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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
Will Medicare Become Like the VA?
Will Medicare Become Like the VA?
Most veterans get most of their medical care from private doctors through Medicare or private insurance. Just think what those secret waiting lists would be like if they didn’t! Still, a VA-like system for all has been proposed as a replacement for our unsustainable current system—at least until the recent scandals broke. One enormous difference between the VA and Medicare is that veterans are free to go elsewhere—if they pay privately. Some veterans use their VA doctor only to get free medications. Medicare patients, on the other hand, are trapped. There is virtually no private coverage available to persons over... read more
Bobbing and Weaving on Hobby Lobby
Bobbing and Weaving on Hobby Lobby
By Alieta Eck, M.D. - http://EckForCongress.com/ The recent “Hobby Lobby” Supreme Court decision defended the rights of the owners of a company to refuse to fund a health plan that covered abortifacient “contraceptives.” The Hobby Lobby owners argued that such medications violated deeply held religious beliefs. So for now, by a disturbingly close 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court has asserted that government has no right to force business owners to violate their conscience—provided that the business is “closely held.” The response of the leaders of both parties demonstrates why medical decision making and politics are not compatible. It also represents... read more
Physicians’ Declaration of Independence
by Richard Amerling, MD
Physicians’ Declaration of Independence
When in the Course of Human Events, it becomes necessary for the members of a Profession to dissolve the Financial Arrangements which have connected them with Medicare, Medicaid, assorted Health Maintenance Organizations, and diverse Third Party Payers and to assume among the other Professions of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that the Physician’s primary responsibility is toward the... read more
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