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Preparing for the Collapse of ObamaCare: Some Advice on Timing for Doctors

April 22nd, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

The difference between a hero and a martyr is timing. A hero takes charge and leads his people to victory. A martyr loses his life in defense of his beliefs. When ObamaCare collapses under its own weight, which type of doctor will you be?

Reading the Tea Leaves: Based upon several important indicators, I believe that ObamaCare will fail before it is ever fully implemented. For every physician who is running to comply with all of its new rules and regulations, stop running for a moment and think.… Read the rest

Will Doctors Unionize?

March 7th, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

Dr. David Leffell, the former president of the Yale Medical Group, recently wrote an editorial for the WSJ in which he discussed the unintended consequences of the new healthcare law. Specifically, Leffell discusses what the law is doing to change the practice patterns, mindset, and status of American doctors. He also muses about the impact these changes will have on patient care. Read the article here.

As Leffell observes, doctors are now facing an increasingly burdensome set of regulations as they prepare for the onset of ObamaCare in 2014.… Read the rest

ObamaCare is deemed a “Tax” – What it will mean to Patients and Medical Care

July 5th, 2012 By Steven Knope, MD

And thus ends one of the most contentious legal arguments in recent times, settled by Chief Justice, John Roberts and four liberal members of the Supreme Court: ObamaCare is constitutional, because the personal mandate is a tax. It is not a penalty. It is a tax.

I’ve been asked by several patients who have not been following this issue closely to try to make this Supreme Court’s decision more understandable. I will therefore give you my perspective, from a doctor’s point of view.… Read the rest