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Healthcare is only “safe” when physicians work for patientsThis post is in rebuttal to the blog post by Dr. Monya De, "White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again."
Primary care physicians react to AHCA
Primary care physicians react to AHCAFrom calling it “a step backward” to “complex and confusing,” primary care physicians told Medical Economics they have doubts about GOP healthcare reform plans.
The perils of price lists for private practicesThe details of what will come when the Affordable Care Act is repealed are not yet finalized, however high on President Donald Trump's list on healthcare reform is the idea that patients should have the ability to compare prices before they decide on a doctor or facility for their healthcare.
The largest cause of medical errors is congressThere has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
How physicians can deal with policy uncertaintyWith rapid change coming from the nation’s capital, doctors are wondering what it means to their practices
Healthcare reform must start with physicians, not politiciansOne of President Donald Trump’s first-day priorities—a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act—remains unfulfilled as we pass his first month in the White House.
Q&A with ACP's Bob Doherty on future of healthcarePhysicians should prepare for uncertainty coming out of Washington, D.C. because President Donald Trump is poised to shake up healthcare policy, says Robert Doherty, senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy for the American College of Physicians (ACP).
What the Obamacare repeal bill means for physicians
What the Obamacare repeal bill means for physiciansThe new bill looks to change how healthcare is financed for people who do not have insurance through their employer, and would eliminate the mandate requiring all Americans to carry health insurance.
What Anthem-Cigna merger rejection means for your practice
What Anthem-Cigna merger rejection means for your practiceEarlier this month, federal judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the proposed $54 billion merger between Anthem and Cigna, the second- and third-largest commercial health insurers in the country.
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe againYes, white women voted for Trump in large numbers as well, but, across the country, the Republican leadership primarily relies on the votes of white men. For now, this is the group that is most powerful when it steps up.