Latest Jane Orient Stories

2011-05-31 09:33:00

TUCSON, Ariz., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 26, three physicians, including Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX), briefed Congressional staffers on the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called ObamaCare, on the patient-physician relationship and patient care. Patients and physicians are the people you don't find on the complex organizational charts describing ObamaCare, stated Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American...

2011-02-21 10:15:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some Wisconsin doctors have offered, at a public event, to write sickness excuses on request for protesting teachers, according to ABC News. A spokeswoman said that they knew they could "get in trouble," but would take the risk because "teachers have no choice." The teachers' choice is to go to work, or go without pay and risk being fired. "It's the same choice faced by everyone in the world who can't use someone else's earnings to...

2011-02-21 10:03:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what officials call the "largest-ever federal healthcare fraud takedown," 700 federal agents rounded up more than 100 suspects in a nationwide sweep of arrests on Feb 17. Television news showed armed FBI agents in bullet-proof vests hauling off a doctor and staff members in handcuffs. Such raids are not new. In the past, patients have reportedly been lined up against the wall by agents with unholstered guns, and in one instance a...

2011-01-18 14:28:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians warn that the ill effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be irreversible, and it needs to be repealed and defunded before implementation proceeds any further. On the eve of a vote on a House bill to repeal the Act, some experts say that the bill will "not necessarily" kill jobs. "What if your doctor told you that a radical, unprecedented operation would 'not necessarily' kill you?" asked Dr....

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