According to the dictionary or common usage, to discriminate means to make a distinction, say between right and wrong, or good quality and poor quality. Virtually every decision we make when faced with more than one option involves discrimination.
I’m writing to encourage you to add your name, alongside mine, to a crucial petition opposing the creation of new and unnecessary subspecialty certifications in Mohs surgery and dermatologic oncology. Patients’ access to life-saving medical care will decrease if this plan to benefit a few special interests is adopted. It must be stopped!
Selected Action Alerts on Interstate Medical Licensure Compact: 2/22/2016: UPDATE: Stop AZ Compact Bill – HB 2502 – http://eepurl.com/bRsyl5 2/16/2016: ACTION ALERT: Stop AZ Compact Bill – HB 2502 – http://eepurl.com/bQDyuL 11/3/2015: Help Stop MOC Trojan Horse, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact – http://eepurl.com/bEvTXv 11/4/2015: Action Alert: WI Senate HHS to vote on Compact Thursday – […]
Volume 71, no. 9 September 2015 One author admits that he is “not shocked” by videos showing officials of Planned Parenthood speaking callously about the harvesting of fetal organs. “The fact that money is exchanged, and the question of whether this constitutes a ‘market,’ do not particularly matter to me,” writes Robert Oscar Lopez. “Well-educated […]
Volume 71, no. 7 Medicare, Title 18 of the Social Security Act, was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on July 30, 1965. A fundamental transformation of American medicine began. So did the consequences that AAPS predicted from the outset: accelerating costs and government controls. “The Medicare system has been a major catalyst […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. It was already apparent in 2014 that the Affordable Care Act forces people to buy catastrophic policies at first-dollar coverage prices. Less well known is that although the ACA requires health plans to spend 80% – 85% of premiums on medical care, corporate data […]
Volume 71, no. 6 June 2015 Some advocates of a “single-payer healthcare system,” notably Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), often begin with a scathing indictment of managed-care plans, including the complexities of dealing with dozens of them. (They know about these first-hand because they are enabling such plans by their participation.) We often […]
Keep the pressure on your Senators. Call them TODAY and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Click here for contact information for your Senators. Make no mistake: H.R. 2 bolsters ObamaCare’s control over patients and their physicians and empowers groups profiting from MOC. Your efforts are […]
You may want to tell your senators they really WILL be helping push grandma off the cliff if they vote for HR 2 when they return to DC after their Easter break!!!! Just before congress left for Easter break, they voted in HR 2, helping put in place ObamaCare for senior citizens with the rest […]
Physicians Pass Resolutions Opposing MOC & MOL In recent weeks both the Washington State Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia have passed resolutions in opposition to MOC and MOL. Add your state medical society to the growing list who oppose the Federation of State Medical Board’s (FSMB) new maintenance of licensure requirements (MOL) […]