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    Don't Expand Medicaid—One-Third of Doctors Are Already Opting Out of It

    A new study reveals that nearly one-third of doctors nationwide are unwilling to accept new Medicaid patients. The reason is that the government doesn’t pay enough to cover the cost of treating them. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary, Medicaid physicians were paid … More

    VIDEO: Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker Sen. John Barrasso Fights Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare. More than two decades with patients gave Barrasso a firsthand glimpse of government’s … More

    Majority of Physicians Don’t See Eye to Eye with the AMA on Obamacare

    Obamacare changes the health care system in several ways that harm physicians. It also fails to address the pivotal issues facing physicians today—for example, low government reimbursement rates that fail to cover the cost of care, or the need for state-by-state medical malpractice reform. It should have come as a … More

    Doctors, Medical Students Abandon AMA in Search of Alternatives

    The American Medical Association lost 5 percent of its membership last year as the physician group faced fallout from its endorsement of Obamacare and refusal to retreat from the law’s most controversial provisions. As physicians and medical school students back away from the well-known organization, they’re turning to upstarts like … More

    Doctor Fears Government's Expanding Role in Health Care

    Dr. Martha Boone doesn’t hide her displeasure with Obamacare. She was opposed to the law long before President Obama signed it one year ago and remains critical of it today. She spoke at Heritage this week about its impact on doctors. One story Boone shared shed light on the challenges … More

    Doctors Give the Practice of Medicine under Obamacare a Grim Prognosis

    On Monday, The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of current and future physicians to discuss the impact of Obamacare on their profession. Their remarks highlighted the importance of the doctor-patient relationship as the heart of the practice of medicine and detailed direct threats as a result of the new health … More

    VIDEO: Doctor Faces Difficult Choices, New Challenges in Wake of Obamacare

      Earlier this week we shared the troubling circumstances facing Dr. Martha Boone in the wake of Obamacare. Last night the Atlanta urologist appeared on Fox Business with David Asman to talk about the latest challenge for her small practice — a 27 percent increase in health insurance for her … More

    Countdown to Repeal: Doctor Is Already Feeling the Fateful Effects of Obamacare

    Dr. Martha Boone is no ordinary urologist. For more than a year she has led a grassroots campaign against Obamacare — and for good reason. Boone’s livelihood depends on it. As the House prepares to vote on repeal today, Boone is struggling with the consequences of the law. Just this … More

    Side Effects: What Doctors Have to Say About Obamacare

    No one is more familiar with the health care system than doctors. So what do they have to say about Obamacare? Nothing good, according to a recent survey. The Physicians Foundation found that “rather than a sign of progress, the survey suggests that most physicians view health reform as a … More

    Time to Clean Up the Medicare Doctor Payment Mess

    Congressional Quarterly is reporting that the United States Senate is going to enact a one-month reprieve for Medicare physicians, saving them once again from a draconian reduction in Medicare payment. This entire system is a mess. Under the existing Medicare payment formula (the Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR) for doctors … More