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Will Doctors Win with Health Care Reform?

The Debate Continues...

Will Doctors Win with Health Care Reform?Mark E. Fisher I Flickr

Unless you’ve been living under a WiFi-less rock, you may have noticed that physicians have been talking endlessly about the Supreme Court recent healthcare decision. The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld that the individual mandate requiring all individuals to opt for insurance or face a tax penalty was constitutional. The Court also decreed that states had the right to choose whether they wanted to expand their Medicaid programs to meet the goals of the Affordable Care Act.

We at The Doctor’s Channel have searched the Internet to find the best articles to keep you informed on how the court decision will affect physicians.

The first article, from MedPage Today, discusses the benefits of expanding coverage for clinical care.

The second article, from KevinMD, looks at the potential harms created from top-heavy bureaucracy at the expense of patient care and the loss of autonomy for the everyday practicing physician.