By Patrick Wagner, MD It should be clear based on the lack of civility in present day America that something has to give. Doctors, like all other citizens, have a breakpoint, and that breakpoint has long since been passed. To put it bluntly, doctors have given up. To become a doctor is a huge endeavor, […]
10 solutions to increase options, encourage competition, and unwind unsustainable spending in American medicine.
In the Oath of Hippocrates, physicians promise to work for the good of their patients, according to the best of their ability and judgment, and to do no harm. We support a return to this ethic in American medicine, and oppose policies that harm patients by subjugating care to the interest of the government and third […]
A number of proposed Republican replacements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) are circulating, but the best one seems to be getting the least attention, according to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Sen. Rand Paul, M.D., (R-KY) has proposed a plan that “focuses on helping people obtain insurance that suits […]
Five action items to begin lowering costs and increasing access to high quality medical care. 1. Separate insurance from medical care. Health plans should not be in the business of providing, supervising, or rationing medical care. We need to go back to sickness insurance as a form of casualty insurance, reimbursing subscribers (not “providers”) in […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. According to Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) architect Jonathan Gruber, ObamaCare is working just as intended. The main problem is that the mandate penalty (which is actually a non-mandate, non-penalty tax, according to the U.S. Supreme Court) is too small, in his […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill.
It was a slow summer as our Congresspersons took their highly coveted 7-week vacation.
Even as premiums skyrocket and ACA co-ops fail, health care reform has been below the fold during much of this presidential campaign.
Posted on May 25, 2010 Listen to interview with Dr. Amerling from June 6, 2010 By: Richard Amerling, MD May 24, 2010 Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were Columbia University sociologists who founded, in 1966, the National Welfare Reform Organization, a “parent organization” of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). […]
These form are successfully used by a practicing physician. Click here to return to main information page on opting out of Medicare. Medicare Opt-Out – General Guidelines This is a basic document to explain how to use the other forms. Word Format PDF FORMAT Opt-Out – Physician – standard Physician contract Word Format PDF FORMAT […]
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 Jane M. Orient, M.D. The Republicans are at it again: trying to tweak a bad idea, make it “bipartisan,” and set a flawed system more firmly in concrete. What we really need is a Republican reform—one that can restore the Republic, along with medicine. Yes, ObamaCare needs to be repealed—every last syllable. But that’s […]