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Due to some scheduling conflicts, we do not have a new episode for you this week but you can still get your healthcare news fix by checking out some of these episodes that you might have missed.
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The North Carolina State Employees Health Plan
Several years ago, NC State Treasurer Dale Folwell went to war with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina over the state employee health plan. Early this year, he announced that the state would be dropping BCBS NC and switching to Aetna. This prompted a lawsuit from BCBS NC who is convinced that Aetna cannot provide the service for a lessor cost. Ron and I break it down for you.
No Surprises Act
Just last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Texas Medical Association in one of their lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services and their interpretations of the No Surprises Act. Ron and I broke down all of the current litigation surrounding the NSA and what this recent ruling means for doctors.
Answering COVID-19 conspiracies
Without a doubt, you have probably have heard someone (in person or on TV) repeat some weird conspiracy about COVID-19 or the vaccines created to prevent serious illness from the virus. Joseph Mercola, DO has been one of the most vocal individuals peddling some of the weirder vaccine theories in this pandemic. Dr. Mercola has also made lots of money spreading other conspiracies as well. Ron and I discussed an essay he wrote about the COVID-19 vaccines back in November 2022.
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