Dr. Jane Orient: Let’s change to “Repeal and Restore” ObamaCare

Dr. Jane Orient: Let’s change to “Repeal and Restore” ObamaCare

By Dr. Jane Orient Congress should take a vote on simply repealing ObamaCare. Republicans should be forced to go on the record to show how they keep—or renege on—their campaign promises. Just in case it should pass, both Democrats and Republicans should be working on a series of “restore” bills to debate, one issue at […]

Dr. Jane Orient: The horror of chemical weapons

Dr. Jane Orient: The horror of chemical weapons

By Jane Orient, M.D. Syrian President Bashar al Assad is being read out of the human race, and the Trump Administration seems to have done a 180-degree turn on the necessity for “regime change” in Syria because Assad used horrible, horrible! weapons against civilians, including helpless little babies. A journalist might ordinarily assert the word […]

Jane Orient: Trump needs to drain the “healthcare” swamp

Jane Orient: Trump needs to drain the “healthcare” swamp

By Jane Orient, M.D. In his Feb 28 address to the Joint Session of Congress, President Trump called the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) an “imploding disaster.” His references to soaring premiums, contracting choices, and market collapse are all spot on. And of course everybody wants “reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, […]

Jane Orient: Travel ban is revealing—but does not threaten American medicine

Jane Orient: Travel ban is revealing—but does not threaten American medicine

By Jane Orient, M.D. A 90-day ban on travel from seven countries has sparked tremendous outpourings of “worry” or outright opposition by some 33 medical organizations. “The community is reeling over the order, fearing that it will have devastating repercussions for research and advances in science and medicine,” states an article in Modern Healthcare. Certainly […]

Jane Orient: What if sick people lose their ObamaCare?

Jane Orient: What if sick people lose their ObamaCare?

By Jane Orient, M.D. As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”)—seriously, not just as a political gesture—alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage. So soon we have forgotten about the millions who lost coverage they had had for years because ObamaCare outlawed it. ObamaCare resulted in perhaps five times […]

Jane M. Orient: Examining Hillary’s doctor

Jane M. Orient: Examining Hillary’s doctor

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. A number of physicians, including me, have dared to suggest that Hillary Clinton might have a serious health problem that would affect her ability to serve as President, and suggested some things that it could be, based on past known diagnoses and current public observations recorded on video. All have […]

Jane Orient: Welcoming Zika to the United States

Jane Orient: Welcoming Zika to the United States

Jane M. Orient, M.D. The Zika virus has arrived in a trendy area in North Miami, Florida. The numbers are so far few, but unlike the more than 1,600 other Zika-infected patients in the U.S., these patients had no history of travel to outbreak areas or known contact with people who had such a history. […]

Jane Orient: Making American medicine great again

Jane Orient: Making American medicine great again

By Dr. Jane Orient The Republicans are at it again: trying to tweak a bad idea, make it “bipartisan,” and set a flawed system more firmly in concrete. What we really need is a Republican reform – one that can restore the republic, along with medicine. Yes, Obamacare needs to be repealed – every last […]

Medical records worth more on black market than credit card numbers

Medical records worth more on black market than credit card numbers

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX For many years the public has been warned about credit card and identity theft. The public has also been deluged with advertising from companies that pledge they can keep your personal information safe from hackers. Indeed, while credit card number theft and identity theft is important, there is another type […]

Giving back—not the role of government

Giving back—not the role of government

By Jane Orient, M.D. / AAPS Many people forget that the government cannot give what it has not first taken. And once it takes power or gains a source of revenue, going back is very hard. For example: the Cadillac tax—so structured that most plans will eventually be treated as Cadillacs. Having served its purpose […]