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  • 3 of 4 doctors flanking Obama at event donated to his campaign

    10/06/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies · 946+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    Not only did the four doctors who flanked President Obama at his White House press event on Monday recommend his plan; three out of four of them donated to his presidential campaign. It could be an ad slogan to put the toothpaste marketers who like to brag that nine out of ten doctors recommend their brand to shame. The four doctors who stood and clapped along with Mr. Obama’s plans were Dr. Mona Mangat of St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Hershey Garner of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dr. Richard A. Evans of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Dr. Amanda McKinney of Beatrice, Nebraska. Campaign finance...
  • Photo-Op of the Day: Obama’s White Coats

    10/06/2009 1:46:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 51 replies · 1,770+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-6-09 | Wordsmith
    Doctors from all 50 states come to support reform. White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson, 10/5/09 Love the lab coats. Adds just the right touch of staging, don't it? I actually first heard about this from a 6 year old I was driving to work, yesterday afternoon, after picking him up from his school along with his sister (I teach gymnastics, and they both take classes). He asked me why the president was with doctors (he must have seen this on tv at school, or something). I had no idea what he was referring to, but said it probably had to...
  • Obama: I Like Doctors, See?

    10/06/2009 12:55:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies · 541+ views ^ | October 6, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Is President Obama trying to score brownie points with the majority doctors out there? Ya just never know with the young president. One day you’re his enemy, the next day, your best friend. We’ve seen it all before. Today the president gathered doctors representing the AMA (and a variety of the medical organizations) to show how MDs support his health care plan. The lab coats are a nice touch, cause otherwise we would have to take his word for it that they are actually doctors. All style no substance.
  • Doctors Protest Obama's Plan for Health Care Reform

    10/05/2009 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies · 1,054+ views
    OK, we all know Obama talked to a bunch of phony MD's in white smocks today but why would Drudge link this article (Doctor's Protest) on his website that's nearly a month old...dated 09-10?
  • Caption Pic of Obama and White Jackets today

    10/05/2009 2:03:10 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 102 replies · 2,849+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | October 5, 2009.
    U.S. President Barack Obama waves to doctors in attendance from across the country after making remarks on the need for health insurance reform in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS)
  • Bioethics — Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • New York physician named Catholic Doctor of 2009

    09/25/2009 1:10:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 376+ views
    cna ^ | September 25, 2009
    Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 25, 2009 / 07:24 am (CNA).- The Mission Doctors Association will recognize a New York physician as the Catholic Doctor of 2009 for his significant volunteer work.The association will present its World of Difference Award to Michael A. Fitzgerald, M.D., at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ White Mass on October 18 at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, California.Dr. Fitzgerald, who is from Liverpool, New York, is being recognized for his commitment to his community, a Mission Doctors Association press release says. He is a volunteer with the Poverello Clinic, a free clinic for the uninsured,...
  • The Million Med March, Doctors to March on Washington DC October 1, 2009

    09/24/2009 11:53:52 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 82 replies · 3,866+ views
    A physician grassroots movement to re-establish honor, dignity and worth to the medical profession. That its sole mission is to protect the relationship between the doctor and the patient... The MillionMedMarch will follow in October to remind our elected officials that we intend to keep coming back to Washington and keep marching until the doctors and the patients are the focus of the healthcare reform. We will be joined by the Docs4PatientCare group as well as others that will be coming from all across the US. Please join us on October 1 in DC and don't forget to sign the...
  • Physicians Are Talking About: The Million Med March on Washington

    09/23/2009 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 114 replies · 4,822+ views ^ | 09/15/2009 | Nancy R. Terry
    Physicians Are Talking About: The Million Med March on Washington "I'm tired, mad as hell, and just not going to take it anymore," says Richard Chudacoff, MD, a gynecologist from Las Vegas. "I am going to Washington, DC. At noon, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, I will be on the Mall with a few other physicians." Dr. Chudacoff is not talking about vacation plans. Rather, he intends to unite with other physicians in what he calls the Million Med March. "We simply decided that we will not work that day and perhaps the day before and maybe even the day...
  • Tort Reformed

    09/23/2009 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Litigation: The Founding Fathers envisioned the states as laboratories for ideas and choices. If the administration needs a demonstration project for successful tort reform, it need look no further than Mississippi. When President Obama said during his health care speech to Congress that he would "look into" malpractice reform and support "demonstration projects" at the state level, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, responded: "If they want a demonstration project, come down to Mississippi. I'll show you a demonstration project." Mississippi enacted tort reform in 2004, including caps on medical malpractice awards. As a result, the number of medical...
  • Almost Half of Doctors Would Consider Quitting Under Obamacare

    09/15/2009 7:51:35 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 21 replies · 631+ views
    IBD/The Lid ^ | 9/15/09 | The Lid
    One of the criticisms of Obamacare is how will doctors be able to handle the extra patients if all of a sudden all the uninsured become part of their case load. If he new study of doctors performed by IBD is to be believed, the problem will be worse than originally thought, as 45% of all doctors will consider leaving the profession if Obamacare is passed in its present form (take that American Medical Association). More than 800,000 doctors were practicing in 2006, the government says. Projecting the poll's finding onto that population, 360,000 doctors would consider quitting. YIKES, forget...
  • ‘Severe’ doc shortage seen hiking wait time

    09/15/2009 5:43:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 9/15/09 | Christine McConville
    As the state’s shortage of primary care doctors grows, people are waiting longer for medical care, according to a new survey by the Massachusetts Medical Society. “The shortage is getting more severe,” said Dr. Mario Motta, the medical society’s president. The state’s health care dilemma can serve as a valuable lesson for a nation whose residents are locked in a frenzied debate about health care reform, he added.
  • 45% of doctors would quit over public health care

    09/15/2009 6:28:14 PM PDT · by pocket5s · 38 replies · 1,494+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2009-09-15 | Robert
    An IBD/TIPP poll found that two out of three physicians oppose the overhaul plan that congress is working on. The kicker though is that hundreds of thousands would consider closing their doors or retire early if the plan were to pass. In 2006 there were some 800,000 doctors. 45% would be about 360,000. Scary huh?
  • They're Coming For Your Tonsils

    07/29/2009 5:22:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 716+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Costs: Lawyers are responsible for more unneeded procedures than "greedy" doctors. But instead of capping malpractice awards, bureaucrats will soon decide which treatments are OK and whether you're worth it.Health Costs: Lawyers are responsible for more unneeded procedures than "greedy" doctors. But instead of capping malpractice awards, bureaucrats will soon decide which treatments are OK and whether you're worth it.
  • Ken Gansmann: Tort reform key to health care reform

    09/13/2009 9:35:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 577+ views
    summit daily ^ | September 12, 2009 | Ken Gansmann
    about 40 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in America were without merit. Eighty percent of physicians cite fear of being sued in their decisions to practice defensive medicine. If we want to try to make health care more affordable, we can't leave tort reform out of the equation... In the 24 U.S. States with tort reform, their insurance rates have dropped 27 percent in the past five years, and some 15,000 doctors have returned to practice in Texas alone.
  • Couldn't we fix the health care system by paying doctors less?

    09/12/2009 2:00:00 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 120 replies · 3,460+ views
    Slate ^ | Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at 6:33 PM ET | Christopher Beam
    President Obama has promised to pay for health care reform mostly by ridding the system of wasteful spending. The message is that reform will be painless: We're cutting the fat, not the meat. But what if your paycheck is part of the fat? More to the point: Does cutting back on wasteful health care spending mean that doctors will make less money? Actually, let's split that question in two. The first is whether U.S. doctors are overpaid. The second is whether paying them less would save all that much. The answers, respectively: yes and no. There's no question that doctors...
  • Doctors Against Obamacare – Rally in D.C.

    09/11/2009 11:44:13 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 815+ views ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | El Marco
    On September 10, 2009, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals came to Washington, D.C. from across the country to show their opposition to Obamacare. This rally exploded the government-created myth that there is unanimity amongst health care professionals for Democrat plans to take over health care. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons came to D.C. to present a petition from doctors to lawmakers. The AAPS has been a voice for private physicians since 1943. Their motto is omnia pro aegroto, “all for the patient”. The doctors met with the representatives from their respective states and argued for a platform...
  • Doctors DC Rally 9-10-09 Report

    09/10/2009 7:21:55 PM PDT · by JustSurrounded · 16 replies · 1,430+ views
    Attendee report | Sept 10 2009 | self
    My sister just reported back to me from the doctors' rally in DC this evening. She went with her husband and 3 teenaged daughters. Here is what she reported: It was a great, well-behaved crowd of about 1000 -- mostly doctors and some nurses. They came from across the country and all sorts of practices. She said the speakers were just folks ... that they did not appear to be professional speakers. They were just doctors, speaking from the heart. They told of personal experiences of government interference in individual care and practices and the consequences. There were a couple...
  • Rep. Boustany Delivers Republican Health Care Address

    09/09/2009 6:50:57 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 9 replies · 1,274+ views
    You Tube ^ | September 9, 2009 | Charles Boustamy
    Below is the full text (as prepared) of tonights Republican address on health care, delivered by Dr. Charles Boustany (R-LA) following President Obamas speech to a Joint Session of Congress
  • We're killing people, say over-worked doctors

    09/06/2009 1:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 2,015+ views
    Courrier Mail ^ | 9/6/09 | Matthew Fynes-Clinton and Michael Crutch
    EXHAUSTED doctors have confessed to killing and harming patients, falling asleep during surgery and crashing their cars because of marathon shifts. The public hospital medicos claim to be so tired on the job that they are working "like drunks". More than 100 doctors vented guilt and anger in a confidential Queensland survey. Almost 60 per cent admitted to fatigue-induced errors while performing procedures.