By: Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
One’s body, one’s mind, one’s spirit, one’s life. These are gifts from our Creator, not any government. Since ancient Greece, the tradition of the physician has been to care for patients, to ease suffering, to comfort, and to preserve life to the best of our ability and judgment. Each of us also has a responsibility to take care of our body and our health. Continue reading
By: Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Before passage, Democrats were urged to vote for ObamaCare as a smart political move. In time, they thought, people would come to love the new benefits. “Good policy is good politics,” Obama said.
Now, a lead Wall Street Journal editorial queries: “Who’s ObamaCare’s Daddy?” As people find out what’s in the bill, Families USA advises a new message: The bill isn’t perfect, but we’ll improve it. Forget about the extravagant claims of reducing medical costs and the federal deficit: “Keep claims small and credible.” Continue reading
The California Chapter of AAPS invites you:
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Healthcare Legislation Overview:
America Speaking Out Continue reading
by Richard Amerling, M.D.
Since our Imperial President installed Donald Berwick at the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the dead of night before the July 4 weekend, bypassing even so much as a hearing, the American people know little about him. They have not been helped by the mainstream press, with a few exceptions. Yet this man will have a profound effect on how health care is delivered in the years to come. What can we expect from him, and how can we prepare? Continue reading
By Richard Amerling, MD
Barack Obama’s recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) marks a new low in his destructive presidency, and that is saying something!
After forcing the Orwellian Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) onto an unwilling populace and through a reluctant Congress, he installs an elitist who admits to being “in love” with Britain’s National Health Service into a position of incredible power without so much as a hearing. Continue reading