SUMMARY: How A Secretive Panel Uses Data That Distort Doctors’ Pay

SUMMARY: How A Secretive Panel Uses Data That Distort Doctors’ Pay

Here’s a home run for investigative journalism. The Washington Post dug around and found that doctors’ compensation is decided by a little-known committee of doctors who help establish the value of every procedure in medicine. However, critics claim the American Medical Association (AMA), the chief lobbying group for physicians, is the wrong organization to do the work.

This is a long form article, but we’ve highlighted the key takeaways in case you don’t have time to read the whole piece.

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Congressman Mike Rogers Shreds Federal Healthcare Reform

In case you missed it, you can watch Mike Rogers impassioned response to the soon-to-be enacted ACA. He makes a powerful stand for American innovation in the private sector. Although he doesn’t explicitly mention direct care, we’re glad to draft behind this convincing powerhouse.

Rogers is the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th congressional district, serving since 2001.