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The Big Myth of Healthcare

What is the big myth of healthcare? This is a major topic in this week’s edition of Healthcareonomics. The fifth podcast of the radio show can be downloaded now!   This edition of Healthcareonomics scrutinizes the costs versus charges of healthcare and health insurance, specifically, managed care and how it was created. Health insurers control the entire healthcare industry with the aid of the government. Isn’t that un-Constitutional?   Dr. Kevin Wacasey will explain what happens, from an insurance standpoint, when a patient comes into the Colleyville Medical Clinic. He will also provide suggestions on how to get the most out
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The Wacasey Equation

What is The Wacasey Equation?  Well, there needs to be a simple way to compare and contrast the benefits of different plans when shopping for health insurance. I mean, I consider myself a healthcare expert, but even I get confused by all the different copays, percentages, and other options offered by health insurers. I would submit that this is exactly what those companies want. Look, they’re selling a product, right? They would be fools to pass up opportunities to up-sell customers by labeling highly profitable offerings with marketing terms like “BEST SELLER,” “Find Doctors,” or my favorite – “Platinum” plans.
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Health Insurance Without Access to Healthcare

What good is health insurance without access to health care? That’s Obamacare for you. Why are we spending too much on healthcare? What happened to consumerism in healthcare? These are several of the questions that are asked and answered in the fourth episode of Healthcareonomics – The Radio Show.   Healthcareonomics airs on Sunday at 4 p.m. on 570 KLIF in Dallas, Texas. In addition to finding the podcasts here, you can hear the podcasts on iTunes. Dr. Kevin Wacasey, who owns and manages Colleyville (TX) Medical Clinic, is the creator and co-host of Healthcareonomics.   Open enrollment at HealthCare.gov
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This is Deception of Healthcare

[This is Deception of Healthcare – the final part in the three-part series of Healthcareonomics of the Heart]   The great myth of our modern American healthcare system, where we hear almost every day about the “rising costs of healthcare,” is that healthcare is – costly. It isn’t, or at least it doesn’t have to be. It isn’t the costs of healthcare that are outrageous…it’s the charges.   What’s the difference? A big one! The cost represents the amount required to develop, manufacture, market, and distribute a product or service to its intended customer. The charge for that product or
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Healthcareonomics of the Heart, Part 2

This is the second part in a series focusing on Healthcareonomics of the Heart.   How can we minimize the risk of cardiac arrest in children and adults?  There are a couple of ways to accomplish this. The first is with a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG).  It’s a simple test that records multiple tracings of the heart’s electrical activity.  The EKG is one of the most widely used tests to look for heart problems.  It’s painless, non-invasive, and takes less than ten minutes to perform. It is not only sensitive at picking up electrical abnormalities, but it can accurately localize where
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Healthcareonomics of the Heart

“THAT one, Daddy,” my daughter exclaimed when she pointed and finally had her heart set on an ultramodern, jet black, glossy set of bedroom furniture. I didn’t agree with her choice, but it was her 12th birthday. For months, she had complained about how embarrassing it was when her friends came over and saw the ornate roses and ribbons carved into her princess pink headboard. It was time for a change.   I had agreed to give her a single, yet large gift, and sympathy got the better of me, too. Thinking back, I recall sleeping on the same, plain
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Does Your Deductible Matter? – Healthcareonomics (Ep. 3)

Does your deductible matter? How does The Wacasey Equation factor into your purchase of health insurance? In episode three of Healthcareonomics, Dr. Kevin Wacasey discusses the costs versus charges of the deductible, healthy heart screenings, ovarian cancer screenings and more.   Dr. Wacasey examines news headlines and answers email questions. You can email the show at DrW@healthcareonomics.om. Healthcareonomics airs each Sunday at 4 p.m. on 570 KLIF in Dallas, Texas. The show is streamed via KLIF’s website and through their app.   About the hosts…Dr. Kevin Wacasey has been practicing medicine since 1994. He is a health care expert who
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Regain Control of Health Insurance Choices

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – With the national uncertainty about rising health insurance premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums, Kevin Wacasey, M.D., is on a mission to provide answers with the launch of Healthcareonomics. This groundbreaking radio show, podcast and website highlight the difference between the costs versus charges of health care and introduce The Wacasey Equation, a simple and practical way to compare the value of different policies when buying health insurance. Dr. Kevin Wacasey outlines his revolutionary plan at Healthcareonomics.com, and he hosts a half-hour radio show on 570 KLIF in Dallas, Texas. It airs every Sunday at 4 p.m. (CST),
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Trick? or Treat?

Trick or treat?!?!?  Sara Horowitz is a “genius.” Oh, don’t take my word for it; she was awarded that title, as well as a grant, by the MacArthur Foundation in 1999. She’s received all kinds of awards and been placed on various lists of up and comers since then. And in a couple of recent articles from Slate and Forbes, her accomplishments are laid out very nicely. So how did she earn such accolade? For starters, in 2003 she formed a non-profit organization for disenfranchised workers who are given a paycheck, but no other job-related benefits. Her motivation for doing
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