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Tag Archives: medicine

This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it.

They arrest people for feeding homeless people in some cities. And God forbid you are a doctor in Mississippi with an excellent reputation who wants to treat people for free. Can’t have that.

Many of Dr. Landrum’s patients can’t afford to drive to a doctor’s office. So he comes and sees them. I thought that was called a “house call.”

Why do the busybodies have to regulate EVERYTHING?

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South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online

 

Maybe there’s a silver lining to Obamacare if more doctors follow the lead of this fellow in Maine. I pray that they do.

Dr. Michael Ciampi is able to charge half of what he used to charge for his services now that the red tape and general pain of dealing with deeply regulated insurance companies has been eliminated. He figures that the hassle is only going to get worse with Obamacare, so he has decided to go another route.

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Our Soviet Style Medical System

John Goodman of Southern Methodist University in Dallas is the best healthcare analyst in the US. Here is something he posted recently  about the deplorable medical system that cronyism has given us:

“If banking were like health care, automated teller machine (ATM) transactions would take not seconds but perhaps days or longer as a result of unavailable or misplaced records.

“If home building were like health care, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers each would work with different blueprints, with very little coordination.

“If shopping were like health care, product prices would not be posted, and the price charged would vary widely within the same store, depending on the source of payment.

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