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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
Ebola ‘Czar’ Appointment Politicizes Life-and-Death Issue
Ebola ‘Czar’ Appointment Politicizes Life-and-Death Issue
President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government’s attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government’s main concern is to manage pre-election public perceptions, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, called Klain “a brilliant strategist,” who is “known for his ability to manage large, complex operations.” The complex operations included the Solyndra debacle and the dispensing of billions of dollars of “stimulus” funds. There will surely be funds to distribute in Klain’s new position. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)... read more
The ‘Progressive’ Way: Cancel, Block, Spin
The ‘Progressive’ Way: Cancel, Block, Spin
Health Policy News Roundup Curated by Jane M Orient, MD Remember how ObamaCare was supposed to be about keeping your insurance? The irony is that more health insurance policies have been canceled under Obamacare than ever before, writes Merrill Matthews. While trying to stop health insurers from canceling policies that couldn’t be canceled anyway because of a provision in HIPAA, Obamacare initiated widespread policy cancellations. http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillmatthews/2014/10/10/remember-when-obamacare-would-stop-health-insurers-from-canceling-policies/ The reach of the regulatory state keeps growing at an accelerated pace. Recent notes on what the FDA “protects” us from:Adult stem cells. A man paralyzed after a clean cut to his spinal cord... read more
If You Want to Live, Ignore the CDC
If You Want to Live, Ignore the CDC
By Richard Amerling, M.D. I almost feel sorry for Tom Frieden, director of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). So many of his pronouncements have been eviscerated by events within hours or days. He has become a punchline and should resign for the good of the country. Unfortunately, the Ebola crisis is no joke. Two Dallas nurses (who are special people in my book) have now become infected after taking care of an Ebola-infected patient who illegally flew to the U.S. when he knew he had been heavily exposed to the deadly virus. To maintain, as does Dr.... read more
Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak
Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak
Notes from Jane M. Orient, MD on House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing held October 16, 2014. Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy noted in summary that the only person assuming responsibility for errors was Dr. Varga. The CDC is still unable to state exactly how two nurses became infected. It is sticking to the narrative that transmission occurs only through direct contact with a symptomatic infected person or his bodily secretions. The possibility of airborne transmission would require far more elaborate precautions, such as use of powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs). The CDC is disregarding evidence... read more
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