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Michigan Debates Primary Care

By Michigan state senator Patrick Colbert In March of 2014, Michigan will join 25 other states in the implementation of the Medicaid Expansion component of Obamacare. Supporters of this expansion maintain that it will expand coverage, save the state money, and address uncompensated care at hospitals which drives up insurance costs for everyone in our […]

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Bitter Pill By Steven Brill TIME–March 4 ,2013 The most read healthcare article of early 2013. Please visit the site link below to explore the article. Concierge medicine, concierge doctors and direct pay business models will continue to develop in response to the growing dissatisfaction with health care  from all sides. Many patients have chosen to find a concierge […]

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Obamacare’s 73% Medicaid Pay Raise For Doctors Is Delayed

Forbes–Bruce Jaspen, Contributor March 15, 2013 A huge pay raise promised under the Affordable Care Act for primary care doctors who treat the nation’s poor covered by Medicaid health insurance is nearly three months behind schedule and may take another three months before it kicks in, state Medicaid directors say. Under the health law, a […]

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SCHIMPFF: Health care fix: Patients pay doctors

By Dr. Stephen C. Schimpff –Cutting out insurer middleman would revolutionize care There are distinct advantages for the patient who pays the primary care physician (PCP) directly: higher quality, lower cost and greater satisfaction. The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a highly dysfunctional payment system that leads to higher costs, lesser quality […]

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