Author Archive for Ron Anthony

Ron Anthony Is a pen name. I have an economics and finance education. I have read extensively on the the healthcare crisis that is pulling this country down. I have experienced firsthand how expensive, cruel and mindless American healthcare can be. Age: 67 (been around). Florida. Can be reached at Ronanthony47@aol.com

How superior the VA really is

The media and especially Republican conservative ideologues are always putting the VA under a microscope looking for faults. If the media focused more on the hundreds of thousands who die every year in corporate hospitals through medical errors, we would…

Donald Trump and drug prices

Donald Trump said he will cut $300 billion a year from our national drug spending. Given we spend somewhere between $300 and $400 billion per year on drugs, that’s quite a savings! Drugs might become “free stuff” with the Donald…

TO WIN WE MUST LOSE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts healthcare spending will increase at 5.8% per year. That compounds to double in only 12 years. Even if everything advocated on this site is miraculously carried out, we will still be in…

SEPARATING FACTS FROM FICTION

Misinformation, falsehoods and outright lies are abundant in our health care discussions in the media. Call them what you like. One of these often repeated is that Obamacare dropped the rate of growth in healthcare spending. The following chart shows…

OBAMACARE CONTINUES TO SINK

The Supreme Court victory for Obamacare cannot stop the reality.  The bad news continues. Premiums are taking off. The Affordable Care Act is becoming unaffordable. Here’s the latest on 2016 premiums. Government guarantees for insurance company profits will expire soon…

THE SUPREME COURT DECISION

There is good news and bad news with the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Obamacare subsidies. The good news is that millions will continue to have health insurance. This is a basic right in all the advanced nations. The…

MARIJUANA

Drug addiction is an illness and should not be a crime. It is better to hospitalize and treat victims than spend huge amounts of money policing them and putting them in jails. When or if released from prison they are…