Pontificating about Health Care

In a webcast produced by YourFreedomHub, I explain the political economy of healthcare in Virginia. Long-time readers of Jim Sherlock’s columns and my columns on this topic will find much familiar material. The value in watching the presentation is seeing many strands pulled together in a coherent narrative. Also, I do provide some evidence not published before on Bacon’s Rebellion (or anywhere else in Virginia for that matter) showing how much more Virginia hospitals charge for procedures — from colonoscopies to tonsillectomies — than do ambulatory surgery centers, of which there are very few, thanks to the Certificate of Public Need.

Jump to the 3:00 mark to skip the preliminaries (sorry, YourFreedomHub) and get straight to the presentation. As I view the presentation, it’s pretty clear why I make my living as a writer, not a television personality or TED talker.  But, hey, if you’re self-isolating from COVID-19 or Governor Northam has shut down the serving of alcohol your favorite bar in Virginia Beach, it might be worth watching.


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4 responses to “Pontificating about Health Care”

  1. Steve Haner Avatar
    Steve Haner

    Is that Charles Frohman, the sausage king of Chicago? Beuller, Beuller? (No, that was ABE Frohman, right….) I dunno Jim, an hour is a big commitment.

    1. I know, an hour is a big commitment. That’s why I normally stick to blog posts. In this case, they asked me to participate, so I did. Maybe I’ll convert some of the material from the webinar into a blog post.

  2. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Wait until he gets to minute 45. That’s the part about sex with demons

    1. Nancy_Naive Avatar

      Minute 45? Thanks, I can zip straight to the good parts and skip the intro.

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