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David Hogberg
David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland.  He is author of the book, Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians.
by | Nov 11, 2019

Earlier this year Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) proposed the “Lower Health Care Costs Act,” which purports to protect patients from surprise medical bills. In reality, it is a price-fixing scheme that would incentivize insurers to drop…

by | Oct 4, 2019

Most industrialized nations other than the U.S. impose price-control regimes on prescription drugs. As a result, patients in those countries have less access to newer medicines and lifesaving benefits than patients in America. Unfortunately, if Speaker Nancy Pelosi has her…

by | May 16, 2019

Competition in health care results in lower costs and better quality for cancer patients. Unfortunately, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may soon restrict where patients can receive a new and promising treatment. Patients, taxpayers, and community-based cancer…

by | Mar 21, 2019

Last week Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, Gottlieb’s reign was a departure from lessening of government regulations so prevalent in other areas of the Trump Administration. His tenure culminated…

by | Aug 26, 2018

— Don’t you wish that you could get a dime for every time the mainstream media will use the death of Senator John McCain to bash President Trump? — The NFL season opens in about 11 days.  I rarely read…

by | Mar 4, 2018

If you have any intention of sitting through the Academy Awards this evening, then here is my “viewing kit” that should make it more bearable for you. Materials needed: Paper, pen, scissors, tape. Instructions: See below photo.

by | Mar 4, 2018

If you have any intention of sitting through the Academy Awards this evening, then here is my “viewing kit” that should make it more bearable for you. Materials needed: Paper, pen, scissors, tape. Instructions: See below photo.

by | Jan 29, 2018

Davos, Switzerland, the annual retreat for the world’s elite, gets a very flattering portrait this year from Molly Ball, a reporter at Time magazine. Nothing surprising there. Nor is it surprising that neither Ball nor her editors didn’t realize that they…

by | Dec 4, 2017

Senators just passed tax reform legislation that included a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. The House of Representatives, which passed its version of tax reform without such a repeal, should now follow the Senate’s lead. The individual mandate is a…

by | Dec 1, 2017

On Wednesday, sports network ESPN announced it was laying off employees effective immediately. The long-expected announcement follows a similar purging of 100 employees back in April. At present ESPN has about 87 million subscribers, a big drop from 2010 when it had…

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