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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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‘Cadillac’ Health Plan Tax Opposed by Labor by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Presidents’ plan to hit ‘fat cats’ backfires President Meets with Unions to Cut Deal President Gives Unions Special Deal After almost a year of back and f ... Read on »
“Can Healthcare Reform Finally Happen?”April 19, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you missed this, look for a replay on your local stations. One of the most even handed, open debates about health care reform we have seen. Highly recommend viewing ... Read on »
40% of doctors using electronic health records by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that as of 2009, about 4 in 10 physicians are using electronic health records. The details of the CDC survey show that 43 ... Read on »
47 Million Uninsured: What is the Truth?August 9, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The number with insurance in the United States rose from 249.8 million to 253.4 million It would seem that this number is totally missing from the debate.  In contras ... Read on »
61 % of American adults online for health info by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 2006 over 80% of all internet users (over 113 million Americans) searched at least once for medical information on one of some 17 conditions.  Today that number has ... Read on »
61 % of American adults online for health infoSeptember 15, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 2006 over 80% of all internet users (over 113 million Americans) searched at least once for medical information on one of some 17 conditions.  Today that number has e ... Read on »
A Fat Belly May Equal Alzheimer’s by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Metabolic Syndrome may play major role in predisposing to Alzheimer's & related dementia Metabolic Syndrome may play a major role in predisposing to the development o ... Read on »
A Preview of Health Reform Battle by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It is clear that the final vote on health reform is far from certain.  The recent setback demonstrated that Democrats are not lock step on reform ideas. To be sure, th ... Read on »
A Preview of Health Reform BattleOctober 25, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It is clear that the final vote on health reform is far from certain.  The recent setback demonstrated that Democrats are not lock step on reform ideas. To be sure, the ... Read on »
Administration acknowledges H1N1 vaccine delays by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy http://benkazie.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/administration-acknowledges-h1n1-vaccin   A “perfect storm” of old vaccine production technology, government directed distri ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Alcohol Consumption Reduces Risk of BPH in Men by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2657345/alcohol_consumption_reduces_ris Continuing study shows that while alcohol has health risks if not used in moderation, in m ... Read on »
Alexander Hamilton on rights of mankindJuly 7, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written as with a sunbeam in the whole volume of human nature by th ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Development of Drugs that Fight Cause of Alzhemier's is Key Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer.   He first described the ... Read on »
AMA focus to lower rate of growth in total health spending – how?July 15, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The only sure way to lower costs is to limit services.  Now, we can all hope that the AMA and others who are pushing this agenda,  will, in the end, have the good graces ... Read on »
AMA Supports President’s 8 Principles for Health ReformApril 17, 2009 by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The AMA has in recent years been very supportive of health system reform. This recent letter of support for the President’s 8 principles is but the latest in their activ ... Read on »
AMA: Health Insurers, Make Your Physician Rating Measures Public! by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Doctors are openly criticizing  growing efforts by health plans and health insurers to direct patients toward certain physicians based on perceived cost or quality, arguin ... 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 »