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The next massive unfunded health care mandate is on its way

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A massive new medical coding system will take effect Oct. 1, barring congressional action and concurrence by the president, yet too many doctor’s offices and government agencies aren’t ready to make the transition, and that’s going to affect care delivery and patient billing The hits to the nation’s health care system just keep on coming, and this next one is ...

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In deep blue Vermont, health care choice makes its debut

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Vermont’s Democratic governor was pushing hard for a single-payer health care system in the Green Mountain State but economic realities set in and he abandoned it, possibly paving the way for a free-market system built on choice Mention “health care” and “choice” in the same sentence to someone these days and you’re liable to get a confused look from an ...

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Being trapped in Obamacare is a choice

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The suffocating entanglement of the American medical system by Obamacare is nearly complete, but one physician is offering a way out for both doctors and patients So, Obamacare is here, it’s going to stay, and all Americans, at some point, will be trapped in its clutches. There’s nothing we can do about it – can’t repeal it, can’t defund it, ...

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New drugs cost so much because the FDA is so inefficient

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Like much of the federal bureaucracy, the Food and Drug Administration is an exercise in inefficiency, raising the cost of health care and literally killing needy patients There isn’t much the massive (and growing) federal bureaucracy does cheaply or efficiently, and that, of course, includes the Food and Drug Administration, the agency in charge of approving new drugs and medical procedures. ...

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