Pediatrician asks 13-year-old girl whether her parents smoke or own a gun, how much alcohol they drink, whether they use drugs, and how her parents “get along.” Neither parent was present during the questioning, as would be required if the girl were accused of a crime.
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Kudos to Dr. Curtis Caine
The Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists recently honored Dr. Curtis Caine, a long time AAPS member and Medical Sentinel editorial board member. On May 1, 1998, Dr. Caine celebrated the 50th anniversary of his practice of anesthesiology in Jackson, Mississippi. His colleague and AAPS member, Dr. Alan R. Peeples writes: “This is a monumental achievement, and in recognition of this occasion, I would like to invite all of Dr. Caine’s friends and colleagues to attend a reception in honor of this milestone.”
Managed Care and Medicare
"An estimated 711,000 elderly and disabled Americans will be dropped from the broad coverage of HMOs next year as health plans continue their flight from the government-run Medicare program, according to a health industry survey released yesterday," writes Dan Morgan in The Washington Post (6/30/00).
In a previous commentary, we discussed the ramifications of ObamaCare in terms of lowering the standard of American medicine, and the efforts of those in the media in preparing us for the drastic measures of rationing that will necessarily have to be put in place to sustain ObamaCare.
Americans lost a bit more of their right to privacy last week -- and a little more of the freedom that goes along with it.
On April 12, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will be implementing the so-called medical privacy regulations which were written and hurriedly submitted in the closing days of the Clinton administration.