Tag Archives: health care

European companies financing American health mergers? Under the Radar??

Professional contract physician groups are growing, profitable and attracting foreign investors.   A short article was sent to me from Oregon about one such group. The last few paragraphs peaked my interest. “Sound” refers to Sound Physicians. Italics are mine: “In the past year, Sound has … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Series; Tax Dollars for Health Care; Medicaid and Long-term Care

My book is at the printer and should be ready by the end of the month–topics include among other things an historical chart of health care reform “efforts” and the cost containment backfires of approaches and counter approaches.  The book is short and … Continue reading

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The Buck STILL Stops Nowhere–order now–Here’s Why; Coming Next–Big Changes for Hospitals

The Buck Still Stops Nowhere If you ever wondered why you must read the new The Buck Still Stops Nowhere, just read the stories below.  Open the link and scroll down to related stories on pre-existing conditions and other attempts to get around … Continue reading

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From the Heart: Too Many Mired Mantras

New attempts after attempts to slaughter the Affordable Care Act drive stakes into my heart.  I cannot be silent and remain true to myself and others. From 2003 to 2009 we at CodeBlueNow! had the honor of working with the … Continue reading

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Washington State Health Exchange Exceeds 2018 Projections

The Bi-Partisan Alliance for Health Reform in Washington DC features Washington State’s Health Exchange.  Washington State’s enrollment to date exceeded its 2018 projections.  See:  http://www.allhealth.org/  (September 2014) Coming Soon: • Individual Stories: Gifts From A Stroke: A Hard Look At … Continue reading

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Health Care Technology, Innovation and Costs: Who Decides??

In June 2013, we raised the question about who decides coverage for health care technology, medications and devices. We even looked at the role of venture capital firms in health care treatments and their costs. http://oconnorreport.com/2013/06/special-report-worth-the-cost-and-benefit-drugs-and-devices-who-decides/ If there were a … Continue reading

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Gifts From A Stroke: A Hard Look At America’s Health Care–Chapter One

This begins my story and my hard look at America’s health care.  Why I write this is in the preface and at the end of this chapter.  It is not just my story.  There are other voices that will be … Continue reading

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Gifts From A Stroke: A Hard Look At America’s Health Care–What’s Ahead

Six months have passed since my stroke.  I have successfully graduated from all my therapies. For 30 years I have been a professional health care consumer advocate.  As such my passion has been to give people a voice in our … Continue reading

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It’s 1965: Contraceptives Now Legal for Married Couples

Contraceptives were not universally legal for married couples until a 1965  US Supreme Court Decision.   The Court gave a constitutional right to married couples to use contraceptives in Griswold vs. Connecticut:  http://family.findlaw.com/reproductive-rights/griswold-v-connecticut-and-the-right-to-contraceptives.html In 1999 I was engaged in a … Continue reading

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