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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Advance Planning for Treatment Denial “Conversations” Spread — But What is Driving the Conversation?

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Those seeking to fund advance planning “conversations” — efforts to encourage doctors or others to talk with potential patients about whether they should receive life-saving medical treatment if incapacitated–...MORE

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conflicting appeals court opinions threaten ObamaCare exchanges

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered another blow to the Obama Health Care law– a law that has continued to remain unpopular and...MORE

Monday, July 14, 2014

They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car Law – “advance planning consultations.” ...MORE

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Limited Access to Top Health Care Providers in California Obamacare Exchanges

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Californians are finding themselves paying large amounts of cash or being turned away when they seek out many top health care specialists and hospitals, according to a Los Angeles...MORE

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Report claiming US health care worse than abroad distorts facts but ObamaCare may soon make it a reality

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A report released June 16, 2014, by the Commonwealth Fund think tank claims that although the U.S. spends more on health care, we underperform relative to other countries. This....MORE

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Obamacare’s “Reference Pricing” threatens to ration Americans’ health care

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Under the Obama Health Care law, the Administration’s stated mission is to limit not only the overall level of healthcare spending but also what Americans may choose to spend... MORE

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Healthcare spiraling downwards as ObamaCare takes hold, worse yet to come

by Burke Balch, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics While critical access to top health...MORE