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Palliative care docs are labeled “murderers” by some of their colleagues

Palliative care docs are labeled “murderers” by some of their colleagues

I read a disturbing article in yesterday’s NY Times about a palliative care physician who by merely doing his job and advocating for the patient was denigrated by his colleagues. Palliative care doctors provide comfort care to patients who don’t want heroic efforts to keep them alive. The patients’ wishes are expressed by the DNR documents executed […]

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ATTENTION-Repugnuts Are Slashing Medicare Benefits!

Remember, how the Repugnuts were screaming “death panels!” when the new healthcare legislation (ACA) was enacted because the  rate of growth of Medicare was to be curtailed? They warned that grandma was being thrown under the bus! Well, just like I told you, the Repugnuts have much more dire plans for Medicare which will result […]

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We Are Our Own Death Panel

With all the ranting about death panels and government control over our healthcare decisions, you would think that all of us would want to do all they could to prevent disease, especially when it’s easy to do and free! I’m talking about getting the recommended vaccinations we need to stay healthy. In today’s LA Times , […]

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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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Comparative-Effectiveness Research Will Lead to Value-Added Healthcare

We’ve all heard about “comparative effectiveness research”. The new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, will establish a panel of professionals to determine which medical practices provide quality and value. I mean value not only in the monetary sense but also in the human sense; what is best for the patient and his own values and […]

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