DEA takes in $836,000,000 every three years on registration fees from physicians or $279,000,000 each year from doctors alone!
This does not include higher fees charged to pharmacies, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.
The Form takes 5 minutes to complete online so the charge to doctors should be no more than $20 every three years if you consider the overhead to administrate the registration forms! But the cost is $760 and rising!
All for the privilege of writing the public/patients an Rx for pain medications for which there is no reimbursement.
Only 9 comments from the 1.1 million physicians who pay this outrageous fee. Where is our leadership?
And government says it wants to reduce the cost of healthcare….really?
We need representation with teeth; not a toothless tiger.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a.k.a., Obamacare, has been forced upon the United States’ citizens, patients, physicians, and surgeons. This universal healthcare law shreds the very fibers that are the foundation to the United States’ freedoms. Its origin is unlawful according to the United States’ Constitution. A full repeal of the ACA is required to stop the government’s abuse, and corporate insurers’ infiltration into the private patient-physician relationship, and into the lives of the American people.
I certainly appreciate the concerns and interests of the people to gather more information regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), on the United States’ citizens, patients, and specifically its impact on the osteopathic physicians and surgeons. The ACA also adversely affects allopathic physicians and surgeons as well.