Why Are Screening Colonoscopies So Expensive?

June 21, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

The reasons why health care is so expensive in this country are far deeper and more fundamental than what some hospital charges for a colonoscopy.

The American Medical Association; Not Exactly Progressive

June 19, 2013 in Health Policy by RangelMD

The American Medical Association wants to remind us that as an organization it has never been accused of being cutting edge or ahead of it’s time

Making Health Care Affordable by Making it Expensive

June 18, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

The liberal theory on why health care is so expensive is that the health care insurance deductibles for rich people are too low leading them to use more health care and cause increased prices for everyone else. No really.

Health Care is Not Like a Supermarket. It’s More Like a Bazaar

May 29, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

No, hospitals don’t really expect patients to actually pay those outrageous prices for their emergency services.

Time to Get Rid of Medical Licensing at the State Level

October 15, 2012 in Health Policy by RangelMD

Why is this process still not standardized and universally accepted?

Unnecessary Spinal Injections?

October 8, 2012 in Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

The way we treat and reimburse the treatment of chronic back pain in this country is deficient and dysfunctional.

Why Health Care is Not Like a Cell Phone

October 5, 2012 in Health Policy by RangelMD

When is a cell phone not a coronary artery bypass graft?

ER Mythology in Health Care Reform

October 1, 2012 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

Claiming that the ER is the solution to or the reflection of the crisis of the uninsured in this country will get you further into the realm of mythology than reality.

Are Homosexual Denialists Really Bisexual?

August 27, 2012 in Featured, Health Policy, Medical Ethics by RangelMD

Why people believe what they believe.

Rape and Conservative Mythology

August 20, 2012 in Health Policy, Medical Ethics by RangelMD

The best course of action for conservatives faced with a conundrum is to pretend that the problem doesn’t exist.