The premise underlying the executive order signed by President Trump on June 24, 2019, is that if patients were informed about what hospitals and providers are charging for their services, then they would be able to shop around for better deals.
All articles by George Marzouka, MD
Dr Marzouka discusses the fact that patients cannot shop around for a better deal when going to the emergency department and are almost never presented with the cost of care prior to receiving it.
When politicians attempt to make changes to health policy based on sentiments rather than on evidence-based conclusions, physicians often find themselves trying to meet unrealistic expectations.
In 2015, 1 in 20 adults in the United States experienced a diagnostic error every year; yet by the beginning of 2019, nothing had been done to improve the situation.
A group of physicians has banded together to file a class-action lawsuit against the American Board of Internal Medicine and the organization’s monopolization on the process of board certification.
On the surface, a plan to get able-bodied individuals back to work in order to maintain their Medicaid benefits sounds reasonable — until it’s not.