"The big problem I see in the practice of medicine today is [that] our payment scheme makes it where we violate the first rule of medicine, which is: Listen to your patient and they'll tell you what's wrong. And we don't allow anybody the time to do that anymore." So says our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican who's been the junior senator from Oklahoma since January of 2005.
Oklahoma U.S. Senator Tom Coburn released a new oversight report, “Wastebook 2012” . It highlights more than $18 billion in examples of some of, what he calls, the most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted in 2012. "The report highlights 100 of the year’s countless unnecessary, duplicative and low-priority projects spread throughout the federal government", Coburn said.