Healthcare: Pitting Americans against Each Other

The American public will soon be wedged into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a forklift replacement for the healthcare system that consumers use today.  In this new health care regime, the roles of provider, patient, and payer will be further segregated into winners and losers.  Those postures are a direct result of Congress’ 2010 choice […]

Wireless Health and Fitness Monitoring is Here

Do you want to have more control over your health?  Monitor it.  By collecting vital status on your health – heart rate, activity and other measures – you can set goals and track your successes.  There are now so many devices to help you do this, there is no excuse for not trying. For about […]

Elements of an Authentic “Affordable Care Act” (Part 1)

In April 2012, ABC and The Washington Post conducted a poll on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that found that 53% of Americans oppose ACA and 39% support it.  Two thirds say the Supreme Court should toss the law entirely (38%) or toss the individual mandate (28%).  Just one quarter want the law upheld as […]

Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t

An important question behind today’s health care issues should be; what are the right screenings and treatments to pursue?   “Right” means those practices established as best by the most unbiased and medically competent practitioners.   But that was before politicians started hijacking the “right answers.” The key question behind health care issues has become; who should […]

Pociask Blogs in the Daily Caller — Medicare Regulations Will Reduce Patient Outcomes and Increase Medical Costs

What if regulations prevented your doctor from prescribing you the correct course of treatment for your illness?  That is exactly what will be happening, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) moves ahead to implement a seriously flawed medical device auction program.  That program, if not fixed, will reduce patient access to prescribed medical […]

What to Expect in the Government Controlled Health System, Part 1

Unless Congress makes major changes by 2014, we will face The Affordable Care Act.   Many American consumers are unhappy with some aspects of government-run health care and pundits rant on its failings and merits.  Consumers deserve a lucid presentation of the choices and costs that they will face directly, and in “Part 1” (of this […]

ACI Expert Prof. Fuhr Quoted in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News quotes ACI Expert and Weidener University Economics Professor Joseph Fuhr, Jr at the following link.  The article notes the expected explosive growth of biosimilar sand follow-on biologics, but nonetheless expects competitors to proceed cautiously.

Heath Care: 90% Of Consumers Want To Make Their Own Decisions About Healthcare, According To An American Consumer Institute Survey

Consumers oppose the current Healthcare legislation by a two-to-one margin.  In a nationwide survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), 48% of Americans oppose the bill, while 24% support it.    The survey results also find that 90% of consumers believe that they should make their own decisions about healthcare […]

Biggest Consumer Concerns

Readers: Over the last month, we picked 5 major public policy issues and asked our readers to pick which of these issues were of most concern to them.  Here are the final results of our online survey in order of importance: Economic Crisis (36%) Energy Independence (27%) War on Terrorism (12%) Health Insurance reform (10%) Global Warming (10%) All […]