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  • Health Secretary Resigns

    04/12/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week it was announced that Kathleen Sebelius will be leaving her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Obama thanked her for “her courageous and tireless efforts to ensure that every American has health insurance.” Afterward, those in attendance gave her a standing ovation. “Secretary Sebelius has had to face hostility every step of the way toward this monumental achievement,” the President declared. “Critics in Congress said the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t be affordable. Consumers complained that the policies offered under the ACA cover less than their old plans and cost more. Others were too inept to...
  • Boston Doctors Can Now Prescribe You a Bike

    04/11/2014 2:29:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | April 9, 2014 | Alison Griswold
    The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that’s whimsically known as “Prescribe-a-Bike.” Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write “prescriptions” for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city’s bike-share system, for only $5. These are not prescriptions in the legal sense. Rather, they are a kind of physician’s letter, says Alan Meyers, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center. “A clinician working with a patient or family could generate this form and then a hospital parking office which is right on the campus could enroll the...
  • Angry mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea

    04/05/2014 7:43:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies ^ | Reuters | April 4, 2014
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - An angry crowd attacked a treatment center in Guinea on Friday where staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were working to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, forcing it to shut down, a spokesman for the medical charity said.
  • Whatever Happened to Medical Malpractice Reform?

    04/03/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/03/2014 | John Merline
    President Obama might be thrilled that 7.1 million people apparently signed up for ObamaCare exchanges. But doctors have good reason to withhold their applause. Back in June 2009, Obama told a gathering of the American Medical Association that he was "looking at a range of ideas" that would stem the tide of costly medical malpractice lawsuits and "scale back the excessive defensive medicine." A few months later, he told Congress that "I've talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be contributing to unnecessary costs" and that he would borrow a page from President Bush and fund demonstration...
  • Cuba hikes salaries for doctors, nurses

    03/24/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 21 Mar 2014
    The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma .. doctors with two specialties will see their salary go from the equivalent of $26 a month to $67, while an entry-level nurse will make $25, up from $13.
  • ACA Grace Period Rule Could Put Physicians at Financial Risk (obamacare)

    03/20/2014 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 20, 2014 | Mark Crane
    ACA Grace Period Rule Could Put Physicians at Financial Risk Mark Crane March 19, 2014 Physician practices could be put at financial risk because of a little-known rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that provides a 3-month grace period for consumers who do not pay their premiums on time, several national medical organizations have complained.The rule, published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), grants individuals who purchase subsidized coverage through the state insurance exchanges a 90-day grace period before their coverage is cancelled for nonpayment.During the first 30 days of the grace period, insurance companies are required to...
  • Try, Try Again: Conn. Lawmakers Again Consider Letting Doctors Assist With Suicide

    03/16/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Last year Connecticut state senator Ed Meyer introduced a bill to create “physician-assisted suicide.” It failed, but this year he and state representative Elizabeth Ritter are trying again. H.B. 5326 would permit a competent person who is suffering from a terminal illness to “request aid in dying” through administration of prescribed medication. The bill is an affront to human life generally, but especially to elder or infirm adults and disabled individuals. For Connecticut citizens who respect life, it is unconscionable. The bill’s proponents say that assisted suicide is the compassionate answer. But an article in The New York Times summarized...
  • President Admits Obamacare Will Block Access to Many Doctors

    03/15/2014 10:31:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Despite promising that those who liked their doctors would be able to keep them under Obamacare, President Obama now admits that “in many instances this will not be possible. On balance, though, this is probably a good thing—an unexpected benefit of the Affordable Care Act.” “Studies have shown that over 90% of the patients seen by doctors would have recovered without any medical intervention,” the President pointed out. “So, if loss of access to a favorite doctor discourages a person from seeking medical help—well, 90% of the time this will result in a saving of both time and money.” “Health...
  • Obama: Yeah, a lot of you won’t be able to keep your doctor after all

    03/14/2014 7:58:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Voters in November might be ready to show Democrats what they think about removing choice and hiking costs, as well as their arrogance in determining that a few politicians in Washington know better about their choices than they do. Unfortunately, Barack Obama doesn’t appear to have figured out this problem. In an interview with WebMD, Obama finally acknowledged that, contra his promise, people might not be able to keep the doctors they liked, but that they probably shouldn’t have liked those doctors in the first place:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “For the average person, many folks who don’t have...
  • Obamacare Just Keeps on Tanking

    03/11/2014 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 11, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    How I pray we don't get so numb to the endless nightmarish stories of Obamacare that we become fatalistic and resigned to its continued existence. As an antidote to that, I submit another update. First, Unite Here -- a major union for the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry and airport industries -- has issued a report concluding that Obamacare will result in wages being reduced by up to $5 an hour, reduce worker hours and exacerbate income inequality. The report, titled "The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse," states: "Ironically, the Administration's own signature healthcare victory poses...
  • Uprooting Obamacare with Better Ideas

    03/05/2014 6:45:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    As a child, I was attracted to anything that dealt with medicine. Many stories featured Johns Hopkins Hospital, and eventually I was privileged to spend 36 years at Johns Hopkins working with brilliant and caring colleagues who dedicated their lives to the art and science of healing. After a storybook career that included thousands of operations and many sleepless nights, I looked forward to retirement, thinking it would be relaxing. However, life throws many curveballs, and sometimes the ordering of our steps is not of our own choosing. I now find myself deeply immersed in trying to heal the health...
  • Doctors Abandoning Private Practice in Droves to Work at Hospitals

    02/16/2014 7:03:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Doctors are leaving private practice to become employees of hospitals, according to this story in the New York Times. The decline in private practice physicians actually began a few years ago when changes to Medicare forced many physicians who practiced individually or in small group offices to make the move to a salaried position in a hospital.But there is no doubt that Obamacare has exacerbated the problem. The onerous recordkeeping is one big reason why private practice physicians are becoming extinct. Private physicians can’t afford the extra employees to meet the demands of Obamacare paperwork.Dr, Paul Hsieh explained in a...
  • Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors....

    02/15/2014 8:59:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    mail online ^ | Damien Gayle
    FULL TITLE: Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors in illegal mercy killings, claims retired GP British doctors have secretly killed terminally sick children by giving them 'huge' overdoses of painkillers, it was claimed yesterday. Hours after Belgium became the first country in the world to allow the euthanasia of children, a retired GP suggested it was already happening, informally, in Britain. Dr Michael Irwin told an LBC Radio debate: 'It has happened in this country, very quietly. I know of one or two children over the last few years.'
  • Say Goodbye to your Doctor, Part Deux

    02/15/2014 1:20:20 PM PST · by dleeper47 · 15 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | David Leeper
    Three years ago, many predicted that Obamacare would be rejected by the most important people in the health care business -- the doctors! Sadly, those predictions are coming true. Here is the statement of one brave doctor to Aetna Insurance.
  • Patient privacy non-existent; Doctors required to provide all medical records to federal government

    02/13/2014 9:02:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/13/14 | Doug Book
    Over the past 2 decades, Republican and Democrat Administrations have joined forces to require the use by physicians and hospitals of government-certified, interoperable electronic medical records systems, or EMRs. These online record keeping systems will send personal patient information collected by all participating providers directly to the centralized Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, a newly created government agency whose job is making the medical records of the American people “inter-operable–” that is, instantly accessible to any “qualified” agency or agent. For example, if the patient of a New Jersey physician should become the victim of a...

    02/10/2014 4:30:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    human events ^ | february 10, 2014 | john hayward
    CBS News did a report on an especially unpleasant aspect of ObamaCare’s “doc shock,” which is the unraveling of Barack Obama’s Second Big Lie, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”  No, you can’t, and doctors are becoming quite vocal about point out how bad this problem has become:
  • Can't keep you doctor under Obamacare? Try simply finding a doctor in California

    02/05/2014 8:12:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    Congratulations! You have successfully signed up for a truly excellent plan on the Covered California website! It's a really, really great plan. Really. Now, good look finding a doctor who will treat you. Los Angeles Times: After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office.A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business.Experts have warned...
  • Medical marijuana gaining support in Georgia

    02/03/2014 5:41:57 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 6 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | February 3, 2015 | Charles Oliver
    For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day. “They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most frustrating part. I just say to her, ‘I’m sorry I can’t do anything for you. I’m sorry.’” When Greylynn was born six months ago, doctors diagnosed her with a brain malformation and gave her only weeks to live. She survived, but her condition has left...
  • Single-Payer Is Not Dead

    01/14/2014 10:11:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/14/14 | Froma Harrop
    The prospects for single-payer health care -- adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others -- did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the famously long legislation. Single-payer groups in several states are now lining up to make use of Section 1332. Vermont is way ahead of the pack, but Hawaii, Oregon, New York, Washington, California, Colorado and Maryland have strong single-payer movements. First, some definitions. Single-payer is a system where the government pays all medical bills. Canada has...
  • Roberts protects Obamacare again

    01/07/2014 8:54:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies ^ | January 7, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors' request to block implementation of the nation's new health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.
  • Over 3,000 Cuban doctors defected from Venezuela in 2013

    12/30/2013 4:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela] ^ | 12/30/13 | FRANK LÓPEZ BALLESTEROS
    Over the last 12 months some 3,000 Cubans, mostly doctors, have arrived in the United States after deserting one of the Venezuelan government´s social programs they staff. This accounts for a 60% increase as compared with 2012. In 2012 there were about 5,000 refugee Cuban doctors and nurses in the United States coming from all over the world. Through December 1, 2013 this figure had surged to 8,000, 98% of them came from Venezuela. These are estimates by Dr. Julio Cesar Alfonso, head of the South Florida group Solidarity Without Borders Inc. (SWB), which helps Cuban medical professionals who try
  • MDs sue ObamaCare insurer over dropped doctors

    12/28/2013 5:48:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/13 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — A group of New York doctors is suing insurance giant UnitedHealthcare, charging that it booted doctors from its network to avoid cost hikes imposed by ObamaCare. The company’s decision to kick more than 2,000 docs from its Medicare Advantage network threatens to harm elderly and disabled patients, according to the filing in Brooklyn federal court. “By terminating numerous physicians from the . . . network, United seeks to stem financial losses occasioned by reduced federal payments under the Affordable Care Act,” the suit launched by the Medical Society of the State of New York claims.
  • The doctor won’t see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid

    12/26/2013 9:19:52 AM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | FoxNews
    Those signing up for private health care coverage on the ObamaCare exchanges may be in for an unpleasant surprise -- they'll have insurance, but they might have trouble getting the doctor to see them. Just as with Medicaid, analysts warn that if payments get too low, many doctors might start refusing to see patients. That will leave more and more patients jockeying to see fewer and fewer doctors. They emphasize, then, that having health insurance won't necessarily translate into access to health care.
  • Medical test surprises: What should you be told?

    12/17/2013 7:09:53 AM PST · by Innovative · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | AP
    Sometimes, surprise findings can be life-saving, for example in the case of an athlete whose brain is scanned after a concussion, and radiologists spot a tumor, Hauser said. Other times, nothing can be done. That same brain scan might show early signs of an incurable condition, Hauser said, and "this young person now needs to live with the knowledge that she may someday develop this neurologic disease." Follow-up testing may do harm. Doctors, researchers and direct-to-consumer companies alike should inform potential patients about the possibility of incidental findings before they undergo a medical test. They should clearly explain what will...
  • What If No Doctor Will See You?

    12/14/2013 5:56:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | December 14, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    At this point we have no idea how many people will become newly insured under ObamaCare. For the first year out, the number of people with insurance may actually go down! But the administration's goal is to insure an additional 30 million people and eventually a lot of those people will acquire health plans. When they do, the economic studies predict that they will try to double their use of the health care system. Adding to this increased demand will be new mandated benefits. The administration never seems to tire of reminding seniors that they are entitled to a...
  • FRom The Wall Street Journal:The 2,000 War Veterans Lobotomized By Their Own Doctors

    12/12/2013 1:28:12 AM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | December 12, 2013 | Rich McCormick
    In 1945, thousands of soldiers returned to the United States from combat on the Pacific and European fronts of World War II with severe mental trauma. Unable to treat their terrible injuries and illnesses, US Veterans Affairs hospitals lobotomized some 2,000 of them. Wall Street Journal:The Lobotomy Files Part One is telling the story of these soldiers and the misjudged medical process they went through as part of a special project called The Lobotomy Files, the first of which focuses on Roman Tritz. Tritz, a 90-year-old veteran who flew a B-17 Flying Fortress across Nazi Germany, began to hear voices...
  • The Future of Medical Specialists under the Affordable Care Act: Where the remaining ones will go

    12/11/2013 7:37:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2013 | Keith R. Jackson
    As this session of the 113th Congress draws to a merciful close, much of the punditry has picked up on the refrain that this is the “most unproductive Congress in history.” Indeed, this Congress has passed just 28 bills, easily eclipsing the previous record for inactivity set by Congress in 2012, when it passed just 68 new laws. But why, we might ask, is this such a bad thing? Sure, there are things we might have wished Congress had accomplished. Something to address immigration or entitlement reform springs to mind. And it certainly would have produced less chaos if Congress...
  • Vast Majority of Doctors (70%) Boycotting California

    12/09/2013 7:53:52 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 9, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Despite being one of the bluest states in the country and one of the first to implement state based Obamacare exchanges, doctors in California are boycotting Obamacare...a whopping 70 percent of them. An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange and won't participate, the head of the state's largest medical association said. So why exactly the push back? Under Obamcare, doctors are practically expected to work for free. “We need some recognition that we’re doing a service to the community. But we can’t do it for free. And...
  • Doctors boycotting California's Obamacare exchange

    12/06/2013 10:56:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange and won't participate, the head of the state's largest medical association said. [Snip] If a large number of doctors either balk at participating in the exchange or retire, the state’s medical system could be overwhelmed. No one is more aware of this than Alex Briscoe, health director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, which includes Oakland. “Enrollment doesn’t mean access, because there aren’t enough doctors to take the low rates of Medicaid,” he said. “There aren’t enough primary care...
  • Obamacare's Perilous Protection Plan for Debtors

    12/06/2013 6:15:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 6, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    "Uh-oh." That's the sound being uttered in doctors' offices and hospitals across the country as medical providers realize they're getting stuck with another bottomless Obamacare bill. While the White House desperately tries to pivot from the havoc wrought by the "Affordable Care Act," its hidden regulatory bombs keep exploding. I heard about the latest problem this week from an eye doctor friend who received a letter from a Colorado-based insurer informing her that she's essentially on the hook for Obamacare's payment grace period for debtors. The optometrist is bracing for a flood of similar letters from other insurers. Like...
  • Drafting Docs: Obamacare’s next logical step -- Doctor conscription.

    12/05/2013 8:40:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2013 | Kevin Williamson
    Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the showstopper.Second look at congressional gridlock on immigration reform?The glass-half-full read: This is proof positive that Democrats do not, in fact, own the Latino vote. They can blow it, and to some extent may already have. But then, we already knew that from previous Gallup polls. Back in August, they noted that O’s job approval among Latinos was conspicuously...
  • Obamacare's Next Problem: Doc Shock

    12/05/2013 4:08:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | December 5, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future," President Barack Obama said of his signature Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. It would be easier to believe the president if he hadn't said in 2009, "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too." One million Californians who lose their individual plans in 2014 know that's not true; when many saw their new premiums, they experienced "sticker shock." Next comes "doc shock" -- the revelation that many folks also won't...
  • Medical director accused of harassing woman she called "homewrecker"

    12/05/2013 5:09:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 4, 2013 | Todd Ackerman
    The medical director of Ben Taub Hospital's Emergency Center has been charged with criminal trespass and harassment, accused of threatening a woman she labeled a "homewrecker." [snip] The woman, warned by Siler-Fisher's husband that his wife was en route to the house, departed with her children before the doctor arrived, according to the charge. The charge also said surveillance video showed Siler-Fisher entering the home by kicking in the doggy door. The woman told police that Siler-Fisher called twice to threaten her during the drive, using profanity and vulgar language. She also said the doctor tweeted her 25 text messages,...
  • Republican doctors running for Congress amid ObamaCare rollout fiasco

    12/01/2013 11:25:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Eleven Republican doctors are running for the Senate, hoping that voters will see their medical expertise as an asset amid the administration’s botched rollout of ObamaCare. “Doctors are in a very unique position to look at the financing of healthcare,” Rep. Paul Broun, a family physician running for the GOP nomination for Georgia’s open Senate seat, told The Hill. “We go into medicine for one reason, and one reason only: Because we care about people, we want the people who we serve to have a productive, happy, healthy life,” he added. “That’s the kind of policymaker we should have in...
  • Don't Be Shocked When Your Doctor Asks About Guns

    11/20/2013 5:10:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 109 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 19, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jesse, somewhere in Texas. I have one minute, but I wanted to get to you. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega Air Force brat dittos. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: I wanted to call and let you know that I'm working in health care. I'm actually a comptroller for a hospital, but I'd heard rumors this was happening. My wife last week had a family doctor appointment with an OBGYN, and one or two of the mandatory questions she was asked is, "Do you own a gun in your house, and do you keep it loaded in your house?"...
  • President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general

    11/15/2013 5:31:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/12013 | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 11/14/13 6:16 PM EST The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be the next surgeon general. He is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, which began as Doctors for Obama in 2008. He is a hospitalist attending physician and instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He would succeed Regina Benjamin, who announced her resignation from the post in July.
  • Blame game as insurers dump doctors

    11/09/2013 7:35:06 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2013 | Carl Campanile
    Let the blame game begin over ObamaCare’s oversights. The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region. CEO Jack Larsen, under fire for separating seniors from their MDs, took out full-page ads to explain that cuts in Medicare spending forced the ­insurer’s hand.
  • Naples Doctor Arrested for Stealing Photograph From NCH

    11/07/2013 1:07:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WINK ^ | Nov 04, 2013
    A local doctor is at the center of a heist at a Collier County hospital. Detectives tell WINK News Dr. Douglas Paone used his own key card to get through locked doors at NCH in downtown Naples. He was then caught on camera, sneaking a photograph past security under his lab coat. Dr. Paone isn't an employee at NCH, but he is affiliated with the downtown Naples hospital. He has patients there and therefore has access to get in. "He had to use a pass card to get into this area and then there were surveillance cameras that captured the...
  • Doctors' Assessment of ObamaCare

    11/07/2013 12:21:25 PM PST · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    E-mail ^ | 7 November 2013 | Anonymous
    The American Medical Association has weighed in on Obama’s new health care package. The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, but the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted and Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” All the while the Pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!” The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it....
  • The Thuggery of Obamacare Czarina Kathleen Sebelius

    10/30/2013 3:45:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | October 30, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is allergic to the truth. She is the ruthless enforcer of Obamacare's Jenga tower of lies upon lies upon lies. Now that this fatally flawed government edifice is collapsing, you can expect Sebelius to do what she has done her entire career: blame, bully and pile on more lies. Three years ago, when insurers and other companies had the audacity to expose Obamacare's damage to their customers and workers, Sebelius brought out her brass knuckles. Remember? As I reported at the time, the White House coordinated a demonization campaign against Anthem...
  • WH knew millions would lose doctors despite Obama's promise

    10/28/2013 9:52:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-28-2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Fox News confirms the administration was aware of the issue in 2010
  • Concierge Medicine -- The Future?

    10/27/2013 12:54:09 PM PDT · by crusher · 31 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 10/27/2013 | Kathleen Stinson
    Dr. Neal Mogk thinks he has found a better way to manage his medical practice that improves the service he provides to his patients. Dr. Mogk, a board certified family practice physician, has decided to change his Beaver Street Family Practice to what he calls a “concierge-style” that, by reducing his patient roster, will give him more time to spend with each one. “I will be able to get to know my patients better,” he said. He said not everybody wants “aggressive” or interventional care. For example, some people with an aching shoulder might want to be treated with therapy...
  • Her child has to have DOCTORS NOTE to send a packed lunch to school.

    10/26/2013 9:28:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies ^ | 10/ | staff
    What the wha??? Blogged By trisha haas 374 Comments I cannot tell you how hyped up I am at this note my friend Linda received today from her child’s school.Her child has to have DOCTORS NOTE to send a packed lunch to school.And does anyone notice the irony in the “health coordinator” and enforcement of no bagged lunches?(pic used w/ permission from linda) 
  • ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet?

    10/23/2013 9:08:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | Dr. Bradley Allen
    ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet? The website problems were finally solved. But the doctor shortage is a nightmare. By Bradley Allen Oct. 22, 2013 7:04 p.m. ET Three years after the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act, most of the website troubles finally have been ironed out. People are now able to log on to the government's ACA website and to most of the state health-insurance exchanges. The public has grudgingly come to accept higher insurance premiums, new taxes and increases in part-time workers who were formerly full-time. But Americans are irate anyway—because now they're seeing the health-care law's destructive...
  • Doctors Fired, Administrators Hired: America’s Naivety Leads To Bad Medicine

    10/14/2013 4:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Austin Hill
    A question for the American Medical Association: What were you thinking? Despite the national news media’s near-complete refusal to report it, the news was no less real. United Healthcare, a managed care health services company based in Minnesota, is underway with laying-off “thousands” of physicians in Connecticut. The reason? The company won’t dare say this, but they had to do something to stave-off their decline in revenues, a phenomenon brought about by – you guessed it – the new federal healthcare law, AKA “Obamacare.” President Obama once famously promised “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” but...
  • Docs Skeptical of ACA Exchanges, Survey Shows

    10/09/2013 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2013 | By David Pittman, Washington Correspondent,
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of physician practices (55.5%) hold an "unfavorable" or "very unfavorable" view of the impact the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance exchanges will have on them, a survey of more than 1,000 group practices showed. Almost as many (40.2%) said they were still evaluating their options or planning not to participate with insurance products sold on the exchanges, according to a survey that the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released Monday at its annual meeting. Those still weighing their options cited the risk of low reimbursement rates (85%), financial liability during a 90-day grace period for...
  • Doctors claim to offer affordable health care without insurance

    10/02/2013 8:33:08 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 69 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10-02-13 | JANET ST. JAMES
    COLLEYVILLE — The clinic under construction in Colleyville has all the trappings of an ordinary doctor's office. But Dr. Kevin Wacasey is planning something revolutionary here. He’s offering what he says is truly affordable health care. "It's a cash clinic," Dr. Wacasey said. "That's just like it used to be in the good old days back before managed care took over."
  • Abortionist: Other Doctors “Look Down on You,” Think You’re the “Lowest of the Low”

    09/30/2013 10:18:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Four of the most notorious late-term abortionists in the United States — LeRoy Carhart, Warren Hern, Shelly Sella, and Susan Robinson — may have been portrayed as noble martyrs in the new documentary film After Tiller. They received standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival, and certainly receive plenty of adulation from the likes of pro-abortion extremists like Amanda Marcotte and Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis. But evidently, they’re the only ones. In a recent interview, Robinson talked about how she gives mothers little keepsakes and mementos of the viable babies she murders, and refers to her work as “euthanasia” and...
  • Docs Flee Jersey (Wouldn't You?)

    09/27/2013 8:45:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/27/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Via the Drudge Report, we learn that medical docs are fleeing Blue State Jersey faster than "Old Blue Eyes" skedaddled out of Hoboken. This from According to Deborah Briggs, the President and CEO of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, New Jersey loses nearly 70% of the doctors it educates to other states. This is well below the national average of a 48% retention rate. Pray tell, why on earth would any doc want to pull up stakes and leave the bucolic Garden State?  Here's why, again according The top five reasons for physicians leaving are: Better salary offered...
  • Obama Lied, My Health Plan Died

    09/24/2013 11:48:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 25, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed small-business owner who buys health insurance for my family directly on the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to choose from a wide range of doctors. Or rather, we had such a plan. Last week, our family received notice from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado that we can no longer keep the plan we like because of "changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA)." The letter informed us that "(t)o meet the requirements of the new laws, your...