Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quick Links: New HMO, Standardized Medicine

Loren Heal of FreedomWorks: "Meet the New HMO -- Same as the Old HMO".

Dr. Don Dizon, an oncologist, on one-size-fits-all medicine: "Despite the best evidence, oncologists cannot dictate treatment".  Basically, they do not take into account patients' individual life preferences.

John Goodman: "Can Personalized Healthcare Survive Obamacare's Medicine Assembly Line?".

His critical observation:
Everything about ObamaCare — from its emphasis on pilot programs and demonstration projects to its faith in “evidence-based care” — is all about standardization. It’s about treating all patients with the same condition the same way. It’s about herd medicine. It’s about cookbook medicine. It’s about assembly line medicine. It’s as different from personalized care as different can be.