Dr. Elaina George

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A Physician's Response to the State of the Union Address

A Physician's Response to the State of the Union Address

The foundation of excellent medical care is the power to choose your doctor and, in partnership with that doctor, decide your course of treatment. With the Affordable Care Act, the government has inserted itself to become the final arbiter of your care. It

ObamaCare Supporters Ignore Facts to Score Political Points

ObamaCare Supporters Ignore Facts to Score Political Points

Political dialogue is no longer about the content of one’s character. It is all about winning at all costs. How else can the blind and dogged devotion of Progressives to Obamacare be explained.  The architects have admitted that the law

A Practicing Physician's Prescription for Fixing Healthcare

A Practicing Physician's Prescription for Fixing Healthcare

For all of the desperate attempts at distraction, demonization and outright lies about Obamacare the truth remains – having health insurance does not equal getting quality healthcare.  It is true that there are problems with the health insurance industry. If

Obamacare Reality Check

Obamacare Reality Check

From the beginning, proponents of The Affordable Care Act conflated the argument that the rising costs of healthcare were due to people without health insurance. They ignored the fact that most Americans have health insurance, and they failed to admit

The Looming ObamaCare Disaster

The Looming ObamaCare Disaster

The Affordable Care Act is the most recent and far reaching effort by the government to control healthcare in America. Our system has been the envy of the world with both clinical and research innovation at the heart of its

Obamacare's Cost Of Control

Obamacare's Cost Of Control

There is a strong push currently being made by advocates of Obamacare to convince Americans it is the best thing that has ever happened to this country. Even celebrities are being trotted out by the White House to tell us

Medicare Fact vs. Fiction

Medicare Fact vs. Fiction

For those who think Medicare is a sacred program that needs to be saved, there are some disturbing truths which are being conveniently swept under the rug in the name of politics.  Medicare now exists in name only. Over the

Non-Participation: The Antidote to the Affordable Care Act

Non-Participation: The Antidote to the Affordable Care Act

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld The Affordable Care Act, the final piece of the puzzle is in place. We will begin the inevitable slide to the end of patient driven healthcare – individualized medicine led by independent doctors

Affordable Care Act: Is the Fix in?

Affordable Care Act: Is the Fix in?

As I was listening to the Supreme Court’s decision, I went from the feeling of euphoria and vindication to utter disbelief. I haven’t felt this way since watching the recent Pacquiao fight.  The Affordable Care Act was upheld because the

Obamacare and Appeasement: An Unholy Alliance

Obamacare and Appeasement: An Unholy Alliance

Republican members of Congress introduced healthcare legislation entitled “The Patients’ Choice Act of 2009.” As per one of the sponsors, Senator Burr: The American health care system needs a complete transformation. The Patients’ Choice Act will finally enable Americans to

Obamacare Is a Trojan Horse for Socialized Medicine

Obamacare Is a Trojan Horse for Socialized Medicine

Obamacare has become one of the most polarizing pieces of legislation ever passed. There was so much heat surrounding its passage that people got caught up and blinded by the rhetoric. On one hand, we were told that it had

Obamacare: Corporate Driven Medical Serfdom

Obamacare: Corporate Driven Medical Serfdom

For those who continue to delude themselves that Obamacare will lead them to the healthcare land of milk and honey, I have some news for you —  it’s never going to happen. Critical thinking would lead one to the conclusion

Crony Capitalism Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Michael Moore recently pontificated that under Obamacare Americans would have to wait for certain non life-threatening procedures such as a knee replacement. In his mind a “patriotic American” would be happy to do so. If one takes a critical look

The Republicans + Obamacare = Business As Usual

I had high hopes after the fall elections that things would change. I expected once the Republicans took power that they would make a concerted effort to reverse the downslide of our health care system into the hole that is

Healthcare Reform: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept

The implementation of the healthcare reform bill that was passed in March has now begun. Unfortunately, it is becoming obvious that the promises made such as: a) you can keep your physician and medical plan if you like them; b)

Healthcare Reform? Promises…Promises

Now that elections are around the corner members of Congress who voted for the healthcare reform bill are spending a lot of time back-peddling, avoiding the topic all together or digging themselves in a deeper hole by claiming that Americans

Cookbook Healthcare: The Future Of Medicine In The United States

Have you wondered how healthcare reform will play out? You only need to look at how healthcare has been laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO). The International Classification of Disease also known as the ICD is the coding

Depend On The Government For Your Health Care? Good Luck…

The vote is done and we have awakened to a new era. Under the guise of coverage for pre-existing conditions and the security of knowing that you can’t be kicked off your insurance when you really need it, the democrats

Are High Health Care Costs Tied To Evidence-Based Medicine?

Did you ever wonder exactly what evidence-based medicine is? The National Center for Clinical Excellence bases it in on the philosophy “that as much medical practice as possible ought to be carried out using proven algorithms based on empirically valid

Are Total Body Scanners Safe? The Jury Is Still Out

A few weeks ago we were told that CT scans and mammograms can increase the risk of cancer. Since the rush to deploy the new total body scanners in our airports has been a topic of hot debate. There has

Truth and Consequences of Health Care Reform

The health care reform bill (HR 3962) that just passed the House of Representatives is bad on so many levels it is difficult explain. As it stands, it will destroy the doctor-patient relationship and change the practice of medicine as