- How do PBMs make their money?
- After a woman dies of cancer she posthumously offers to buy up the medical debts of other patients.
- Scientists edit genes to control cholesterol.
- Gene editing can also prevent sickle cell, but Medicaid won’t pay for it. The Biden administration is partly to blame. (WSJ)
- Patients wait 13 hours for free health care.
Kaiser Health News reports that compensation is key to fixing the primary care shortage. The article goes on to say that there are many reasons for the shortage of primary care physicians, but one is inescapable: compensation. Here is a profound quote from the KHN article:
- How Obamacare denied one family’s daughter the cancer care she needed.
- Did a Fauci advisor intentionally delete or destroy records relating to the origins of COVID-19?
- Kings and Queens theory: as income goes up, fertility goes down.
- High-heat neighborhoods can be 5 to 20 degrees hotter than surrounding neighborhoods. And a lot of other facts I bet you don’t know,
- Trump’s “Opportunity Zones” (created by the 2017 tax reform bill) are producing disappointing results. Enterprise Zones were an idea imported from Margaret Thatcher’s Britain by Heritage Foundation scholar Stuart Butler. The original idea was to create mini-Hong Kongs in otherwise dilapidated areas. What happened was no deregulation, only tax cuts and subsidies. I predicted from day one that if all you do is offer tax cuts, the experiment will turn into a special interest scam and Hong Kong will never emerge from the rubble. It appears I was right.
Long-term care is expensive. By expensive, I mean break-the-bank expensive. As people begin to live longer, they don’t always live well longer. Medical science can keep people alive long after they are no longer able to function. The lack of affordable long-term care is a problem that has no easy solution.