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  • A Doctor’s Oath: Government may be poised to mandate that all doctors participate in Obamacare.

    02/15/2014 10:16:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2014 | Marc Seigel
    For me and many other doctors like me, taking care of you has never been about the money. I have always considered it an honor and a privilege to be allowed personal entrance into the private world of your mind and your body. It is very satisfying for me to be able to offer my medical knowledge and experience to help you, my patient. This is why no matter how much or how little you or your insurance company pay me to see you, I will continue to do so. I will not abandon you because the reimbursement I get...
  • Doctor’s ‘I will not comply’ Obamacare break-up letter getting incredible praise from her peers

    02/02/2014 3:17:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 2, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A Texas ophthalmologist and co-founder of AmericanDoctors4Truth tore down the curtain on Obamacare last week, describing President Obama’s “signature” legislative achievement for the con game of forced labor that it really is. When she wrote to the Aetna insurance company canceling her participation in its offerings, Dr. Kristin Held of San Antonio was informed she is contractually bound to care for the company’s patients for another year — as though Obamacare not only re-configured the American health care system, it repealed the 13th Amendment at the same time. In her letter dated Jan. 30, the long-time and vocal opponent of...
  • 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
  • Examiner Editorial: Obamacare will end up forcing doctors to take patients

    12/09/2013 8:00:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2013
    Just as cars can’t go anywhere without drivers and employees can’t work without bosses, health care doesn’t happen when there are no doctors around. And when an estimated 70 percent of the doctors in the nation’s deepest-blue state are rebelling against Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act is forcing a critical decision: America will have to junk Obamacare and go back to square one on health insurance reform, or trash the last vestige of private health care in this country by forcing doctors to do the government’s bidding. The rebellion among California physicians was detailed earlier this week by Washington Examiner...
  • No, There Won’t Be a Doctor Shortage

    12/04/2013 6:40:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 125 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | SCOTT GOTTLIEB and EZEKIEL J. EMANUEL
    The rise of nonphysician providers will enable more team care. Skilled health aides will monitor patients at home and alert a doctor if certain medical parameters decline. Nurses will provide wound care to diabetic patients, adjust medications like blood thinners and provide the initial management of chemotherapy side effects for cancer patients. Pharmacists will provide more counseling and urgent care. Physicians will remain essential to the proper diagnosis and treatment of disease, but will be backed up by teams who will help manage the more routine features of chronic illness.
  • 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...
  • Canada: Jewish Gen Hospital vows to defy Bill 60 (prohibits drs and others from wearing rel symbols)

    11/15/2013 2:01:45 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | November 13, 2013 | AARON DERFEL
    The Jewish General Hospital’s crest — visible throughout the hospital — is a menorah. Its previous emblem, still visible on thousands of uniforms and lab coats, features the Jewish Star of David.Photograph by Marie-France Coallier, The Gazette MONTREAL — Calling Quebec's proposed secularism charter "patently discriminatory," the Jewish General Hospital has vowed to defy any provisions that would prohibit its doctors and other employees from wearing the kippah and other religious symbols on the job. This is the second time that the Jewish General has taken a public position against the charter since it was unveiled in September. Bill 60...
  • Lifting Doctor-Licensing Restrictions Could Drive Competition, Lower Costs (Here it comes)

    10/15/2013 12:17:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Journal ^ | October 14, 2013 | Darius Tahir
    Not set-up for copy-and-paste, must read at source.
  • Don’t Let This Happen To Your Profession: AMA Culpable In Our Government Healthcare Fiasco

    09/29/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Austin Hill
    If you think Obamacare is bad for consumers and patients think about this: how would you like to spend between twelve and sixteen years of your life in grueling and expensive academic training, only to have politicians and bureaucrats dictating to you years later how you will practice your craft and how much money you’ll be allowed to earn? Let’s be clear about medical doctors. Any individual who can genuinely earn the title “M.D.” is worthy of significant respect, and one would hope that an entire association of M.D.’s would be equally as worthy. Unfortunately the American Medical Association –...
  • Mounting Opposition to IPAB from vulnerable Democrats (AKA Death Panels)

    08/08/2013 2:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    National Right To Life News Today ^ | August 8, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Last week we ran a story analyzing an op-ed piece that one-time Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean wrote for the Wall Street Journal in which the former Governor of Vermont conceded that the Independent Payment Advisory Board was “essentially a health-care rationing body.” ObamaCare has been controversial from long before it passed by the narrowest of margins and probably no facet has drawn more critics that the IPAB. National Right to Life laid out the rationing problems that are part and parcel of the IPAB from the very beginning (www.nrlc.org/HealthCareRationing/ObamaHCRationingBasicDOCUMENTATION.pdf). Thus it was helpful that Dean admitted there really was...
  • Obamacare Fallout: More Doctors Opting Out of Medicare

    07/29/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 29 Jul 2013 10:06 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Three times more doctors are refusing Medicare patients than three years ago, many citing Medicare's increasing rules and lowered payment rates. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the program, even doctors who still see some Medicare patients are limiting the number of Medicare patients they will treat, reports The Wall Street Journal. … The numbers of doctors refusing both Medicare and Medicaid payments won’t completely undermine Obamacare, health experts say, but some patients may have problems finding doctors who will accept their new coverage under the healthcare reform law. …
  • DOCTORS DUMP HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS, CHARGE PATIENTS LESS

    06/15/2013 5:08:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2013
    Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and the high overhead for the staff he hired just to deal with paperwork, he switched to a system of charging his patients a monthly fee plus the price of an office visit or test, CNN/Money reported. For example, under Nunamaker's membership plan -- also known as "concierge" medicine or "direct primary care" practices -- each patient pays a flat monthly fee to have unlimited access to the doctors and any medical service they can provide in...
  • Assessing Competency for Concealed-Weapons Permits — The Physician's Role

    06/12/2013 5:12:11 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies
    The New England Journal of Medicine ^ | June 13, 2013 | Adam O. Goldstein, M.D., M.P.H., Kathleen K. Barnhouse, M.D., et al
    N Engl J Med 2013; 368:2251-2253June 13, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1302795 Shortly after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, two of us received letters from our county sheriff in North Carolina asking whether one of our patients had medical or physical conditions that would preclude issuance of a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Uncomfortable with our limited knowledge about such permits and our expected role, and fearing that our participation could affect our relationships with patients, we began exploring the ethical, legal, and policy considerations regarding physician involvement in this process. Although the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the Second Amendment...
  • More Docs Plan to Retire Early [Doctors are shrugging at Obamacare]

    03/22/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    everydayhealth.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | David Pittman
    WASHINGTON — THURSDAY, March 21, 2013 (MedPage Today) — Most physicians have a pessimistic outlook on the future of medicine, citing eroding autonomy and falling income, a survey of more than 600 doctors found. Six in 10 physicians (62 percent) said it is likely many of their colleagues will retire earlier than planned in the next 1 to 3 years, a survey from Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found. That perception is uniform across age, gender, and specialty, it said. Another 55 percent of surveyed doctors believe others will scale back hours because of the way medicine is changing, but...
  • Why Pay Physicians Anything At All For Providing Healthcare?

    03/18/2013 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Hal Scherz
    Last week, the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform released its recommendations, calling for the elimination of fee-for-service healthcare within the next 5 years. This organization, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is populated by physicians from academia, the insurance industry and from the public policy world. Having former GOP Senate Majority leader and cardiac surgeon Bill Frist serving as honorary chairman gives the imprimatur of bipartisanship and legitimacy. However, Dr. Frist, a former academic himself, has long favored a government supervised healthcare system, and is therefore less than objective in this regard. The Commission was formed to assess...
  • The Doctor Won't See You Now. He's Clocked Out

    03/16/2013 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 14, 2013 | SCOTT GOTTLIEB
    ObamaCare is pushing physicians into becoming hospital employees. The results aren't encouraging. The irony is that in the name of lowering costs, ObamaCare will almost certainly make the practice of medicine more expensive. It turns out that when doctors become salaried hospital employees, their overall productivity falls. The result? It is estimated that by next year, about 50% of U.S. doctors will be working for a hospital or hospital-owned health system. Once they work for hospitals, physicians change their behavior in two principal ways. Often they see fewer patients and perform fewer timely procedures.
  • Debate simmers over doctors asking about guns

    02/09/2013 7:12:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Amy Jeter
    Do you have a gun in your home? For some, that's a loaded question - particularly when asked by a doctor. A debate is simmering over when and whether physicians should be allowed to talk to their patients about firearms. Doctor groups say physicians are obligated to warn their patients about guns along with other health risks, such as riding in a car without wearing a seat belt. However, gun rights advocates balk at what they see as a needless invasion of privacy and blatant attempt at gun control advocacy. State and federal lawmakers are weighing in. President Barack Obama's...
  • Risk Management Advice to Physicians and their Insurers: Don’t Borrow Trouble

    01/17/2013 11:23:11 AM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 8 replies
    2000 | Joe Horn
    Since retiring and leaving Law Enforcement, I have been active in Risk Management consulting, a field that has grown rapidly throughout every industry over the past 20 years. Some of the companies I have consulted to for risk management include IBM, Gates Lear jet, National Semiconductor, and Pinkerton International Protection Services.
  • Clinton’s physicians expect ‘full recovery’

    12/31/2012 8:41:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/31/12 | Guy Taylor
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was being monitored closely at a New York hospital Monday night, although doctors said she was making “excellent progress” toward “a full recovery” from a blood clot inside her skull. Doctors discovered the clot Sunday during a routine MRI as part of a follow-up exam to a concussion Mrs. Clinton sustained in mid-December after dehydration from an acute stomach virus caused her to faint and hit her head. “The scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed. This is a clot in the vein that is situated
  • AAPS: Is ObamaCare Here to Stay?

    12/06/2012 9:52:41 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    AAPS News December 2012 - ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | AAPS staff
    Democrats are exulting in their narrow victory on Nov 6, saying that ObamaCare is “now a certainty,” and the “best is yet to come” as they implement their glorious promises of healthcare for all. The fact is, however, that key parts of the Act are not in effect yet and may be blocked at the state level.
  • ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare

    11/15/2012 8:43:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Guy Benson
    Just in case the unaffordable price tag and rising costs don't quite do the trick, America's spiraling dearth of doctors will contribute heavily to the collapse of our re-engineered health care system, according to a new study:   The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care consumer that values...
  • Physicians Who Use Marijuana are 'Unsafe to Practice' (Colorado)

    10/30/2012 4:49:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies
    Medscape ^ | October 29 2012 | Kate Johnson
    Physicians Who Use Marijuana are 'Unsafe to Practice' MONTREAL, Canada — Physicians who legally use medical marijuana to treat their own debilitating conditions such as chronic pain or nausea are considered unsafe to practice medicine in the state of Colorado until such time that they no longer need the treatment, according to a policy from the Colorado Physician Health Program. "We took a conservative stance," Doris Gundersen, MD, Medical Director of the Colorado Physician Health Program, told Medscape Medical News after her presentation here at the International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH). "We don't want to deny them treatment...but until they no...
  • Survey: Doctors choose Romney over Obama

    10/02/2012 4:22:08 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/1/12 | Betsi Fores
    A new survey shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over President Barack Obama among doctors, with Obamacare helping to sway their votes. If the election were held today, 55 percent of physicians reported they would vote for Romney while just 36 percent support Obama, according to a survey released by Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest health care staffing company in the United States Fifteen percent of respondents said they were switching their vote from Obama in 2008 to Romney in 2012. The top reasons cited for this change was the Affordable Care Act...
  • How Obamacare's $716 Billion in Cuts Will Drive Doctors Out of Medicare

    08/20/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT · by NCjim · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 20, 2012
    There are 600,000 physicians in America who care for the 48 million seniors on Medicare. Of the $716 billion that the Affordable Care Act cuts from the program over the next ten years, the largest chunk—$415 billion—comes from slashing Medicare’s reimbursement rates to doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes. This significant reduction in fees is driving many doctors to stop accepting new Medicare patients, making it harder for seniors to gain access to needed care. Here are a few of their stories. Paul Wertsch is a primary physician in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1977, he and his two partners invested $500,000 of...
  • Obamacare Causes Doctor Shortage – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/09/2012 8:30:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/9/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obamacare is triggering a national doctor shortage, decreasing the quality of care for us all. Tune in!
  • Doctors: Your New Medicare Payment Schedule Released: Tell Us What You Think?

    07/10/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-10-12 | Maggie@Maggie'sNotebook
    This week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a "proposed" rule updating what Doctors and Hospitals will be paid under ObamaCare. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) ushers-in changes to the "Physician Quality Reporting System," and makes changes to the "Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier." Considering that Obama and Democrats in Congress cut $500 Billion from Medicare, I would love to hear Physicians weigh-in on this "proposed rule." Under the MPFS, a relative value is assigned to each of more than 7,000 types of services to capture the amount of work, the direct and indirect (overhead) practice expenses,...
  • Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

    07/09/2012 11:54:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/12 | Sally Neilson
    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association. The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court. Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The newly passed health care...
  • Black Doctor Who Performed First Surgery to Separate Siamese Twins Opposes Obamacare

    07/07/2012 4:24:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson, who has been chronicled in Ebony and Jet for at least two decades for his achievements as a neurosurgeon, including his successful 1987 surgery to separate siamese twins, is also opposed to Obamacare. In an interview with Black Christian News, Carson previously said, “The government is big enough and intrusive enough as it is. If you go back and read the ideals the Founders had, you’ll see they never intended for the government to grow so large. They said it is critical, if the United States is to maintain itself as a free and prosperous nation, that...
  • ObamaCare's Lost Tribe: Doctors

    07/05/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/05/2012 | Daniel Henninger
    Back at the at the dawn of ObamaCare in June 2009, speaking to the American Medical Association's annual meeting, President Obama said: "No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period." But will your doctor be able to keep you? Or will your doctor even want to keep you, rather than quit medicine? For the longest time now, since day one of the Affordable Care Act, we have been having arguments over the mandate to purchase health-care insurance, requirements that insurance companies accept...
  • Records detail discipline for doctors who gave protesters sick notes (Madison, WI)

    04/05/2012 1:02:50 PM PDT · by Jean S · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4/5/12 | Jason Stein
    Madison - The state medical school disciplined 20 doctors and fined 11 of them up to $4,000 for handing out sick notes to demonstrators at last year's labor protests, newly released records show. The records, requested by the Journal Sentinel last year under the state's open records law, show for the first time the extent of the discipline given to those doctors by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In several cases, doctors in more senior positions within the school also had to step away from those roles for a period of four months over one...
  • Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets

    07/09/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09 Jul 2011 | Nick Squires
    A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has provided a remarkable insight into the medicines concocted by ancient physicians to cure sailors of dysentery and other ailments. A wooden chest discovered on board the vessel contained pills made of ground-up vegetables, herbs and plants such as celery, onions, carrots, cabbage, alfalfa and chestnuts – all ingredients referred to in classical medical texts. The tablets, which were so well sealed that they miraculously survived being under water for more than two millennia, also contain extracts of parsley, nasturtium, radish, yarrow and hibiscus. They were found in 136 tin-lined wooden vials...
  • Report: Doctors Refusing to Treat Overweight Patients

    05/17/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | Susan Jones
    From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Fifteen obstetrics-gynecology practices out of 105 polled by the Sun Sentinel said they have set weight limits for new patients. Some of the doctors said the main reason was their exam tables or other equipment can't handle people over a certain weight, but at least six said heavy women run a higher risk of complications. "People don't realize the risk we're taking by taking care of these patients," the newspaper quoted Dr. Albert Triana of South Miami as saying. "There's more risk of something going wrong and more risk of getting sued. Everything is more...
  • WOLF: Organized medical fraud in Wisconsin

    02/25/2011 6:24:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    “Primum nil nocere.” First, do no harm. This bedrock principle in medicine is a foreign language to most politicians and, sadly, to some Wisconsin doctors, who have violated their oath and the public trust as they have defrauded Wisconsin taxpayers. Several University of Wisconsin family physicians donned their sacred white coats and were caught distributing fraudulent “sick notes” free for the asking quite literally by the boxful - I wonder who paid for that printing - to teachers and others who skipped work to engage in political protest at the state Capitol in Madison. Whatever the merits of the teachers’...
  • When will media go after sex-abuser doctors?

    12/23/2010 2:58:01 AM PST · by syriacus · 5 replies · 1+ views
    12/23/2010 | syriacus
    Buddhist monks and Catholic priests aren't the only abusers You can find lots of individual news stories about abusive physicians. Sexual Predator Doctor In Virginia Gets Slap On The Wrist - And Is Still Practicing http://www.legaljuice.com/2007/07/sexual_predator_doctor_in_virg.html Piedmont Doctor In Sexual Predator Sting Sentence http://www.ktvu.com/news/22804280/detail.html Doctor Who Is Registered Sexual Predator Accused Again http://www.justnews.com/news/3891413/detail.html What do you do with sexual predators? (A Navy doctor pleaded guilty) http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-do-you-do-with-sexual-predators.html But where are the large-scale exposes? Here’s a yahoo search to get the journalists started http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oG7hiOIxNN8xUB58hXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGFvAzAEZnIDbW96MzUEaG9zdHB2aWQDYWtUQkJFb0c3djc4VUJYQVNsWXVBQVF4UlhvdUtVMFRJNDRBQ3VSOQRuX2dwcwMwBG5fdnBzAzAEb3JpZ2luA3NycARxdWVyeQNkb2N0b3JzIHNleCBhYnVzZQRzYW8DMQR2dGVzdGlkA0g0NjU-?p=doctors+sex+abuse&fr2=sb-top&fr=moz35
  • America under ObamaCare, Day 253: physicians set to retire

    12/01/2010 8:07:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 12/1/10 | staff
    Modern Medicine reports: Healthcare reform will usher in a new era of medicine in which physicians will largely cease to operate as full-time, independent, private practitioners accepting third party payments. Instead, they will work as employees, as part-timers, as administrators, in cash-only "concierge" practices, or they will walk away from medicine altogether. These are some of the findings of a new report commissioned by The Physicians Foundation entitled "Health Reform and the Decline of Physician Private Practice". The report outlines provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and examines economic, demographic and other forces impacting the way doctors...
  • Letter Has 200 Military Physicians Opposing Abortions on Military Bases

    08/03/2010 9:28:27 AM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies · 4+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 3, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Letter Has 200 Military Physicians Opposing Abortions on Military Bases Washington, DC -- More than 200 physicians who have served U.S. soldiers have signed a letter to members of the Senate protesting a Senate bill amendment that would turn U.S. military base hospitals into abortion centers. The amendment, sponsored by pro-abortion Sen. Rolland Burris of Illinois, would have the military break with current longstanding policy disallowing abortions. http://LifeNews.com/nat6602.html
  • Magical Thinkers in Washington

    07/27/2010 2:03:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2010 | Deane Waldman
    Predictions of cost savings through ObamaCare, like most liberal politics, were based on magical thinking. If they want something to be true with sufficiently intensity, liberals know it must be true. Small children are natural magical thinkers. Ask any psychologist, pediatrician, or parent. Magical thinkers believe that because they want it or can conceive of it, "it" is so, or will be so. The magically thinking child ties a cape on his back and knows that with it on, he can fly. When he jumps off the roof, he will, of course, fall, not soar like Superman. The usual cure...
  • Going Galt: When Will Surgeons Say Enough is Enough?

    05/25/2010 3:26:12 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 16 replies · 934+ views
    VIMEO.COM ^ | May 1, 2010 | Daniel Cox, MD
    Cox begins by telling us that he and some of his peers are concerned about their ability to provide quality care once the full effects of Obamacare take hold. He asks how much more abuse surgeons will take before they say “enough is enough.” He explains the meaning of the phrase “Going Galt.” (Spoiler alert – if you haven’t yet read Atlas Shrugged you may want to skip over that part and the next few sentences.) To those unfamiliar with Atlas Shrugged, the character John Galt was an engineer who decided to withdraw his talents from a collectivist society. He...
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse

    05/17/2010 8:26:12 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 96+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 5/17/10 | Dr. George Watson
    The Congressional Budget Office announcement May 11, 2010, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would cost, over the next ten years, $115 Billion more, brings the total cost over $1 Trillion. Imagine—Congress and the President spent a whole year jamming a 2,309 page monster down our throats on the pretense of “eliminating fraud, waste and abuse (in the delivery of medical care) at a lower cost”. This same Congressional Budget Office, using the contrived numbers given by Congress, had previously said Obamacare would REDUCE federal deficits by $143 Billion. I smell FRAUD.
  • Redistributing Health?

    05/14/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 732+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | IBD Editorial
    Medicine: The administration's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid is a fan of Britain's National Health Service and rationing services. He believes in less discretion for your doctor, more power for your government. 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009. The question is whether the Senate will confirm Berwick with open eyes. Berwick says: "NICE is...
  • The Yellow Brick Road to OzabamaCare

    04/26/2010 9:13:41 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 190+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/26/2010 | Richard Amerling, MD
    The Yellow Brick Road to OzbamaCare is paved with empty promises, boldfaced lies, and.....price controls. The people are promised access to high quality healthcare at little or no added cost; the proverbial free lunch. All will be "covered" regardless of pre-existing illness, and insurance premiums will actually go down! The government will decide what policies will be offered, and dictate the price. Somehow, private insurance companies will survive.
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • The Myths of Managing Health Care

    04/11/2010 4:01:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 370+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2010 | John Dale Dunn, MD
    I learned the hard way that human nature is the biggest obstacle to cutting health care costs. President Obama is not the first chief executive to foist onto us an unrealistic medical reform. I left Nebraska to become Medical Director of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Louisiana in 1980. I believed the myths of managed care promoted by the smart guys. Health insurance premiums were spiraling up, and business and industry were concerned. People wanted good insurance cheap. Managed care was the answer. The Nixon administration wrote the Health Maintenance Act of 1973, funding and promoting managed care by...
  • 500,000 physicians entered into Congressional Record opposing Senate bill, H.R. 3590; Reflections

    04/01/2010 6:34:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 936+ views
    intrepidpresources.com ^ | 4/1/10 | staff
    Dateline: Plane change in Phoenix as I return to New Orleans after a meeting in California. Foreword: I did multiple radio interviews this past week. The host would ask, what do you think of the latest version of the Senate bill? I responded, what is the latest version? All we have are rumors. Why is this a secret, even kept from the majority of Senators! This is America! Let us see what is being sent to CBO. However, expansion of Medicare and Medicaid will be disasters.
  • Start The Search For A Doctor Before The Stampede

    03/28/2010 8:01:30 AM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 39 replies · 1,042+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2010 | Lauran Neergaard
    Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insured patients in the next few years promises extra strain.
  • More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices

    03/26/2010 10:49:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 67 replies · 2,079+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2010 | Gardiner Harris
    A quiet revolution is transforming how medical care is delivered in this country, and it has very little to do with the sweeping health care legislation that President Obama just signed into law. But it could have a big impact on that law’s chances for success. Traditionally, American medicine has been largely a cottage industry. Most doctors cared for patients in small, privately owned clinics — sometimes in rooms adjoining their homes. But an increasing share of young physicians, burdened by medical school debts and seeking regular hours, are deciding against opening private practices. Instead, they are accepting salaries at...
  • From a Doctor Who Will Not Comply

    03/24/2010 5:42:07 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 55 replies · 2,907+ views
    NR ^ | Daniel Foster
    March 23, 2010 My Dear Patient, As you must know, Congress has just passed extensive legislation governing health care delivery and insurance systems. Whether you agree with what it does or not, we are all now subject to this law and its sweeping changes. I have always conducted my medical practice with my patient’s best interests as my first priority. Although not legally obliged to do so, I have routinely provided you with a receipt that has all the codes necessary to bill your own health insurance company for any reimbursement to which you are entitled. Until now, that insurance...
  • 180 days to receive care in the U.K. and in the future United States

    03/20/2010 8:39:13 PM PDT · by RGirard · 8 replies · 329+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Imagine you are injured, hurt, in terrible pain and are told that you will have to wait 180 days to see a doctor. He will be able to help you 6 months from now, but don't worry, you are officially on the waiting list and it won't cost you anything out of pocket. Would you wait? Well, if you live in England, a country with nationalized health care, that could be your scenario. If you continue to live in the United States, and the Health Care Bill passes and progresses as the Democrats have planned, that will also be the...