Monthly Archives: September 2013

It may not be who you think

Now that our state legislature is back in session you’re going to hear a lot about Medicaid expansion in Missouri.  I believe if you were to ask many people who they believe would benefit most from Medicaid expansion in Missouri … Continue reading

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No need for men to try to fight baldness

I turned 40 not long ago and a business acquaintance that I have never met in person said to me “next thing you know, your hair is going to start falling out”.  Little did he know that I’m very advanced in … Continue reading

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Hospitals that keep people out of the hospital

Hospitals keeping people out of the hospital may be the formula for success as health care reform comes to life.  There’s a change coming in health care and soon value will be rewarded more than volume.  The trend has been … Continue reading

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Patient safety shouldn’t take so long

Once the challenge was made, it took the U.S. eight and a half years to land a man on the moon.  It’s going to take longer to implement a law that would help keep patients safe. In early June the … Continue reading

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New job for Flipper

As most of you know we recently celebrated the birth of our second son right here at GVMH.  Since I’m still in birth mode you’ll understand why a recent story caught my attention. I read a story about a couple … Continue reading

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The hole

Ooops…2226,525 uninsured Missourians make too little to qualify for reduced price health insurance through the exchanges which are set to open on October 1. The Affordable Care Act was designed to provide every American the opportunity to have health insurance … Continue reading

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The hidden tax

Michigan recently became the 25th state to sign up for Medicaid expansion so by my math, exactly on half of the states have signed onto the most controversial aspect of the Affordable Care Act or ACA.  The ACA allows states … Continue reading

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