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Top Five Reasons Obamacare Is Bad for Doctors

With the expectation that the Supreme Court of the United States will be issuing its ObamaCare decision in the next week, The Heritage Foundation has identified five key reasons why ObamaCare is bad for doctors. These include: (1) burdening the already overburdened Medicaid system with more patients; (2) leaving a flawed Medicare payment system in place; (3) creates IPAB to further reduce physician payments; (4) exacerbates physician shortages; and (5) destroys the doctor-patient relationship. To learn more about the specifics of each of these reasons, please read The Heritage Foundation analysis.
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D4PC "Morning Rounds" Wednesday November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Missouri, Kansas Reject State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges
Elana Gordon, KCUR

"Immediately after the presidential election, and more than a week ahead of the Nov. 16 deadline, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, announced he had made up his mind. The state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange. Next door in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, made a similar announcement."

Ala. Governor Rejects State Exchange, Medicaid Expansion
Sam Baker, The Hill

"Another Republican governor on Tuesday formally refused to set up an insurance exchange under President Obama's healthcare law. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said the state will not establish an exchange and also will not participate in the law's Medicaid expansion."

Governor Jindal Confirms No On Health Care Exchange, Suggests Medicaid Premium Support
Jon Ward, The Huffington Post

"While other Republican governors are starting to back away from their opposition to implementing a key part of President Obama's health care law, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that he's not reconsidering. 

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Latest on Obamacare

Provisions of ObamaCare Now In Effect

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In an effort to sell ObamaCare to the American people, the law "front-loaded" certain giveaways that would have political appeal such as insuring as dependents 26-year old adults and prescription drug rebates for seniors. There are other aspects of the law that have also taken effect but which are having a negative impact on consumers. You won't hear from the mainstream media about many of these provisions but they are stiffling competition, restricting access to care and limiting consumer control. 

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Public Reaction to SCOTUS Decision

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Rasmussen Reports conducted polling of the American people's views of the Supreme Court following the court's decision on ObamaCare. Rasumussen's findings include the following: "A growing number now believe that the high court is too liberal and that justices pursue their own agenda rather than acting impartially. A week ago, 36% said the court was doing a good or an excellent job. That’s down to 33% today. However, the big change is a rise in negative perceptions. Today, 28% say the Supreme Court is doing a poor job. That’s up 11 points over the past week." 

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Listen to D4PC's Dr. Hal Scherz Radio Interview Discussing ObamaCare

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In case you missed it, last week D4PC's Dr. Hal Scherz, MD was a guest on a radio show in which he discussed the impact of ObamaCare on the doctor patient relationship and the future of delivery of medicine. 

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Video: Awakening of the American Doctor

Monday, March 05, 2012

Our own Dr. Meg Edison, VP of the Michigan state chapter, has invested the time to create a stirring video about what we as doctors and concerned citizens should do about Obamacare. We hope you will invest the time to watch it: 

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D4PC "Morning Rounds" Monday October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Welcome to D4PC "Morning Rounds", your daily review of healthcare news and information from Washington, DC and around the nation. These briefings will keep you up to date on recent developments and our effort to replace the PPACA with patient-centered reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship and preserve individual freedom of choice.  

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A Second Opinion: What other organizations are saying

Heritage Foundation: The Case Against Obamacare

Building on decades of Heritage research, The Case Against Obamacare: A Health Care Policy Series for the 112th Congress examines 15 key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Each report:

- Cites specific sections of the 2,700-page health care law
- Provides detailed analysis of specific Obamacare provisions
- Identifies key principles for a better way to reform health care

The unmistakable conclusion of this series is that Obamacare must be fully repealed. Congress cannot build sound market-based health care reform on the flawed foundation of this health care law. Until it can be repealed, Congress must employ its full powers authorized by the Constitution to:

- De-fund the new law’s critical aspects
- Block any further provisions from going into effect
- Engage in aggressive oversight of Obamacare – its regulations and implementation.

Find out more at Heritage.org

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There are many organizations that publish information doctors should read to stay informed about issues impacting our profession. Here are a few of the top ones.