Healthcare Reform
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/25/2015
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/25/2015
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. Senator Mike Lee Takes Bold Step to Repeal ObamaCare The Washington Post and Freedom Works are reporting on Senator Lee's plan to force the Senate to take a substantive vote on repealing ObamaCare. If successful, only 51 votes would be needed to proceed on the repeal amendment instead of 60. Lee's effort ties into the highway funding bill and votes are likely to be taken in a Sunday, July 26th session of the Senate. Freedom Works is urging Americans to ask their Senators to support this plan to... read more
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Policy Initiatives
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Policy Initiatives
Published Jul 12, 2012, Revised Jul 20, 2015 In the Oath of Hippocrates, physicians promise to work for the good of their patients, according to the best of their ability and judgment, and to do no harm. AAPS members support a return to this ethic in American medicine, and oppose programs and laws that harm patients by subjugating their care to the interest of the government and third parties. Reform Issues: Access to care is restricted because of burdensome regulations and mandates. Fraud and waste is rampant because of third-party payment. Employer-based insurance discourages rational insurance practices. Regulations are stifling... read more
Film Exposes ObamaCare, Offers Real Solutions
Film Exposes ObamaCare, Offers Real Solutions
Watch Wait Till It's Free: Free through July 12. "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."  ~P.J. O'Rourke The "Affordable Care Act" is predictably proving P.J. O'Rourke correct as health care costs continue to skyrocket. To add insult to injury, despite the deluge of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds dumped into the health insurance industry, the availability of high-quality, patient-centered medical care is on the decline. On the 239th birthday of the United States our country is, now more than ever, at a crossroad in the fight to save... read more
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/2/2015
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/2/2015
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill More Plucking Away at the ACA On June 18, 2015, H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act was passed by the House 280 to 140 with 234 Republican and 46 Democrat yeas. No Republicans voted in opposition. See how your representative voted here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h375 The Protect Medical Innovation Act would repeal the tax on medical devices created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The medical device excise tax is paid by medical manufacturers. Proponents of the bill criticize the tax for making production more difficult for medical manufacturers.... read more
Will Republicans Keep the Court from Blowing Obama’s Cover?
Will Republicans Keep the Court from Blowing Obama’s Cover?
by Jane M. Orient, M.D. The Big Lie of ObamaCare is in the title: the Affordable Care Act. Administration officials invoke “affordable” over and over again. The U.S. Supreme Court could well blow the Democrats’ cover in King v. Burwell if it rules that people in the 37 states that did not establish an Exchange cannot legally get taxpayer subsidies for health insurance. The subsidies hide the reality. People generally look only at what they themselves have to pay. They do not care what faceless taxpayers are paying to insurance companies for their policies. Of the 11.7 million Americans who... read more
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