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Bottom-Up Health Care: Eat Right, Eat Local

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dr. Len Saputo, co-author of A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine, describes one city's goal to improve the healthfulness of food city-wide. He argues "we can do programs at the local level...and set an example for the surrounding community." ----- Dr. Len Saputo and Byron Belitsos talk about A Return...

Can the US Economy Afford Preventive Health Care

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
US health care depends on our being sick and has become a business as its first priority. That is why we can spend almost three trillion dollars a year and still be ranked 37th in the world in the overall qualiity of health care by the World Health Organization! Throwing dollars at health care does not guarantee high quality health care!  If there was...

Health care reform: revolution or evolution - the change we need

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2014
Part 1   When Barack Obama was elected to the presidency of the United States, many of us felt a sense of hope we hadn't experienced in decades. We were convinced that a new era of transparency was unfolding, and that America would finally resolve its most important social, economic, and political disparities. We sensed a turning point in American...

How Healthcare Died and Became a Business

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  What happened to Drs. Marcus Wellby, Ben Casey, and Kildare? How did physicians lose control of the practice of medicine? It began in the late 1980s when MDs refused to deal with the cost of delivering health care. They took the perspective that they would help their patients, but wanted nothing to do with regulating healthcare services. They gave...

How ObamaCare is Affecting Doctors, Patients and the Practice of Medicine

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act, will bring 50 million new people into the Medicaid program, but who will pay for this and who will take care of them? Most MDs cannot afford to treat patients in Medicaid because reimbusement for services is far too low. The quality of care will drop and access to care will take time to take effect. We're...

The Authors Discuss the Book "A Return to Healing"

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2019
Len Saputo, M.D. discusses some critical issues regarding healthcare reform as well as very achievable solutions.

The Outrageous Cost of Health Care in America

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  We spend more on health care in the US than the next 10 countries combined and at the same time we're ranked last among industrialized countries. Go figure! The only way to "achieve" this is to treat health care as a business rather than a service. The $2.8 trillion we spend every year is great for the economy, but does not do much for...

The Tragedy of American Healthcare

submitted by: admin on 11/08/2016
  THE TRAGEDY OF AMERICAN HEALTHCARE Len Saputo, MD Introduction: The New Terrain of American Health Care Over the past 25 years the practice of medicine has become a business, physicians have become employees, and patients have become commodities. Healthcare has become more standardized and doctors have been taught to treat “sets...

US Healthcare is Getting Worse

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to the Institute of Medicine's publication in JAMA in July of 2013, the US is falling behind most industrialized countries in nearly every measure of health care even though it is generally improving in most areas including an increase in longevity by three years. This has little to do with how much we spend on health care because...

What is Bankrupting US Healthcare?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to an article in Life Extension published in April of 2012, there are three factors responsible for the fiscal insolvency of the US healthcare system; skyrocketing drug prices, reactive medicine, and FDA corruption. Big Pharma protects its expiring patents by filing frivolous law suits against companies making generic drugs. These costs are...

What is Obamacare and is it the Answer to America's Health Challenges?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare," became law in  March of 2010 is is the topic of considerable confusion. To begin with it is nearly 2700 pages long and is written in complex legal terminology that few understand; this includes, believe it or not, most of the US Congress! The...