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Richard Kocur


    Fri, November 03, 2017

    Do No Harm: What Would Hippocrates Think?


    A core tenant of the pledge taken by all physicians is their promise first and foremost to do no harm. A physician’s vow to care for patients in a manner which does not cause physical, mental, or ...

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    Mon, August 21, 2017

    The Value of Free Market Health Care


    In late July, Charlie Gard, the baby stricken with the rare and typically fatal genetic disorder known as Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome, died. Charlie was at the center of a legal battle ...

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    Tue, July 25, 2017

    The Life of Charlie Gard


    It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your child is suffering and you are powerless to do anything about it. In most cases you would exhaust all treatment options, consult leading specialists, and even ...

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    Thu, February 16, 2017

    Crossing the Line on Health Insurance


    In a recent television interview, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, head of one of America's largest health insurers, commented that selling insurance across state lines is "an outdated concept" in ...

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    Thu, January 26, 2017

    Repeal and Replace


    "Repeal" and "replace" are the new buzzwords, with no signs of being bumped from the headlines anytime soon. Since the 2016 election, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in the ...

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    Fri, October 28, 2016

    Obamacare Tipping Point


    It's that time of year again. Time for vibrant fall colors, cool crisp morning air, and open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges–the government-regulated, ...

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    Thu, September 22, 2016

    A prescription for Disaster


    For those who may be unfamiliar with the players in the pharmaceutical business, Mylan is a successful, mid-sized manufacturer of branded and generic drugs. One of their largest products is the ...

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