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Michel Accad, MD, practices cardiology and internal medicine in San Francisco, offering individualized care in a free-market setting. His blog about health care and medicine is He also co-hosts the Accad And Koa Report podcast.

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41. Healthcare Policy in the Crosshairs: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program


Could pushing policy levers on a grand scale conceivably have negative unintended consequences?
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40. Practicing Medicine in Canada: Promises and Realities


What’s the professional life of Canadian doctors really like? Guset Dr. Shawn Whatley informs us about the realities of healthcare in Canada.
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39. Freedom of Speech Regained: How NIFLA v. Becerra Could Impact Medical Practice


A recent US Supreme Court decision has struck down the “professional speech doctrine”. This decision may have far reaching implications across a number of human activities, including health care.
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38. Sally Pipes: The Case Against Single-Payer Healthcare


Support for a single-payer healthcare system in the United States seems to be growing inexorably. Before we resign ourselves to the inevitable fate of “Medicare-4-All,” it may be prudent to remind ourselves or understand better the arguments against a single-payer system.
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37. Hospital Sham Peer Review: What Doctors Need to Know


Peer review by colleagues is an important process by which doctors who misbehave or malpractice can be held accountable and, if necessary, prevented from harming patients. Unfortunately, the process can also be used in bad faith.
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