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Legislative Update Special Edition: The War on Opiates

Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. There is no question that opiate abuse – both legal and illegal is on the rise in all demographics. Congress introduced several laws […]

Republicans Assure Veto of Partial ObamaCare Repeal

This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. As expected, Obama swiftly vetoed the ballyhooed Republican partial repeal of his destructive legacy, the “Affordable” Care Act. The Republicans can say it isn’t […]

MIPS, APMs Will Harm Patient Care, AAPS Warns CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Attention CMS-3321-NC PO Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244 November 16, 2015 To whom it may concern, The undersigned physician organizations write to comment on the Request for Information regarding […]

AAPS Comments Opposing CPT Codes for End-of-Life Discussions

Objections by AAPS to Proposed CPT codes 99497 and 99498 Re: CMS–1631–P The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a non-profit national organization of physicians founded in 1943, defends the patient-physician relationship and the […]

Is Donald Trump Right About Single Payer?

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD – http://herplace.com As an independent physician advocate for patients against restrictions of “establishment medicine,” I greatly admire that both Senator Cruz and Donald Trump have been unafraid to speak the […]

Health Policy Legislative Update – 7/2/2015

Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill More Plucking Away at the ACA On June 18, 2015, H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act was passed by the House 280 […]

If You Like Your Medicare, You Can Keep Your Medicare

Not just Barack Obama, but all politicians promise to protect Medicare—even if they are robbing it to pay for ObamaCare. They don’t promise that you can keep your Medicare doctor, however. And they don’t address the question of what happens if you don’t like your Medicare.