Whiskey Fueled Fun with Doc Jay at Freedom Fest

 

The Whiskey Politics team is at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas interviewing a whole bunch of incredible luminaries, including Steve Forbes, Dinesh D’Souza, John Stossel, John Fund, Jim Rogers, Michael Medved, James O’Keefe and many others. However, we also had a great Whiskey Politics After Hours interview with Ricochet’s own Dr. Jay Schroeder, @DocJay. Video to come soon!

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  1. Member

    Dave is a ball of energy. He’s representing well.

    Between the beginning and end of this we each got about 4 oz of Kentuckys finest in us.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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  2. Reagan

    Fascinating. @Docjay is always a font of information on healthcare. Keep up the great work @davesussman.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm
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  3. Reagan

    @docjay What lessons from concierge medicine can be applied more broadly in order to bring down costs? What aspects of medicine can be devolved away from doctors towards nurse practitioners and other medical professionals in order to bring down costs?

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    • July 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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  4. Reagan

    @docjay Last question (for now, probably): How much has the spiraling cost of education, and especially medical education, contributed to the attitude among doctors that has sapped the entrepreneurial spirit. With $300K in education debt a doctor would be far less likely to take entrepreneurial risks and more likely to play it safe by pushing for guaranteed return through the insurance industry. At least that’s the way I see it.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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  5. Thatcher

    Thanks Dave for a great podcast with a super fun and very bright DocJay.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    Dave Sussman Post author

    Special props to Melissa @6foot2inhighheels and Michelle @nicegrizzly who are not only Whiskey Politics head-turners but are intelligent, amazing women representing the Conservative cause well. Check out all the great photos from Michelle coming soon. Looking forward to tonights Ricochet meetup at Batista’s Hole In the Wall!

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    • July 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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  7. Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    DocJay (View Comment):
    about 4 oz of Kentuckys finest in us.

    yeah, that’s the ticket.

    Seriously, great interview Jay. A serious subject you know more about than a barrel of politicians.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    Jamie Lockett (View Comment):
    @docjay What lessons from concierge medicine can be applied more broadly in order to bring down costs? What aspects of medicine can be devolved away from doctors towards nurse practitioners and other medical professionals in order to bring down costs?

    price transparency. Removal of 3 rd party deciders

    NP s are good for specialists. They really assist in interfacing with specialists and managing routine issues in their filed. Not as good in primary care. We have a shortage of NPs too.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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  9. Inactive

    Jay Schroeder huh? Did you by chance play ball for the Redskins and then later the LA Raiders?

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    • July 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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  10. Member

    Jamie Lockett (View Comment):
    @docjay Last question (for now, probably): How much has the spiraling cost of education, and especially medical education, contributed to the attitude among doctors that has sapped the entrepreneurial spirit. With $300K in education debt a doctor would be far less likely to take entrepreneurial risks and more likely to play it safe by pushing for guaranteed return through the insurance industry. At least that’s the way I see it.

    A lot of younger docs see lower salaries on the horizon. They’re getting it while they can

    I see your question two ways. People in debt wanting to play it safe but others take risks to do better, faster.

    At least it’s not 300K of debt for a degreee in gender studies and white oppression.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    Robert McReynolds (View Comment):
    Jay Schroeder huh? Did you by chance play ball for the Redskins and then later the LA Raiders?

    Shhhhh. 13 is my lucky number.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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  12. Member

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    about 4 oz of Kentuckys finest in us.

    yeah, that’s the ticket.

    Seriously, great interview Jay. A serious subject you know more about than a barrel of politicians.

    On 2 hours sleep and no prep other than booze I had fun. Repeated myself a bit but there were about 60 people around us checking out the show. The dude who interrupted was just completely unaware that it was a show. He wanted booze I think.

    It’s odd that we taped 2 minutes after learning the McCain news.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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    DocJay (View Comment):

    Robert McReynolds (View Comment):
    Jay Schroeder huh? Did you by chance play ball for the Redskins and then later the LA Raiders?

    Shhhhh. 13 is my lucky number.

    I knew it!

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    • July 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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  14. Thatcher

    The biggest problem with health care is what I call The Easy Path. Ideally, everyone wants the best care available to them, for a cold or a compound fracture or cancer, at the drop of a hat, front of the line, cheap, and quick.

    Politicians will sell you on a version of this. What the reality ends up being is Medicare and Medicaid, etc., which doesn’t work because you can’t provide every level of service to everybody at any given time, unless you were taxing them at 75% of their incomes – everybody – and even then it wouldn’t work well, most of the time.

    I like the county hospital piece. The default hospital for the smaller stuff, preventative stuff, and care provided based on income. Keep separate insurance or out-of-pocket for those who want to go that route, through whatever providers want to provide care that way.

    It’s market-based, but with a backstop. Relatively easy in concept. Much harder to move to in reality, mostly due to politicians, because it limits their ability to give you something via someone else’s money – so they don’t like it.

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    • July 22, 2017 at 9:56 am
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  15. Member

    There is more common sense here than one usually hears on these subjects. Common sense often comes out of people with actual knowledge. The combination of a free market and free community hospitals is probably the best idea out there. Hence, I suppose, not a chance, but Trump is just strange enough to buy in to it.

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    • July 22, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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  16. Thatcher

    I’m recalling, though, that one of the premier physical rehabilitation hospitals in the country – Rancho Los Amigos – is in L.A. County, CA. Public-private partnership; test-case that community hospital doesn’t always mean bare necessities, behind-the-curve care.

    I like the community hospital plus regional specialty care idea….Catastrophic care plan with HSAs, cash discounts for the out-of-pocket, routine stuff.

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    • July 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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