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Americans Distrust the Medical Profession

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
A Harvard study that was published in the October issue of the NEJM, documented that Americans are considerably less trusting of the medical profession compared to people in most other industrialized countries. Low income Americans are the worst hit and are three times less likely to skip doctor visits, fill prescriptions, or obtain tests, treatment, and follow...

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...

Obamacare and New Legislation Are Based on the Wrong Diagnosis

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2019
"A Return to Healing" Blog:  Thu, 10/08/2009 - 12:41 — BBelitsos Not too surprisingly, the Senate Finance Committee’s pro-corporate health-care reform bill received a financial thumbs up this week (on October 7) from the Congressional Budget Office. The committee's unambitious proposal insures another 29 million Americans—while leaving...

Obamacare and the Future of Health Care in America

submitted by: admin on 10/15/2013
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a step in the right direction by providing healthcare for the poor, but it is a far cry from the Universal Healthcare that was supposed to be part of The Change We Need. It will benefit the very poor by making it easier to qualify for Medicaid (MediCal in California) because it is now possible to qualify...

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...

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...

What is Socialized Medicine

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2019
Socialized medicine means that the government pays for health care. Universal health care means the everyone gets health care, but does not require it be paid for by the government. Obama’s health care plan is discussed.