🎧 Rising Healthcare Costs and the Proposed CVS Merger with Aetna

Every American should have an interest in healthcare reform. Rising costs, lowered quality of care, escalating insurance premiums, and restricted choices hurts everyone. In this show, we discuss options and a pending merger between CVS Pharmacies and Aetna Insurance Company. If this merger is approved, it could dramatically restrict healthcare options for millions of people and drive up costs.

Joining me today to discuss these issues is Dr. Kenneth A. Fisher, a nephrologist, and the author of Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective.” Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D. is Co-Founder, Michigan Chapter, Free Market Medicine Assoc.

BOOK: Understanding Healthcare: a historical perspective

Additional Resources:

Website: freedominhealthcare.org
E-mail: drkafisher@gmail.com

Direct Primary Care: https://www.dpcare.org/

Doctors for Patient Care Foundation: https://d4pcfoundation.org/

Practicing Physicians of America – https://practicingphysician.org/about/

Health policy Tweets –  https://twitter.com/kennethafisher

CVS-Aetna merger – https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/421697-put-the-brakes-on-the-cvs-and-aetna-merger-to-sustain-competition-and

Dr. Lee Gross’s testimony to the U.S. Senate – https://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Gross2.pdf

 AAPS website – note action alert to make HSAs able to pay for Direct Primary Care – https://aapsonline.org/

4 “Medical Economics” essays on Medicaid and Medicare –  – https://bit.ly/2A1TEIu   – http://www.medicaleconomics.com/business/we-must-save-medicaid-through-bipartisan-effort   &  http://www.medicaleconomics.com/med-ec-blog/save-medicare-allowing-patients-choose