Volume 68, no. 2 February 2012 Physicians are of course very familiar with the concept of accountability, which applies to everything they say or do, or don’t say or do. It’s a very popular word in legislation also: the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA), and “accountable care organizations” (ACOs) in ObamaCare. Here the […]
Volume 67, no. 10 October 2011 Everywhere we hear that “our health care system is broken.” But there is deep denial of the fact that the social welfare state is just plain broke. For some politicians, the crisis—framed as a threat that Republicans will break Medicare—is just another power-grabbing opportunity. Sen. Patty Murray, Democrat co-chairman […]
Volume 67, no. 4 April 2011 Whatever claims are made for them, or whatever advantages they may have, the real motive for pushing electronic health records (EHRs) is control. The EHR enables a chain of accountability in a monolithic, radically transformed, collectivist system. Only 3 months after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable […]
Volume 66, no. 10 The winning slogan against ObamaCare, the “3 R’s” suggested by John R. Graham of the Pacific Research Institute, is Repeal, Replace—and Resist. As consequences such as the ’rithmetic come to light, supporters are running for cover. Its Senate godfather, Max Baucus, admitted that he did not read the bill (nor did […]
Volume 66, no. 9 The first Doctors’ TEA Parties spanned the nation on Saturday, Aug 7, calling for the repeal of ObamaCare, and telling the nation that in endorsing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the AMA does not speak for physicians. The largest event, in San Diego, which attracted a crowd of […]
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