Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Higher Medical Costs

The New York Times ran an article a few weeks ago with the headline "Higher Prices Don't Equal More Care" and the subhead of "American patients use the same amount as those in other wealthy countries but pay more for it."  That pretty well sizes up the article. 

The article by Austin Frakt and Aaron E. Carroll even had a suggestion or two about possible ways to correct the problem or at least slow down the rate of increase.  But the last paragraph came to the inevitable conclusion:

If attempted nationally, or even in a state, either of these (solutions) would be met with resistance from all those who directly benefit from high prices, including physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies - and pretty much every other provider of health care in the United States.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Free Novella

The last chance to download my novella SUSAN'S SEARCH for free on Amazon this month is January 17th!  Check it out today!

Monday, January 1, 2018

New/Old Medical Term

I was watching a TV show recently about health care in other countries when I noticed a sign over the hospital's door that said "Traditional Medicine" and I thought to myself, I like that term.  It's much better than complementary and alternative medicine (and shorter too) but it says what it is.  This is the medicine that's been used successfully for hundreds, even thousands of years. 

Saw a recent article that says there's a group in Congress forming a new committee to try and ban CAM in America and I thought that's the last refuge of desperate folks.  I wanted to say criminals but decided not to, for now.  If you can't win the battle of minds and hearts with your results then why are you so desperate to eliminate the competition through new laws?  The AMA tried that route with chiropractic care (and still do) but it failed through the courts.  Americans have the freedom to use whatever medicine they choose to ... or they should.

Here in Texas we don't really have that right thanks to an overly aggressive medical board.   They work very hard to take away the medical license of any doctor that uses anything other than the latest from the pharmaceutical industry.  Sad for those of us who know the benefits of CAM!

In 2018 let's start using the term Traditional Medicine for all forms of CAM and drive the medical folks crazy!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Free Novella Jan 1-2

Once again my novella SUSAN'S SEARCH will be available for download free on January 1st and 2nd in 2018 from Amazon.  This is the story of one woman's search for a health treatment while her family searches for her.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Free Novella

My novella, SUSAN'S SEARCH, will be available FREE on Amazon December 17th and 18th. 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Alan

Monday, October 16, 2017

Drugs and Politics

If you ever wanted to know why America is only one of two countries in the world that allows direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs, or why our prices are so obscenely high compared to the rest of the world, watch the 60 Minutes story.

Hopefully the Senate will correct this mistake now that it's been brought to light and everyone can see how crooked our system is when it comes to drugs.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Interview Changed to October 4

Oops, just found out that my interview with Cyrus Webb has been changed to October 4th at 5 p.m. Eastern time. 

Hope you'll mark your calendar and listen in to the show!