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- Unfortunately, true tax reform is a will-o’-the-wisp that we like to talk about but will likely never see because there are so many varied special interests encoded that we will never willingly give up our personal pet deductions.
- “There are aspects of the emotional debate on gun violence that have not gotten much attention and are pertinent to doctors, our work and our pocketbook,” writes Jeff Brown, MD.
- Startups account for 20% of new job creation, couples waste an average of $3,640 a year on impulse buys and it pays to be beautiful to the tune of $250,000 extra over the course of a career.
- Traditionally independent business people, physicians haven't really felt the need to unionize yet. However, as more become employees it is inevitable that doctors will band together to act for their own perceived best economic and work-condition interests.
- The complexity of modern financial life has grown exponentially over the years, requiring both spouses have an increased level of financial sophistication so the family can survive and thrive economically.
- All of us can modify rigid, non-optimal financial habits. Sometimes we just need a little push to get us to our financial tipping points and force us to make what changes need to be made.
- There is no such thing as absolute protection, whether it's against a physical catastrophe, a financial disaster or interpersonal crisis, but there are a few general things you can do in preparation.
- in the New Year, when you see financially related ads that proclaim, often in small print, that "Past results do not guarantee future returns," believe them. Predicting, and the implied acceptance of that prediction, is a fool's game.
- Jeff Brown, MD, think it's unfortunate that doctors don't know or care what the total cost of care for one patient's illness is; so it's time for a discussion about the high cost of health care and how doctors aren't doing enough about it.
- One of the gaping holes in our national struggles with reducing the costs of health care is the limited emphasis upon wellness. Plus, Congressional insider trading, researching charities before donating and the U.S. fiscal union as "an engine of subsidy."
Jeff Brown, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, currently doing geriatrics as a Medical Director, and is also a consultant for the California Medical Board. Dr. Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Brown, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, currently specializing in geriatrics as a Medical Director, and is also a consultant for the California Medical Board .