Financial independence is fantastic.  It allows you to wrangle free from the hum-drum existence of the W-2 asset class and aspire towards your individual life calling.  Maybe you want to start a non-for-profit.  Or volunteer at a local hospital. Or travel to the Galapagos islands and study the unique evolution of the flora and fauna.  Whatever your passions may be, there is no greater accelerator than freeing up forty ...

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Rationing is defined as the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services. In health care, rationing is not a new concept and has been occurring for years, most often in times of emergency but also when resources are merely limited or demand is greater. For example, an increased need for ventilators in the winter months during flu epidemics; organ transplants are dictated by the availability, or the shortage, ...

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Much is being written about the ever increasing cost of health care in the US, especially compared to the rest of the developed world. As a nation, we spend nearly 16% of our GDP on health care.  All estimates predict that this amount will continue increasing unless costs can be controlled now.  Hence the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  Not only was it designed to extend coverage to more ...

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The new healthcare reform law appears to be using the idea of improved quality to justify the enormous expense of changing the way care is delivered in the United States. As a justification for the need for change is the reporting currently being touted as a great measure of quality.  This information is gathered in many different ways and ...

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