Proof of Death:

VIDEO PODCAST – Episode 1

Episode 1 – Introduction to Healthcareonomics I apologize about not writing these past few months, but I’ve found a new creative outlet on Twitter., where I must say it is great fun (not mention a
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The Politics of The Pill

One day after the inauguration of President Trump, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an order: his administration is going to “require” health insurance companies to pick up the tab for birth control. In other words, no matter
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A Merry Colonoscopy…to All!

Adapted from my upcoming book: Your Money AND Your Life, available Spring 2017. Earlier this month, contestant Cindy Stowell racked up an impressive six wins in a row on the game show Jeopardy!. Even more impressive than her
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Hold On, Mr. President-Elect!

THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF in town, and his name is Donald Trump. No matter what you may think of his history, attitude, or behavior, one thing is for sure – he’s a total political outsider
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Let’s Do The Numbers…

Well, it’s November 1st, and you know what that means. It’s that time of the year again, when the so-called “Open Enrollment” period for buying next year’s health insurance plans begins. To celebrate, I thought
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Meet Martin – The Martyr

Poor Martin Shkreli. His last name aside (and I thought mine was bad), the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals just cannot catch a break. These days everyone it seems – HIV patients, politicians, even a group of witches – have
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The Forest? Or The Trees…

I was saddened to hear that one of my favorite Libertarians, the wonderful journalist John Stossel, has taken ill. True to form however, he’s taking it in stride (he nonchalantly quipped “seems I have lung
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Touché!

It’s time that everyone have a stake in the health insurance game, and recipients of employer-funded programs are no exception. But it’s going to take a seismic shift in attitude from employees who enjoy such perks.
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The Texas Senate Has No Heart

Last month House Bill 767, that would have required electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings in Texas students participating in UIL athletic activities, was passed by the Texas House and sent to the Senate for consideration. Today, five Republican Senators from the Senate
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A Matter of the Heart

Last week, the Texas House of Representatives Public Education Committee voted unanimously to pass a bill requiring students to undergo EKG screenings before participating in UIL events, The bill leaves the burden of paying for the testing
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