Today’s program features a spirited round table discussion on the destination to which Obamacare is taking us. It’s worse than you think with our medical information being made available to the IRS, Homeland Security and the FBI.
The panel features:
Dr. Keith Smith, M.D., (www.surgerycenterok.com) founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which publishes all-inclusive pricing for competitive surgical procedures so patients know ahead of time what services will cost;
Dr. Richard Samuel, M.D., (www.samuelpractice.blogspot.com) an Idaho physician who stopped accepting Medicare and insurance eight years ago so he could offer patients discount rates and spend more time understanding their healthcare needs;
Mr. James Lansberry, (www.samaritanministries.org) president of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries and vice-president of Samaritan Ministries International; and
Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., (www.aapsonline.org) Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and a lecturer in medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Orient actually read all 2,000+ pages of the healthcare bill.
John’s boralogue kicks off the round table by examining the disconnect in Americans’ minds between jobs, taxes, the recession and healthcare, which all interact but are largely discussed as if they don’t.
P.S. Choco the Moose is back visiting — he showed up in the middle of today’s show. We have a picture of him on our Facebook page.