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VA Secretary Shulkin Has White House Interview To Head HHS

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October 16, 2017

VA Secretary Shulkin Has White House Interview To Head HHS David Shulkin, a physician and a holdover from the Obama administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is believed to be one of several candidates to replace former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. READ FULL STORY … SOURCE: https://www.wsj.com/articles/veteran-affairs-head-interviews-for-health-and-human-services-post-1507938721 Advertisements

Physicians for Informed Consent Publishes Scientific Finding on the MMR Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2017 Contact: pr@picphysicians.org | picphysicians.org It has Not Been Proven that the MMR Vaccine is Safer than Measles for U.S. Children Los Angeles, Calif. — The California-based nonprofit organization, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), has announced the release of new educational materials to help pediatricians and parents assess the risks… Read More ›

Speaker Paul Ryan asks White House to reconsider Secretary Price’s resignation | Politico

Ryan asked White House to reconsider ousting Price The speaker touted his longtime friend’s experience in Congress during a phone call with chief of staff John Kelly. By JOSH DAWSEY and RACHAEL BADE 10/03/2017 01:22 PM EDT Updated 10/03/2017 02:41 PM EDT Speaker Paul Ryan last week urged the White House to reconsider ousting Health… Read More ›

What’s Next for Retail Healthcare? | HealthLeaders Media

The Trend That Disrupted Healthcare Consumerism a Decade Ago Continues to Evolve. RELATED PODCAST | AUDIO | DPC JOURNAL INTERVIEW The DocPreneur | Business Podcast Ep. 50 | DocPreneur Podcast: DPC and EHR, Lean DPCs, Employer-Based DPC and Retail Healthcare Debra Shute, September 29, 2017 The majority (91%) of patients who recently used a retail… Read More ›

POLICY: H.B. 1739 (Baker, R-Tioga) Pennsylvania General Assembly

The House unanimously passed H.B. 1739 (Baker, R-Tioga), which clarifies that physicians providing direct primary care based on a medical service agreement are not considered insurers subject to regulation by the Insurance Department. An Act providing for direct primary care, medical service agreements and insurance, for medical service agreement requirements, for use of health savings… Read More ›

Dr. SINGER: ‘Direct care’ could help ease medical costs | UPI

By Dr. Jeffrey A. Singer | Sept. 29, 2017 at 8:23 AM Sept. 29 (UPI) — As a general surgeon I see patients every day who’ve had batteries of preventive and screening tests that, after all is said and done, yield nothing more than increased spending and increased anxiety. Many doctors are unconcerned with the… Read More ›

Politico | “Tom Price is a good man,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan in a statement.

Under Price’s watch, HHS shortened the Obamacare enrollment period, reduced marketing and outreach, slashed enrollment assistance and cut HealthCare.gov’s online hours. … — But Price never was a player on Obamacare repeal. He was sidelined from the administration’s efforts to sell lawmakers on GOP repeal proposals, with CMS chief Seema Verma a more frequent go-between on… Read More ›

Dr. James Veltmeyer Announces Candidacy for Congress in California’s 52nd District

Author of National Health Care Reform Plan to take on incumbent San Diego Congressman Scott Peters San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2017 San Diego physician and surgeon Dr. James Veltmeyer, author of the Medical Association Membership ( MAM ) health care reform plan, has announced his candidacy for the 52nd Congressional District currently held… Read More ›