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MONDAY, APRIL23, 2018
Paul HegyiPHYSICIANS: This past week SDCMS made its annual trip to Sacramento to participate in CMA'sLegislative Action Day. Members took to the halls of the state capitol to educate legislators on physicians and health care policy. The main focus of the day was to voice our loud opposition to AB 3087 byAssemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) that would create state-sanctioned rationing of health care in California. We also provided insight to legislators about theadditional bills CMA is supporting and opposing. Memberscan learn about those bills by reading CMA's legislative hot list by clicking here.
You didn't need to be at Legislative Action Day to voice your opposition to the radical and dangerous AB 3087. You can easily inform yourself about the legislation and contact your representative by clicking here. It is critical the politicians hear from physicians on this issue. I urge you to join in the fight.
There are onlya few weeks untilour Annual White Coat Gala. This is a special eveningthat providesus the opportunity to celebrate beingmembers and the hard work physicians do each day. It is also the night we get to hear from our new President about their plans for the future our SDCMS. If you haven't yetpurchased your ticketsfor this fun evening there are still a few tickets left. You can click here to reserve your space today.
As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO
From left to right-UCSD medical student Jonathon Cunha,Holly Yang, MD; Mihir Parikh, MD; CMA President Theodore Mazer, MD; Senator Joel Anderson, Susan Kaweski, MD; Bing Pao, MD; Alex Quick, MD; SDCMS CEO Paul Hegyi
WHAT TO KNOW …
  • California considers medical price controls• CLICK HERE
  • California leads nation in pushing back against Trump Administration health policies• CLICK HERE
  • Single payer will take years to implement in California, Gavin Newsom says • CLICK HERE
  • The next big thing for Democrats: Medicare for all• CLICK HERE
  • Democrats now have five competing health plans• CLICK HERE
  • Doctors have lost faith in politicians supporting a real health care fix • CLICK HERE
  • California hospitals must cough up millions to meet charity care rules• CLICK HERE
  • It's not all about Trump: Democrats' midterm chances ride on health care, Social Security, too • CLICK HERE
  • Universal coverage bill moves forward, with questions • CLICK HERE
  • Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation• CLICK HERE
  • Anti-vaccine misinformation denies children's rights• CLICK HERE
  • How Apple's health records could reshape patient engagement• CLICK HERE
  • Amazon has shelved a plan to sell drugs to hospitals, and two insiders say there are two reasonswhy• CLICK HERE
  • Is Physician burnout affecting your care? • CLICK HERE
  • Barbara Bush's end-of-life decision stirs debate over 'comfort care' • CLICK HERE
  • Study: U.S. Prescription opioid volume declined twelve percent in 2017 - largest drop in twenty-five years • CLICK HERE
  • WHAT TO DO …
  • MAY 5: Annual White Coat Gala at Paradise Point ResortCLICK HERE
  • MAY 23: 30th Annual Western States Regional Conference on Physicians' Well-Being CLICK HERE
  • JUNE 22-24: San Diego Academy of Family Physicians 61st Annual Family Medicine Update CLICK HERE
  • AUG 1-4: Metabolic & Endocrine Disease Summit(MEDS) for NPs and Pas. Physicians welcome. CLICK HERE
  • OCT 12-14: UCSDSchool of Medicine 50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion. Information and Registration. CLICK HERE
  • WHAT TO READ, LISTEN& WATCH …
  • CAHAN Alert: Wound botulism cases associated with black tar heroin•READ HERE
  • CMA Practice Resources April 2018 •READ HERE
  • Podcast "What the Health?": Nothing in Health Care Ever Goes Away •LISTEN HERE
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