Time to Educate the Public on the Difference Between Physician Extenders and Physicians

NJ Physicians Mark Nemiroff, MD, George Petruncio, MD and IP4PI’s Craig M Wax, DO say the difference matters and believe it is time that the public knows the risks of having non-doctors imply that they have the same qualifications as physicians.

They have introduced Resolution 6-2019 at the Medical Society of New Jersey House of Delegates:

Title: Investigation of the autonomous practice of physician extenders in New Jersey and education of the public regarding the differences between physician extenders and physicians.

Sponsored by: Camden County Medical Society

Whereas, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in the State of New Jersey must have supervising physicians; and

Whereas, there appear to be PAs and NPs practicing semi-autonomously or autonomously in New Jersey with practice names implying they are “Certified Physicians,” and

Where as, physician extender and mid-level practitioner advertisements appear to fraudulently indicate medical licensure, putting public health at risk, and therefore be it

Resolved, the Medical Society of New Jersey call on the New Jersey licensure and regulatory agencies to investigate the legitimacy, guidelines and regulations pertaining to physician extender advertisements and autonomous practice, and be it further

Resolved, the Medical Society of New Jersey educate the public on the difference in education, ability and licensure requirements of physician extenders versus physicians.

Submitted by:

Dr. Mark Nemiroff, President Camden County Medical Society

Dr. George Petruncio

Dr. Craig M. Wax

Principles for individual healthcare freedom

IP4PI Physicians support the following resolutions for the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the US:

1.  The full repeal, nullification or reconciliation of ACA/Obamacare as it was:

A. ACA passed by a partisan Congress (one party) by reconciliation. B. Changed by the executive branch 43 times without appropriate congressional action. C. Changed by SCOTUS to be a tax bill. D. Tax bills must originate in the House and ACA originated in the Senate. E. ACA has changed healthcare from a professional physician-patient interaction into merely an act of government HHS/CMS unelected bureaucratic compliance. F. ACA lead to an uncontrolled rise in costs for all citizens through increased taxes, insurance costs, hospital costs, physician costs, use of narrow networks and severely limited ACA approved options. G. IRS and tax penalties for any American citizens violate the US Constitution. H. Mutually accepted individual customer-vendor purchases are the ideal way to allow personal choice, encourage excellence and establish price competition for best citizen consumer value. Continue reading

SCOTUS RULING IS EASY, CONGRESS HAS THE HARD JOB: Agreeing on FreeMarket Freedom and Personal Pesponsibility 

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (SCOTUS) RULING IS EASY

CONGRESS HAS THE HARD JOB:  Agreeing on Free Market Freedom and Personal Responsibility 

By Craig M. Wax DO
The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has its work cut out for it on King versus Burwell case. It is an open and shut case against the “patient protection and affordable care act,” PPACA or ACA, also known as Obamacare. The law was written such that if states didn’t set up their own insurance plan “exchange,” government ruled “marketplace,” by definition, the law states their enrollees were not to be eligible for subsidies to purchase the new comprehensive expensive plans. Thirty-eight states declined to set up their own exchanges, but the federal government intervened, and superimposed the “federal marketplace,” on them and gave their enrollees taxpayer funded subsidies anyway. This is clearly not what the law says, and is a theft of government collected taxpayer money. The only issue that stands in the Supreme Court’s way is their own consideration of “what happens if the law falls?” That question lies beyond their responsibility. Fortunately, this is not a Supreme Court problem by our government’s design and definition. Their job is simple; interpret the law. The difficult job is left to Congress to deal with any circumstances and situations that result from their actions and the Supreme Court ruling.
The so called “Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare)” was written in a convoluted way to deceive the congressional budget office and the tax paying citizens of the United States. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) consultant Jonathan Gruber proved that with his brazen video declarations on the Internet, unearthed by Rich Weinstein. 
By the time most of the ACA had taken effect in January 2015, three fundamental declarations made by President Obama were proven to be outright lies, including: “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it…you can also keep your doctor…and your family will save at least $2500 per year.” The law has been changed over two dozen times by the president and other entities that are not allowed to change or make laws. ACA/Obamacare must be allowed to crumble into pieces or be fully repealed. 
Failed laws and government policies never seem to be repealed after their overt failure.  Daylight savings time has instituted by the US government each year for the last century is one such example. There are more heart attacks, strokes, motor vehicle accidents, lost wages and other maladies that occur due to the artificial shift in our sleep, mandated by government time changes twice a year. Still, no government department lifts a finger to remove it.  As Milton Friedman said, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”
The best option is a solution that allows patients to choose from physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies that all compete in a free, unfettered market. Personal health involves each individual’s priorities, morals and daily choices. The federal government and so called, “stakeholders,” of hospital health systems, insurance companies, big business, has no place at the table. Patients and their choice of caregiver are the true stakeholders here.  Patients must be made responsible as individuals for their own choices, independent of all other factors. They can shop for the care they need and want, and bargain for prices that they are willing and able to pay. This is the only fair way for patients to control their own appetite for needs and services, determined by their own priorities and value systems.

Petition: End Insurance Company discrimination against patients who choose out of network care.

Kathy Brown, MD has launched a petition at Change.org in support of the “Patient Access to Benefits Act.”  Read about it below and click here to sign on today.

We need your help to get this legislation out of committee. This bill is designed to allow patients to have fair access to their health insurance benefits for medical care received outside of the insurance company’s contracted network. Continue reading

Dr. Ben Carson for Pres. 2016 supports freemarket healthcare & competition

Dr. Craig M. Wax was privileged to speak with Dr. Ben Carson on the conference call tonight. Dr. Wax made a statement about re establishing a robust freemarket in health insurance and hospital competition to bring quality and best price to market. He echoed my sentiment and said “Dr. Wax, I couldn’t have said it better myself.” Dr. Ben Carson 2016 is part of the solution to prevent America’s decline.
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Congress Reform Act of 2016

1. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

2. No Tenure / No Pension.  A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay or any other benefits when they’ve completed their term in office.

3.  Congress loses their current taxpayer paid health care insurance during and after tenure and must purchase their own health care insurance by the same laws and rules as the American people.

4.  Members of Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

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We cannot give in.

Dr. Gina Reghetti responds to the events at last week’s AOA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago where the HOD approved the GME merger and brazenly blocked a resolution in opposition to OCC/MOL.

Unbelievable!

They are cowards. They all go with the flow in fear of consequences that would threaten their medical licenses. What good is it being a doctor when non-doctor providers practice medicine and are not bound by the same laws as doctors? We aren’t permitted to do anything anymore due to government and insurance regulations, and now the powers are fighting to take away self-pay for medical services.

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