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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
Is There A Provider In The House?
Is There A Provider In The House?
By Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D., Physicians have a proud heritage. We can boast Dr. Benjamin Rush, a founding father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Surgeon General of the Continental Army, and opponent of slavery. And Dr. James Derham, born a slave in 1762, who grew a successful practice that included freeman and slaves. We have modern-day sources of pride in Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, a world expert in the care of viral hemorrhagic fevers, Dr. Abrahim Borbor, and Dr. Sahr Rogers. All three died while fighting to save the lives of patients with Ebola Virus Disease. Groups of... read more
Healthcare Policy Roundup: What’s In It & The Matrix
Healthcare Policy Roundup: What’s In It & The Matrix
What’s in It: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the White House is reviewing an avalanche of new Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules, including the Individual Mandate Tax. In total, these 28 paperwork burdens total more than 45.7 million burden hours. OIRA missed the Aug 26 deadline—that’s Aug 26, 2013. http://americanactionforum.org/insights/white-house-holding-45-million-hours-of-aca-paperwork-including-the-individ From Forbes: State exchanges really include federal exchanges for purposes of handing out ACA subsidies, argues the Obama Administration. The contrary decision by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in Halbig v. Burwell will be reheard en banc—since Obama had the foresight to pack the Court... read more
Obamacare, Goebbels and Ginsburg
Keith Smith, MD
Obamacare, Goebbels and Ginsburg
By Keith Smith, MD - http://SurgeryCenterOK.com A friend recently opined to me about his increasing frustration with those who are unable to distinguish between politics and religion, particularly those for whom politics is their religion. This describes statists of all stripes, I think. Folks either want to use the power of the state to abscond with the property of others in order to better complete “the Lord’s work,” or they justify the state’s trampling of individual rights in the name of “the greater good.” The fascist, Joseph Goebbels had the following to say: “My party is my church and I... read more
AAPS News August 2014 - Consent
Volume 70, no. 8 August 2014 The Nuremberg trials established a precedent for international standards for human rights. One fond hope expressed by American prosecutor Robert H. Jackson, former Attorney General and then-Supreme Court Justice, as portrayed in the television miniseries Nuremberg, was that countries would stop waging wars of aggression. This hope was immediately dashed as the Soviet Union, one of the four powers sitting in judgment on Germany, invaded Eastern Europe. The Nuremberg tribunals invented the concepts of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” These included the atrocious Nazi human experiments. The doctrine of informed consent is one... read more
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