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Nothing is Certain Except Death and Taxes (and ObamaCare Ain’t Helping)

by Wayne W. Oliver, Executive Director, Patients for Fair Compensation
Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on April 15, 2014

 

taxesIn a 1789 letter from Ben Franklin to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, Mr. Franklin said “… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

 

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Tax time.

 

This is second year of what will likely be annual occurrence: increased taxes to pay for ObamaCare.

 

You see, when the President and Congress “cooked” the budgetary scoring for ObamaCare.  President Obama stated in a joint session of Congress in 2009 that ObamaCare would cost $900 billion over ten years. More specifically, he said, “Now, add it all up, and the plan that I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.”

 

However, just a few weeks ago, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has revised its cost projections. At $2.6 trillion, the new price tag is almost three-times more than what president promised.

 

So how are we going to pay for ObamaCare. You guessed it: Higher taxes. And once again, Ben Franklin was correct. Nothing is certain except death and taxes. (more…)

Jan 03

New Years’ Resolutions

by Wayne W. Oliver, Executive Director, Patients for Fair Compensation     Originally published in teh Atlanta Journal Constitution on January 2, 2014 Each year, millions of us make so-called “New Years’ Resolutions” or a list of things that we would like to accomplish in 2014. While most of us include things like “eat less and exercise …

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Sep 12

We Can Provide Better Healthcare at Lower Costs

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by Wayne Oliver, Executive Director, Patients for Fair Compensation Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on September 12, 2013 As the healthcare world braces for the cost and regulatory implications of ObamaCare, there are other changes approaching on the horizon. An information technology boom is underway that could impact us all. Healthcare is playing catch …

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Aug 28

Elevating Patient Safety

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by Wayne W. Oliver     Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on July 10, 2013 Since publication of the Institute of Health (IOM) report entitled “To Err is Human,” our healthcare system generally, and hospitals specifically, have tried to create, develop and nurture a culture of patient safety. The IOM reported almost 100,000 Americans lose …

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Nov 16

RxAlly Appoints Wayne Oliver as Vice President for Pharmacy Advocacy and Government Relations

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Originally published in DC.CityBiz. http://dc.citybizlist.com/article/rxally-appoints-wayne-oliver-vice-president-pharmacy-advocacy-and-government-relations RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announced the addition of Wayne Oliver to the company’s leadership team.  Mr. Oliver will serve as Vice President for Pharmacy Advocacy and Government Relations.  In this role, Mr. Oliver will serve as liaison between RxAlly and its network pharmacies and …

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Nov 10

We Need More Mentors in America Today

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by Wayne Oliver – Vice President at RxAlly Originally posted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on November 8, 2012 http://blogs.ajc.com/health-flock/2012/11/08/we-need-more-mentors-in-america-today/ Giving back.  Paying it forward. We’ve all heard these expressions when talking about those who have experienced random acts of kindness like paying for the next driver’s toll or buying a stranger a cup of …

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Aug 01

Building a Patient-Centered Model of Care

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by Wayne Oliver, Vice President of Pharmacy Advocacy & Governmental Relations at RxAlly Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on August 1, 2012 Over the past several years, the health care system has been attempting to define and create a “patient-centered model of care.”  Most health policy experts, much less health care professionals, can’t …

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Jul 05

ObamaCare: Ready for the Next Stage

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by Wayne W. Oliver – Healthcare Consultant Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on July 4, 2012 The fate of ObamaCare now moves from the legal and constitutional stage back to the political arena.  As most Americans know by now, Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the more liberal members of the Supreme Court …

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May 22

Let’s Get Serious About Healthcare Costs

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by Wayne W. Oliver, Vice President, Center for Health Transformation Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on February 3, 2012 We are all concerned about the ever escalating healthcare costs. Employers struggle whether to offer health insurance benefits because premiums continue to rise at an alarming rate. Employees and patients who do have insurance must …

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