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09:14 ET Unique Medical Identifier Dangerous, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to repeal the prohibition on the use of federal funds to create a "unique patient identifier," which...


Jun 13, 2019, 16:10 ET Despised HMO Payment Method Making a Comeback, States Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) created the capitation method of payment, touted in the 1990s as the wave of the future, which would contain...


Jun 12, 2019, 12:12 ET Compulsory Treatment for Doctors Needs Ethical Standards, States Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Moral injury and risk for suicide may result from physicians' perceptions of coercion in the treatment methods they receive in Physician Health...


May 13, 2019, 15:09 ET "Surprise Billing" Ban Protects Insurers, Not Patients, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

In a letter to President Trump, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) writes that reports on "surprise billing" make an...


Apr 10, 2019, 13:43 ET Physicians Propose 10 Solutions for Improving Affordability and Quality in American Medicine

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has provided reform-minded Congressmen a one-page outline of ways to "increase options,...


Mar 25, 2019, 11:31 ET A Doctor's Journey through Alzheimer Disease Management Recounted in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

As our population ages, the burden of dementia patients grows inexorably. Since 2003, no new anti-dementia drugs have been approved, and numerous...


Mar 25, 2019, 11:13 ET More Nerve Gas Attacks Likely, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Recent nerve-gas attacks on civilians suggest the need for better preparedness, writes Steven Hatfill. M.D., in the spring issue of in the Journal of ...


Mar 25, 2019, 11:05 ET AAPS Proposes Freedom for All vs. Medicare for All

Republicans having reneged on their campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while ACA has failed to deliver on its promise of...


Mar 14, 2019, 13:20 ET AMA Trying to Suppress Free Speech, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The American Medical Association (AMA) has sent a letter to social media giants asking them to block parents' access to what they term "vaccine...


Jan 28, 2019, 13:10 ET Physicians Ask Senate Finance to Address Kickbacks, Other Factors Driving Up Drug Costs

Citing unaffordable costs of common, essential drugs such as insulin, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) provided testimony...


Jan 08, 2019, 11:29 ET Physician Organizations Urge IRS to Stop Penalizing Patients Who Bypass Insurance Middlemen

In response to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) request for feedback on a proposal to allow employer-funded Health Reimbursement Arrangements...


Dec 19, 2018, 09:47 ET CVS-Aetna Merger Settlement Will Harm Patients, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Warns DOJ and Court

On Dec. 18, 2018, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon asked CVS and Aetna to keep operations distinct, while he reviewed public comments on the...


Dec 10, 2018, 09:27 ET Weight Loss Misconceptions Explored in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Body weight is not a simple matter of "energy in minus energy out," writes endocrinologist Hermann Borg, M.D., in the winter issue of in the Journal...


Dec 07, 2018, 10:08 ET Ocasio-Cortez is Partly Right on Death Panels, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

In a Twitter sparring match with Jim Hanson, the president of the Security Studies Group, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wrote: ...


Dec 07, 2018, 10:03 ET National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook Explained in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

An entry in the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) can end a doctor's career permanently. It is critical for doctors to understand how this...


Dec 07, 2018, 09:51 ET Systematic Abuse and Misuse of Psychiatry in Physicians' Health Programs Discussed in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Physicians' Health Programs (PHPs) are part of the medical regulatory-therapeutic complex intended to protect the public from impaired physicians....


Nov 19, 2018, 10:22 ET International Medical Ethics Conference to Feature Sham Peer Review, Announces the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

A global epidemic of attacks on ethical physicians, which endangers patients, will be a focus of the 13th UNESCO World Conference on Bioethics,...


Nov 03, 2018, 14:49 ET Voters Beware of Medicare-for-All Sabotage, Advises the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

"Politicians promise to lower costs and assure quality medical care, but voters need to beware," states the Association of American Physicians and...


Oct 29, 2018, 09:35 ET Millions with "Pre-existing" Problems Should Blame the Affordable Care Act, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Many Americans are afraid that they won't be able to get health insurance if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed because they have a...


Oct 17, 2018, 14:24 ET Questions to Ask Candidates on Health Policy Posed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Healthcare is one of the biggest issues is the upcoming midterms. Reading websites and listening to speeches gives the impression that all are in...


Sep 20, 2018, 10:54 ET Senate's 'Surprise Billing' Proposal Attacks Independent Physicians, Benefits Insurers, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

A bipartisan group of senators led by Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is proposing a bill that would impose price controls on independent ("out of network")...


Sep 10, 2018, 11:50 ET March toward Government Takeover of Medicine Began in 1942, according to the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

More Democrats are lining up behind "Medicare for All" as the midterm elections approach, but the idea under different names has been proposed...


Jul 24, 2018, 10:50 ET Single Payer May Mean No Service, No Choice, Warns the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The momentum for "single payer," "Medicare for All," or "Medicare Extra" is building at both the state and national levels, especially after the...


Jul 16, 2018, 12:18 ET Medicare Promises Patients More Time with Doctors--1 Minute per Patient, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has acknowledged the tremendous administrative burden physicians bear for documenting office...


Jul 11, 2018, 13:05 ET Health Savings Accounts Supposed to Increase, Not Constrain Freedom, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

When Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were enacted, it was hoped that they would transform the medical marketplace and substantially lower prices...