You will not want to miss this summit on February 8-9, 2019!
IP4PI’s own Craig M. Wax, D.O. will join an all star lineup as a featured speaker. Dr. Wax will share reform priorities that will help put doctors and patients back in the driver’s seat. It is time to put and end to the shenanigans politicians pull to hand advantages to their crony buddies in the hospital industrial complex. Patients and their physicians must team up to reclaim their rights, increase the availability, and slash the cost of high quality care.
Parties and special interests within the US federal government have been trying to passively and actively control the health and welfare of its citizens for a century. With the War Labor Board’s wage and price controls instituted in 1943 during WWII, the US federal government first warped both the employer/employee workplace and healthcare by firmly establishing health insurance as a employee “benefit” in lieu of salary. The premiums were paid with pretax dollars by a combination of the employer and employee.
This gave the employer the power to choose the coverage based on the employer’s needs and wants, not the end user employees needs and wants. This was the first degree of separation.
The insurance premium was used as a bet against the employee getting sick. Today, the insurance companies and other third parties make money by denying the healthcare payment for services, studies, tests and medications. After the insurance company processes healthcare provider claims, they make restrictive and sometimes arbitrary decisions about whether to fund the care, tests and medications. This leaves the patient on the hook for associated costs, despite the insurance premium already paid. This is the second degree of separation. Continue reading →
The original stated goal of Medicare in 1965, to give healthcare to those at the end of life—when life expectancy was about 65 years—was credible and laudable. However forcing all citizens to participate in Medicare, and pay hard earned dollars into a system that they don’t want to use is not laudable, especially given the expanding government interference in Medicare which exponentially increases under MACRA/MIPS.
The original 18 page legislation declared:
“Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize any federal officer or employee to exercise any supervision or control over the practice of medicine, or the manner in which medical services are provided, or over the selection, tenure, or compensation of any officer, or employee, or any institution, agency or person providing health care services….” Continue reading →
Sponsored and Supported By:
John V. Kelly Jr., M.D., President Medical Staff
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, New Jersey Nanina’s In The Park – 540 Mill Street, Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 751-1230 http://www.naninasinthepark.com
To All My Physician Colleagues: The time is now — with no time left.
The practice of medicine is no more. The welfare of the American people has been forgotten.