An article published May 29th 2015 in one of the daily New York tabloids entitled ‘Why are US doctors quitting’ by Charles Krauthammer dissects and describes the ever worsening exodus of physicians from the US healthcare system. The article is an attack on the introduction of the Affordable Health Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare, and in his opinion the excessive burden placed on physicians as a consequence of the excessive administrative requirements of the legislation.
An article published in the New York Daily News on May 31st 2015 written by Ben Kochman describes the unfortunate case of a fourteen year old boy from Long Island, who on November 2002 underwent corrective scoliosis surgery at Columbia Hospital in Manhattan. Sadly the procedure did not go according to plan and the young man was left paralysed but was able to live for a few more years before his body succumbed to complications. The case was litigated in a courtroom in the Bron
The ongoing war of attrition in the contentious New Jersey healthcare sector was again highlighted in an article entitled ‘ Hospital-costs measure was too complex’ by Republican Geraldine Cardinale and published in a small north Jersey rag called the Bergen Record on June 17th 2015. The opinion piece describes the attempts by a number of state democrats to enter a piece of legislation that would severely curtail the amount hospitals could charge patients with out of network b
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