This election will be decisive for the direction of American medicine, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). The second Presidential debate, despite distractions related to comments made by Donald Trump 11 years ago, hinted at important questions and showed distinct differences between the candidates, states AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D.
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. […]
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 […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Whether they would ordinarily be required to file income taxes or not, anyone who received ObamaCare premium assistance must file Form 1095A, with a monthly accounting of premium paid, the second-lowest cost (silver) premium, and the monthly advance payment of premium credit. The […]
By Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D. In watching Hillary Clinton campaign I’m reminded of a poem I learned in ninth grade: humorist Arthur Guiterman’s “On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness”: The tusks that clashed in mighty brawls Of mastodons, are billiard balls. The sword of Charlemagne the Just Is ferric oxide, known as rust. The […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. Many people forget that the government cannot give what it has not first taken. And once it takes power or gains a source of revenue, going back is very hard. For example: the Cadillac tax—so structured that most plans will eventually be treated as […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. How can the price of a pill leap from $13.50 to $750? Only because of third-party payment, writes Charles Hugh Smith. It’s time to consider the impossible—cash payment, which he wrote about in 2009. http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/the-new-shackle-of-serfdom-clinging-to-healthcare-insurance/ The government distorts the prescription drug market in a […]