Medicare at 50 Act

By Fulcrum Strategies | June 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Medicare at 50 Act

In February of this year, Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan introduced Senate bill 470, the Medicare at 50 Act, into the Senate.  The bill would allow individuals and presumably employers to purchase Medicare insurance at age 50.  Since the bill’s introduction, it has garnered the support of 18 other Senators as co-sponsors.   Senator Stabenow…

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2021 – A Healthcare Forecast

By Fulcrum Strategies | February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 – A Healthcare Forecast

The biggest question on everyone’s mind right now is, “When will things get back to normal?”  The short answer is, maybe never.  I realize that doesn’t make anyone happy so let me explain a bit further and specifically in the area of health care and health care delivery.   If we use 2019 as our…

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Surprise Billing

By Fulcrum Strategies | January 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Surprise Billing

I’m from Congress, and I’m here to help!   At some point, we all find ourselves in need of emergency, sometimes life-saving, care.  Over the last ten months, many American’s have found themselves in the Emergency Department of their local hospital being treated for Covid-19.  One of the great things about our health care delivery…

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Standing on the Bow of the Titanic

By Fulcrum Strategies | December 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Standing on the Bow of the Titanic

I’m sure many of you are tired of me railing on about Covid and how terrible it is.  Trust me; I am as tired of doing that as you are of hearing about it.  The problem is nothing seems to be working.  I feel like I am standing at the bow of the Titanic, screaming…

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Front Line Health Care Workers

By Fulcrum Strategies | November 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Front Line Health Care Workers

Now that the election is over, I want to shift everyone’s focus to something even more important.  I want to talk about the pandemic and, more specifically, the front-line health care workers who battle this virus every day.   This pandemic has taught us new terms like social distancing and herd immunity.  We have also…

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Don’t hate the player. Hate the Game.

By Fulcrum Strategies | October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Don’t hate the player. Hate the Game.

Recently there has been a great deal of anger aimed at insurance companies, primarily driven by their incredible increase in profits during this pandemic.  People who paint the insurance executives as greedy and heartless are missing a big part of the problem.  The insurance CEOs are just doing their job.  They are doing what they…

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ACA and Medicare for All

By Fulcrum Strategies | October 14, 2020 | Comments Off on ACA and Medicare for All

There is an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.”   In just a few weeks, this country will seat a new justice to the Supreme Court, hold an election and have the highest court in the land hear oral arguments to possibly throw out the largest piece of…

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The Trump Health Care Plan

By Fulcrum Strategies | September 25, 2020 | Comments Off on The Trump Health Care Plan

I just read the 40-page Executive Order signed by President Trump outlining his “vision” for health care.  Here is what it says.   First of all, 35 of the 40 pages are just a list of all the incredible things he has already done.  It’s impressive how much of the health care problems he has…

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The Biden Health Care Plan

By Fulcrum Strategies | September 23, 2020 | Comments Off on The Biden Health Care Plan

  With the election just around the corner, I thought it might be useful to analyze the Biden Health Care plan and what it would mean for doctors.  Let me begin by saying this is not an endorsement or criticism of or for either candidate.  This is simply an analysis of the impact that the…

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Let’s Move Forward

By Fulcrum Strategies | September 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Let’s Move Forward

Covid-19 became real for me on March 13th.  That is the day that I shut down my office and sent my people home.  That was six months ago.  What a long and challenging six months it has been.   We have learned a great deal in the last six months.  Our health care professionals have…

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