Monday, December 12, 2011

Quick Links: Gingrich, Dumping, Autonomy

Jared Rhoads of the Center for Objective Health Policy discusses "Newt Gingrich: 3 hits and 3 misses on transforming healthcare".

Dr. Michael Hurd offers his own analysis at, "Gingrich on Health Care".

At best, Gingrich is a very mixed bag with some good ideas and some bad ideas masquerading as "reform".

Jeffrey Anderson notes, "Under Obamacare, Employers Will Likely Engage in 'Targeted Dumping' of Employees".

Dr. Ken Murray describes, "How Doctors Die":
It's not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What's unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently.
Many doctors choose to decline aggressive end-of-life treatment -- as is their right. Of course, this is precisely the sort of decision that each person should be able to make for themselves -- not the government.