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Tough Medicine, 6-24-11, The Herald Sun (Durham)

Writer Laura Oleniacz reports on Senate Bill 33 Medical Liability Reform, with comments from NCMS Leadership College scholar Sheila Allison, MD, and NCMS EVP, CEO Robert Seligson.

Advocates set sights on Perdue, 6-23-11, The News and Observer

Staff writer Craig Jarvis looks at key bills still on the governor’s desk, include Senate Bill 33 Medical Liability Reform; articles includes comments from NCMS EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson.

A new organization for primary care, 6-23-11, KevinMD.com

Blog commentary by Paul Fischer, MD, about organized medicine and the impact of change on established organizations.

Health Law in a Swirl of Forecasts, 6-20-11, The New York Times

Writer Milt Freudenheim examines the current debate over the impact of the federal health care reform law on employer-provided health insurance.

AMA debates health insurance mandate, reports membership loss, 6-19-11, Chicago Tribune

Writer Bruce Japsen reports on the AMA disclosure that it lost 12,000 dues-paying member physicians last year, which some blame on the organization’s support of the federal health care reform bill.

Medicaid cuts would cost thousands of N.C. jobs, report says, 6-22-11, newsobserver.com

Writer Alan M. Wolf examines a report by Families USA on the impact of federal cuts to the Medicaid program.

A Perfect Doctor, but Behind the Times, 6-14-11, The New York Times

An essay by Howard Markel, MD, who recalled how a once popular TV show stirred activists against the medical community.

CVS expands MinuteClinic offerings in Durham, 6-19-11, The Herald Sun (Durham)

Writer Laura Oleniacz reports on the growth of retail-based clinics in the City of Medicine.

 
 

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