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The Quest for Medicare Drug Benefit

The new Medicare prescription drug benefit, enacted in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and set to begin in January 2006, is the most significant and complex expansion of benefits since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. For an insightful portrait of the forty years of ideological conflict leading to the Medicare drug benefit, check out "A Political...

AMA to Consider Whether Physicians Can Deny Care to Medical Malpractice Lawyers

A South Carolina surgeon has asked the American Medical Association to approve a national policy permitting physicians to deny medical treatment to malpractice attorneys, according to NPR's Morning Edition. This is the latest in a series of controversial steps by some physicians to blacklist patients and trial lawyers. It's unclear what effect, if any, an AMA ruling would have on most...

Thank You. May God Bless You and Keep You.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United...

“Doctors” by Anne Sexton

If the doctors cure then the sun sees it. If the doctors kill then the earth hides it. The doctors should fear arrogance more than cardiac arrest.

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