Blog Profile / Dr. Mike Magee's BLOG


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Archived Since:March 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Non-Real Work: Eliminating Private Health Insurers From Primary Coverage

              Source: OECD Data (U.S.vs Canada Insurance Cost as % GDP) Mike Magee Economist Herbert Stein, WSJ contributor, AEI senior fellow, and economic advisor to Richard Nixon, famously said, “If something can not go on forever,...Show More Summary

Climate Change + Migration + Turmoil = Disaster

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Doctors in the Top 5% – Not The Top 1% by Income. Oh, and Canadian doctors make more than U.S. doctors.

What are the average 2017 earnings of U.S. doctors? Primary Care – $217,000  Specialties – $316,000 What is the salary span for doctors by specialty? Pediatricians make the least ($202,000), Orthopedists the most ($489,000) How muchShow More Summary

Trumpian Coal Quiz – True or False

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Being a U.S. Health Insurer Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry.

UnitedHealth Group CEO Mike Magee It has been roughly a month since Americans witnessed that “the health care emperor had no clothes”. For seven long years, the Republican leadership waged an unending and relentless battle to collapse the Affordable Care Act, insisting that Americans in large majorities hated it and that it had to go. Show More Summary

California Dreaming – The World’s 8th Largest Economy Is Not Waiting Around For Trump.

Mike Magee Health policy experts generally agree that applying taxes to unhealthy products or behaviors can reliably deliver public health benefits. We have learned from the nation’s battle with tobacco that taxes not only discourage consumption but also provide funding for beneficial programs like public health education. Show More Summary

Why Do Canadian Kids With Cystic Fibrosis Live 10 Years Longer Than American Kids?

Mike Magee At the end of WWII, Canada and the U.S. realized the necessity of focusing on health care infrastructure. There were of course the hundreds of thousands of physical and mental health casualties streaming into overflowing and over-stressed hospitals. Show More Summary

The “Saskatchewan Experiment” – Informing California Health.

Mike Magee One of the driving misperceptions about the Canadian health care system is that it is a centrally run and directed delivery system, nationalized from start to finish, top down and authoritarian. That bias, reinforced actively in the U.S., is and has been inaccurate from the start. Show More Summary

Who’s The Most Important Doctor-Politician in America?

Dr. Barbara Bollier Mike Magee “I’m about health-care’d out.” Those are the words of Sen. Pat Roberts (R.,Kan.) One can understand his exhaustion. After all, seven years of relentless opposition to the ACA have ended in defeat. The leader,...Show More Summary

Trump Immigration Impact On Health

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Medicaid: The Base For Single Payer Health Care?

“Don’t mess with my Medicaid!” That was clearly the takeaway for Republican legislators heard as they met with hometown crowds in the lead up to their historic Trumpcare defeat. Whether they have “given up the ghost” only time will tell. Show More Summary

Giving Up The Ghost: Republican State Legislators Begin To Acquiesce to Medicaid Expansion.

Mike Magee In a recent analysis of the U.S. and Canadian health care systems, two things were clear. First, Canada Health Care was planned, and our’s just happened. And second, both nations favored regional over federal delivery systems. Show More Summary

Deplorable Conditions and “Deaths of Despair” Trap Trump Loyalists.

Mike Magee As the House leadership twists arms today, the noose is getting tighter by the minute around the necks of the most loyal Trump voting block – white males with only a high school education or less. As the twisted deliberations...Show More Summary

Tonight’s Reading Material For Republican Legislators.

Mike Magee Since the Republicans have stalled today in their eight year pursuit to repeal Obamacare, perhaps they should take the night off, and relax by reading UNC professor Jonathan Oberlander’s NEJM advice on next steps. Here are...Show More Summary

Making America Red Again?

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Price-Less: Make America Red Again.

Mike Magee In the weeks ahead, we will see how far backwards our health will slide under Republican leadership. In the President’s budget proposal this week, we see that he doesn’t care much for the EPA. Juxtapose that with this week’s BMJ study revealing a link between global warming and rising rates of diabetes. Show More Summary

Medicaid Caps and Paul Ryan’s “Good Old Days”.

Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way” is actually the same old way circa 1960 when Medicaid Caps were all the rage, with Welfare providing “medical vendor payments”. What did that look like? State spending was low: $12 billion nationwide in 2014 dollars covering The post Medicaid Caps and Paul Ryan’s “Good Old Days”. appeared first on HealthCommentary.

Canada vs. U.S. Health Care: State Governance and Next Steps if Ryan Fails.

Mike Magee One of the most enduring myths that we Americans support when it comes to Canadian health care is that it is a nationally run, monolithic offering with little variability. That is patently false. In fact, Canada’s official...Show More Summary

Canada vs. U.S. Health Care: National Governance Reform – HHS, FDA, NIH, CDC.

Mike Magee As we have seen, America’s health care system – disintegrated, opaque and heavily conflicted – didn’t just happen. It is the result of thousands of conscious decisions over nearly a century. Choices made have tipped the scale toward intervention, technology, and medicalization at every turn. Show More Summary

Canada vs. U.S. Health Care: Common Wealth

Mike Magee Republicans this week demonstrated with clarity that further tinkering with our broken health care system will almost certainly add cost and undermine quality and coverage. To begin to define a way back home, we need to initially focus on two fundamental challenges. Show More Summary

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