“I encourage all BRI medical students to get involved in healthcare policy at the state level, as it does affect all doctors and patients. It is a great platform to spread free market ideas and create a medical environment where the patient-doctor relationship can thrive.” ~Trenton Schmale, BRI-Founder & President, MUCOM
Healing Our Healers Through the Patient-Doctor Relationship Doctors are called upon to treat the sickest of the sick, often in conditions that demand the most of the strongest human beings. Yet, even in America with some of the best medical conditions in the world, doctors are still called upon to serve, heal, and respond—over and over […]
By Joel Lange, MS2, Medical College of Wisconsin on understanding the healthcare system. “It is up to us to make this change.” This year, along with several of my Benjamin Rush Institute colleagues, I was able to attend the 2016 Free Market Medical Association (FMMA) conference in Oklahoma City. We heard several speakers discuss how […]
“One challenge facing direct primary care (DPC) is issue of vaccines… High vaccine costs make it prohibitive for DPC doctors to offer them as part of their fee structure. Discussing topics like this helps me expand my understanding of how health care, policy, and the free market interplay has very real consequences for our patients.” Mit Shah, OSUMC
I am a career-changer with six years’ experience in finance before coming to medical school. Given my background, one of the most pressing issues I find within our current healthcare environment is the vast number of inefficiencies costing valuable time and resources within the US healthcare system. It frustrates me that within healthcare, price often has no relationship to cost, and certainly not value proposition or outcome measurement.
Although America leads the world in technological healthcare innovation, our population struggles with chronic disease and overall poor health outcomes. Compared to similar high-income countries, data from the OECD shows that the US has the lowest overall life expectancy, highest infant mortality rate, and poor management of chronic diseases. Nearly 70% of adults have two […]
Dr. Lee Gross, MD, presents direct primary care plan Epiphany Health to AMSA national conference for medical students at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine October 12, 2013, sponsored by the Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit organization protecting doctor-patient relationships and preserving freedom of choice in medicine. Dr. Gross is a family physician in Florida […]