After viewing the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential debate, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) suggests some questions to be asked in the next two debates about health issues that personally affect all Americans. Voters should also query candidates for Congress. Private medicine. Do Americans have the right to use their own […]
Concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “serious—could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.,” say nearly 71% of 250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). About 20% said concerns were “likely overblown, but should be addressed as by full release of medical records.” Only […]
To great applause from the American Medical Association (AMA), Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), almost unanimously. It was hailed as the repeal of the notorious Clinton-Gingrich sustained growth rate (SGR) formula, which threatened large pay cuts for Medicare physicians every year. It was actually a “repeal and replace” […]
American physicians have already been declaring independence from Medicare, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), but the imposition of new payment methods may lead to a rush to imitate the British in exiting the regime of a remote, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy.
In a decision as unjustified as Roe v. Wade itself, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down sensible regulations of abortion clinics enacted by the State of Texas in 2013 as “HB 2,” stated the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), which filed an amicus brief in defense of the law. Justice Anthony Kennedy […]
Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing some 250,000 lives per year, according to an article in the BMJ.
The White House announced plans to ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to “combat Zika” as by “boosting research on ways to prevent its spread,” according to a Feb 8 article in the Wall Street Journal.
Patients are protected and the patient-physician relationship is strengthened by requiring abortionists to comply with ethical and quality standards that are fundamental to the medical profession, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). AAPS filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, No. 15-274, […]
The medical record has become a tool for oversight and research, without requiring consent, overriding patients’ rights to privacy, writes Susan Israel, M.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Data compiled from electronic medical records and insurance claims will be used to create treatment “guidelines” that will define value-based […]
Two studies published in the July 14 issue of JAMA support new guidelines that could nearly double the number of Americans taking statin drugs to prevent arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), noted the Washington Post. The studies should be scrutinized critically, stated AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D. “Putting nearly half the healthy population on […]