The National Debt Crisis: Don’t Panic! All is Well!

January 4, 2012 in Health Policy, Misc by RangelMD

Paul Krugman shows us how to stick our collective heads in the sand.

Does Lower Spending on Health Care = A Sicker Population?

December 11, 2011 in Health Policy by RangelMD

California spends less on health care than all but a few states. Does this mean that its population is sicker and less productive as a result?

CLASS Act Failure Mirrors Medicare Failure

October 18, 2011 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

The same liberal egalitarianism irrationality that sunk the long term care plan (CLASS act) is ultimately going to sink Medicare.

How Medical Care is Like Deficit Spending

September 30, 2011 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

Spending money like it’s someone else’s problem.

Hospital Politics: You’re Little People

July 20, 2011 in Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

Yes, another reason not to go into primary care.

Escalating the Fear of Electronic Medical Records

May 20, 2011 in Health Policy by RangelMD

Are legions of identify thieves and celebrity stalkers lying in wait to get their hands on your electronic medical records?

Fear and Medication Errors in the ER

February 10, 2011 in Health Policy, Medical Legal by RangelMD

You would think that the ER and hospital staff put forth the effort to get an accurate list of every patient’s home medications. Far too frequently, you’d be wrong.

Why Medical Documentation Software Development Has Lagged Behind

December 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

An example of why it’s hard to write software for health care delivery systems.

One Fewer Pediatrician

May 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

The current health care system is doing a good job of driving away primary care providers by fixing it so that the harder they work, the less they make.

Why Pay-For-Performance in Medical Practice Won’t Work

May 24, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

In fact, it’s likely to make things worse.