offering health insurance changes plans, the employees are NOT without insurance.  No Bernie, the employee who leaves their insurance coverage at their former employer (whether voluntary... Read More