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Colorado's Bold New Healthcare Initiative


Frustrated with the suppressing effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the continued sky rocketing costs of health care, this Fall, Colorado will vote on Amendment 69, a petition induced amendment to the Constitution of the State of Colorado.

If passed, this single payer health insurance program will go into effect over an 18 month period. It's goal? To eliminate insurance premiums (about $8,000 to $12,000 per family annually), "un-affordable deductibles" (as much as $7,000 per family), and any out of pocket expenses like co-pays.

Maintenance of Certification: Doctors Strike Back


Doctors Strike Back

Underlying much of the controversy surrounding Maintenance of Certification (MOC), is the question of how much, or even whether, the process as currently structured actually improves physician performance and/or patient outcomes.
 
On February 3, 2015, many physicians received a surprising email from Richard Baron, MD, MACP, president and chief executive officer of theAmerican Board of Internal Medicine(ABIM). Referring to the board’s controversial maintenance of certification (MOC) program, Baron wrote, “ABIM clearly got it wrong.

What Doctors Don't Know About The Drugs They Prescribe

A COMMENTARY ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Introduction by Dr. C. M. Counce:

Many of my students have heard my lectures on "The Dark Side of Medicine". From grave robbing during the Renaissance to exposing African Americans to syphilis as a technique to study pathogenesis in the early twentieth century. Or how about Germany's Bayer Laboratories introducing Americans to Heroin as a so-called non addictive cough medicine in 1895. Let's not forget the current "dirty organ" trade?