Healing Our Healers Through the Patient-Doctor Relationship: Speaker and student presentations from BRI’s 5th Annual Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.
“Congress must have the courage and commitment to fully repeal ObamaCare and replace with policy restoring beneficial market forces to the private insurance market. Transformational healthcare market reform will lower healthcare insurance and healthcare cost, grow employment and the economy; and growing the economy is the foundation for credibly lowering the national debt.” ~Dr. N. Pandelidis, orthopedic surgeon
By Nicholas Pandelidis, MD 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 […]
The ACA (aka Obamacare), includes a section which prevents any newly constructed physician-owned hospital from participating in Medicare. Any already existing physician-owned hospital that expands will also be excluding from Medicare. This part of the health care law was created as part of a deal to obtain the support of non-physician-owned hospitals–many of which claim […]
From my article published in the Huffington Post 4/29/2013: How many Americans have proper health insurance? Most estimates in the news are that 50 million individuals — 15 percent of Americans — are without health insurance. But in fact, very few Americans have health insurance… because what people call health insurance really isn’t insurance at […]
Another great article on direct-pay medicine–and how it can bring down the cost of health care and how how health insurance drives up prices. The piece includes some great links to classic articles on insurance (Cochrane) and free market medicine (Friedman) that are worth your time to read. Article by Jim Epstein published by reason.com […]
“What is not so obvious, however, is that in order for doctors to provide strong, professional leadership and to advocate effectively for patients priced out of access to quality medical care, a fundamental understanding of markets, economics, policy and the law-making process is also critical.” ~ Beth Haynes, MD, BRI Executive Director
Originally developed to test the English language competency of foreign medical school graduates, in 2004, the NBME unilaterally applied the Step 2 Clinical Skills test to all medical students working toward licensure in the United States. The imposition of this test is especially ironic in this era of “evidence-based medicine” as there is no evidence that the test actually measures competency in clinical skills or improves patient outcome.
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Helping spread free market health policy: “Getting back to Nigeria, I wanted to tell as many people as I could about how we can improve our system, and what is wrong with the direction in which we are headed. Talking to small groups, friends and colleagues, I am glad that I have been able to make medical students and residents see the changes that can be for medical practice in Nigeria. Thankfully we now have our BRI chapter at the University of Ibadan ready to fly!” ~Aishat Olanlege, BRI-LC2015 attendee, and Nigerian medical student