Re: Comments on Final rule with comment period, Docket No. CMS-5517-FC, RIN 0938-AS69, Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models, Federal Register, Volume Vol. 81, No. 214, Part II (Friday, November 4, 2016) The Association of American Physicians and […]
By: Jane M. Orient, MD Republicans say they are going to “replace” ObamaCare, but they will come up with something very similar and at least as bad if they start with the same misguided objective: “universal coverage.” There are necessities of life, but insurance is not one of them. Just what good is that little […]
By: Kristin S. Held, M.D. Americans are learning that the media is not a free press but rather the propaganda claw of statist predators lurking at the far left end of the swamp. President-elect Trump is but a few days out from his media-exposing election, and the swamp monsters are already out baiting and snapping […]
By Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD: The goal of the recent sometimes-unruly protests over the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America is unclear. Is it to make President-elect Trump preemptively resign? Is it to ensure that he never takes office—by any means necessary? Is it to exercise the […]
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 […]
By Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. – http://EarAndBalance.net With news of more exchanges closing, fewer healthy enrollees signing up, insurance companies pulling out, and health insurance premiums set to spike, this October we will see a tighter turn in the death spiral of ObamaCare. There is no doubt about the higher premiums and lack of choices […]
By Tamzin Rosenwasser, MD The October 9 Presidential debate focused on women, with the moderators introducing a question near the beginning about an 11-year-old recording of some crude words about women by Donald Trump. According to some, including prominent Republicans, he committed the Unforgivable Sin and is irredeemable and deplorable, like half of his supporters. […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Since the 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare), the health care industry has seen record growth and increased revenues, writes Bryan Rotella. But is it a bubble? As Christian Bale’s character said in the movie The […]
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.
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 […]