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AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
June 15, 2014 update: AAPS filed a brief with the U.S. District Court in opposition to the ABMS motion to dismiss. Our brief 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 -------------------------------------------- May 23, 2014 update: In the AAPS lawsuit against the American Board of Medical Specialties, the court granted the motion for a change in... 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
Medicare Data Release Counterproductive, Misleading
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released the following statement concerning Medicare’s publication of amounts paid to physicians: “Medicare’s release of data on physician payments serves no purpose except to further the federal government’s war on doctors. Doctors are the scapegoats for the program’s bankruptcy. “Most of the high payments are for very expensive drugs for macular degeneration or cancer chemotherapy. Doctors’ earnings are a very small fraction of the amount. “What Medicare does not tell the public is that hospitals are paid much more than physicians for the very same drugs or treatments. This is driving independent... read more
AAPS Supports Dr. Alieta Eck for U.S. House - NJ 12
AAPS Supports Dr. Alieta Eck for U.S. House - NJ 12
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a voice for private medicine since 1943, enthusiastically supports Alieta Eck, MD for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives. This is an opportunity to send a physician with proven answers to Capitol Hill. Dr. Eck has personally implemented real solutions - based in freedom, not coercion - that increase access to medical care, decrease costs, and increase quality. The incumbent Democrat Congressman Rush Holt announced he is NOT going to seek reelection. Holt's departure makes Dr. Eck THE front-runner to be the next Congressman from... read more
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