When it comes to U.S. Health Care – “Houston, we have a problem”

As a physician misbehavior investigator, we see enormous flaws in any ‘reform’ that refuses to address the off-the-chart volume of physician-related mischief. How is it that this subject is so deftly, consistently sidestepped?

Monstrous fraud; thousands of unwarranted procedures; drug pushing beyond reason, our health care system provides a fertile ground for excess and abuse. Chew on these points for a minute:

1. U.S. DOJ: “the estimated law enforcement cost to police & try criminal doctors and medical fraud, is 1/2 TRILLION dollars annually.” Let’s all stop and stare at that number again: $500,000,000,000.

2. 11,000 physicians found criminally guilty of serious misbehavior in the last decade. Five times as many civil or ethics hearings.

3. 2009 – 2,490 doctors convicted of egregious acts.

When a single New York surgeon can perform & bill for 10,000 unwarranted eye operations

When a team of heart surgeons can cut open 900+ healthy chests to pad their own bank accounts

When the Michigan medical board chairman utters the words, “Yes, it can take five years to remove a child molester MD,”

then the only line that comes to mind was spoken in the movie, Apollo 13:

“Houston, we have a problem.”

Until we weed out the lab coat lunacy, any other talk is 5th grade playground nonsense.

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