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NewIs Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?

Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?

Is Obamacare failing? Some parts, like the 16 failed co-ops, are. But when it comes to health plans dropping out of Obamacare exchanges, it’s a legitimate question. HMOs have a disturbing history of dropping enrollees – until Congress meets their payment demands.

Which Questions Should We Ask Presidential Candidates About Our Health Care?

Which Questions Should We Ask Presidential Candidates About Our Health Care?
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Both Republicans and Democrats have had their respective weeks to communicate their ideas to better the nation and sell voters on the qualifications of their candidates. Now, as millions of voters make decisions that will help them choose at the polls exactly 100 days from now, there are certain questions they must ask themselves about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Sounds of Silence at the RNC

Sounds of Silence at the RNC

Where was health care at the RNC? Mostly missing in action. But by day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Sen. Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, and former DNC chairman Howard Dean, M.D. had all championed the issue.

 

Opting for Freedom from Medicare

Opting for Freedom from Medicare

The attached is a list of all health care practitioners, including physicians, that have opted out of the Medicare program, as found in the federal Medicare participation-status database on July 5, 2016. NOTE: Physicians and others that have refused to get a National Provider ID are not included on this list.

AAPS also has a list of links to opted-out physicians found here. 

 

CCHF Unveils The Wedge of Health Freedom

CCHF Unveils The Wedge of Health Freedom

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Unveils ‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’— A Better Way of Doing Health Care

Nationwide Initiative Will Change the Face of Patient Care and Advance Patient-, Pocketbook- and Privacy-Friendly Alternatives 

 

Act Now - Stop Feds from Shutting Down Your Doctor's Office!

Act Now - Stop Feds from Shutting Down Your Doctor's Office!

Act Now - Stop Feds
from Shutting Down
Your Doctor's Office!


Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2016
(11:59 p.m. ET)

Do You Want a ‘Free’ Doctor?

Do You Want a ‘Free’ Doctor?

Health care consolidation limits freedom and independence. The government’s drive to consolidate doctors and hospitals – and thereby more easily exert control -- began with Medicare and continues under Obamacare.

Independent Doctors Under Attack

Independent Doctors Under Attack

The Obama Administration wants solo practices to disappear. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a 962-page proposed rule that will hurt 87 percent of solo practices (89,383 clinicians). 

Alternative Payment Models Diagram - Manatt

Alternative Payment Models Diagram - Manatt

Alternative Payment Models (APMs), under the 2010 Obamacare law and the 2015 GOP “Doc Fix” bill (MACRA), are altering physician practice. The goal of government officials and health plan executives is to pay doctors for “value,” not their time or their services. The CMS Innovation Center has initiated most of the APMs listed in the diagram below, including ACOs and bundled payments. Who Defines “Value” of Care?

‘There’s Nothing Free About Medicare-For-All’

‘There’s Nothing Free About Medicare-For-All’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred last night at the debate at the University of Wisconsin over Sanders’ proposed “Medicare-for-all, single-payer proposal” that would supposedly “save the average middle-class family $5,000 a year.”