Tag Archives: Policies

AMA says ‘No’ to ‘Medicare for All’ while endorsing policies that would make it inevitable

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest doctors group, narrowly voted to maintain its long-standing opposition to “Medicare for all” and other proposals for single-payer medicine. This is a good thing. “Medicare for all” would require us to double our annual tax burden, leaving a void of nearly $ 140 billion from our current profit-based… Read More »

Viewpoints: Doctors Need To Stop Saying No To Patients Who Need Opioids; FDA’s E-Cigarette Policies Could Make It Tough On U.S. Troops

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Bloomberg: Prescription Drugs Aren’t To Blame For Rise In Addiction Deaths Patients in pain have become collateral damage in the war on opioids. That’s the message of a letter from more than 300 medical professionals, including three former White House drug czars, to the Centers… Read More »

Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them  An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.… Read More »