Is Single Payer the Future of Healthcare?

Here's a good debate from December 5, 2017 on the subject. Is single payer the next step in American health care? What alternative approaches can we explore? The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board will examine differing systems and the future of U.S. health care policy with special guests Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr. … Continue reading Is Single Payer the Future of Healthcare?

Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

November 1st marks the start of Healthcare.gov's annual open enrollment period.  Here's an example of what our neighbors who don't qualify for a subsidy should expect.  For an  average small business owner family (two parents, two school age kids) with no subsidies, they have this to look forward to. It is incredibly demoralizing to think … Continue reading Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care membership

Trinity Medical Associates offers two  excellent options for employers seeking to lower their healthcare spending while maintaining a high level of employee care and accountability. The first choice is a Trinity Onsite Clinic.  We can setup, staff, and operate a full service primary care office within your facility.  With a Trinity provider onsite during the … Continue reading Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care membership

Article: Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself

Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself I could write a good review of this as it is an excellent read on healthcare economics.  This truly complex topic can be simplified by using a few easy analogies and these four quotes.  I'd highly recommend you read it for yourself though. … Continue reading Article: Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself

Health Savings Accounts are true hidden gems

Everyone should have a health savings account (HSA).  Of course, not everyone qualifies for a HSA but, nonetheless, it remains one of the most valuable tools in saving for future medical expenses and retirement. Think of it this way, as you get older, which of your spending categories is most likely to to go up?  … Continue reading Health Savings Accounts are true hidden gems

Why single payor healthcare will always fail patients

Listening to "The Road to Serfdom" by F. A. Hayek I came across this quote.  It merely starts from the indisputable fact that the limits of our powers of imagination make it impossible to include in our scale of values more than a sector of the needs of the whole society, and that, since, strictly … Continue reading Why single payor healthcare will always fail patients

Article: The Truth About Healthcare That Nobody Will Discuss

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Article: State uninsurance rate map, no health insurance

The ACA have made inroads into providing more health insurance coverage to previously uninsured Americans. Some argue that those newly insured are not individuals on commercial insurance but those enrolled on state run Medicaid programs. Regardless of the true answer these charts are deceptive. These charts assume that health insurance coverage equals health care. It … Continue reading Article: State uninsurance rate map, no health insurance

Article: States Prove Why Direct Primary Care Should Be A Key Component To Any Health Care Reform Plan

Here's a great article by Katherine Restrepo of Forbes summarizing how DPC programs are improving healthcare in various states around the country.  It outlines how all of the ACA replacement plans that have been proposed so far provide for HSA style savings within a framework of using DPC memberships to lower cost.  Give it a … Continue reading Article: States Prove Why Direct Primary Care Should Be A Key Component To Any Health Care Reform Plan

Why I’m not a fan of single payer healthcare

I've always wanted to ask all my single payer advocate friends why don't they advocate for single payer food chain systems or single payer housing.  If a single payer system is so good at doling out limited resources why do we not trust the single payer to control every limited resource we have: food, water, … Continue reading Why I’m not a fan of single payer healthcare