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They’re Baaack! Legislative Update – October 7, 2016

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.

The Dry Tortugas and Being a Deplorably Good Physician

By Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD Hillary Clinton recently said that half of Donald Trump supporters belonged in the “basket of deplorables” and were irredeemable. Many believe that Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who treated John […]

AAPS News September 2016 – Inflection Point

Medicine is at a “critical inflection point,” write Victor Dzau and J. Michael McGinnis of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Mark McClellan of Duke University (JAMA 8/16/16). The NAM is launching a massive initiative on “Vital Directions for Health Care” at a Sep 26 meeting in Washington, D.C., (http://tinyurl.com/z4shr2b), bringing together more than 100 “trusted health and health care leaders” to “ensure nonpartisan, evidence-based analysis” in the context of the upcoming change in administration.

Is Hillary Clinton Medically Unfit to Serve?

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. Some Republicans as well as Democrats have used the term “unfit to serve” about Donald Trump, based on things he said, and what they assume he might have meant. Surely […]

“Welcoming” Zika to the United States

The Zika virus has arrived in a trendy area in North Miami, Florida. The numbers are so far few, but unlike the more than 1,600 other Zika-infected patients in the U.S., these patients had no history of travel to outbreak areas or known contact with people who had such a history.

Film Exposes ObamaCare, Offers Real Solutions

Watch Wait Till It’s Free: Free through July 12. “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” ~P.J. O’Rourke The “Affordable Care Act” is predictably proving […]

RESOLUTION 2003-2: Affirming the Sanctity of Human Life

60th Annual MeetingAssociation of American Physicians and SurgeonsPoint Clear, Alabama, September 17-19, 2003 WHEREAS: the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons stands on the principles of the Hippocratic Oath, which oath clearly opposes abortion of […]