Don Berwick, MD: Waste in the American Healthcare System

Dr. Berwick, former Director of CMS and former President and CEO of IHI, discusses the percentage Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 25th – March 3rd                                 2019

In general news, The North Korean summit in Vietnam failed as Kim Jong-un did not offer to eliminate Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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Celiac disease is not reduced by breast feeding or delaying the introduction of gluten

October 19, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Alessio Fasano, MD of Harvard discusses his 10-year-long study in children testing whether the Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 18th – February 24th                                 2019

In general news, President Trump heads to Vietnam to have a second summit with North Korea’s Continue reading

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

chart-of-university-growthApril 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 Continue reading

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

Johnny-footballJanuary 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

I was chuckling at an irrelevant essay in the NY Post complaining about how college football Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 11th – February 17th                                 2019

In general news, drug cartel leader “El Chapo” was convicted in U.S. courts. President Trump went to Continue reading

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Once again, daily aspirin is shown to be deadly rather than beneficial

September 16, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The Healthcare Channel has been pounding the table for many years pushing back against the drug Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 4th – February 10th                                 2019

In general news, talks with China to avert a trade war took a turn for the worse while North Korea Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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…. Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

January 28th – February 3rd                                 2019

In general news, a China delegation came to Washington and seems to have made great progress Continue reading

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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, Continue reading

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