"Docs4PatientCare.org is a politically neutral grassroots coalition of physicians. Use of any politically partisan terms does not reflect the position of Docs4PatientCare.org. We do encourage our speakers to express how they feel and we post articles based on their informative content only. Any politically partisan language used does not reflect the group as a whole. Specific party or political allegiances and opposition are not our intent. The goal of D4PC is only to advocate for effective and responsible health care reform."
Want real health reform that is in the interest of you and your family? Don't make the same mistake that Washington did. In formulating ObamaCare, the politicians listened to lobbyists, policy wonks, academics, health theorists, regulators, and occasionally to each other. But they failed to listen to the people who actually care for patients: Doctors.
The ACA fails to fix the basic problems that were promised if passed- high costs and access to care. It actually exacerbates these problems. There is little disagreement that America’s health care “system” was in need of reform, however, many of the “solutions” embedded in the ACA are concepts that are untested or have failed historically and in recent CMS demonstration projects.
Governor Romney can distance himself from President Obama on healthcare by developing a health system reform platform that relies on trust of the American consumers and their physicians, instead of erecting artificial barriers and obstacles that further erode the physician-patient relationship. A leader like Governor Romney with a lifetime of business experience is poised to collaborate with the working physicians of America to set a more hopeful and constructive healthcare course for the future.
D4PC surgeon, David Cossman, MD, provides a brilliant analysis of the pitfalls in the government's push for hospitals and physicians to implement the electronic medical record(EMR). As part of the PPACA (Obamacare), all physician practices must be EMR "compliant" by 2014. Advances in technology have greatly improved many aspects of our daily lives, however, the current design and function of the EMR is not being well-received by most physicians. Furthermore, as Dr. Cossman explains, the imposition of this technology is having a significant de-humanizing effect on patient care and is likely to reduce subsequent generations of physicians to mere drone-like data entry clerks.