Don McCanne, MD
Dr. Don R. McCanne, MD practiced family medicine in San Clemente, California for more than three decades. He served as chief of staff of San Clemente hospital and retired from practice to become a full time volunteer in the health care reform movement.
He has served two terms as national president of Physicians for a National Health Program, and currently serves as their senior health policy fellow. He writes a daily column commenting on the health policy implications of current press articles and reports from the policy literature.
Your Medicare Coach, Larry Weigel continues to receive Dr. McCanne’s daily column “Quote of the Day” and will update our website readers on important issues regarding health care from the perspective of nationally known medical doctors like Dr. McCanne and other medical researchers who often get overlooked by the press in what they have to say about the future of America’s healthcare system
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Medical Economics: Obamacare receives a big, fat ‘F’ from physicians
July 25, 2016
Dr. McCann takes a look at the recent report grading Obamacare and sheds light on why it’s receiving such low marks and how it can be improved.
July 19, 2016
With the Republicans and Democrats announcing their future plans for healthcare, read Dr. McCann’s perspective on what the future may really look like
July 12, 2016
Dr. McCanne points out the flaws of Obamacare and lack of sustainability for long term health care reform in addition to verifying the fact Congress provides unfair additional funding and allows no competition for Medicare Advantage plans when compared to the lower cost of Original Medicare
July 5, 2016
Dr. McCann points on why Medicare Advantage is challenged as a profit driven scheme that is costing tax payers significantly more money. And why a single payer system could close gaps saving Americans significant amounts of money
July 1, 2016
Pharmaceutical companies, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers each conspire, with each other and independently, to get the most money that prescription drug market dynamics will allow. Health care funds pour into these industries, and patients end up the losers. As Open Enrollment draws near, it’s important to understand how this works.
Jack Bernard explains Medicare for All to his fellow Republicans (and Democrats!)
June 28, 2016
“The original intent of the architects of Medicare was to eventually expand the program to cover everyone. Yet the Republicans have been reluctant to do so, and now the Democrats have specifically excluded it from their party platform. The leadership of both parties need to listen to conservative Republican Jack Bernard, an expert in our health care system. His full article is available at the link above.”