News from association of american physicians and surgeons (aaps) A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Dec 18, 2014, 14:53 ET

ObamaCare's Onerous Employer Reporting Requirements Begin Jan 1, Reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The President's unilateral delay of the employer mandate is about over, and businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will have to start...

Dec 18, 2014, 13:36 ET

Vermont Single Payer Confronts Economic Reality, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that he will not pursue a single payer health care plan this legislative session or in the near future,...

Nov 03, 2014, 12:59 ET

Ebola Policy Needs Urgent GAO Investigation, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has released an open letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:01 ET

Should Nurse Hickox or Public Health Authorities Decide on Her Movements, Asks the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 Kaci Hickox, R.N., recently returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, has announced her intention to defy Maine's quarantine...

Oct 21, 2014, 10:06 ET

Ebola 'Czar' Appointment Politicizes Life-and-Death Issue, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

President Obama's appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government's attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government's main concern is...

Oct 15, 2014, 09:22 ET

Ebola Transmitted in Hospital: Do Workers Need Respirators, Asks Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

 The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index...

Oct 06, 2014, 09:22 ET

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Calls for Protecting Americans against Importation of Deadly Diseases Like Ebola

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) issued the following statement: On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Sep 15, 2014, 11:26 ET

Health Coverage Not Clearly Related to Mortality, according to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:43 ET

Third-Party Payment Key to Medical Cost Increases, Economists Write

 The rapid increase in medical costs starting in the 1970s is commonly ascribed be market imperfections. However, federal and state governments...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:31 ET

ObamaCare Equals Fraud and Incompetence, Doctor Writes

According to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the enrollment system for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:13 ET

Clinical Trials May Lead to Worse Medicine, Scientist Writes

 "Best practices" in medicine are based on clinical trials, which are supposedly at the highest level of evidence. But instead of bringing...

Sep 15, 2014, 09:56 ET

Attack on Coal Will Not Save Lives, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Obama Administration's attack on coal-fired electricity, through draconian "carbon" rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency...

Jul 07, 2014, 09:33 ET

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Calls for Congressional Hearings on Health of Immigrants

 The recent surge in illegal border crossings, especially by unaccompanied children, could cause a serious public health crisis in the U.S.,...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:42 ET

Statistical Malpractice Is Basis for Bad U.S. Policies, according to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Public policy is often based on studies that are statistically flawed at the start, or are misrepresented in the press. William M. Briggs, Ph.D.,...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:31 ET

Collusive Lawsuits Cheat Public, Circumvent Constitution, Writes Physician in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

If Congress balks at enacting a costly and oppressive law, political activists often get around it by filing a lawsuit against an administrative...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:20 ET

Affordable Care Act Gives a High-Priced Illusion of Coverage, Doctor Writes

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "ObamaCare") promised superior coverage at lower cost, the reality is that millions who lost prior coverage...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:04 ET

Statin Drugs May Do More Harm than Good, according to article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 "Statins," already the most prescribed drugs in history, are being recommended for more and more patients as "primary prevention" for...

Jun 12, 2014, 10:49 ET

Radiation Is a Terror Weapon Because of Misstatement of Risks, Writes Doctor in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 The belief that radiation is unsafe at any dose is both false and itself dangerous, as Fukushima shows, writes Jane M. Orient, M.D., in the...

Jun 12, 2014, 10:22 ET

Obesity Much More Complex than Energy Intake/Output Balance, Doctor Writes

 Despite tons of research and constant anti-obesity campaigns, obesity is increasing, and its cause is not understood, writes...

May 07, 2014, 10:00 ET

Doctors Ditch Insurance; Help Colleagues Follow Suit

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), is hosting its 20th workshop on May 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota to help doctors drop...