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Obi Jo

New Orleans, Louisiana
BA, MD, FACS, professor, researcher, patent holder, published author . . . then patient . . . now retired and focused on health reform, medical care and wellness issues. Blogging at: www.realhealthreformonline.com and www.benkazie.com
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White House Admits Obama’s ... by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy White House Admits Obama’s Keep Your Plan ObamaCare Promise Isn’t True This is because we were told to pass the bill to find out what is in it, thank you Ms. Pelosi. ... Read on »
The ACA: We Told You So! by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy After the last election this site argued that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was doomed to suffer major problems [1] .  Well, here we are, for better or worse in the midst ... Read on »
New Strategies Needed for State Health Insurance Exchanges by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It appears that health insurance interests will need to refocus efforts at the state level … all 50 states that is. As the ACA (Affordable Care Act) moves forward after th ... Read on »
Health care reform law goes forward, but problems loom by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Now that the election is over, major overhaul or overturn of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) seems unlikely.  Accordingly, focus is shifting on how to implement the law in a ... Read on »
Age 27? Your On Your Own for Health Insurance. by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) parents may keep their children on their own health insurance until age 26.  Once they turn 27 they are on their own, unless they a ... Read on »
Hospital Performance Improved But Are Measurements Accurate? by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new report released by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH) suggests that on a variety of fronts hospitals are doing a better job of patient care ... Read on »
Family Doctors Sue CMS, RUC Over Alleged Price Fixing by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A 74-page law suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Maryland by six Georgia physicians, claims that the RUC (Relative Value Scale Update Committee) violates the ... Read on »
Federal Budget 101 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a reprint of a letter to the editor published in The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, regarding the budget dilemma. How is this related to real health reform . ... Read on »
Civil Rights Issues? Age Discrimination? Worries About Proposed Kidney Transplant Rules by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy News regarding  proposed changes in the formula by which kidneys are allocated for transplant has caused a stir in the medical community. The United Netw ... Read on »
Suicidal Ideation Of Concern Among American Surgeons by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Rate 1.5 to 3 times higher than in general public A recent study has indicated reasons for concern about the rate of suicidal thought among practicing surgeons in the United ... Read on »
American Surgeons Consider Suicide More Than We Realize by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Suicidal Ideation Of Concern Among American Surgeons * A recent study has indicated reasons for concern about the rate of suicidal thought among practicing s ... Read on »
Value of Colonoscopy * by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Colon Cancer Colonoscopy Even More Beneficial New Study Confirms Colonoscopy Reduces Colon Cancer Deaths from Both Left Sided Lesions AND Right Sided Lesions It has been widely noted t ... Read on »
Low Dose Aspirin Found to Cut Risk of Death from Numerous Cancers by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One of mankind’s oldest remedies, aspirin, which has references dating it’s use to at least the 4 th century BC, has received another endorsement: cancer prevention. 1 A rece ... Read on »
CDC study suggests that 1 in 10 children have ADHD by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }@font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman Bold"; }@font-face { font-family: "ArialMT"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.Mso ... Read on »
Health Insurers Charged with Increasing Anti-Competitive by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Recently, a case involving Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has received attention in the press (USA Today, Detroit Free Press, Kaiser Health News).   The case invol ... Read on »
Affordable Care Act Cuts Out Physician Input by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Secretary of HHS Given Full Discretion over Fees and Reimbursement Practicing Physicians Advisory Council is discontinued in Health Reform Bill It would appear, that the m ... Read on »
Real Health Reform Evolves by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the past two years, this site has evolved.  As we near some 25,000 viewers, we have a new title and web address to accompany our move to the next phase.  Our name ha ... Read on »
The New Age of Regenerative Medicine Begins by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics First Embryonic Stem-Cell Treatment on Patient Begins It was announced this Monday that an American patient with a spinal cord injury that has caused paralysis, became th ... Read on »
Waivers from Health Reform Law? Is the plan flawed? by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Waivers from Obamacare fast-tracked by HHS McDonald’s, the United Federation of Teachers (with 351,000 members!) and others got a break this past week.  Quietly and wi ... Read on »
Adult Vaccinations: Neglected Preventative Medicine by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The CDC believes that far too few adults are maintaining vaccinations or getting vaccinated at all. C.D.C. recommends that ALL people 19 and older receive immunizations a ... Read on »