The Happiest Days in a Doctor’s Life

September 7, 2010 in Health Care "Reform" by RangelMD

It is said that the happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Likewise, The happiest days in a
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Are We Getting Our Affordable Health Care Yet?

June 28, 2010 in Health Care "Reform" by RangelMD

The Congressional health care reform boondoggle, otherwise known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” expanded government funded health care to about 32 million Americans but other than some tepid insurance restrictions, basically screwed the rest of us. How is the new reform law doing at 90 days?

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.

How Greed Makes for Bad Doctors

May 21, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medical Ethics by RangelMD

The study of motivation in economic rewards models provides us a framework by which to look at how greed and the drive to maximize profit leads to more expensive and poorer quality health care.

The Future of Primary Care Compensation?

May 17, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Medicine by RangelMD

Paying primary care physicians per patient visit and per office service is really, basically, very stupid.

Massachusetts to Force Doctors to Accept Lower Rates or Lose License

April 16, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

What the hell is going on in Massachusetts?

“Where’s My Free Obama Care?”

April 9, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

Still waiting for your Obama check to arrive in the mail? Keep waiting.

Why Health Care Reform Will Cause More ER Overcrowding

April 8, 2010 in Health Care "Reform" by RangelMD

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is going to enable millions of additional patients to enter into community health care systems that are already poorly designed, underfunded, and overcrowded.

Let the 21% Medicare Pay Cut Stand!

April 6, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

Given the political difficulty in fixing the perpetual 21% Medicare pay cut, maybe a few million angry voters will help things.