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AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
September 14, 2014 update: A hearing in AAPS vs. ABMS will be held October 9, 2014 in Federal District Court in Chicago, Illinois. -------------------------------------------- July 28, 2014 update: A Wall Street Journal Article of July 21, 2014 reports: "The ABMS also says it has arranged with some 32 major health systems, including the Mayo Clinic and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, for their own in-house quality improvement projects to satisfy some MOC requirements for their doctors." This reported statement by Defendant ABMS is contrary to its position in this case, which is that hospitals are somehow acting independently of ABMS in... read more
AAPS Lawsuit Challenging Rewriting of ObamaCare Heard in Chicago
AAPS Lawsuit Challenging Rewriting of ObamaCare Heard in Chicago
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit heard oral argument this morning in Chicago in AAPS v. Koskinen, a lawsuit brought against the Obama Administration's unilateral changes to ObamaCare. President Barack Obama, though the IRS, has imposed the Individual Mandate to compel millions of Americans to purchase health insurance. But the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as ObamaCare, was passed to protect employees of companies having 50 or more employees by compelling those corporations to provide affordable health insurance for their workers, states AAPS. Obama has waived the Employer Mandate for 2014, and... read more
Health Coverage Not Clearly Related to Mortality
Health Coverage Not Clearly Related to Mortality
Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The 2002 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Care without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late asserted that 18,000 Americans died each year because they lacked health coverage. The report did not discuss whether mortality rate differences were caused by a lack of health insurance or by behaviors known to damage health and more likely to occur in groups of people who are uninsured. An in-depth 2009 study found... read more
Statement On Court’s Blow To Obamacare
Statement On Court’s Blow To Obamacare
AAPS Executive Director Jane M. Orient, M.D. released the following statement following today's U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling: King John, before he was forced to sign the Magna Carta, said "the law is in my mouth." The IRS said essentially the same thing when ruling that people could get ObamaCare subsidies through federally run Exchanges even though the Affordable Care Act clearly said it had to be through State Exchanges. The D.C. Circuit Court disagreed in the Halbig case: the law is in the written language of the law, not in what an agency thinks it... read more
AAPS Calls for Congressional Hearings on Health of Immigrants
The recent surge in illegal border crossings, especially by unaccompanied children, could cause a serious public health crisis in the U.S., according to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. There is a high risk of bringing deadly diseases, both familiar like measles and unfamiliar like dengue (“bonebreak”) fever, to a vulnerable population. The proper public health response is to confine the risk and alert authorities and the public. The U.S. government response is apparently to disperse potentially infected people far and wide, and reportedly to threaten to arrest or fire law enforcement or medical personnel who speak out. The... read more
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