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The Doctor’s Lounge Radio — INTERVIEW with Dr. Richard Armstrong

01/22/15 Guest Dr. Richard Armstrong, M.D., BRI Board member and Docs4PatientCare Foundation treasurer.
Richard Armstrong, MD FACS joins host Mike Koriwchak, MD to discuss the shifting tides motivating doctors to finally start paying attention. Much of a reflection of the larger American public, more and more of the 800,000 plus physicians in America are awaking to the impact of ObamaCare on the practice medicine.

UC Irvine School of Medicine — RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH Trip: Health Disparities are Issues of Poverty

College of Medicine and Rural Areas, Ibadan University Of Ibadan-Ajibode Road, Ibadan

Health Disparities are Issues of Poverty:
A Research and Development Trip to Ibadan, Nigeria

BRI Faith NjokuMs. Faith Chibugo Njoku, Medical Student at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine will visit Nigeria where she will meet with other BRI leaders, members and supporters, using what she has learned from PovertyCure and elsewhere to create a platform from which to discuss how education, improvements in healthcare management, and refocused health policy can foster positive socio-economic solutions in rural Nigerian villages. By reaching medical students, local physicians, and the greater Ibadan community, Ms. Njoku and the “Project Group” will explore the local government’s role, or lack thereof, in Ibadan’s primary health sector.


ATLAS Summit 2016 @ Freedom Fest: What Insurance Is and Isn’t—Getting Medical Costs Under Control

Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas NV 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Beth Haynes, BRI executive director, delivers a talk at ATLAS Summit 2016 @ Freedom Fest: What Insurance Is and Isn't—Getting Medical Costs Under Control.

There is much talk about how to control medical costs. Medical inflation continues to outpace general inflation. Why this is happening has much to do with the fact that what is called "health insurance" really isn't insurance. We argue that coerced wealth distribution is immoral, but this argument does not resonate with everyone. Being abel to also argue the economic aspects of healthcare can strengthen your ability to make the case for freedom in medical care. Come learn about the nature of insurance, what it is and isn't, why current health policy is doomed to fail, and what better alternatives exist.

ATLAS Summit 2016 @ Freedom Fest: Engaging Our Future Physicians

Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas NV 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Beth Haynes, BRI executive director, delivered a talk at ATLAS Summit 2016 @ Freedom Fest: Engaging Our Future Physicians.

It is important that we undertake the task of engaging our future physicians. What are they learning about health policy? Given the state of higher education today, it's no surprise that health policy instruction at medical schools is government-centric. But what is surprising is how little formal policy instruction students receive, which presents a great opportunity to interject the voice of reason into the conversation. Benjamin Rush Institute is doing exactly that. In just the fall semester of 2016, we reached 1300 medical student5s. Come hear how we are presenting the ideas of individual rights and limited government in a way that even liberal medical students are wiling to consider these alternatives.

ATLAS Summit 2016 @ Freedom Fest: What About the Poor? How to Win the Healthcare Debate Without Selling Your Soul

Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas NV 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Beth Haynes, BRI executive director delivered a talk at the 2016 ATLAS Summit @ Freedom Fest, What About the Poor? How to Win the Debate Without Selling Your Soul.

In order to engage those who are skeptical but potentially persuadable to free market ideas, we need to answer concerns about what happens to society's most disadvantaged in a powerful, truthful and compelling way. This is a major concern of young people, who frequently have a strong desire to help others, but who are typically economically ignorant and think with their hearts. In order to reach them we need to address their concerns without compromising on our fundamental principles. Come learn what tactics are working with students and are applicable to a much broader audience.

Day of Solidarity: Bringing awareness to the physician and medical student suicide epidemic

Imagine your excitement as a parent getting ready to attend your child's graduation from medical school. Instead, you attend his funeral--yet another medical student suicide victim.And statistics show no improvement even when a medical student becomes a doctor.

"Medical student and physician suicide is an epidemic. It is estimated that 400 doctors die by suicide in the United States each year. That's the equivalent of an entire medical school gone! The second leading cause of death among medical students is suicide--a well-known occupational hazard in medicine. Yet no medical organization is tracking these suicides. Why? And how can we solve a problem when it's hidden from us?"

Lacey Kohlmoos, an Online Organizing Strategist at Care2 Petitions and wife of a 4th year medical student, is championing National Day of Solidarity to Prevent Physician Suicide in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 20th to bring awareness to this dire situation.

The more awareness we raise, the more we can speak with one voice--a voice of solidarity--to find the root causes of physician and medical student suicide, and promote solutions to turn the tide.

Fulfilling a life's passion to care for others shouldn't mean personal suffering--or worse.


AAPP ’16 Fall Summit on Private Medicine

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco, CA

Benjamin Rush Institute sent nine medical students to the American Academy of Private Physicians annual Direct Primary Care conference.

SPN 23rd Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Beth Haynes, BRI executive director, moderated a Docs 4 Patient Care panel on health policy in a breakout session. CON laws and other aspects of healthcare policy were discussed.

From the SPNAM.org official website: The SPN Annual Meeting started in 1993 in Traverse City, Michigan. A dozen people met in a room with the hope of building a robust network of state think tanks throughout the country. Today, the SPN Annual Meeting brings together over 900 people from around the country, including state and national leaders, influencers, and professionals.

We believe that being good enough is not enough to win in the rapidly evolving political environment. We can’t afford to be outgunned, outmanned and outspent. The future of the country depends on it.

That is why the State Policy Network has hosted the Annual Meeting for 23 years running.

This year, the Annual Meeting is returning to the state where it all started. Freedom fighters will gather in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with an intentional focus on developing the solutions and skills to advance freedom at both the state and national level. Through the lens of our 2015 theme – Experience Freedom – we will consider ways to sharpen our solutions and strategies and help our core audiences envision their need for freedom. We will inspire and challenge ourselves to give Americans opportunities to experience the benefits of freedom to their everyday lives.

The program focuses on building leaders, refining operations, cultivating excellent communication and outreach strategies, analyzing policy priorities and training top-notch fundraisers. The SPN Annual Meeting is also the only outlet where state and national leaders can chart collaborative strategies together. SPN purposefully creates an environment to facilitate connections and build coalitions.

Presentation—HEALTHCARE REFORM: “Next Generation Medicine”—Dr. Beth Haynes speaks to The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

IFES Portuguese Hall 432 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA

Dr. Beth Haynes on Next Generation Medicine Dr. Haynes spoke in Mt. View, CA on January 10, 2017 to a group of almost 200 people. Her talk, Next Generation Medicine, explained the results of burdensome and often irrational regulations in the healthcare industry that adversely affect doctors, patients, medical staff and medical students. Prior to […]