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Episode 4 Gag-orders make us gag - HB004

Gag Orders are tools the Healthcare industry uses to keep you in the dark about cheaper drug prices and options. We discuss how they work, and why they exist and why they need to be eliminated.


Price Transparency - Healthcare's Lack Thereof

HealthyBytes: Quick Points for Fast Learners. - We talk about today's problems with the lack of real price transparency in our healthcare system and how we can fix it! Links: Check out our YouTube Channel Stop by our website for more information and special promotions.


Episode 8 Serious as a Heart Attack HR-20-008

On June 27th Cohost Tom Loker had a nearly fatal heart attack. This show discusses the events leading up to the attack, the emergency response, diagnosis, treatment and Tom’s personal journey through the healthcare system. It illustrates the best and worst of our healthcare system. You do not want to miss this open and frank story.


Episode 7: Mammography, Ultrasound & Density HR-20-007

Mammograms are the gold standard for breast cancer detection and diagnosis yet they’re accuracy leaves a bit to be desired in normal breasted women. 40 percent of women have “Dense” breasts. Mammography effectiveness in dense-breasted women falls off sharply. Supplemental forms of detection like “Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound” significantly improve early detection. Yet for a variety of reasons, it is ignored or actively discouraged. We explain the problem and offer ways you can protect...


Episode 6: A New Approach HR-20-006

It's time to fix this healthcare quagmire. We have seen government’s idea, ObamaCare, and its not working. We have been told single payer or universal healthcare is a better way, but it's demonstrably and prove-ably not. While we are in almost violent disagreement on the solution, most of us don’t even understand the problems. This includes a lot of government, and people in the industry. Yet, there is a better idea. In this episode, we outline this improved approach and set the stage to...


Episode 5-Compliance Online Speech-Why the Government Cant Fix Healthcare HR-20-005

The healthcare diatribe has continued to get more vitriolic. Most just spout contrived talking points from either side driven into our heads for the past 9 years by a lazy media. Tom and Tim speak to the Annual ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit & explain why THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T FIX OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. The Government can’t fix our healthcare system. In fact, in this speech we provide evidence that the government has never been able to do anything other than increase costs. We not...


Episode 1.12 Where We Are Now

Medicare and Medicaid costs are still out of control, no cost containment efforts have had any effect, and yet, we continue to expand the failing system. The ACA is passed. Government duplicity is fully exposed, Significant portions of the new ACA, can’t be implemented, and those which are cost much more than anticipated. It's not just that we are extending coverage to those previously uncovered, a good idea with a bad implementation, we also continue to expand the scope of care beyond the...


Episode 1-11: Helplessly Hoping HR-20-1.11

1980-2010 saw a time when the government changed our national economic system and fundamentally crippled our healthcare system along the way, and, no one seems to know this. Find out why! Today we see the effects of runaway costs on our healthcare system. 1980-2010 was the time in America when systemic problems in our economy were coming home to roost. Our government came up with several fixes to try to avoid the pain of our past mistakes. Unfortunately, these economic changes included...


Episode 1.10: 1970s – 1980 A system in Crisis HR-20-001.10

In the 1970s it became clear no matter how much we spent on healthcare it was never enough. Although Medicare was less than 5 years old, Congress was forced to hike Medicare Taxes 25% and still the optimistic estimates of the cost of the program were running out of control. More doctors and more lawyers entered the fray and expenses rose more. New procedures, new technologies and again costs rose still more. Lives got extended, diseases of the elderly became more prevalent, and prices rose...


Episode 3: Kaiser on Kaiser - HR2-0-003

Henry J. Kaiser did more for America than build WWII Liberty Ships. Find out about our Greatest Entrepreneur and his legacy of healthcare. Henry J. Kaiser is arguably America’s first and greatest entrepreneur. His accomplishments ranged from construction to healthcare, from steel and aluminum to aerospace and electronics, shipbuilding to sand and cement. He singularly changed the landscape of a large portion of America with the Hoover Dam, Grand Coulee and Bonneville Dam as well as roads...


Episode 1-9: LBJ-JFK - Increased Cost Expectation and Politics HR-20-001.9

The Kennedy’s path of elevation of American culture and ideals comes to a tragic end. Johnson seizes an opportunity for THE PARTY. Social Security gets expanded with Medicare and Medicaid and the nation gets hooked. Wilbur Mills concerns become to reality. This period fully transitions the intent of our nation’s healthcare reform from a business and citizen support system to a fully political agenda-based program. Real cost concerns are obscured, and political gain comes front and center...


Episode 1.8 Hearts Minds Government and Ourselves HR20-001.8

The 1950s were pivotal years for our nation and its healthcare system. The Years of the Korean War, The of a re-addiction of America, of Stereotypes and breaking bonds. The years leading up to Kennedy’s assassination were full of advances and bad judgments. Come find out how they set the stage for the problems we have today.


Episode 1.7 New Treatments New Mistakes New Ideas Final Audio

Episode 1.7: New Treatments, New Mistakes, New Ideas, is fully baked and available at HealthReform 2.0, Our journey through healthcare’s history is almost complete. Thanks to all who have sent us e-mails with suggestions and the questions you want answered. We will be moving on to these topics, and many more, after the history series is complete. In this episode we talk about the events of the Great Depression, and World War II. We discuss how these events and the resulting...


Episode 1.6 - New Depression - New Deal - New War - HR20-001.6

Episode 1.6, New Depression - New Deal - New War. In this episode we go from 1920 to 1950. We discuss the events and governmental actions that set the stage for a series of healthcare decisions that formed the basis of many of the problems we now have in our healthcare system. We also begin the discussion of Henry J. Kaiser founder of Kaiser Permanente one of the more successful healthcare systems.


HR20001-5 Physicians Rise to Power

In this episode we discuss how physicians rose to power. The beginning of the death of patent medicines, and more in the period of 1900 to 1935.


HealthReform 2.0 - Episode 001D

We discuss the years 1900 - 1940 & explain how women reversed the lousy course our national health system was on. Women saved our bacon at least three times. Women broke the trend of addiction and fundamentally shifted the balance of power in the healthcare system of the day.


Episode 2: The Lieutenant's Invention

Learn about the strange case of The Lieutenant's Invention. See how one of the most successful patent medicines of all time began, and is still with us today!


HealthyBytes Episode 2.0 More Art than Science

HealthyBytes is the show of quick points for fast learners. This episode discusses a recent article illustrating how we expect more from healthcare then medicine can truly deliver.


HR-20 Episode 1c - Medicine Becomes an Industryl

HR-20 Episode 1.3 Medicine Becomes an Industry In this episode we tell the story about the rise of the Patent Medicine Kings, and how Physicians sought safety in numbers from the competition of hospitals and doctors, druggists and other schools of medicine.


HR-20 Episode 1.2 - Mayflower to Medical Mayhem Podcast Audio

This Episode is about where Doctors and Physicians came from - hint they didn't start out as the same occupation - The start of the "drug cartels", and how some of the issues in our current healthcare system started to be established.