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The Healthy Skeptic: Where health care dollars go

Last week, I summarized part of the most recent annual report on national health spending. In this column, the focus is on where the...

The Healthy Skeptic: The pernicious effects of health care consolidation

For an extended period of time there has been ongoing massive consolidation of health care providers, health plans and everything else in health care....

The Healthy Skeptic: How much are doctors paid?

Physicians and nurses are the primary face of the health system for patients. We all want our physicians to be happy, to not be...

The Healthy Skeptic: It’s time to accept that masks did nothing

One of the most controversial of the “public health” measures during the CV-19 epidemic was the mandated use of face masks. Supposedly the masks would...

COVID vax–injured executive battles back

(Intellectual Takeout) -- On August 28, 2021, Christine Hoehne’s world turned upside down. Until that pivotal day, Christine had been a high-achieving global benefits...

The Healthy Skeptic: Members’ perceptions of their health plans

The Employee Benefits Research Institute does what its name suggests -- tracks data and trends in employer-offered health benefits. It recently released a brief...

The Healthy Skeptic: Employers and consumers are getting ripped off by...

Spending for services at hospitals is a large portion of total U.S. health care spending, 42% of all costs for privately paid services. The...

Recordings reveal what top gender doctors really think about sex change...

(Daily Caller News Foundation) — The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is the leading authority in the field of gender medicine. Its guidance...

The Healthy Skeptic: An assessment of Minnesota’s health

Every year Minnesota’s Department of Health produces a report on the state’s health. Minnesota has a number of significant health issues — a heavily...

The Healthy Skeptic: Innovation in medicine and its costs

Our health is important to all of us and having a disease or condition requiring treatment is anxiety provoking, for both health and financial...