Seniors Deserve Better than Medicare Penny Pinching – by F.M. Azar, M.D.


The best example of the longstanding flaw in Medicare’s cost-control efforts is the Sustainable Growth Rate formulaBy Frederick M. Azar, MD After five years of slow growth, health costs are expected to rise as much as 6.8 percent next year. This forecast is sure to energize Washington lawmakers who have long sought to slash health…

Small Businesses Deserve More from Healthcare Reform – by Janet Trautwein

President Obama marked the recent conclusion of open enrollment in the federal healthcare law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded its goal of signing 7 million Americans up for insurance coverage. Many small business owners are in a less festive mood. They’re dealing with burdensome new rules, taxes, and…

The High Cost of Free Care by Marilyn M. Singleton

The High Cost of Free Care                                                                                       By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD., (http://www.aapsonline.org/index.php/search/9b39960d73c87c97df2ba9160aa8d6c2/) When I signed in for my yearly mammogram the receptionist announced with a wry smile, “No co-pay this time,…

Abuse of Drug Discount Program: Corrosive Crony Capitalism by Sally C. Pipes

By Sally C. Pipes Pacific Research Institute pipes@pacificresearch.org Federal lawmakers are constantly tinkering with the healthcare market. Often, these invasions have perverse consequences. Indeed, one federal initiative designed to provide poor Americans with discounted drugs has morphed into an ungainly operation fattening the bottom lines of pharmacies and hospitals. Enacted in 1992, the “340B” program…

Where have all the doctors gone? by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

Where have all the doctors gone? “All but three of the 18 ‘health professionals’with whom we were in contact in the emergency room were unprofessional and resentful of questions. This appears to be the future of  healthcare reform.” -Marilyn Singleton   Invasion of the Body Snatchers By author/contributor Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D., http://www.aapsonline.org/ After a…

ObamaCare Is about Your Money, Not Your Health

By Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.,http://www.aapsonline.org/

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying all the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx

The politics of selling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) focuses on promising health and wellness. Somehow, having “coverage” is supposed to get you to a primary care doctor, who will keep you healthy. And if he doesn’t, he will be held accountable by not being paid.