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HealthReform 2.0
Thomas@loker.com

Episode 6 Audio Hospitals are Dangerous

One in four U.S. hospital patients suffers at least one healthcare-related injury.  In 1999, 44,000 – 98,000 patients died getting healthcare. By 2013, the number of deaths had risen to 251,000-400,000 patients died. Hospitals are one of the most dangerous

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HealthReform 2.0
Thomas@loker.com

Episode 3 Season 2 – Hostile Predatory

Hostile healthcare One of the reasons our healthcare quagmire is so dangerous is the hostile and predatory nature of competition within the industry. In this episode, Tim and Tom highlight the key issues.

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HealthReform 2.0
Thomas@loker.com

Episode 4 Gag orders make us gag – HB004

Gag Orders are the bain of healthcare Gag orders are killing healthcare and causing prices to skyrocket due to a lack of transparency. We discuss these issues. If providers, payers, and advocates can’t talk about how their deals work, particularly

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HealthReform 2.0
Thomas@loker.com

Price Transparency – Healthcare’s Lack Thereof

Healthcare’s Price Transparency sucks! There is no real Price Transparency. Healthcare costs and pricing have no relationship to anything. What you told the cost is never what is paid. We unpack this in this episode to help you get to

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Heart Attack
Thomas@loker.com

Episode 8 Serious as a Heart Attack HR-20-008

Heart Attacks are deadly, so are the medicine and technology that underlies the care. On June 27th, 2018, Cohost Tom Loker had a nearly fatal heart attack.  This show discusses the events leading up to the attack, the emergency response,

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HealthReform 2.0
Thomas@loker.com

Episode 7: Mammography, Ultrasound & Density HR-20-007

Mammography the Gold Standard Mammograms are the gold standard for breast cancer detection and diagnosis, yet their accuracy leaves a bit desired in normal breasted women. 40 percent of women have “Dense” breasts.  Mammography effectiveness in dense-breasted women falls off

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