2016 election

Doctors among those protesting Trump at GOP convention
Doctors among those protesting Trump at GOP conventionAmid chants of “love trumps hate,” and outnumbered by police and reporters, about 150 members of the doctors group Stand Together Against Trump (STAT) marched in Cleveland on Thursday afternoon to show their opposition to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Republicans ignore healthcare during national convention
Republicans ignore healthcare during national conventionDespite calls to replace and repeal Obamacare, issues affecting physicians have received little attention in Cleveland.
I’m a Democrat physician and I’m voting for Trump
I’m a Democrat physician and I’m voting for TrumpAs a long-standing member of the Democratic Party, I have a confession to make. I am voting for Donald Trump. The journey from a man like Obama to a man like Trump was surprisingly short, forged as I started a small independent practice three years ago in the crucible that is healthcare.
Internist has starring role at RNC
Internist has starring role at RNCAlvarado, a 46-year-old internist and pediatrician, will not be discussing healthcare during remarks, and will instead focus on immigration issues. In 2014, Alvarado became the first Hispanic elected to state office in Kentucky, according to the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.
MACRA author calls for delay in reporting requirements
MACRA author calls for delay in reporting requirementsPhysicians won’t have to start reporting quality under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) until next July at the earliest, if the law’s co-author has his way.
Internist fed up with Trump organizes protest at RNC
Internist fed up with Trump organizes protest at RNCWhen Bryan Hambley, MD, decided to attend a Donald Trump rally earlier this year, he had no idea it would lead to forming an anti-Trump physicians group and a protest march at this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland. But that’s where Hambley finds himself as the convention gets underway.
Will Republican proposals to replace Obamacare make America healthier?
Will Republican proposals to replace Obamacare make America healthier?On June 22, House Republicans announced proposals for a healthcare plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). Republicans claim the proposals would slow healthcare spending and ease federal rules for health insurance. Not surprisingly, a varied set of reactions to the proposals came quickly.
Doctor delegate says neither presidential candidate can aid private practice
Doctor delegate says neither presidential candidate can aid private practiceA retired family physician and elected Republican delegate from New Jersey says he is pessimistic about a problem he doesn’t think Trump, the Republican Party or anyone for that matter can solve: The slow death of private practice.
2016 GOP platform calls for Obamacare repeal, reform Medicare
2016 GOP platform calls for Obamacare repeal, reform MedicareWhen it comes to healthcare policy, the official 2016 Republican Party platform under presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump remains largely unchanged from the platform approved in 2012.
The future of the Affordable Care Act
The future of the Affordable Care ActAs the 2016 election heads for the home stretch, what will a new administration mean for the ACA?