Read the survey report at: http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=506199
A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that a majority of physicians would support a health care system reform plan that includes a public option and traditional private insurance. The study surveyed 2,130 physicians nationwide. Sixty-three percent (63%) supported a plan that contained a public and private alternative. Twenty-seven percent (27%) favored a private-only option that would provide subsidies for low-income individuals to purchase insurance. The survey found that 58% supported expanding Medicare eligibility to those between the ages of 55 and 64. (Modern Physician, 9-14-09)
Read more about the survey and its results at http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=1790&query=home.
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On Thursday, NCMS EVP, CEO Robert W. Seligson talked about health care system reform and the NEJM story with anchor Scott Fitzgerald on New-Talk 680 AM WPTF in Raleigh. Hear the interview at: http://www.ncmedsoc.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/DW_A0117
On Thursday morning, NCMS general counsel Stephen W. Keene participated in a panel discussion on health system reform sponsored by Queens University and the Charlotte Business Journal. Other panelists were Jamal Jones, director of government relations for NCHA, Steve Spradling, director of compensation and benefits for EnPro Industries, Josh Martin, heath policy director for Senator Richard Burr, and Michelle Adams, senior legislative assistant for Senator Kay Hagan.
NCMS President Albert J. Osbahr, MD, was featured in an article about health care reform in the Burlington Times-News on Sunday, September 13, 2009, in an article by Keren Rivas, “A hard diagnosis.” Read the article at: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/care-28088-health-reform.html
Read the NCMS Guiding Principles for Health Care System Reform and find other resources at http://www.ncmedsoc.org.