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  • pinto

    December 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Monopolies? Who said monopoly? I have not said it. You seem to bring unrelated casts onto the matter, first with capitalism erroneously, a focus at the state level and now monopoly. A conglomerate does not mean monopoly. My reference to the Stanford Medicine article was only to show that public funds–the govt. hand–is into national health care policies in a big way, which includes administrative directives how medical services must follow.

    Curtis G. Graham, MD, not the doctor in the podcast but another one, writing in the book, The Wounded Physician Project:

    “Our government politicians who are pushing for total control of healthcare as well as the whole medical profession give a standing ovation to each and every physician today that is coerced into joining a managed care governmental facility to practice medicine.

    You see, for those medical doctors under the government indentured servant program earning money for someone else, are happy with their style of practicing without having to learn how to make money, living with constant administrative rules for practicing, never being in control of their medical careers, and normally have the funds to do what they want to do. Of course, for some, there are a few (about 10-15%) who want to practice medicine with the freedom allowed while in full control of their careers and lifestyle.”

    Again, it would be hard for any sane person to argue that turmoil is non-existent in health care. I am not an MD and so I don’t know about the coercions placed on doctors that Graham, the podcast, and other doctors have been voicing. From patients I have heard horror stories about network constraints unreasonably made. Billing issues further complicate how patients (cash vs. insurance) are inequitably treated, not to mention medicare administrations and so on. It all adds up to turmoil that the fed has created at least in part.