This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, MD Political machinations continue after Ryan Care was withdrawn for lack of enough votes. Strategists try to figure what will satisfy the Senate parliamentarian on reconciliation rules, what will attract enough support from moderates and from conservatives, what the CBO score will be, how the […]
“Beware of the Ides of March as both parties slowly kill us all off!” ~Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD reports on the latest battles in health care legislation on Capitol Hill. Revisions to the ACA Revisions to the ACA continued to pile in even as the “repeal and replace” was in progress. What was on their […]
In response to the news buzz about an allegedly “leaked” replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”), the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) stated that Americans should demand to see actual proposals rather than rumors or trial balloons. Also, they should demand that lawmakers read and reflect on bills before they […]
As we enter the second month of the 115th Congress, Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD is out with her review of the latest medical care related proposals on Capitol Hill, from full ACA repeal to Medicare for all and everything in between. Full Repeal of the Affordable Care Act On January 9, 2017, H.R. 370, […]
The right to contract is fundamental, and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) applauds the strong defense of that right by Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady. He is on the list of candidates being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Canady properly dissented from a […]
More and more patients are looking to work directly with their physicians without the government or insurance company in the exam room.
The Honorable Sylvia Burwell Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Commonwealth of Kentucky Proposal of Section 1115 Waiver Project, Kentucky HEALTH Dear Madame Secretary: On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), […]
AAPS strongly objects to how CMS-3295-P (the “Proposed Rule”) attempts to subject Medicare recipients to guidelines controlled by private, unaccountable organizations such as the Infectious Disease Society of America (“IDSA”).
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Barack Obama, JD, is the first sitting President to publish an article in JAMA. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533698 Accompanying it are four generally supportive editorials. Obama applauds his own work; the frequent use of “I” and “my” is likely also unprecedented in a JAMA article. Obama […]
By Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. – http://EarAndBalance.net “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” It was a time of controversy and a time of deceit. The Republican and Democratic National Conventions, now just over, showed some stark contrasts. The Republican National Committee along with many in the GOP were less […]