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Beating the Government Healthcare System – an Interview with Dr. Elaina George – Episode 304

Dr. Elaina George is a doctor in Atlanta talking us through how Obamacare and government involvement in health care is actually ruining your health. She talks about made-up costs in the hospital and insurance system and the alternatives that exist for people looking for affordable care.

Dr. George discusses about the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and how the price-transparent healthcare model, in a private setting, can benefit us all, vs. falling through the cracks of a huge hospital system. She shows us how paying cash vs. using insurance can empower you, citing The Wedge of Health Freedom as a place to start. She also reveals some shocking aspects of the National Healthcare System in the UK and how it relates to the U.S. system.

Listen for some insider tips on how to get better costs for yourself and how to find resources for yourself.

Also on the podcast, Mark and Chuck talk about the midterm elections and predict what platforms that Democrats will run on, considering the identity politics at play and single-issue voters. They discuss the filibuster and the nuclear option, as well as who should be held accountable for the investigations going on in Washington.

About the guest:

Dr. Elaina George is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist. Her interest in the politics of healthcare and the reform effort have led her to become both a powerful voice for the practicing physician, an advocate for the patient, and a healthcare policy analyst specializing in consumer-driven healthcare solutions.

She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology. She received her master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. George completed her residency at Manhattan, Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. Her training included general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, pediatric ENT at the NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and head and neck oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

She has published in several scientific journals and presented her research at national meetings. As a solo practitioner in private practice who is also a small business owner, she has a unique perspective on the problems of healthcare delivery, the true costs of healthcare and viable solutions. Dr. George is a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2009. She was recently honored with membership in The Leading Physicians of the World and Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition.

She is a member of the National Physicians Council on Healthcare Policy and has been a contributor to a wide variety of websites including BigGovernment.com, Newmediajournal.us, and Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog. Dr. George has been a recurring guest discussing a wide range of medical topics from Your World with Neil Cavuto and Newsmax, to appearances on Frances & Friends to discuss the consequences of healthcare reform with a worldwide audience of over 500 million people. She has also been a medical expert on a range of shows including The Bill Cunningham Show, Lions of Liberty, The Barry Farber Show, and The Kev Baker Show. Dr. George hosts her own show, Medicine On Call, a weekly talk show that explores health issues and the politics of medicine on America’s Web Radio and Liberty Talk.fm Radio. She is the author of Big Medicine: The cost of Corporate Control And How Doctors And Patients Working Together Can Rebuild A Better System – a book which explores how the US healthcare system has evolved and explains how patients and doctors can create a healthcare system that is based on the principles of price transparency with the power of the doctor patient relationship.

For more information, read Dr. George’s blog and find resources on getting your own best healthcare, visit http://drelainageorge.com/.

Follow her on Twitter: @MedicineOnCall and on Facebook here.