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Obamacare Creates A Two Tiered Health Care System And Concierge Medicine Is Ready

The concierge medicine and direct pay care industry has known this was coming and has seized the opportunity to disrupt the process by creating a viable solution By Jeffery Dorfman, Contributor, FORBES, 12/12/2013 More Americans will soon have health insurance than ever before, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. From the […]

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Doctor, Nurse Vacancies Soar Amid Obamacare Rollout

Doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20 percent at hospitals as these facilities prepare to be inundated by millions of patients who have the ability to pay for medical care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A survey by health care provider staffing firm AMN Healthcare shows the vacancy rate for physicians at hospitals near 18 percent in […]

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How Obamacare Will Creatively Destroy Primary care

As Obamacare is winding its way through a hellish bureaucratic labyrinth of its own creation, accompanied by cheers and boos from the blood thirsty spectator crowds, confusion, fear, trepidation, despair and exhilaration, are gripping America’s doctors all at once, because whatever else is accomplished in the next decade, medicine will never be the same. At the confluence […]

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ObamaCare making it too costly to be a doctor?

Fox New Video with: Economist Peter Morici, Cato Institute’s Mike Cannon and Dr. Rob Kominiarek on ObamaCare’s impact doctors.

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The Fourth Obamacare Shock Wave Is About To Reach Us

Obamacare is intensifying the doctor shortage – though not in ways that were anticipated. Everybody seems to have expected that Obamacare would sign up some 30 million people who don’t have health insurance, and they would overwhelm doctors’ offices.  But these people – especially the young and healthy whose sky-high Obamacare premiums were supposed to […]

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As Obamacare Looms, Insurers Look Beyond Fee-For-Service Medicine, Say Execs At Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013

Bruce Japsen, Contributor “I write about health care and policies from the president’s hometown” The nation’s largest health plans say they are rapidly moving toward transparency and away from paying doctors and hospitals on a fee-for-service basis, four insurance executives said this morning at Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013. UnitedHealth Group UNH +0.12%(UNH), Humana HUM +0.02% (HUM) and several Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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Why is it so hard to find a doctor in Massachusetts?

Half of primary care physicians in our state are not accepting new patients. A prescription for the problem. By Michael Fitzgerald, The Boston Globe Magazine, October 2013 KATHRYN QUIRK THOUGHT it would be easy to find a new doctor when she moved from Boston to Newton in 2009, just like it was when she arrived […]

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Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Lisa Suennen As of last week, the heart of Obamacare is upon us with the opening of the health insurance exchanges (HIXs).  And while some think this represents the heart of darkness, it is hard to imagine that anything will stop January 1, 2014 from coming and, with it, a new legal […]

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The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013: The Walk-In Clinic Revolution And Obamacare

As the Affordable Care Act, private insurers and employers push less costly outpatient care, the health care industry is responding with a boom in retail clinics and urgent care centers. At the second annual Forbes Healthcare Summit, a panel of physicians and entrepreneurs will share insights and strategies on October 10, 2013 at Lincoln Center in New York […]

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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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VIDEO: Obamacare in Three and a Half Minutes From Our Friends in Maine

Wendell Potter columnist at Center for Public Integrity and healthinsurance.org posted his take on the video on Huffington Post “The Blog” September 9th, 2013. “But don’t just take my word for it. Set aside 3 ½ minutes and let 21-year-old Maggie Ditré lay it out for you in a remarkably simple and informative video she […]

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It’s Time To Redefine Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine: A healthcare option once reserved for the wealthy may now be the middle class’ best chance to weather the vagaries of post-Obamacare medicine By Matt Jacobson PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — If you’re middle class and you think that your relationship with your family doctor is secure, think again. […]

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Michigan Proposes Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Senate Bills 459 and 460: Alternative to federal health care law Medicaid expansion (and more) Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R), to revise state insurance regulations to facilitate “direct primary care” arrangements, potentially as an alternative to mandated conventional insurance under the federal health care law. The bill would also authorize the use of private […]

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Obamacare Boosts Status of Alternative Medicine

Kaiser Health News, by Ankita Rao, July 26th, 2013 Jane Guiltinan said the husbands are usually the stubborn ones. When her regular patients, often married women, bring their spouses to the Bastyr Center for Natural Health to try her approach to care, the men are often skeptical of the treatment plan — a mix of […]

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ObamaCare And The Rise of Concierge Doctors

ObamaCare Will Bring about a Two-Tiered Health Care System By John C. Goodman, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis for The Heartland Institute, July 23rd, 2013. President Obama’s health care law is supposed to insure 32 million additional people by this time next year. These newly insured will try to consume […]

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Survey of US Physicians On Health Care Reform And The Future of Medicine

Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians Survey Summary Based on the results of the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians, most U.S. physicians are concerned about the future of the profession and consider many changes in the market to be a threat. Most believe that… • The performance of the U.S. health care system is […]

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Get Ready For Obamacare

What Does Obamacare Mean For You? The Kaiser Family Foundation released a quick entertaining video on Getting Ready For Obamacare. It answers some of the popular questions on the implementation and what it means for patients and employers.

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Health Plan Rorschach Test: Direct Primary Care

By Dave Chase CEO of Avado, on Forbes.com July, 6, 2013 Despite its inclusion in Obamacare, Direct Primary Care (DPC, aka Concierge Medicine for the Masses), it’s surprising how few health insurance executives know about DPC. Once I explain it to them, I have found it’s an excellent Rorschach test reflecting whether that executive’s organization is playing to win or […]

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Rise in Concierge Medicine Draws Scrutiny

Once again the concierge medicine community draws some questions about its reduced practice sizes and direct pay model. It is unfortunate that the failures of  the health care system as a whole are pinned on doctors and patients that leave the system. Concierge medicine is not for every patient nor every doctor. Patients need care today and […]

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