The Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation has been leading the fight along with other free market organizations like BRI and The Heritage Foundation to bring attention to Certificate of Need laws that obstruct competition in the medical marketplace.
Nicholas Pandelidis, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with special training and expertise in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of back and neck disorders. Dr. Pandelidis’s practice is dedicated exclusively to spine care and orthopedics. He has been practicing medicine in the York, PA area for over twenty years. Part 1: Problems with access and cost – […]
To be fair, the conference was titled “…Health Law Year in P/Review.” Given our lack of market influence in healthcare prior to the ACA, and even less of it now, a review of the past year and a preview of the current year should not involve a discussion of the actual root causes of our healthcare system’s issues. Sarcasm aside, these are issues that people must begin having serious discussions about. Rather than accepting the status quo and searching only for top down approaches to regulating healthcare, a critical analysis as to the cause of rising prices and lack of access should be undertaken, after which thoughtful policies aimed at mitigating costs could actually be implemented. We need people to have access to care, not insurance. Perhaps Abigail Moncrieff was correct in asserting that Obamacare has anchored what is acceptable as policy, and perhaps this itself is the problem.
In a humble conference room in St. Louis, medical student attendees heard eight speakers from diverse backgrounds enlighten them about the promise of healthcare freedom and protecting the patient-doctor relationship, and showed them—as future doctors—how they can be excited again about a positive future in medicine.
Interested in hearing the practitioner’s perspective on how healthcare economics and patient care might be impacted by the recent election? All are welcome to join the BRI-GWU chapter on Wednesday 12/7 at lunch to hear Dr. Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, an emergency physician who served as a Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Dr. Pines will discuss current healthcare innovations in the context of political and economic limitations, and how we as future physicians can navigate the changing healthcare landscape to best serve our patients.
Lunch will be provided! Please REGISTER to ensure enough food for all.