Category Archives: – Policy

The secret agenda of Neocons: Supporting the corrupt status quo in healthcare

January 29, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Kamala Harris announced her run for president. She gave a town hall talk laying out her platform.

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The deadly risks of TAVR being downplayed to patients by hospitals

January 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On July 20th, 2011, the FDA convened an advisory committee to help it determine whether to

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

April 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The New York Times has a nice essay explaining why college tuition is out of control. They first

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Big Time College Sports is not the worst thing about American universities

January 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was chuckling at an irrelevant essay in the NY Post complaining about how college football

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Don Berwick, MD: State health insurance exchanges

April 4, 2012

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Don Berwick, MD: Changing from fee-for-service to bundled payments in Medicare and Medicaid

April 4, 2012

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Don Berwick, MD: National Coverage Decisions

December 1, 2013- National Coverage Decisions (NCDs) are used by CMS to set guidelines as to

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Don Berwick, MD: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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CMMI Director leaves after Healthcare Channel investigates

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD In June of 2012, The Healthcare Channel published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing

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Industry conflicts arise at PCORI threatening any real comparative effectiveness research

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) was created by the PPACA “ObamaCare” law in 2010.

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Have state health commissioners dropped the ball?

With Obamacare exchange premiums increasing 7.5% year-over-year, this 2013 video is still relevant….

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Under new leadership, Johns Hopkins creates a disaster at the Tampa children’s hospital

Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine Paul Rothman December 11, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Ranking colleges and medical centers is a futile, highly subjective, and ludicrous endeavor. Nevertheless,

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Essay: The Sad State of Affairs for American Medicine Primary Care

December 26, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am so saddened by the state of our profession. I have been in different industries and unaware

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Review: “The Bleeding Edge” documentary on unsafe medical devices

November 1, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The Netflix 2018 documentary “The Bleeding Edge” reviews modern cases of medical devices

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Senator Angus King discusses his bill to make medical device pricing transparent to the public

July 9, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Senator Angus King from Maine has proposed a a bill that would make the pricing of medical devices

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I was in the delivery room when Obamacare was born

Update September 21, 2014- Obamacare is causing more people to go to the hospital, which

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The Year in Review: 2018

December 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The biggest stories this year related

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Essay: The Silos of American Healthcare Stifle Communication Between Providers

December 19, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have a clinical practice that treats chronic conditions, among other things. I recently ran across a

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Essay: Everything you say can and will be used against you

November 10, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I keep telling people that “smart home” devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa, record everything

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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the

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