We Need to Become Joyous Warriors

Richard Armstrong, MD writes in response to Dr. Kris Held’s guest post:

Kris, Yes, but I must also add something which we discussed in Colorado to what I believe is simply a factual observation. The circumstances we are currently living have been very long in the making. Those who favor “government run and planned” medical care are running up against a very harsh reality.the economics of their plans don’t work.there is a fundamental math issue which they tend to gloss over and ignore, but just witness the Vermont attempts. Even Governor Shumlin had to finally admit, although he waited for his re-election, that in the final analysis they couldn’t do it.duh.it is no surprise to us. Continue reading

We Must be the Paradigm Shift and Mount an Innovative Goliath Offense

Guest Post from Kris Held, MD

After spending the last 7 years treading water naively and optimistically waiting for things to be repealed and fixed and after countless trips to DC and across the country trying to cry from the wilderness of the practice of medicine from the trenches with many of you and our organizations, I am convinced this is beyond repair and will never be repealed by those in power.

The Philosophy of the architects of the current system we are floundering in is the antithesis of Hippocratic medicine and in fact works to undermine and dismantle it. Just take innovation- look at Ezekiel Emanuel’s own words on this- he believes innovation is too expensive and the taxes in Obamacare reflect this opinion. He also is an ethicist whose roots stem from his area of expertise which is dying with dignity and systems of rationing like the complete lives system. Continue reading

Send a letter to congress to help Physicians offer Congress credible healthcare alternatives

Fill in the name of your senator or house rep and send today!

Dear Senator/Congressman,

Practicing physicians across the United States have come together to draft a simple one-page plan outlining how we believe the federal government ought to proceed if the citizens of the United States are to continue to have access to the greatest medical care in the world without bankrupting the country. We have named our group the National Physician Coalition for Freedom in Medicine.

With the Supreme Court hearing arguments in the King vs. Burwell challenge to subsidies issued through HealthCare.gov, the pressing need for alternative legislation is apparent. As practicing physicians we offer credible alternatives.

The National Physician Coalition is meeting in Washington DC on March 25th and 26th, and we are respectfully requesting to meet with you to discuss our plan in person at your convenience.

We look forward to working with you and showing you what we have come up with.

Sincerely,

National Physician Coalition for Freedom in Medicine