MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017 PHYSICIANS: As younow know, the Senate defeated the 'Skinny Repeal Bill' in the early hours of last Friday. Shortly thereafter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the reconciliation bill from consideration. He then went on to say "It's Time to Move On" and signaled that 'it is time for the GOP to be open to compromises on Obamacare as the American People Need Relief'. This movement from the Majority Leader is good news. We know that healthcare reform is necessary and critical but cannot and should not happen without broad bi-partisan contributions to the process. As we have seen from the last several years when "reform" is done by one lone party healthcare becomes an issue of polarization. In the end, everyone suffers from that consequence. Now is the time for us to call on the leaders of all parties and ourrepresentatives to come together to do what is right and compromise on a positive solution. It will be more important than ever for us to remain activelocally to make certain our voices are heard. We have included several articles regarding the lead up to the votes this past week and will keep you informed as things continue to progress. As always, letme know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO, SDCMS. WHAT TO KNOW … McCain's Surprise Vote Doomed GOP HealthcareBillBut Did It Openthe Door forSenate Bi-Partisanship?• CLICK HERE California House Republicans Voted for the Obamacare That Seems Dead. Here's What They Are Saying Now• CLICK HERE With Obamacare Repeal Dead, Bi-Partisan Group of Senators Seek Path on Healthcare Reform• CLICK HERE Stop Making Doctors Slaves to Computers• CLICK HERE When High Deductibles Hurt: Even Insured Postpone Healthcare• CLICK HERE McCain Votes No, Derails 'Skinny Repeal' in Marathon Session• CLICK HERE Former Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care Repeal• CLICK HERE Cyber Attacks Threaten Patient Safety• CLICK HERE Seema Verman Runs Medicare. Her Husband's Practice Won't Accept It• CLICK HERE Controversial Milestone: Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos for the First Time• CLICK HERE TakingAntibiotics for a FullSeven to Fourteen Days Can Actually Hurt You• CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … Register for CMA's "Pregnancy and Breast FeedingAccomodations Your Rights" August 2 , Webinar• CLICK HERE Attend SDCMS’s September 7 Physician Mixer andHappy Hour at Rock Bottom Brewery• CLICK HERE The Pursuit of Happiness: "A Practical Approach to Depression Treatment and Suicide Prevention in Young Adults" August 16 , Webinar• CLICK HERE Register for CMA's "Buzz on Zika - Should We Still Be Concerned?" August 23 Webinar CLICK HERE Register for CMA's "Medical Staff Self Governance and the Tulare Medical Staff Trial" September 13 , Webinar• CLICK HERE Register for the "Future of Medicine - A Conference for Physicians" September 29 • CLICK HERE Register for the NEPO Building Health Communities Summit at Disneyland, October 19-20 • CLICK HERE Save the Date: 4th Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K on October 7 • CLICK HERE Register for Emergency Care by the Bay - November 16 • CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ & WATCH … CMA’s Practice Resources (CPR) forJuly• READ HERE CMA’sNewswire and TopIssues• READ HERE Watch Video: Could Hackers Threaten the Future of Medical Devices?• WATCH HERE Watch Video: Hospitalists: Innovations in Patient Safety• WATCH HERE Read the San Diego County Monthly Communicable Disease Report• READ HERE Listento this week's'Repeal andReplace' Podcast:What The Health?What a Week!• LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!