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Gun ownership is a civil right
Gun ownership is a civil rightReading “Obtaining an assault rifle should be as difficult as becoming a doctor” shocked me, as it should shock every American.
Obtaining an assault rifle should be as difficult as becoming a doctor
Obtaining an assault rifle should be as difficult as becoming a doctorNot everyone can treat patients legally, and not everyone can hold a person’s life and future in their hands. That’s why we have medical schools and licensure fees and exams and state medical boards—to keep quacks and charlatans from hanging out a shingle.
Anti-vaccine movement is a present-day tragedy
Anti-vaccine movement is a present-day tragedyOne of the most dangerous and active even at this time is the skepticism around the vaccination of children.
Insurance merger risks to physicians
Insurance merger risks to physiciansIf you have been following the articles regarding the mergers of Anthem with Cigna and Aetna with Humana, you know there is much speculation by all the experts about whether the deals will ever finish.
What you didn’t see on television at the DNC
What you didn’t see on television at the DNCI agree that electing Hillary Clinton will be historic for America, but the message of Bernie Sanders shouldn’t be muted to get there.
Top 9 MACRA threats that could become reality for doctors, patientsAs the rules for MACRA are written, we are again at a critical juncture in U.S. healthcare. The risks to both physicians and their patients is real.
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.
Discussing drug cost with patients may be awkward, but it’s vital
Discussing drug cost with patients may be awkward, but it’s vitalWith the ever-growing armamentarium of new therapies available today, a conversation about prescription drug costs with patients is rapidly becoming a reality for every physician.
Obamacare is severely holding DPC back from succeeding
Obamacare is severely holding DPC back from succeedingA successful DPC model makes the current version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) even more unworkable than it already is.
U.S. healthcare system isn't to blame for citizens' health woes
U.S. healthcare system isn't to blame for citizens' health woesthe United States healthcare system is neither responsible for, nor is it the cause of, social disparities that have compromised the health and lives of so many people in our country, which unfortunately fall disproportionately on those who reside in our minority communities.