AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
December 2014 update: We are awaiting a decision by the U.S. District Court in Chicago on Defendant ABMS's motion to dismiss. The AAPS brief in opposition to motion to dismiss reads in part, "The motion to dismiss by ABMS depends on its implausible denial that it is not maximizing its revenue by compelling participation in MOC, even though it has numerous agreements with other entities to impose MOC “requirements”. ABMS’s implausible denial does not justify dismissal." Read the full brief here: http://aapsonline.org/AAPSvABMSresponse-6-3-2014.pdf -------------------------------------------- October 24, 2014 update: The Court, "sua sponte" (on its own initiative), postponed the hearing that was... read more
Why AAPS? Message from AAPS President Lee Hieb, M.D.
Lee D Hieb, MD
Why AAPS? Message from AAPS President Lee Hieb, M.D.
AAPS was founded in 1943 to guard against the intrusion of government into the practice of medicine. It is the basic principle of our organization that medicine is a sacred relationship between a physician and a patient—not a relationship between a physician, a government bureaucrat and a patient. We believe in the Hippocratic Oath, and that our duty is to the individual, not the collective, society, or the state. I used to belong to a number of medical societies. One day I realized that the prime goal of my specialty society was to maintain my specialty’s government reimbursements. And, they... read more
ObamaCare’s Onerous Employer Reporting Requirements Begin Jan 1
ObamaCare’s Onerous Employer Reporting Requirements Begin Jan 1
The President’s unilateral delay of the employer mandate is about over, and businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will have to start filing detailed reports with the IRS in January 2015, notes the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). “Full time” means 30 hours or more. Congressman Michael Burgess (R-Tex.) called attention to this during a conference call co-sponsored by the Galen Institute. Penalties don’t kick in until next year, but the data collection requirements are huge and complex. Burgess said that professional assistance is likely needed. For each worker, the employer must report the number of hours... read more
Vermont Single Payer Confronts Economic Reality
Vermont Single Payer Confronts Economic Reality
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that he will not pursue a single payer health care plan this legislative session or in the near future, expressing “huge disappointment.” The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) applauds the decision. “Private medicine has gotten a reprieve from a probable death sentence in Vermont,” stated AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D. By setting all physicians’ fees and giving the five-member Green Mountain Care Board the authority to “guarantee” that all Vermont residents get “affordable and appropriate care at the appropriate time in the appropriate setting,” Vermont would effectively outlaw private determination of fees... read more
America’s ‘Moral Detour’ into Eugenics Should Serve as Warning
America’s ‘Moral Detour’ into Eugenics Should Serve as Warning
Eugenics to most people means the unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler and Dr. Josef Mengele. But some of America’s best and brightest promoted eugenics as “settled science” and necessary for the preservation of society, writes Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Attempts to obliterate history may doom us to repeat it, she warns. Eugenics was popularized in the in the United States in the 1890s. High school and college textbooks from the 1920s through the 1940s often had chapters touting the scientific progress to be made from applying eugenic principles.... read more
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