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Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor

Sedalia, Colorado
Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM) promotes the philosophy of individual rights, personal responsibility, and free market economics in health care. FIRM holds that the only moral and practical way to obtain medical care is that of individuals choosing and paying for their own... Full Bio
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Barnett on How to Finally Kill Obamacare by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett has a nice piece in the 12/5/2014 USA Today: " How to finally kill Obamacare ". He highlights the importance of having a ... Read on »
Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy More consequences of various government mandates on physicians: " Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules ". From the article Dr. Oliver Korshin, a 71-year-old o ... Read on »
Hsieh PJM Column: Should You Have to Speak with Others in a Way the Government Can Understand? by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My latest column at PJ Media is a change of pace from the usual health care writing. It is entitled, " Should You Have to Speak with Others in a Way the Government Can Unde ... Read on »
Hsieh Forbes Column: How Mandatory Calorie Labeling Hurts Consumers by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My pre-Thanksgiving Forbes column is up, " How Mandatory Calorie Labeling Hurts Consumers ". I discuss the strict new FDA rules mandating calorie counts on all manner of ... Read on »
NYT: How Medical Care Is Being Corrupted by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I was pleasantly surprised to see this OpEd in the 11/18/2014 New York Times by Hartzband and Groopman, " How Medical Care Is Being Corrupted ". In particular, they descr ... Read on »
Quality Reporting Problems by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Meeting "quality metrics" is not the same as providing actual quality medical care. From Dr. Arvid Cavale at Rebel MD : " The Physician Quality Reporting game hurts patient ... Read on »
Should Doctors Become Proxy Data Collectors For the Government? by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Institute of Medicine (a branch of the National Academy of Sciences) is recommending that doctors use electronic medical records " to capture patients' census tract info ... Read on »
AZ Approves "Right to Try" by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I just learned of this bit of good election news, in the Washington Post (11/5/2014):" Voters in Arizona just overwhelmingly backed a 'Dallas Buyers Club' law " Arizona vot ... Read on »
WaPo On Gruber by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Washington Post: " Obamacare consultant under fire for 'stupidity of the American voter' comment ". This issue has been making the rounds on social media, but finally hit ... Read on »
Armstrong on Direct Primary Care by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dr. Richard Armstrong has published a nice piece, " How Direct Primary Care Is Serving as a Health Care Solution ". An excerpt: Combined with other straightforward al ... Read on »
Medical IT Failures by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A couple of quick links on the electronic medical records issues " Doctors, hospitals rethinking electronic medical records mandated by 2009 law " (10/10/2014). The comp ... Read on »
SCOTUS Updates From McArdle by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Megan McArdle has a good summary of the Supreme Court's decision to review Halbig v. Burwell, which hinges on the availability of insurance subsidies on federally operated i ... Read on »
Hsieh Forbes Column: Who Hasn't Gotten Ebola by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My latest post in Forbes discusses some important groups of people who have not contracted Ebola and now have the green light to resume their normal lives: " Who Hasn't Gott ... Read on »
Quick Links: Millenials, HCSMs, Quarantines by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Huffington Post: " Millennials Openly Defy the Obamacare Mandate " (10/31/2014) US News and World Report: " Can't Afford Obamacare? Consider a Health Care Sharing Ministr ... Read on »
Interpretation Only Genetic Services by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Technology Review: " How a Wiki Is Keeping Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Alive ". The big question is whether regulators will attempt to shut them down Now a question is w ... Read on »
Hsieh Forbes Column: Why You Should Be Concerned But Not Fearful About Ebola in NYC by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My latest short post for Forbes discusses, " Why You Should Be Concerned But Not Fearful About Ebola in NYC ". This is obviously a rapidly-moving story.  But for now, NYC ... Read on »
Quick Links: ACO Failures, Ebola Lessons by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Wall Street Journal: " ObamaCare’s Failing Cost Control; The law’s ‘accountable care’ experiment is a bust so far ." Scientific American: " How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebol ... Read on »
Health Care Cartels by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Nice column in USA Today on how, " Health care cartels limit Americans' options ". The authors Thomas Stratmann (George Mason Univ) and Darpana M. Sheth (Institute for Ju ... Read on »
D4PC Interviews Dr. Beth Haynes by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Docs4PatientCare has a radio show, " The Doctor's Lounge ". Here's their 9/25/2014 interview with Dr. Beth Haynes of the Benjamin Rush Institute Join Dr. Scherz and his ... Read on »
The Legality of Quarantines by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Slate: " The rules and regulations on confining people who’ve been exposed to Ebola ". Quaranting people with serious contagious diseases is a legitimate function of gove ... Read on »