Sunday, April 24, 2011

Politicians and Physicians

"The New Health Law: Bad for Doctors, Awful for Patients."

                                               

Writing this particular edition has been gratifying for two reasons.

1. I took the time to research and  read the material I have linked for you  and to watch these videos, expanding my knowledge base for discussing these issues with colleagues, patients, and congressional representatives.  Our representatives are often give limited, few and inadequate choices by advisors who are self-appointed experts.

2. I enjoyed organizing my thoughts about PPCA and health reform. Admittedly it is overwhelming, too grandiose, and most likely unobtainable for many reasons, and is a subject in itself which I hope to expand upon in another blog.

Take some time to read the links, and watch the videos. There is more here than one can absorb in one sitting, and no busy practicing physician has the time to dedicate to this subject, yet to not do so would be akin to a diabetic not taking their insulin…..

The Galen Institute and Docs4PatientCare are  strong proponents for a rational health reform plan based on rational, carefully thought out measures to reduce cost in health care cost,  and to maintain the atmosphere of patient-physician trust. The Galen Institute sponsored a forum in Washington D.C. during which Rep. Tom Price, MD spoke.

 

  Jason Fodeman, MD has written  a series of  papers   regarding PPACA.at Townhall.com . Jason D. Fodeman, M.D. is an Internal Medicine Resident at UCONN and a former graduate health policy fellow at the Heritage Foundation  where he studied the etiology of rising health care costs. His … read more

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The New Health Law: Bad for Doctors, Awful for Patients

 

The More Things Change..

 

Obama Care on the Front Lines

 

Rep. Tom Price, MD,   gives opening remarks at the Galen Institute/Docs4PatientCare event entitled "The New Health Law: Bad for Doctors, Awful for Patients." Other videos are available.

Hal Scherz and Jason Fodeman

Rep. Tom Price, MD  U.S. House of Representatives

Jason Fodeman, MD

Hal Scherz

Richard Armstrong—PPCA cannot be repaired, it must be repealed.

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