When I was two years old, I contracted rheumatic fever. Too ill to be moved, the family doctor came to our home with his black medical bag and stayed with me all night. Nowadays, doctors no longer make house calls, and they are not free to do what they think the patient needs. Instead, they do what insurance companies pay for. Thousands of non-medical Medicare employees oversee this process. Billions of dollars that once went directly to patient care now […]
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