New DEA Chief: Marijuana Has No Medical Use, Should Stay in Schedule I

This my friends is about protecting bureaucratic turf and the flow of taxpayer dollars to his agency. He’s not going to come out and say, “Oh yeah legalizing marijuana is not the end of the world.” Why? Because pot is the DEA’s cash cow.

Of course cannabis has medical uses. In some cases it can be a profoundly useful therapy. For some, CBD oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient in pot, has curtailed horrible seizure disorders. There are (many) lives which are better because of this plant.

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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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Obamacare Train Wreck? Washington Post: Obama Administration “has gone hat in hand to health industry executives.”

Obamacare looks increasingly like a disaster. It could be Obama’s Iraq War. (Sadly it’s even more expensive.) Senator Baucus, a Democrat, recently said he saw an Obamacare “train wreck coming down.”

Then he announced his retirement.

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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,

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American Medical Association Hotbed of Cronyism

An article in the Washington Times by Dr. Richard Armstrong (2/6/12, P 36) explains that the AMA as recently as the 1960’s represented 70% of American doctors, but now only represents 15%. In the 1960’s, it opposed the creation of Medicare. The government decided to win the AMA over by granting it a monopoly in 1983 on the treatment coding system to be used in Medicare. The same CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) system is now used by private insurers as well and brings in an estimated $50-80 million to the AMA each year,

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