NPA In the News – 2017

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  • Commentary: Negotiator Collins, in search for tax bill fixes, this time missed the mark – Congress is poised to repeal an ACA provision forcing major cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, by Dr. Bethany Picker, NPA Board Member, Portland Press Herald (12/15/2017) Maine
  • My patients won’t survive the GOP Senate tax plan, by Dr. Kyle Ragins, NPA Board Member, Santa Clarita Signal (12/14/2017)
  • Trump’s Tax Plan is Seriously Bad for Our Health, by Dr. Kyle Ragins, NPA Board Member, Newsweek (11/29/2017)
  • Local heart doc speaks out on proposed tax bill, by Dr. Greg Lam, Circleville Herald (11/23/2017) Ohio
  • Is Alzheimer’s ‘coming for you’? NY Times uses anecdote and an old blood test to warn it might be, by NPA Board Chair Dr. Susan Molchan, Health News Review (11/2017)
  • Senate GOP’s tax plan to kill ACA mandate, Devious way to hurt middle class, by Dr. Paul Robinson, Tampa Tribune (11/15/2017)
  • The Family That Built an Empire of Pain: The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars — and millions of addicts, The New Yorker (10/30/2017)
  • Exercise may be your best bet for bone health, not calcium or vitamin D supplements, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (10/30/2017)
  • Refugees, migrants, and displaced populations: the United Nations New York Declaration and the WHO International Health Regulations, by Richard Seifman, NPA Board Member, International Health (10/5/2017)
  • Cleveland Clinic won’t move Mar-a-Lago event despite protest, ABC News (8/11/2017)
  • DailyMed: Know the potential harms of your prescriptions, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (8/8/2017)
  • “Why is it easier in Texas to buy a gun than get an abortion? Women should have the opportunity to make best decisions for themselves” By Dr. Bich-May Nguyen, Houston Chronicle (8/5/2017)
  • Make this bipartisan idea work, by Dr. Paul Robinson, Tampa Bay Times (7/21/2017)
  • Activists swarm Senate offices to protest Republican health care bill; 155 arrested, WJLA-DC (7/19/2017)
  • Should Obamacare be Repealed? interview with Dr. Bill Jordan, NPA Immediate Past Chair, CBS News (7/19/2017)
  • Blumenthal attacks new Senate health plan at Mitchell College meeting, The Day, New London CT (7/14/2017)
  • The new CDC director has an important duty: Resisting budget reductions, by Richard Seifman, JD, MBA, NPA Board Member, Washington Post (7/13/2017)
  • Jennifer Perkins: Rural communities would be hit hard by GOP health plan, The Cap Times (7/10/2017) Madison, WI
  • A brief history of Medicaid in Nevada and the people who depend on it, Nevada Independent (7/9/2017)
  • The Global Fund: where next?, by Richard Seifman, JD, MBA, NPA Board Member, The Lancet Global Health Blog (7/7/2017)
  • Martha Raddatz Talks to Ohio Health Care Voters, interview with Dr. Greg Lam, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News (7/2/2017)
  • Legislation that harms children is not health-care reform: Real health-care reform should focus on providing the most cost-effective care and reducing waste in the system instead of wholesale tearing down the safeguards Medicaid provides for child health, by Drs. Michael Dudas and Rupin Thakkar , Seattle Times (6/29/2017)
  • Alaskan Doctor Stands with Planned Parenthood, PP Youtube (6/28/2017)
  • Here’s what the Senate’s terrible health-care plan looks like to an emergency doctor, by Dr. Paul F. Robinson, Tampa Bay Times (6/26/2017)
  • Doctors, in Their Own Voices, NY Times (6/26/2017)
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  • China Leads in Infrastructure and Trade: It Now Needs to Become More Directly Involved in the Global Health Dialogue, by Richard Seifman, JD, MBA, NPA Board Member, Journal of Health Care Finance (6/24/2017)
  • Maine health care providers urge Sen. Susan Collins to oppose health care bill, Bangor Daily News (6/24/2017)
  • ‘Un-American Health Care Act’ is a better name: Letter to the Editor by Dr. Ken Frisof, Cleveland.com (6/23/2017)
  • Maine doctors, nurses fight against Senate GOP health care bill, WMTW News 8, Portland (6/23/2017)
  • Maine Health Providers Urge Sen. Collins To Oppose Senate Health Care Bill, Maine Public Radio (6/23/2017)
  • Opposition pressuring Susan Collins to reject Senate health care bill, Maine Sun Journal (6/23/2017)
  • Ohio’s next generation of doctors and health professionals call on Sen. Portman to oppose Senate health care bill: Gloria Tavera and Nikhil Krishnan, Cleveland.com (6/23/2017)
  • Philly methadone clinic doctor: Medicaid cuts will kill people, by Dr. Manik Chhabra, Philiadelphia Inquirer (6/22/2017)
  • Town hall examines health care worries, Chillicothe Gazette (6/22/2017) Ohio
  • Promises, Promises, by Dr. Paul Robinson, Tampa Bay Times (6/20/2017)
  • Aging in place: Safety at home, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (6/20/2017)
  • POINT OF VIEW: A doctor’s prescription for climate change, by Dr. Ankush Bansal, Palm Beach Post (6/13/2017)
  • Eat more plants . . . reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (6/13/2017)
  • For knee pain, avoid arthroscopic surgery, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (6/6/2017)
  • Urinary tract infections and delirium in older adults, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (5/30/2017)
  • Protesters Deliver ‘Pink Slips’ to Bruce Poliquin in Wake of Health Care Vote, Maine Public Radio (5/10/2017)
  • Maine’s failure to expand Medicaid is costing us lives, by Dr. Flavian Mark Lupinetti, Bangor Daily News (5/9/2017)
  • Ohioans protest healthcare bill at Rep. Tiberi’s Columbus office, WCMH-TV Columbus (5/4/2017) Ohio
  • Commentary: Proposed health care plan preserves many problems and adds new ones
    In Maine, the replacement plan would not only hurt our citizens but also would damage hospitals, by Dr. Flavian Mark Lupinetti, Portland Press Herald (5/3/2017)
  • Living with dementia movement, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (5/3/2017)
  • How a Vietnam vet got stuck in the hospital – and how friends got him out, Alaska Dispatch News (4/25/2017)
  • Bladder control problems and how to treat them, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (4/24/2017)
  • Wisconsin Democrats Announce New Gun Safety Coalition, US News/AP (4/24/2017)
  • What are probiotics and should you take them?, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (4/19/2017)
  • Caring for a loved one with mild dementia, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (4/12/2017)
  • Gottlieb’s pledge to uphold ‘gold standard’ raises red flags, STAT (4/5/4017)
  • Life insurance: Companies can keep collecting payments beyond the term, by Dr. Susan Molchan, Jus+ Care, (4/3/2017)
  • Jen Perkins: Raise your voice against devastating health care legislation, The Cap Times (3/26/2017) Madison, WI
  • Alaskan Doctor Stands with Planned Parenthood, PP Youtube (3/23/2017)
  • Doctors Speak Out Against GOP’s ACA Replacement Bill, MedPage Today (3/23/2017)
  • As Congress inches toward possible Affordable Care Act repeal, locals ask Gus Bilirakis to vote to keep it, Creative Loafing (3/23/2017) Tampa Bay, FL
  • Still A ‘Big Deal’: Biden Defends Threatened Affordable Care Act For Anniversary, KQED News (3/22/2017) San Francisco, California
  • How Politicians Force Doctors to Lie to Women, Rolling Stone (3/21/2017)
  • Mainers cannot afford proposed health care replacement plan, by Dr, Elizabeth Rothe, Sun Journal (3/19/2017) Lewiston, ME
  • Repeal and Replace: Part 1, Smile Politely (3/15/2017)
  • Groups lining up in opposition to GOP health care plan, CNN Politics (3/9/2017)
  • Nguyen: GOP health care plan is well short of Trump’s promise, by Dr. May Nguyen (3/9/2017) Texas
  • Walden Betrays Oregon, by Dr. Jim Scott (3/9/2016) Oregon
  • Local group to host town hall on health care, more, Chillicothe Gazette (3/3/2017) Ohio
  • Presidential overtures, News India Times (3/3/2017)
  • US heath-care group voice concerns about replacing ACA The Lancet (2/25/7)
  • Dr. America’s Valentines for Medicaid, by Dr. Sanjeev Sriram (2/17/2017) podcast
  • Sioux Falls doctor separated from family by travel ban, Argus Leader (1/31/2017)
  • In white coats, doctors join Copely protests, Boston Globe (1/29/2017)
  • Rush to repeal ACA puts Americans at risk, by Dr. Peter Shaw, The Forcaster (1/23/2017) Maine
  • Repair, don’t repeal, the Affordable Care Act, By Dr. Bich-May Nguyen, Houston Chronicle (1/21/2017)
  • The Affordable Care Act has helped me to be a better doctor, by Dr. Megan Testa, Cleveland Today (1/20/2017) Ohio
  • Wrong steward for health care, by Dr. Kate Wallis, Philadelphia Inquirer (1/20/2017) Pennsylvania
  • Don’t sacrifice Ohio’s health care gains through haphazard Obamacare repeal, by Dr. James Misak, Cleveland Today (1/20/2017) Ohio
  • Rep. Tom Price’s questionable ethics make him unfit to lead HHS, by Dr. Susan Molchan, STAT (1/19/2017)
  • Senators Grill Price, but He Stands His Ground, MedPageToday (1/18/2017)
  • Patients’ Rights Should Be a Bipartisan Issue, Slate Magazine (1/18/2017)
  • Democrats pummel Price on stock trades, sweetheart deals, Politico (1/18/2017)
  • National Physicians Alliance expresses concern about Price’s nomination, Orthopedics Today (1/17/2017)
  • Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctor, Huffington Post (1/13/2017)
  • Letter to the editor: Trump’s DHHS nominee not what this doctor ordered, by Dr. Bethany Picker, Portland Press Herald (1/11/2017) Maine
  • Whitewashing a black box warning: The Chantix story that didn’t get told, Health News Review (1/9/2017)

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