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Archive for Doctor-patient relationship

Doctors Speak to Congress on Behalf of Patient Care

Let’s hope they listen.

Read (or watch) what three physicians have to say about how the PPACA –and the myriad of regulations which it is generating– will cost us more dollars and freedom without delivering  better medical care.



How Medicare Treats Your Doctor

Did you think that you were safe from the effects of the PPACA until 2012?

Guess again.

Dr. Doug Perendia  at The Road to Hellth relates the story of a physician’s experience with one small, rule-of-law-ignoring change enacted in the reams of detail within the new health care control law.

Read how the folks at Medicare are treating the men and women whom you are trusting with your life.

Independent Women’s Voice Video Contest

Check out the Black Ribbon Project entry here.

Defending Health Care Freedom

Dr. Beth Haynes speaks on the economic and political principles which must be defended to protect health care freedom at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.

You can view the talk here.

Wisconsin Protests and “Social Justice”

Wisconsin physicians justify handing out fraudulent doctor’s excuses at a protest in Wisconsin by claiming it is for the greater good. This stance is supported by medical ethics as currently taught across the country: the “good of the group” supplants the rights of individuals. John Rawls’ ethics of “social justice” encourages

“doctors to place the needs of “society” ahead of individual patients. At best, it forces doctors to juggle the truth and the interests of their patients alongside “social” considerations. At worst, it will give them license to sacrifice their professional integrity (and their patients’ interests) in the name of ‘society’.” —Dr. Paul Hsieh

Read more here, here and here.

Government and health insurance intrusion penalizes efficient doctors

by Jordan Grumet, MD

One physician’s experience practicing medicine, and his view of the threat government bureaucracy poses to quality medical care:

I see such change coming. Medical homes … pay for performance … bundled payments … employed physicians … the endless jargon of health care reform. And my anxiety grows. For those who practice ineffectively some of these government intrusions will undoubtedly bring them in line. But for some of us … those who have prided themselves on cost effective, efficient care … these changes will just slow us down. They will make it harder to get reimbursed at our current level. They will produce more silly administrative hoops to jump through. More useless pain. Eventually many of us will leave. ..

It makes me sad. And makes me think … the reformers … the government. … I wish they would just leave me alone.


Full article here.


Patients, Doctors and the Cost of Medical Care

Preserving the independence of the patient-physician dyad is the key not only to quality medial care,  it is also the key ingredient to solving the problem of rising health care costs.

Read more here: “The Real Reason Medical Costs are Rising” (and some ideas on what to do about it.)

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