Sean MacStiofain said, “most revolutions are caused … by the stupidity and brutality of governments.” Regulation without legitimacy, predictability, and fairness always leads to backlash instead of compliance. (NIRAN S. AL-AGBA, MD
More stress for patients and another example of wanton practices by insurers ahead.
Here we are, several weeks after Independence day 2017. Physicians have always been proponents of independence and free will.
It is time for all physicians to declare their own Declaration of Independence. There has been a change by physicians from murmur to rumble. The situation is much like that of 1775 where endless argument with King George led to a revolution.
Men do not go to war unless diplomacy fails, and diplomacy has failed to resolve the failure of our health system with talk.
Just like politicians physicians have their own 'base' . Those individuals who talk amongst themselves under the fray of their representatives, not in formal organizational discussions. The 'base' know that their ideas become diluted, distorted and compromised by politicians and organizations. Then there is the niche that simply do not belong to organizations. Implicit in this choice there is little accomplished by supporting them. Some belong only to their specialty society which improves their access to continuing medical education and a means to socialize with immediate peers.
During the past decade numerous paramedical organizations have spontaneously emerged, often pioneered by one or two physician leaders, at first relatively unknown to the majority of physicians. Although overshadowed by well funded established medical and subspecialty societies private contributions have kept these new organizations alive. Most important to their growth has been the increased regulatory environment and ennui of congress.
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