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A Doctor Sums Up Obamacare in One Sentence

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A Doctor Sums Up Obamacare in One Sentence

 

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Doctors Dump Health Insurance Plans, Charge Patients Less

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Doctors Dump Health Insurance Plans, Charge Patients Less

12-19-2012 6-21-31 AM

A Kansas physician says he makes the same income and offers better quality care to his patients after he dumped all health insurance companies.

Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and the high overhead for the staff he hired just to deal with paperwork, he switched to a system of charging his patients a monthly fee plus the price of an office visit or test, CNN/Money reported….

For example, under Nunamaker’s membership plan — also known as “concierge” medicine or “direct primary care” practices — each patient pays a flat monthly fee to have unlimited access to the doctors and any medical service they can provide in the practice, such as stitches or an EKG.

For adults up to age 44, Nunamaker charges $50 a month, pediatric services are $10 a month, and for adults age 44 and older it costs $100 a month. Although Nunamaker calls the practice “cash-only,” he accepts credit and debit cards for the fees and services.

Nunamaker and his partner negotiated deals for services outside the office. A cholesterol test costs the patient for $3, versus the $90 or more billed to insurance companies; an MRI can cost $400, compared with $2,000 or more billed to insurance companies.

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I am Adam Lanza’s Doctor – Rima E. Laibow, MD

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“I am a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. I did my psychiatric residency at Lincoln Hospital and, along with my child psychology residency, also at St. Luke’s Hospital of Columbia University.

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I have worked with Autistic people of all ages, the Asberger’s Syndrome people, Schrizophrenic people, BiPolar people, Multiple Personality Disorder people, OCD, ADD, ADHD, and pretty much every other type of labeled person in my 42+ year career since graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

And I have never written a prescription for a psychiatric drug. Or any other type of drug, for that matter.”

8 quotes from a cancer surgeon that will set your hair on fire

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Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

By Jon Rappoport

(NaturalNews) His name is Marty Makary. He’s a cancer surgeon and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the School of Public Health.

Propublica’s Marshall Allen interviewed him about patient harm, in conjunction with an ongoing propublica investigation.

http://www.propublica.org

Keep in mind that these quotes are coming from a mainstream doctor who is inside the system and who believes in the system. That makes Makary’s statements all the more shocking.

“…1 in 4 hospital patients are harmed by a mistake.”

“A cardiologist in Wisconsin was fired for pointing out that EKGs were misread more than 25% of the time.”

“We [doctors] are also evaluated by the number of ‘value units’ at the end of each fiscal quarter. Our management will sit down with us and say your work units are down or up and in order for you to receive a large bonus you need to increase the number of operations you do…”

“There is New England Journal of Medicine-level data that suggests that almost half of [health] care is not compliant with evidence.” [In other words, almost 50% of all health care in America isn't even based on published mainstream studies...and, I should add, there is conclusive evidence that half of these studies are untrustworthy in the first place. Therefore, to say that conventional doctors are winging it is a vast understatement. JR]

“…up to 30% of health care in unnecessary…”

“I saw cases where a patient was not told about a minimally invasive way of doing a particular surgery because of physician preference or training, and the doctor would just hope the that he [the patient] wouldn’t find out.”

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Eli Lilly admits to more than $200 million dollars worth of doctor payoffs

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Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

By: Willow Tohi

Prozac. Cialis. Cymbalta. If you have a television or read magazines, you’ve heard of their drugs. Eli Lilly, out of Indiana, makes billions of dollars every year off the sale of their patented chemicals, which are used to suppress the symptoms of disease in the human body. Founded by a chemist in the late 19th century; today the pharmaceutical giant has offices in 18 countries, and its products are sold in 125 countries, with revenues exceeding $20 billion annually.

Eli Lilly admits to more than $200 million dollars worth of doctor payoffs  Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036816_Eli_Lilly_payoffs_doctors.html#ixzz23f0hwJTmMost of their arsenal is available in other countries for much less money than it is here in the United States, as is the case with most prescription medication. The reason, the pharmaceutical industry claims, is that the health care systems of other countries demands affordable medication, and they need somebody somewhere to foot the research bill, so they can get the next patents lined up before others expire, allowing generic versions of their drugs to become available on the market. That leaves us Americans, with our broken healthcare system, footing the bill of their continued financial success.

We’re not only footing the bill, we have to deal with how the pharmaceutical machine warps the medical system. While historically a trade secret, it is standard operating procedure for pharmaceutical giants to pay doctors and other healthcare professionals to promote their drugs. Seducing doctors into becoming mouthpieces for a share of their bottom line is where it begins, but it ends up dictating your options.
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Individual Mandate Most Bizarre Tax in the History of the Country

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Judge Napolitano: “Individual Mandate Most Bizarre Tax in the History of the Country.”

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Exclusive: Another patient wants his story told about the real Dr. Ron Paul

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Source: http://m.examiner.com

by Lori Stacey

Credit: Photo by Matt Pyeatt (Grandson), submitted to www.dailypaul.com

 

With all the concentrated efforts by mainstream media aimed at trying to turn voters against Ron Paul, his patients are courageously coming forward wanting to fire back and tell the American people about the real Dr. Ron Paul.

In response to a recent article regarding one of Dr. Paul’s former patients, another gentleman has come forward and graciously allowed me to tell his story.  In that past article, I had attempted to tell the other side of the story regarding Dr. Paul’s commitment throughout his medical career of not accepting a penny from government-funded healthcare programs.  The other side of that story was that he did not turn these patients away, instead he showed honorable charity and accepted them as patients by providing his services free of charge.

It was 1984 in Austin, TX and a young couple were awaiting the arrival of their baby girl.  Robert and his wife were still attending High School at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin.  They had tried to get help through the hospital there but he states that back then the hospital did not accept programs like Medicaid.  Shortly after their visit, they received a call from Dr. Ron Paul.  Even though he was still finishing his term in Congress before returning to practicing medicine full-time, he agreed to become their Doctor and told them that they would not be billed for his services.

During their time knowing him, Robert states that Dr. Paul had encouraged both of them to finish school and they promised him that they would.  On Robert’s graduation day, he was very surprised to receive an award for Excellence from Ron Paul.  He kept his promise to Dr. Paul and went on to college receiving a scholarship majoring in Electronic Technology.

At the time they first met, Robert said, “I was a Democrat and that Dr. Paul opened my eyes” to conservative views and the Republican Party.  He has kept those views over the last 27 years.

As to Robert’s choice for President of the United States, “Dr. Paul is my man with my heart and he always will be.  He is an awesome man. Go Dr. Paul 2012!”

Thank you Robert for having the courage to come forward and especially for trusting me to share your story about this great American with the rest of the world.

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Ron Paul “The Goal Is Peace! It Isn’t Occupation!”

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Ron Paul “The Goal Is Peace! It Isn’t Occupation!” Town Hall Durham, New Hampshire

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The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul

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