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Letter to Washington From a Physician on the Front Lines.

By Matthew Moeller M.D. I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and physical demands of the profession. This is an opinion that is shared among many of my colleagues. […]

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The Doctor Won’t See You Now. He’s Clocked Out

ObamaCare is pushing physicians into becoming hospital employees. The results aren’t encouraging. By SCOTT GOTTLIEB, Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2013 Big government likes big providers. That’s why ObamaCare is gradually making the local doctor-owned medical practice a relic. In the not too distant future, most physicians will be hourly wage earners, likely employed by […]

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Sole Practitioners Threatened, Will Concierge Medicine Rescue Our Doctors?

CAROLYN KIMMEL, For PennLive.com March 17, 2013 Dr. Scott Setzer knew when he chose to become a family doctor, he wasn’t going to make the money a specialist would, but that was OK. He didn’t go into medicine to make money –although, of course, that would be nice. Mainly he just loved the idea of building […]

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Commission on Doctor Pay Urges Shift from Fee-For-Service Model

By Jessica Zigmond Modern Healthcare– March 4, 2013 Starting with the premise that physician salary and expenses account for 20% of healthcare spending but the decisions doctors make influence another 60% of that spending, the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform has released a dozen recommendations to ultimately change how physicians are paid by public […]

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Obamacare or Concierge Medicine? – Where Will You Buy Health Insurance And What Will It Cost

Forbes–Carolyn McClanahan, March 3, 2013 The Affordable Care Act has been the “law of the land” for almost three years. Time really flies. Despite the many resources available, most of the general population has no clue how “Obamacare” is supposed to work. With the insurance provisions finally kicking in January 1, 2014 and the realization […]

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Paying for Care

By John Goodman  National Center for Policy Analysis, March 11, 2013  If you were eating in a Chinese restaurant, would you have the temerity to tell the manager how to repackage and re-price the items on the menu? Tea is typically sold for a pre-paid price (all you can drink for a fixed fee). Egg […]

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The Future of Private-Practice Medicine in ObamaCare

By Keith R. Jackson American Thinker, March 6, 2013 As we venture into the beginnings of government-run health care, we will be witnessing the not so insidious demise of private practice medicine. The overall plan of our political class, in their well-intentioned and voter-supported effort to cut wildly escalating health care costs, involves organizing groups that […]

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Small Businesses Pursue Health Law ‘Loophole’

Kaiser Health News, Jay Hancock March 15, 2013 NorthBay Adventure is the kind of small business that could be expected to buy medical insurance for workers under sweeping health-act rules taking effect in 2014. But executive director George Comfort says that’s not likely to happen. Instead, NorthBay became self-insured last year, paying most of its […]

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John C. Goodman: Why the Doctor Can’t See You

By JOHN C. GOODMAN Are you having trouble finding a doctor who will see you? If not, give it another year and a half. A doctor shortage is on its way. Most provisions of the Obama health law kick in on Jan. 1, 2014. Within the decade after that, an additional 30 million people are […]

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