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International Healthcare: Health services in Canada are not free. No Minister Taylor, Canada can’t offer Kawhi ‘free’ health care

Posted on August 13, 2019 12:40 am By admin in Uncategorized

Appeared in the Ottawa Sun, July 3, 2019 Ever since the Raptors won the NBA championship, businesses across Canada have (mostly in jest) offered Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard free access to their services as an extra incentive for the free agent to resign with Toronto. Over the weekend, Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor joined […]

Posted on August 12, 2019 2:04 am By admin in Uncategorized

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11. Recent Quarterly Posting: The April Review

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:53 am By admin in Uncategorized

Featured Article: The Crown Jewel of ObamaCare Failures Greg Scandlen explains the irrationality of the individual mandate. In the News: The Health Plan of Tomorrow: Deloitte’s Business Model In general, Deloitte observes that industry transformations occur in three seven-year cycles. Health care organizations—and thus health plans—appear to be no different. International Healthcare: Canadian Medicare Valuing […]

10. Wisdom in HealthCare: One has to have joy in work to get productivity & quality

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:49 am By admin in Uncategorized

All quotes by Russell L. Ackoff It is far better to do the right thing wrong than to do the wrong thing right. Successful problem solving requires finding the right solution to the right problem. We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right […]

9. The Health Plan for the USA: The person insured has to experience all costs.

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:43 am By admin in Uncategorized

Whole Foods has begun to implement this type of high deductible health Plan: HDHP BASIC COVERAGE Key features of Whole Foods’ “consumer driven” health-care plan: CDHP No premiums: After a few months on the job, individual workers get free coverage. For workers with families, free coverage starts after about five years. High deductibles: $500 for […]

8. Innovations in Healthcare: Doing the Wrong Things Righter Management Improvement Encyclopedia: Variation

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:30 am By admin in Uncategorized

Variation – difference in the output of a process (or inputs to a process) over time. Variation consists of common cause variation, special cause variation and structural variation (and some include tampering). Shewart provide the control chart as a tool to use when managing processes. The reduction of variation has profound impacts on the reduction […]

7. Overheard on Capitol Hill: The New Invasion of our Personal Assets Between a Liberty/Freedom Senator Wilson and a TSR (Tax/Spend/Regulate) Senator Sampson

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:21 am By admin in Uncategorized

Senator Wilson:            It looks like the other half of the senate and the H of R are on a spending trajectory again. With senator from Massachusetts thinking there is some wealth out there we haven’t tapped. So we’ll get to their financial worth. Senator Sampson:        There are so many needs for our country that […]

6. Misdirection in Healthcare: Two Trillion Dollars per year wasted. Graphic Illustration by Paul Samuelson Showing How Limiting the Supply of Doctors Causes Higher Prices. (Source: Samuelson 1992

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:15 am By admin in Uncategorized

Market opponents have not only claimed there are too many doctors but also too many hospital beds. In 1972, the federal government started restricting the supply of hospitals with certificate-of-need (followed by repeal of the Hospital Survey and Construction Act in 1974). Alaska House of Representatives member Bob Lynn argued the true motivation was “large […]

5. Lean HealthCare: Cost in Perspective Who’s To Blame For Our Rising Healthcare Costs? By Louis Goodman & Timothy Norbeck

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:06 am By admin in Uncategorized

Capital Flows Contributor Guest commentary curated by Forbes Opinion. Avik Roy, Opinion Editor. For many years and in countless articles, physicians have been the scapegoat for rising healthcare costs in the U.S. In fact, they have been blamed by many critics for the U.S. leading the world in healthcare expenditures. A close examination of the […]

4. Government Healthcare: The Medicare Enslavement Web

Posted on August 12, 2019 12:50 am By admin in Uncategorized

The longer a government program is in effect, the more complicated it becomes. When the government introduced managed care in an effort to control costs, there were progressive controls on all segments of the medical/healthcare complex. This included doctors, hospitals, health insurance companies, laboratories, imaging facilities (x-rays, scans, CT, MRI, etc., et. al.,) pharmaceuticals, druggists, medical […]