NewObamacare is NOT “Here to Stay”

Obamacare is NOT “Here to Stay”
To cover the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare premium subsidies, this post is longer than usual but take a look at our photos from Washington, D.C., read key parts we found in the disturbing King v. Burwell ruling, and see why we know Obamacare is not here to stay!

NewWill Supreme Court Set 37 States Free from Obamacare?

Will Supreme Court Set 37 States Free from Obamacare?
We’ll have the answer in less than two weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the King v. Burwell Obamacare subsidy case by June 29. But pro-Obamacare forces are busy pressuring Republicans to let 6.5 million people keep their illegal subsidies (expand Obamacare) if the administration loses. Here is one example from Politico Pro:

NewDigital Health Poses National Security Risk

Digital Health Poses National Security Risk

The Chinese are hacking our medical records. As electronic health records (EHRs) and Radio Frequency ID (RFID) medical device tracking expand under federal law, America has become vulnerable as a nation. Yet Congress continues to push interoperable Health IT at a serious risk to national security.

 

NewHave Elected Republicans Joined the Left on Health Care?

Have Elected Republicans Joined the Left on Health Care?

“Why isn’t any Presidential candidate talking about it?” That’s the question I heard on the phone last week. An Ohio woman called our office incensed by a violation of privacy she’d just experienced from a health care system and incredulous that no one on the national level is talking about the extraordinary privacy violations allowed under the federal HIPAA rule. 

NewWill SCOTUS Protect Rule of Law in Obamacare?

Will SCOTUS Protect Rule of Law in Obamacare?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is correct. What matters in the pending ruling on the Obamacare premium subsidies lawsuit is “not what Congress would have wanted, but what Congress enacted.”

NewWill Congress Expand Intrusion by Calling it "Research"?

Will Congress Expand Intrusion by Calling it 'Research'?

Titles of legislation often deceive. Consider H.R. 6, the “21st Century Cures Act” authored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee meets tomorrow to advance this bipartisan bill, which will: 1) hand over your private health data to millions of corporate and government outsiders for so-called “research”; and 2) prohibit electronic health records (EHR) from interfering with such research. 

NewObamacare “Divide and Conquer” Strategy?

Obamacare “Divide and Conquer” Strategy?

America’s largest health insurer is buying a national chain of urgent care clinics. Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurer in the United States, is purchasing MedExpress, which “operates 141 neighborhood medical centers in 11 states.” What does it mean if your doctor, clinic and insurer have joined camps?

NewThe Technology That Threatens Patient Lives

The Technology That Threatens Patient Lives

The EHR was untested and untried – and now we know, dangerous. Last week a litigation expert said Congress may need to create an Injury Compensation Fund for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), similar to the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund. (Politico Pro, April 28, 2015).

NewYour Doctor, the Robot?

Your Doctor, the Robot?

Will robots dictate medical treatment? In “Could Artificial Intelligence End the Electronic Medical Record Nightmare?” physician Kevin R. Stone says doctors, nurses and patients used to talk with each other to share information and solve problems, but now, “The electronic medical record has killed the oral science.” 

NewRefusals: Tale of 3 Gov’t Health Care Programs

Refusals:  Tale of 3 Gov’t Health Care Programs
Refusals are common in government programs. The only question is who refuses and who gets refused. Find below three tales of refusals and who’s being impacted – for good or for bad.