Trump and Healthcare Perspectives

 
 
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The US Healthcare Struggle   US healthcare policy is a Gordian knot, says Dr Lieberman, and current congressional machinations will not solve it.
  • Hostility in Your Medical Office: Are Politics to Blame? We asked doctors in different practice settings whether talking politics at work caused anger, fights, or bad blood--and what could be done to prevent it.
  • Cuts to Cancer Research Loom Large Many find proposed cuts to NIH demoralizing.
  • Out With the Surgeon, In With the Nurse A nurse now holds the interim position of Surgeon General of the United States. Is there any reason that the position must be held by a physician?
  • Travel, Visa Changes: Concern for Rural Healthcare Visa and travel restrictions concern prospective international medical residents as well as foreign-born healthcare professionals seeking employment. Rural areas could be especially affected.
  • 'Healthcare Delayed Is Healthcare Denied'   Drs Bhargava and Stein discuss their concerns for pediatric care during this tumultuous time and offer advice for clinicians who want to do more.
  • What Should the Public Know About a President's Mental Health? Dr Jeffrey Lieberman argues that it's time we devised a system of vetting the physical and mental health of presidential candidates.
  • Healthcare on the March: Scenes From the March for Science The March for Science encompassed numerous themes, but here we tell the story of healthcare professionals who attended and healthcare research.
  • How Would You Replace the ACA? President Trump's vow to repeal and replace the ACA has been a contentious issue. Now it's time for physicians to propose a plan that will improve America's healthcare and lower costs.
  • A History of Presidential Healthcare Proposals In consideration of President Trump's first address to Congress this week, we review the history of presidential healthcare proposals, starting with Theodore Roosevelt.
  • What's At Risk in Repealing the ACA? How Will It Affect You? Repeal of the ACA will potentially have widespread effects, but what will they really be, and how will they affect your practice?
  • Mental Health Docs Must Resist Armchair Diagnoses of Trump   According to Dr Jeffrey Lieberman, history shows a slippery slope away from ethics when psychiatrists, psychologists, and analysts play politics.
  • Trumpcare at Time Point Zero   Measuring the effectiveness of healthcare pre-Obamacare and again 7 years in shows improvement in most areas. January 20, 2017, is time point zero for sizing Trumpcare's impact on these same areas.
  • Medicaid Under Trump: Some May Win, Some May Lose Physicians across the country are wary of potential changes to the country's safety net for the poor and the disabled.
  • Healthcare and Healthcare Ethics in the Trump Era   If such changes as limiting coverage of preexisting conditions, outlawing abortion, and setting caps on healthcare benefits occur, the doctor-patient relationship will change, an ethicist predicts.
  • A Pragmatic Approach to Healthcare Changes in 2017 Many doctors and patients are feeling anxious about Donald Trump's choice of Dr Tom Price to spearhead healthcare reform. But most likely we are in for evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes.
  • Trump's Impact on Emergency Medicine   What impact will the recent election have on the medical care acts and emergency medicine? This is part 2 of a two-part series of discussions between physicians Dr Glatter and Dr Pines.
  • Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS   What impact will the recent election have on the medical care acts and payment systems? This is part 1 of a two-part series of discussions between emergency medicine physicians Drs Glatter and Pines.
  • Trumpcare, Revisited   Before the election, Trump promised 'great' healthcare, with few specifics. But, asks Dr Lundberg, which of the many and varied interest groups get to decide what is great?
  • The Year in Medicine 2016: News That Made a Difference Read the news that got the most attention this year, including the Zika virus outbreak, the presidential election and the Affordable Care Act, the opioid overdose epidemic, and much more.