Op-eds
Medicare Pay for Performance—Fighting a War That’s Already Over
Medicare Pay for Performance—Fighting a War That’s Already Over
by: Gerard Gianoli, M.D., F.A.C.S. - http://www.earandbalance.net “In 1814, we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson, down the mighty Mississip….” Like any good student growing up in New Orleans, I learned about the magnificent victory of the U.S. forces over the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Of course, the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 before the Battle of New Orleans was even fought. Many have argued that the battle was useless since the war was already over. However, this is not the first or last time that governments... read more
Lawless Nation: Innocents Are Dying
Lawless Nation: Innocents Are Dying
By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD “But if the Watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.” ~Ezekiel 33:6 Physicians have traditionally taken the Oath of Hippocrates to preserve life to the best of their ability and judgment. Your doctor is supposed to be a “watchman” over your health and life. Yet today, with rampant lawlessness on the part of our government leading to the... read more
Mr. Trump, “Single Payer” Is Not Good in Any Age
Mr. Trump, “Single Payer” Is Not Good in Any Age
By Tamzin Rosenwasser, M.D. A "single-payer" system for financing medical care accomplishes a few things. It destroys a vital freedom for millions, and it concentrates power in the hands of a few. The theory sounds as though it would simplify things, which may make it attractive at first glance, especially to those who do not practice medicine. Experience guides thought and action better than theory. I hope Mr. Trump, and all the candidates, will consider the implications of a single-payer system of medical finance very carefully. We already have what might be paradoxically characterized as a multiple single-payer system. Information... read more
Is Donald Trump Right About Single Payer?
Is Donald Trump Right About Single Payer?
By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD - http://herplace.com As an independent physician advocate for patients against restrictions of “establishment medicine,” I greatly admire that both Senator Cruz and Donald Trump have been unafraid to speak the truth about critical issues that affect the very survival of our country. I applaud Trump and Cruz for boldly stating the obvious: the flood of illegals into America is costing us dearly in lives and social costs. They are right: it must be stopped, and soon. Trump has also been masterfully successful in business. He understands that the key with countries like Mexico, China, Russia,... read more
Planned Parenthood Abortions: Over 80% are Black or Hispanic Babies
Planned Parenthood Abortions: Over 80% are Black or Hispanic Babies
By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD In the wake of Center for Medical Progress release of videos showing Planned Parenthood’s sale of human baby organs for profit, there has been an outcry that those who protest such organ sales are “attacking women” or “blocking women’s health.” What an outrageous statement. As a physician specialist in Women’s Health for over 25 years, I say categorically that abortion is NOT “healthcare.” Medicine and physicians strive to preserve LIFE. Abortion is death. Abortion is the anti-thesis of life. That is why most physicians do not practice abortion and cringe at the thought. In fact,... read more
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