Archives By Month: July 2015

Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice by Non Participation in Government Programs and Understanding the Devastating Force of Government

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:29 am By admin in Restoring Accountability in HealthCare

Medicine and Liberty – Network of Liberty Oriented Doctors,, Alphonse Crespo, MD, Executive Director and Founder Medicine & Liberty (MedLib) is an independent physician network founded in 2007, dedicated to the study and advocacy of liberty, ethics & market in medical services. – We support professional autonomy for doctors and liberty of choice for […]

Medicare at Age 50: Unlikely to Make It to 100

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:28 am By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

Americans born in 1900 and earlier were eligible for Medicare at its inception in 1965, but the life expectancy for men and women born in 1900 was under 50 years of age. The few men who lived to see their 65th birthdays around the time Medicare began could only expect to live another dozen years […]

Practice Fusion, our premier Electronic Health Record is restructuring

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:25 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

San Francisco-based ambulatory care electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has laid off 75 employees, about a quarter of its work force, according to articles in Fast Company and TechCrunch. The personnel affected involved those in the engineering, product, marketing and customer success departments. The articles indicate that only mid- and lower-level staff, not executive personnel, […]

The Essentials: Henry Hazlitt

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:23 am By admin in Government HealthCare

FEE is happy to present the Essential series, five free ebooks collecting the key works of five great freedom philosophers: Leonard Read, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Frédéric Bastiat. In each of these compact anthologies, you will find a powerful case for liberty. But the ideas within are not mere fodder for debate. Like […]

Data Is Difficult to Measure Part III

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:21 am By admin in International HealthCare

Inconsistent/variable definitions; Evidence-based practice and new research is coming out every day. Oftentimes, healthcare data can have inconsistent or variable definitions. For example, one group of clinicians may define a cohort of asthmatic patients differently than another group of clinicians. Ask two clinicians what criteria are necessary to identify someone as a diabetic and you […]

Do Mammograms Save Lives?

Posted on July 10, 2015 11:20 am By admin in In The News

Criticism of breast-cancer screenings is more about rationing than rationality. By Daniel B. Kopans, WSJ There is a disconcerting effort afoot to reduce a woman’s access to mammography screening for breast cancer by making it seem useless or even harmful. The movement dates to November 2009, during the debate over the Affordable Care Act, when […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VII

Posted on July 10, 2015 10:56 am By admin in Featured Article

In 2002 and 2003, we reviewed The Twenty Myths of health care reform. Now a decade later the authors have updated the book, renamed it, and added important 21st century data. Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  April 2015  HPUSA Newsletter) Chapter 22: Is […]