This may be the best paragraph I've ever read...

There seems to be a very schizophrenic attitude about physicians. People want more knowledgeable doctors, ones that will listen better and explain more clearly. Docs that will fully enumerate and carefully explain all the issues and choices for any situation; who will be sensitive to their individual needs, who will both guide them but let them make all their ...

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If you're too heavy, your boss may lighten your wallet for you...

Socialized Medicine = Workfare

Right now there are over 2 million people directly employed by the Federal government. A Clintonian type socialized/nationalized health care service would have the potential to add hundreds of thousands more to the government payroll as various bureaucrats and support personal.

And the truth shall set you free!

UroStream responds to a Physicians Assistant who felt that certain work was "beneath her..."

Dr. Richard Reece believes that innovative doctors will shape the future of medicine and shares some inspiring examples.

(thanks Matthias)

Do 'rich' people deserve medical charity too?

"For some people making above $100,000, when they get a hospital bill for $100,000, they may not have the ability to pay," said Gerard Anderson, director of the Center for Hospital Finance & Management at the Johns Hopkins University public health school.

(hat tip: Medical Quack)

Dr. Helen expresses her frustration with the medical culture that aims to rob us of our free will, all in the name of 'better health.'

The public health mission to minimize morbidity and mortality leaves no room for the possibility that someone might accept a shorter life span in exchange for more pleasure or less discomfort.

After only 55 years...(and no, this isn't the punch line of a bad joke about Germany's health care system)


(hat tip: Medskool)

While many physicians are increasingly avoiding government run health care, House of God author Stephen Bergman, proposes we strike for more governmental oversight...

I propose a doctors strike (or a healthcare workers strike, but I can only speak as a doctor). First, doctors would recruit enough colleagues to pledge that if, in two years (say, by July 4, 2009), there is not a ...

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Readers of this blog (and many others) often express a belief that under trained "mid-level providers" are equivalent to board certified physicians. If this law is allowed to go into effect, some unfortunate families will pay the ultimate price for their state's legislative naivety...

In June, Gov. Matt Blunt signed into law a bill to make health insurance more affordable for the state's citizens. The law includes a provision ...

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And Dr. Rob Oliver knocks it out of the park...

Tuition and living expenses during college ~ $150,000
Tuition and living expenses during medical school ~ $85,000
Average wage during my intern year in 1998 ~ $5.80 /hour
Average wage my 8th year in surgical training in 2005 ~ $9.75 /hour
Spending ages 22-35 in the library or hospital ~ PRICELE$$
(hat tip: plasticized)

The following op-ed was published on August 6th, 2007 in the New Hampshire Union Leader. Medicare is planning to cut physician payment rates by 10 percent in 2008. These reductions will continue annually, and it is predicted that the total cuts will be about 40 percent by 2016. The topic of physician compensation generally elicits little public sympathy. After all, the average primary care physician salary in ...

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When they say "it's for the kids"...

Apparently less than 100 mGy, which is enough for more than 3 CTs...

* = This statement may or may not be valid in Puerto Rico, where anyone can purchase a medical license.

Robert Lowes over at Medical Economics does the math to show how you could earn $6,000 more per year by skipping out on free lunches...

Hearing a drug spiel over a fajita wrap may not disrupt the schedule, but drop-ins and appointments eat up roughly 60 minutes a week, Health Strategies Group reports. If you used that extra time to see four established Medicare ...

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I wonder if the Congressional House majority party has ever read the FDA's position paper on imported drugs before passing this bill? At least Congressman Rogers understands the issue:

"I understand the intention to lower drug prices to the seniors, that is critically important," said Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. "What we're doing is throwing open the gates to every (drug) counterfeiter in the world."

Throughout each medical school lecture or small group discussion emphazing "my moral responsibility to sacrifice myself to society," I struggled to express how damnable this concept was. It wasn't until I read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged that my eyes were opened to the truth. Now, thankfully, Jared Rhoads has founded the Lucidicus Project to arm med students with the knowledge to proudly defend one of the world's ...

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Unless of course you are fat. Then you don't deserve medical care according to Dr Hamish Meldrum, head of the British Medical Association...

Obese people are often simply greedy and should not always be treated with pills, the head of the British Medical Association has said.

YouTube aficionado Adam has created several hilarious videos with his aptly named series, "Real Med-Students of Genius."

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