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These Doctors Got Fed Up With Insurance. Now They Treat Their Patients Like Valued Customers.

The Affordable Care Act drove thousands of independent doctors to throw in the towel and join large hospital networks. However, a growing movement of doctors are fighting back against the bureaucratic system. The Affordable Care Act drove thousands of independent doctors to throw in the towel and join large hospital networks. However, a growing movement […]

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An Economic History of the American Health Care System – Part 2

by Michael Accad Reprinted from Alert and Oriented Q: What alternative models of health care payment were sought during the Great Depression? A:  Taken aback by the sudden surplus of hospital beds, and realizing that patients and families were not willing or able to use hospital services at the prices demanded, leaders of hospital associations and of medical […]

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Dr. Michel Accad: Why Can’t We Pay Cash for Doctors? 

Dr. Michel Accad is a practicing cardiologist who blogs for a medical audience at http://alertandoriented.com. He’s written several articles about healthcare for http://mises.org, and you won’t find many MDs as well versed in Austrian economics! Dr. Accad talks about practicing medicine in the Age of Obamacare, where every symptom and every treatment must fit into […]

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Medical Care for Terrorists Will Get You Bombed by the US… Unless You’re Israel

by Dan Sanchez U.S. and Afghan officials have tried to justify the recent U.S./NATO bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) hospital in Afghanistan (which killed 22 people) by claiming that it was housing Taliban fighters. Glenn Greenwald recently wrote of the: “…long-standing tension between the Afghan military and this specific MSF hospital, […]

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Did the US Bomb Doctors Without Borders?

by Claire Bernish Had the President of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Doctors Without Borders not warned us of the “imminent threat to global health” posed by the TPP, would these 22 doctors and patients have lost their lives early Saturday? “I don’t know exactly how long, but it was maybe half an hour afterwards that they […]

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