The Real Reasons for the Trump Train

I challenge all to examine the real reasons that Donald J. Trump won the Presidency of the United States: 

1. Eight years of failed President Obama administration policies both domestic (Obamacare) and foreign (Iran, Middle East and Benghazi)

2. Democratic party embracing violent racist groups like Black Lives Matter while bashing Trump supporters and Republicans with false accusations of racism. 

3. Mainstream media liberal slant

4. Both Republican and Democrat parties leadership ignoring the will of the people for decades

5. The character, record and selfish profiteering of Hillary Clinton.

Now we must begin the task of the old and new leadership listening to the citizenry, unifying our people behind our founding principles of freedom and liberty, and getting our country back on task to champion individual rights and minimize government intrusion in our daily affairs. 

Craig M. Wax DO

Family physician

Media host

Member of congressional subcommittee National Physicians Committee on Healthcare Policy NPCHCP.org

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Dear CNBC, Please do your research before you comment…

Dear CNBC, please be advised that before you criticize anything, you should do your research. The unaffordable careless act, known as ACA Obamacare, has changed the entire field of health insurance to few government approved and some Medicaid subsidy plans. More than half the exchange insurance co-ops started with taxpayer dollars are now bankrupt.  Most private insurers have left Obamacare exchanges leaving monopolies or even threaten to leave no insurers present to prevent citizens from being fined by the IRS for not buying nonexistent policies(see stats below). 

ACA Obamacare has trashed the whole industry and taken competition out of the equation, leaving only high prices and poor coverage. Let me know if you need anything further.

Best wishes for good health,

Craig M. Wax, DO

Family Physician

Media host

National Physicians Council on Healthcare Policy member

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Original post:

Trump trips up as he trashes Obamacare

Dan Mangan, CNBC

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/25/trump-says-his-workers-having-tremendous-problems-with-obamacare.html

In 6 Charts, the Rising Costs of Obamacare Rates

R.I.P. Dr. Robert Maurer – a gentleman, a statesman, a renaissance man of Osteopathic medicine

Colleagues,

It is with a sad heart that I write to inform you that my longtime mentor, personal friend and friend to the Osteopathic profession passed away yesterday evening. Robert “Bob” Maurer DO died after a prolonged battle with cancer over the last few years. He was a gentleman, a statesman, and an osteopathic physician, through and through. He brought a kind, commonsense approach to his patient care and the professions fight for recognition and excellence. He was a PCOM graduate 1962, practiced family medicine and rheumatology, and was part of the team that established the school of osteopathic medicine at UMDNJ that became Rowan SOM. He worked for the school in the Department of family practice and established the Sicklerville healthcare center. In his career of that spanned more than four decades, he was a champion of the philosophy and politics of osteopathic physicians and their patients, tirelessly, until his final day. He spoke truth firmly to power, which is virtually unheard of nowadays.

He was described by his longtime friend Albert Talone DO:

“Dr. Bob was the most dedicated man to the profession, I know. His intellect, leadership and integrity were a rarity these days. I will surely miss him   We have truly lost a good friend; a renaissance man of Osteopathic medicine and letters.”

The funeral will be at Temple Emanuel, 100 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820 at 12:30 pm on Thursday.

Internment Beth Israel cemetery 2:15pm.

An In Memoriam from NJAOPS includes more info about Dr. Maurers accomplished lifetime of service:

Born in Brooklyn, he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and received his doctor of osteopathic medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1962. Between degrees, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1958.

Dr. Maurer joined NJAOPS in 1963, and served as the 1976-1977 president. He also served the osteopathic profession as a long-time officer of the Middlesex County Osteopathic Society, the NJAOPS House of Delegates, the AOA House of Delegates and the New Jersey Osteopathic Foundation. He was recognized for his contributions as the NJAOPS 1990 Physician of the Year and Life Membership in 2002.

An outspoken advocate for osteopathic physicians and their patients, he ran for the New Jersey Senate in 1983 and the New Jersey General Assembly in 1987.

Beyond New Jersey, in 1970 he became the youngest member ever elected to the PCOM alumni board, provided long-time leadership to the American Osteopathic College of Rheumatology, and secured financial support for osteopathic medical school scholarships and continuing education as a member of the Area VII Physicians Review Organization.

Continuing his advocacy on behalf of his colleagues long after his retirement from practicing medicine, Dr. Maurer has spent the last several years pressing for a reevaluation and reform of physician evaluation and testing unless it can be proven to improve patient care.

Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
Family Physician
National Physicians Council on Healthcare Policy member
Host of Your Health Matters
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS FM
http://wgls.rowan.edu/?feed=YOUR_HEALTH_MATTERS
Twitter @drcraigwax

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AROC conference spring 2016. (above)
Craig M Wax DO, Robert Maurer DO, Albert Tallone DO

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My Story: Changing to the Direct Primary Care Model at age 50. ~M. AVILES, M.D.

By MARIBEL AVILES, M.D.  President and Physician at Innova Medical Care, P.A. The First Direct Primary Care in Orlando JANUARY 24, 2016 –  I am a  51 years old family doc. After 20 plus years of practice  and having worked in my traditional solo practice, several health care companies-  big and small, hospital based and […]

http://directprimarycarejournal.com/2016/02/14/my-story-changing-to-the-direct-primary-care-model-at-age-50-m-aviles-m-d/

Ayn Rand’s speech against socialized medicine in 1963; 100% relevance today.

https://ari.aynrand.org/issues/government-and-business/health-care/How-not-to-fight-socialized-medicine

VA to vets, “Delay, deny, wait till they die”

Craig M. Wax: VA to Vets, “Delay,
deny, wait till they die.” – The Washington Times

As a physician, I have the privilege of knowing and helping thousands of individuals. One patient in particular stands out as a victim of government’s malignant ineptitude. He is an affable, hard working 71-year-old male, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War. There was no Veterans Day parade for him but scorn and disdain, given the antiwar sentiment at the time.
He returned with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep apnea, hypertension and multiple other issues. He married, had children and has worked just about every day in industry until his retirement. His medical conditions grew worse and worse, as his PTSD was not diagnosed till age 69.

The Veterans Administration (VA) has done little to recognize, admit responsibility, and take care of the medical consequences of the political military work our brothers and sisters performed abroad. He has fought the VA to recognize his PTSD, medical and hearing disability for years. It took three years, for instance, just to get a partial disability rating, despite his years of psychological counseling for severe PTSD. This patient revealed during an office visit that veterans share the impression that the VA’s true motto is, “Delay, deny, wait till they die.”

We all have heard of the VA scandals including the one that documents the deaths of over 300,000 vets while on the medical waiting lists to be seen. And to compound insult with further injury, VA employees were financially rewarded to take dying vets off the waiting list to make the waiting times appear shorter (http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/02/politics/va-inspector-general-report/index.html). And still, Washington government bureaucrats still rave about how “great” VA healthcare and its electronic health record’s (EHR) are every day.

When will we as independent, individual citizens, stand up for those who have fought for our rights and sovereignty? When will we stand up against the bloated federal bureaucracy in Washington DC and demand that administrative ranks be thinned, budgets be balanced, and our debt paid down instead of given away as political presents to politicians’ cronies in exchange for votes and contributions to fill their campaign coffers?

Let’s not model our healthcare system after the VAs death by administration. Similar failure for patients is what ACA/Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid and other government malignant ineptitude programs will ultimately lead to. Let’s reestablish the free market in healthcare for individual insurance and private individualized care. Individual citizens should be empowered to make their own decisions about what care to obtain and how to obtain it guided by each individual’s value system.

Government burdensome red-tape regulations have only raised costs and complicated care administration and delivery since the federal government first intervened during World War II with tax-deductible employer-sponsored insurance, again in 1965 for Medicare and Medicaid, and again in 2010 with ACA/Obamacare. Free market competition will again create innovation, effectiveness and lowest cost of care. 

CRAIG M. WAX: VA to vets: 

Delay, deny, wait till they die

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/1/craig-m-wax-va-vets-delay-deny-hope-they-die/

Obamacare, MACRA, Medicacre and Opting-Out: form Orwellian Chill to Shakespearean Chuckle

In this cowardly new world of government mandated “Meaningful Use” electronic medical records and mandated adoption and application of World Health Organization derived ICD-10 codes to billing, it’s nice to trade the Orwellian chill for a Shakespearean chuckle every once in a while. Today is one of those days. I am a physician and surgeon […]

https://krisheldmd.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/obamacare-macra-medicacre-and-opting-out-form-orwellian-chill-to-shakespearean-chuckle/