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The Pusher Men, Now Pushing Cash 0

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“The New Gotchas” 0

Thom discusses the latest medical scam: Surprise Billing.

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Picking the Public Purse 0

Thom explains the “Medicare disAdvantage” scam.

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Hospital on Hospice 0

You can learn more about Hahnemann Hospital at the Inky.

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HMOtrocity 0

Grimmy says to Mother Goose,

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Aside:

In retrospect, I’ve concluded that the more to HMO-style health care that started in the 1970s and 1980s as the way to “fix” American heath care was a big mistake. It effectively put American health care under the control of insurance companies, which are incentivized, as the neologism goes, to provide as little actual care as possible, and removed it from medical professionals, most of whom (and yes there is the occasional glaring exception) care about caring.

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The Pusher Men 0

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Diagno$i$ Moolah 0

Title:  S. O. P. at Marketing General Hospital.  Image:  Doctors and OR staff gathered around a man prepping for surgery.  Surgeon looks at chart and says,

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Caravan 0

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The Pusher Men 0

A small move toward truth in vending . . . .

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday the Trump administration has finalized regulations requiring drug companies to disclose list prices of medications costing more than $35 for a month’s supply.

(snip)

Drug companies responded that adding prices to their commercials could unintentionally harm patients.*

Much more at the link.

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*Yeah. Right.

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GOP Health Care: Don’t Get Sick.
If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.
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David points out Senator Chuck Grassley’s health care hypocrisy. (Warning: Commercial at the 7:30 mark.)

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The Pusher Men 0

Woman at drugstore counter asks pharmacist,

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The “Tyranny” of Good Health Care 0

A caller, now living in Arkansas, describes his first-hand experience with Canadian healthcare and exposes the propaganda promulgated by the insurance companies.

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Just the Vaxx, Ma’am 0

Frame One:  Picture of little dog, captioned,

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Republican Health Care: Don’t Get Sick.
If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.
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Caption:  If you're searching for the new GOP health care plan . . .  Image:  Dead body with toe tag reading,

Via Juanita Jean.

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One Thing Is Not Like the Other Thing 0

Large life-saver labeled

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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A Pre-Existing Condition 0

Paul Krugman and Dick Polman differ on what precisely said pre-existing condition may be. Read them both and decide which one is correct.

Afterthought:

Their two diagnoses are not mutually exclusive.

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The Stalker 0

Donald Trump standing on 5th Avenue pointing gun at person labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Pulling the Plug 0

Headline: Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end

Donald Trump pulling the plug on patient on life support because of pre-existing conditions.

Image via Job’s Anger.

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The American Way of Health 0

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Trumpling Medicare 0

Frame One:  Man says,

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