Friday, April 10, 2015

Seven of 10 Doctors See Effects of Climate Change on Patients!

Just within the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen Congressional Republicans join with Democrats to buy into the idea that the federal government knows how to pay doctors for “quality” and “value.” It is the main concept behind the misconceived Medicare “doc fix” bill that the Senate will consider next week.

So, if we are going to surrender even more of this power to the federal government, it might be interesting to see what the Administration thinks is important:
“The challenges we face are real, and they are clear and present in people’s daily lives,” said senior presidential adviser Brian Deese in a telephone conference call with reporters on Tuesday. Seven in 10 doctors are seeing effects on their patients’ health from climate change that is “posing a threat to more people in more places,” Deese said. (Bloomberg Politics).
Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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