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FEBRUARY 15, 2015


1st hour
Doctor Stops Accepting Insurance, 
Turns ObamaCare On Its Head  WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
2nd hour
The Folly of a Constitutional Convention 
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Doctor Stops Accepting Insurance, Turns ObamaCare On Its Head
Our guest 1st hour: Dr. Gerard Gianoli
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL      click for full article

Saying Goodbye to Third-Party Medical Payments

No insurers. No government. No surprise bills. At our practice, patients pay in cash and prices are lower.

By Dr. Gerard Gianoli

The Affordable Care Act is raising costs, restricting patient choice and doctor freedom, and putting bureaucrats in the treatment room. It isn’t good—but it’s here to stay, largely intact, at least until a Republican president can work with a Republican-controlled Congress.

But that doesn’t mean nothing can be done. The onus is now on physicians to innovate and improve patient outcomes within the restrictive confines of an ObamaCare world.

Physicians have been largely ignored in the government’s attempts to reform health care. The ACA’s architects, for example, tried to align the five key health-care interest groups—government agencies, insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and ancillaries (e.g., medical-device makers, labs)—to guarantee better patient outcomes.

Yet this approach has produced a health-care system that is increasingly disliked and unaffordable. The ACA is more unpopular than ever; in November 2014, only 37% of Americans approved of the federal overhaul compared with 56% opposed, according to Gallup. And thanks to higher out-of-pocket costs under the ACA—including deductibles averaging more than $5,000 for so-called “bronze” plans—one in three Americans said they or a family member delayed seeking medical care in 2014, according to a Gallup survey.

This is where physicians come in. If what many providers advocate is true—that doctors, not bureaucrats or politicians, know what’s best for patients—physicians must begin offering solutions. This requires thinking like entrepreneurs and innovators, not lab coats awaiting orders from outside parties on how to deliver medical care.
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Our guest 2nd hour: Art Thompson  Additional shows : OCTOBER 26, 2014


CEO of the John Birch Society


The Folly of a Constitutional Convention

Art Thompson was born in Seattle, Washington in 1938. Art attended the University of Washington, the Washington Military Academy and other business related institutions, before going into business for himself.

He joined the Society in May, 1964 and rose through "the ranks" becoming a successful Area Coordinator for The John Birch Society in the 1970's. He left the staff to go back into business in 1981 and returned to the staff again in the 1990's.

In the 1980's and early 90's, his business took him all over the United States. A frequent visitor to Western Europe on business, as a tourist, and once on a political fact-finding tour for the JBS, Art was at the Berlin Wall as it was coming down. During this tour, he became acquainted with many businessmen, academics, and members of the German cabinet and European Union.

Art has also served on his small town City Council, as the chairman of his local Chamber of Commerce, as an official and an elector for the Republican Party, and as a local leader in the state of Washington for the Christian Coalition. He also served as an officer in the Select Reserve Force of the Army and National Guard.

Art has held virtually every volunteer and staff position in the Society, including National Director of Development and Communications and National Director of Field Activities. For several years, he represented the Society in a variety of media events, including appearing on "60 Minutes," and was for a short time on our Speakers Bureau.




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