Physicians form group to advocate for Obamcare change

Physicians need a way out, we call them locked doc’s. These are doctors, especially primary care physicians who are being crowded out of doing their work. This sounds particularly harsh but have you asked your physician about staying in business?

This is a good article describing a physician PAC built to bring change.

“All these things are churning and it’s imperative that the subject of the ACA come up (in Congress),” Singer said. “The ACA is not sustainable. We want to play a role in influencing the agenda to make sure patients are first.”

Read more at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/democratic-obamacare-supporters-doctors-are-watching

Contact us to talk more about a small course correction that would have a big impact.

Integrated Health isn’t new

Our healthcare “system” isn’t a system at all. It’s a bunch of pieces cobbled together. Payors, government, hospitals, pharma and others participate in an unorganized delivery of medical care. This is an article pointing us in the right direction.

“Some of the insurance companies are slowly, gradually coming around,” said Jeff Spicher, the center’s Primary Care Clinic director. “Part of the issue, in my opinion, is that in this country we typically have set up a system that is a disease-based system, not a health-promotion system.”

Read more at http://gazette.com/insurance-coverage-gaps-create-health-care-challenges/article/1543737#XklC1EQHupUzP6BT.99

Physicians should lead the effort toward integrated health and not government, payors or others.

Gruber Gaff raises healthcare premium

Rationing is being downplayed just as the “Gruber” economics was previously.

Gruber Gaff, his economics doesn’t get to the real economics

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Gruber Gaff Economics

Gruber disguised the true Obamacare objectives and misled the public; at least that’s what I read and hear.

If we keep focused on the Washington yelling match and taking sides the true problem and its’ solutions will continue to be disguised. The “Gruber Gaff” only serves to confuse the many problems in healthcare. No model from Gruber actually gets at the real problems of healthcare economics and that’s why the financial architect of Obamacare was never going to solve “rising Healthcare” prices.

Fighting over right or left politics may make politicians winners but the American public will pay more for their healthcare premium. Gruber is the architect;

“His real contribution, according to most former congressional staffers who actually drafted the legislation, was to provide the economic models to figure out what the impact of different choices would be—like what different levels of subsidies would cost, and especially what would happen to the mix of healthy and sick people if there was no individual mandate.”

Here’s the article; Medical Economist – Will Jonathan Gruber Top…her – POLITICO Magazine copy

Only One Alternative for the Future; “death panels”

“Medicare advisory board that the party has assailed as a death panel.”

The only solution that is possible given the lack of focus by legislators on both sides of the aisle is rationing. It’s a sad day when we consider that rationing healthcare as mentioned in, “The Hill,” article. The democrats have downplayed the death panel discussion since Obamacare’s beginning but the reality that any language is included points to the reality that Gruber, and other architects knew. Healthcare without policy reform had only one option. That was, and is, to limit costs by not allowing some services.

Americans don’t see it coming but it’s clear as a bright full moon, without our politicians joining forces against the forces pushing up healthcare costs, Americans will most certainly have healthcare rationed. American business owners, employees and individuals must begin a conversation that’s all-together different than all of what has gone before. Here’s the Politico article: BenStaff history: GOP pins hopes of dismantling ObamaCare on the courts _ TheHill

Rationing for medicare, it’s a conversation that’s here

Latest thinking in this article by a great noted author only serves to continue the same conversation of rationing and cost shifting. We can do better.

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American Enterprise Institute article from Joseph Antos

Why do our brightest academics and non-profits not understand what is pushing up healthcare costs? Why are we focused on, and beginning to discuss rationing. This should make every American pause.

Do we want the “healthcare website debacle,” or promises like, “you can keep your plan”  managing our actual health?

“POLICYMAKERS: The real issue is how the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis are used. Policymakers have distanced themselves from any hint of government rationing of health care.”

Cost-effectiveness and the Medicare budget, August 28th, 2014, Joseph Antos, AEI, http://www.aei.org/article/health/cost-effectiveness-and-the-medicare-budget/

There is a different answer and if you follow our discussion and conversation called the owners health initiative we can collectively change our course. The recommendations and proposals are not easy but what we must embrace.

Uncompensated care is now the providers problem

Changing plan deductibles is not lowering the cost curve.

Bending the cost curve will not happen because we’ve increased deductibles and coinsurance. What’s happened is we’re shifting uncompensated care to providers.

Obamacare Health Spending Surge? Not So Fast

“There’s still no guarantee that it won’t, even though many suspect that increasingly higher out-of-pocket expenses for consumers and the health law’s cost-control measures will help “bend the cost curve” for medicine over the longer term.”

http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/index.php/2014/06/obamacare-health-spending-surge-not-so-fast/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=13163528&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–nqe_sb10526eRaJuiJhNkI-gGncUq9wqsgRLovqqE0i2Cf0-0Du0cFbeFwYt7xgHxwWMYTrwZhjBTjTStxnUC68yWEQ&_hsmi=13163528

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