Archive for August, 2009

  • Primary care Provider contract by major insurers, like BCBS, MedCost, Cigna, Aetna etc…

    Why all these insurers wants to pay us less and less for services but wants more of our services in return? There is no way a Primary care practice can survive […]

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  • NCMS Board Takes Position on House Health Care Reform Bill

    NCMS Board Takes Position on House Health Care Reform Bill

    As President Obama visited Raleigh Wednesday for a Town Hall meeting on health care reform, the NCMS Board of Directors sent a letter to the North Carolina Congressional Delegation about […]

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  • Q&As – part 4

    Q: How to negotiate to bring down healthcosts?  A:  Other countries threaten to copy drug costs & so insurers cut costs to avoid being out of the loop.  There’s a decision to be […]

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  • Q&As – part 3

    Q: Mental health: We had a great mental system in NC.  In ’81, reform was passed in order to have the private system take over.  It has decimated the system.  Why […]

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  • Q&As part 2

    Q: I don’t think what you’re proposing will come to fruition if the current bill passes.  The current bill includes incorrect information, which is unacceptable.  What do we need to get […]

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  • Q&A

    q: You referred to rural areas losing physicians and being taken over by bigger and bigger hospitals.  How do you see fixing that? A: Insurers are only benefited by expanding […]

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  • Senator Burr speaks – Part 3

    I don’t think the current health care bill saves money.   Massachusetts inacted a similar bill  & now is having to bill companies to cover costs.  If this passes, access […]

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  • Sen Burr speaks: part 2

    I don’t believe that Gov’t involvement is the answer.  Example: Medicare Part D.  Offering Rx coverage to seniors.  We created real competition our front & a risk adjustment afterward. We […]

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  • Senator Burr Speaks

    Thank you for having me,  I am happy with the good relationship I have with physicians and the NC Medical Society.  I’m not going to run you through the Healthcare […]

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  • Heath Care Forum Begins

    WRAL is taping  – watch for coverage on the news. Dr. Osbahr introduction:  Welcome to Richard Burr & everyone iwho is here in order to discuss Health Care Reform, especially as […]

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