Health, Health policy

Pre-existing condition: a palatable term for government sanctioned discrimination

We tend to think of health care as complicated.  Here’s a little secret:  it’s not.  It’s only evolved to be a complex system because we’ve made it that way.  When a physician sees a Medicare patient, an estimated 130,000 pages of rules and regulations influence that relationship. The Affordable Care Act and it’s supporting regulations… Continue reading Pre-existing condition: a palatable term for government sanctioned discrimination

Blood Clots, Health, Health policy

When the sun doesn’t shine for patients: the glaring loophole in the Sunshine Act

There's a big loophole in the laws governing the reporting of payments by drug companies to clinicians. How it is influencing care for those taking the #1 medication causing adverse drug events.