In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Georgia Congressman and former physician Tom Price, who is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the powerful Department of Health and Human Services, was grilled about stock purchases in health care, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies that may have posed a conflict of interest.
Such questions are right on target.
congress caused the problem in the first place
re; the medicare part b -bundled reimbusements for orthopedics issue:
many hit with big hospital bills because of cheap Conway- cms medicare arbitrary decisions
and they had to wait months for this issue to be resolved
medicare should deal with real issues like ban hospitals using outside consultants without patient permi$$ion. that who rock socks you with the bills1
Yours is just evil liberal propaganda.
He is white, he is an MD, he is rich, he goes to church, ergo he must be a good and capable person
Thank you for the correction. The AMA did not lobby against ACA; once the ACA came into being after concessions from many interests, the AMA was supportive
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2010/02/24/2725/lobbyists-swarm-capitol-influence-health-reform. They were against President Obama’s early efforts towards enhancing public options for health care reform https://mobile.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/us/politics/11health.html
Although I’d seen several articles on AMA membership decline http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/830152_7, a more recent search found some indicating increases in recent years after “the decades-long membership decline.” http://associationsnow.com/2015/02/medical-association-heres-whats-behind-our-member-surge/ At least some of the increase is noted to come from reduced fees offered to students and residents.
Linked this article into my current blog post (KHIT.org, January 19th). Looks to me at this point — unhappily — that Price will be confirmed.
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