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Dr. J. Deane W. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Cardiology
San Francisco, California
When I decided at age nine to become a doctor, I had no idea who would be my sickest patient. Over... Full Bio
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Whom Should We Believe? by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The single greatest strength of the Internet is its freedom: from censorship, expurgation, or adjustment. The single greatest weakness of the Internet is that very st ... Read on »
Freedom Is Not Free. by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy  Nothing in this world is free, nothing. Not even freedom. Especially not freedom. With freedom comes choice – They cannot be separated. The free ma ... Read on »
Should She Be A Doctor? by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last weekend, after I gave a speech at a public forum about healthcare, a woman came up to the podium and asked me a question. “My daughter was just accepted to medic ... Read on »
Aren’t elected officials supposed to be role models? by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Shouldn’t the people we vote into power provide role models for how We The People should behave? I would hope that is a rhetorical question, but apparently it is not. ... Read on »
Cutting costs by killing patients by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy UN Resolution 260 (III) – Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide – was signed on December 9, 1948. It memorializes a worldwide consensus ... Read on »
Is the US clinically insane? by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Insanity may be operationally defined as doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. The British National Health Service (NHS) has a hist ... Read on »
ObamaCare Shell Game Now Obvious by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Doctors and health policy analysts have been screaming the same three-part message since 2009: 1) ObamaCare hurts (not protects) patients; 2) is impossibly expensive ... Read on »
ObamaLAW, not ObamaCare by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Since well before 2010, I have been writing in opposition to ObamaCare. As a physician, I am simply trying to defend We The Patients. ObamaCare calls itself “Patient ... Read on »
Rebuttal That Huffpo Rejected by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Recently, Huffington Post published a panegyric about ObamaCare. Someone had to inject reality into the fantasies of Drew Altman , Jeff Young , and Jeffrey Levi . I d ... Read on »
No Wonder Our Horse Won’t Run! by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The US economy is a thoroughbred racehorse that has won every past race. Now, it won’t run at all. The trainers (Washington) first tried the “carrot” approach. Th ... Read on »
Please Pass the Kool-aid Drink. by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Some people never learn. Apparently, this is particularly true of liberals such as EJ Dionne recently quoted in the newspapers and online at RealClearPolitics.co ... Read on »
Obamacare: It Just Ain’t Fair! by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Do you remember when President Obama said that we, “Americans are a fair people”? How is it fair that one group is exempt from Obamacare on religious grounds and anot ... Read on »
Obamacare = Healthcare Exacerbation by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Both policy experts and practicing doctors have been writing about the various ways that the Affordable Care Act (ACA; Obamacare) hurts both We The Patients and our n ... Read on »
ACA: More You Know, More You Hate by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Everyone remembers Nancy Pelosi’s famous words about the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “We need to pass it in order to find out what’s in it.” Since January 2010 when ... Read on »
Interminable Sentence Nails ACA by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In August 2012, a candidate for Illinois State Senate, District 18, Dr. Barbara Bellar thought she would start a fund-raising event with a lighthearted tone. S ... Read on »
The Verdict on ‘Doctors’ Obama and Romney by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM; 9/26/12), the current candidates for President enunciated their treatment approaches to the ailing ... Read on »
Obamacare: A shell game with no pea by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You know the game with three shells, or even bottle tops, that street con men use to separate you from your money. They place a pea under one of three shells, move th ... Read on »
Expand health CARE, not healthcare bureacracy by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the Silver City (New Mexico) Sun-News (8/27/12), former New Mexico Lt. Governor (under Bill Richardson) Diane Denish defends the politically correct, but medically ... Read on »
Meet Your New MD by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ignore the devious gamesmanship used to ram ACA down our throats. Wipe its unpopularity from your mind. Pay no attention to the egregious SCOTUS dec ... Read on »
Who Will Provide My Health Care? by Dr. J. Deane W. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Who do you want to operate on your heart: a doctor or a bureaucrat? This is neither a joke nor an exaggeration. Two trends happening right now make it likely that t ... Read on »