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The Triumvirate of Healthcare Spending

by Robert Nelson, MD


1. Price distortion
2. Price Insulation
3. Price Confusion

Shared via PowerPoint on Android.

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Dr. Bob Nelson speaks to the Palmetto Panel about importance of Healthcare Freedom in our Republic

Georgia Chapter Free Market Medical Association spokesperson, Dr. Bob Nelson, had the honor of addressing the 3rd annual Citizens in Action, Palmetto Panel held at Clemson University on February 25th about healthcare freedom and the importance of liberating markets with price honesty in healthcare.

<p><a href=”″>Palmetto Panel: Dr. Bob Nelson, Free Market Medical Association</a> from <a href=”″>Thomas Hanson</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Another Grim Reminder that Obamacare Has Made Healthcare More Expensive | International Liberty

Dan Mitchell

Way back in 2009, some folks on the left shared a chart showing that national expenditures on healthcare compared to life expectancy. This comparison was not favorable to the United States, which e…

Source: Another Grim Reminder that Obamacare Has Made Healthcare More Expensive | International Liberty

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The Battle of Prior-Authorizations – Dr. Linda Girgis

Farmacy -- INSURANCE…All too often, insurance companies are asking for prior=authorizatons for services to be rendered and all too often they result in denials. I sometimes spend days in the battle of prior-authorizations trying to get a needed test orders. Many times I end up in a phone battle with the medical director of any given insurance company. Most often they are understanding what my patients need and will give approval. But, in recent weeks, denials have been more common. And these decisions are determined by someone who has had no direct contact with my patient or even spoken with them.

via The Battle of Prior-Authorizations – Dr. Linda.