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Save the Fetus Kill the Kid

Budget cuts at the state and national levels threaten the health of our children. The Congress and Obama Administration will undo a decades old promise of providing healthcare for children by cutting $700 billion from the Medicaid budget. In addition, the Obama Administration intends to cut funds to train thousands of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists […]

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A Real Death Panel

I wanted to share a post by my Doctors for America colleague, Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman,  “Arizona, like many other states, has a budget shortfall and is making deep cuts to social services to balance their budget. The Republican controlled Arizona legislature passed a bill this past spring that was signed into law by the governor prescribing […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse Costs Lives and Money!

Recently, newspapers across the country have articles complaining about the new drug laws that are coming into effect to curb prescription drug abuse of pain medications. Folks in nursing homes must wait for these pain medications while a doctor is contacted. Previously, physicians just called or faxed in prescriptions for these highly addictive pain medications without ever examining the […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-Cost Controls Are Essential

Jeez, I’m getting tired of apologizing for the ignoramuses from Texas. This one is for Sen John Cornyn. His bill in the Senate, if passed, will repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IAPB) that was established in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Senate Bill 3653: Health Care Bureaucrats Elimination Act). The IPAB consists of 15 […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke But Seniors May-The Class Act

Long-term care comprises a variety of services that include medical and non-medical care for people with chronic disease or disability. These services include support services such as assistance with activities of daily living at home or in assisted living or nursing homes. Many seniors mistakenly believe that Medicare pays for long-term care. Well, it doesn’t and it can be very […]

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