Direct Care Is The Blue Collar Bootstrap Solution To Our Broken Healthcare System

Yes, it’s true. More and more primary-care and family physicians are launching concierge practices for middle- and lower-income patients. It’s not an April Fools jokes. We literally saw 5 more docs enter the field just this week!

And yes, we’re limited in scope now. But we are radically reshaping how American families get their medicine.

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If 1 in 25 Hospital Patients Get An Infection, Then Let’s Keep People Out Of The Hospital

Healthcare technology continues to advance, but the CDC has new estimates on where infection rates aren’t falling — hospitals.

About one in 25 hospital patients in the U.S. pick up an infection during their care, according to a new estimate from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SUMMARY: How A Secretive Panel Uses Data That Distort Doctors’ Pay

SUMMARY: How A Secretive Panel Uses Data That Distort Doctors’ Pay

Here’s a home run for investigative journalism. The Washington Post dug around and found that doctors’ compensation is decided by a little-known committee of doctors who help establish the value of every procedure in medicine. However, critics claim the American Medical Association (AMA), the chief lobbying group for physicians, is the wrong organization to do the work.

This is a long form article, but we’ve highlighted the key takeaways in case you don’t have time to read the whole piece.

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