Dave Dvorak, MD
Dave Dvorak, M.D., practices emergency medicine in Edina, Minn. Dvorak is a member of Minnesota Physicians for a National Health Program.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Beyond Obamacare: How a Single-Payer System Can Save US Health Care
As Minnesota’s physicians, health care leaders and legislators grapple with the complex changes brought by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are concerned that even after the law is fully implemented, hundreds of thousands of people will remain uninsured while health care costs continue to spiral.
Monday, August 06, 2012
US Medicine: We Can Do Better Than This
How much will this cost?” he asks. It’s the question at the heart of any business transaction: Is this new car, this plane ticket, this iPad worth the asking price? But the man sitting before me is not a customer in an automobile showroom or an electronics store. He is my patient in the emergency department, and he is weighing whether to undergo the chest CT scan I have just recommended. “I’m uninsured,” he says. “I lost my health coverage when I got laid off from my job three years ago. This is all coming out of my pocket.”