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AAPS News August 2018 – Prescriptions for Suicide

LBJ and Nixon brought us the insatiable Medicare/Medicaid entitlement and the predatory managed-care monster that feeds off these cash cows (AAPS News, July 2018). They and their successor also set us up for the impending […]

AAPS News July 2018: LBJ-Nixon Care

The Republican betrayal and Democrat intransigence on repealing “ObamaCare” may be partly related to reverence for the legacy of the first African-American President. But in fact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) builds on the legacy […]

AAPS News June 2018 – Transparency

Volume 74, no. 6  June 2018 In about 2000, the number of publications indexed under “transparency in healthcare” started an exponential rise, reaching about 400 per year in the past few years. Politicians have also […]

AAPS News May 2018 – Non-Participation

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent out a Request for Information (RFI) concerning a new project called DPC. This stands for Direct Provider Contracting—not Direct Primary Care or Direct Patient Care, […]

AAPS News December 2017 – Death and Taxes

Volume 73, no. 12  Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”), the Republican regime is moving along to the next item on its promised agenda, tax reform. A repeal of the […]

AAPS News November 2017 – Opioid Wars

Volume 73, no. 11  November 2017 The Report of the President’s  Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (http://tinyurl.com/yaz9zw6a) has been released. It calls for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) […]

AAPS News October 2017 – Drugged America

Volume 73, no. 10  October 2017 Worse than the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Fatalities nearly double the global terrorism death toll. The “U.S. heroin crisis is so bad it’s raining ‘needles’.” In March 2017 […]

AAPS News September 2017 – Iconoclasm

Volume 73, no. 9  September 2017 After a century of standing there in peace, statues erected c. 1920 by Democrats to commemorate Southern heroes of the Civil War are triggering violence across the land. President […]

AAPS News August 2017 – A Freedom Option?

Volume 73, no. 8  August 2017 At one point in the Senate debate over ObamaCare, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) introduced an amendment that would allow insurers to offer plans that were not compliant with the […]