Patients must stand along with physicians if America is to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Patients
In American culture, the public still trusts the working physician more than any other voice when it comes to healthcare reform.Physicians
The business community can help reduce the cost of healthcare and hone its own competitive edge.Businesses
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act fundamentally changed American healthcare. Patients feel this when their physician appears more interested in the exam room computer than the patient. Physicians grow weary under this heavy hand of government. A recent study revealed 43% of physicians are seriously thinking about leaving the practice of medicine because of this legislation.
But there is another way forward. Founded in 2006, Physicians for Reform is leading a growing coalition of patients, physicians, and business owners to advance patient-centered, fiscally responsible alternatives that address the real problems of the American healthcare system.
Medicaid provides worse healthcare outcomes than any other form of healthcare coverage in America. A recent Government Accountability Office report revealed that children on Medicaid have worse access to physicians than children with no insurance at all. A 2010 study of patients with throat cancer found that Medicaid patients were 80% more likely than those with private insurance to metastatic disease… they were also 50% more likely to die.
Patients on Medicaid deserve better. While Physicians for Reform seeks to extend healthcare coverage to those without insurance, expanding Medicaid will not only bankrupt America and individual states, it will devastate patient care. Physicians for Reform proposes a better way… (Read more here.)
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) cut $716 billion from Medicare in order to fund the government takeover of healthcare. When the president claimed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) would reduce the deficit, he neglected to mention one key point. The calculated “savings” required a $298 billion cut for physicians caring for patients on Medicare. Cuts this deep will severely compromise access to care for seniors. In one of the most complete and thoughtful healthcare reform plans in print, Physicians For Reform addresses these and other problems. Go here to download the plan and learn more.