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Why Medicare Will Never Run Out of Money

July 8, 2018

“We can’t get to the $4 trillion in savings that we need by just cutting the 12 percent of the budget that pays for things like medical re...

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Woman Tries to Reject Ambulance for Fear of Price

July 5, 2018

Here is a story that flies directly in the face of a common, albeit laughable, suggestion that “if people saw the prices of emergency services, ...

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Huge Blow to Unethical Hospital Billing Practices All Across the Country

June 29, 2018

Well done to the jury, the patient, and the attorneys who took on a Colorado hospital and won. You can read here about how (and why) Lisa French fough...

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Healthcare Costs Are Responsible for Low Teacher Salaries

June 22, 2018

All over the country, teachers have been protesting due to inadequate pay. And all over the country, candidates for office—those running for governor,...

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Healthcare Reform – Quotes from HHS Secretary Alex Azar

June 11, 2018

In early May, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, was delivering a speech to the Federation of American Hospitals. He had these simple ...

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Healthcare Spending is Rising Twice as Fast as You Think

June 4, 2018

Healthcare prices in the U. S. are growing twice as fast as you think. To understand this phenomenon, which should convince everyone that tackling hea...

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Weapons of Mass Corruption (WMCs) Part VI: Unbundling

May 30, 2018

Note: If you are new to Broken Healthcare or just want to catch up, we’ve put together this page with the best and most useful reading all summarized ...

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The Link Between Healthcare and Education

May 21, 2018

Would you donate to the Broken Healthcare Action Fund to if it meant better and safer U.S. schools?For many months, I’ve been writing to you about sky...

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Tri-Partisan Support (Libertarian Party Endorses Healthcare Price Transparency)

May 17, 2018

Is Tri-Partisan a word? Probably not, but it doesn’t matter. Because all I really want to say is that Colorado’s Healthcare Price Transparency Ballot ...

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Weapons of Mass Corruption (WMCs) Part V: “Out-of-Pocket” Costs

May 14, 2018

I know what you’re thinking: How can knowing your out-of-pocket healthcare costs be used as Weapon of Mass Corruption? Read on…A 2014 arti...

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Weapons of Mass Corruption (WMCs) Part IV: Legal Protections for Bad Behaviors

May 8, 2018

As is often the case, we somehow become our own worst enemies. While there are many unethical and immoral things happening in healthcare today, we sho...

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Weapons of Mass Corruption (WMCs) Part III: The Explanation of Benefits

April 24, 2018

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”-Dalai Lama“Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of power…its enabling f...

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The Refreshing Side of Politics

April 23, 2018

During the past 10 months that I have been drafting, driving, and upgrading an important, but disruptive, piece of healthcare, I have been greatly imp...

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Weapons of Mass Corruption (WMCs) Part II: Perverse Insurance Incentives

April 20, 2018

If this doesn’t motivate business owners and employers to invest in this cause, I don’t know what will.In WMCs — Part One, I described an ongoing type...

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Weapons of Mass Corruption (WMCs) Part I: Hospital Chargemasters

April 18, 2018

First, an UpdateRead below to understand a hidden, but powerful weapon being used against employers and patients alike. But first, here’s an update on...

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This is a Make or Break Week for American Healthcare

April 17, 2018

UPDATED 4/7/2018 9:38am MT“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected become as angry as those who are.”-Benjamin FranklinInvesting in ...

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Say NO to Seeing Your Own Money Used Against You

April 13, 2018

The healthcare lobby is spending YOUR money to lobby against your best interests so they can pocket uneconomic profits. Please get involved and make a...

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The Pointless Politics of Price Transparency in Healthcare

April 11, 2018

The last several months—really the last year—has been quite a journey. We’ve come so far, and yet we are just getting started in our David v. Goliath ...

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Help Us Make Sure Healthcare Price Transparency Becomes Law

April 10, 2018

If you’ve been following BrokenHealthcare’s efforts, you know this is what we’ve been working toward. Our non-partisan legislation is now before the C...

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An Open Letter to Amazon, JPMC and Berkshire Hathaway

April 9, 2018

Dear Messrs. Bezos, Dimon and Buffet:We need your help in Colorado. Our legislature has taken up the most transformational healthcare legislation sinc...

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Minor Miracle: Transparency Bill Taken Up By CO General Assembly

April 5, 2018

House Bill 18-1358 was introduced yesterday. It’s a minor miracle unto itself and I’m grateful for the leadership of Representatives Mike Foote and Su...

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Guns, Immigration, Abortion…and Healthcare Price Transparency

March 12, 2018

Did you gasp? Did you just say to yourself, OMG, I can’t believe he’s going there? Three third rail issues, all at once?!Worry not. There&...

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Do You #Trust Our Healthcare System?

March 7, 2018

#trust….that’s how I’m going to ask you to share this with friends. Because together, we’re going to build a healthcare system we ca...

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The Most Important Game of the Year (and an Invitation to the Pep Rally)

March 5, 2018

It’s not the Super Bowl. It’s not the 7th game of the World Series. And it’s not the final curling match of the Olympics. It’s beating the American he...

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Everyone is Getting On Board and Involved—Are You?

March 2, 2018

We are gaining great momentum. Many organizations are signing on to collect signatures in the workplace, whether from employees, customers, patients, ...

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Why Everyone Supports Price Transparency in Healthcare

March 1, 2018

Democrats like its consumer protection and patient empowerment features.Republicans like it because it’s so pro-business. And Libertarians like it for...

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Wow! Thank You for the Unbelievable Outpouring of Support!

February 26, 2018

Wow! I’m floored, and extremely energized, by the response to my message about the shadowy activities of healthcare executive, Deborah Farrell, who is...

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Don’t Pay Any Attention to that Woman Behind the Curtain

February 24, 2018

Who is Deborah Farrell? You might want to know.Deborah Farrell is the woman doing the bidding of the largest industry on the planet. Deborah Farrell i...

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How’s the Fight Going?

February 21, 2018

I’ve had many people write me lately, asking for an update on progress with the ballot measure. The truth is that things are going very, very we...

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It’s Not About Shopping Around

January 18, 2018

There are many fallacies standing in the way of healthcare price transparency, not the least of which is the suggestion that the principal purpose of ...

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Help Me Change America’s Healthcare System

December 15, 2017

December 7th is a date that has lived in infamy for 76 years, as a remembrance of the day the US entered WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor, an...

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What Anthem’s New Imaging Policy Really Means

August 31, 2017

Anthem Inc., the largest for-profit managed healthcare company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, has struck again. The insurer has announ...

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Why You Should Care About Bundled Care

August 28, 2017

While the ACA (Obamacare) and the frustrated efforts to repeal it often grab headlines, there is another quiet, healthcare rollback effort being affec...

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Are Pharmacies Misleading Consumers?

August 17, 2017

The issue of healthcare price transparency made headlines last week thanks to two important class-action lawsuits against two different drugstore chai...

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Do You Know Your State Medical Billing Laws?

August 11, 2017

At BrokenHealthcare.org, we are trying to force price transparency by helping patients dispute and deny payment for confusing and error-filled medical...

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Medical Price Checking Tools: Worth Your Time?

August 3, 2017

In my previous post, I suggested two tools to help you evaluate the service and safety of your local hospitals based on criteria like infection rates,...

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Is Your Hospital Safe and Effective?

July 27, 2017

At BrokenHealthcare.org, we are trying to force price transparency by disputing and denying payment for confusing and error-filled medical bills you h...

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Mistreated

July 17, 2017

The cost of healthcare in the United States is rising; this isn’t news. Many of us console ourselves by saying, “At least we have the best...

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American Sickness

July 7, 2017

We launched BrokenHealthcare.org publicly in January of this year. Since then, the attention it has received has been wonderful, and a bit overwhelmin...

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Drowning in Alphabet Soup

June 28, 2017

How BCRA, AHCA and ACA All Miss the MarkJune 22, 2017 was the day that the public and most lawmakers got a glimpse of the Better Care Reconciliation A...

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Our Battle Cry

May 31, 2017

Since I established BrokenHealthcare.org, a good friend has asked me, on a number of occasions, if I’m just an angry guy trying to help people g...

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What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash

January 29, 2017

When Art Villa found out, after one too many boating accidents, that he needed a total knee replacement, he began asking around to see how much it wou...

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