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NYCU, Monday, April 9, 2018

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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
Paul HegyiPHYSICIANS: Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced AB 3087that would have dangerous and serious ramification to health care in California. This legislation would not onlydrastically increase patient costs, but more importantly it would create state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians.
Inliteral terms, AB 3087 would create a government run commission of 9 political appointees who would unilaterally set the price for medical services. This would literally end the the commercial health care market in California.I am asking all SDCMS members to contact their state legislators immediate to request a 'No'vote on this bill. You can do that easily by clicking this link here. To read the press release and get more details about AB 3087click here.
On a much more positive note, I would like to send my sincere congratulations to our own Dr. Bob Herzka and Champions for Health (CFH). Both were honored last week during the County of San Diego's annual Live Well San Diego Public Health Champions award ceremony. Both Dr. Herzka and CFH were acknowledged for their achievements in improving the health and well-being of local residents. This is a great and well-deserved honor for both of them. You can read more about the event and the other honorees here.
As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO
WHAT TO KNOW …
  • The disappearing doctor: How mega mergers are changing the business of medical care• CLICK HERE
  • Facebook senta doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data• CLICK HERE
  • Trump taps new director for office on Medicare reforms• CLICK HERE
  • AP-NORC poll: Most Americans see drug addiction as a disease • CLICK HERE
  • Medical marijuana's 'Catch-22': Limits on research hinder patient relief • CLICK HERE
  • Dialysis patients sign up for November ballot fight • CLICK HERE
  • Dialysis clinics' revenue would be capped under California ballot measure • CLICK HERE
  • People can't be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, studies find • CLICK HERE
  • JP Morgan CEO sees long timeline, big goals for health venture• CLICK HERE
  • Democrats aim to turn Obamacare into asset from burden in 2018• CLICK HERE
  • GOP panel proposes lifting Medicaid limits on opioid care• CLICK HERE
  • FDA Commissioner urges social media sites, internet providers to curb illegal opioid sales• CLICK HERE
  • WHAT TO DO …
  • APRIL 18: CMA Legislative Advocacy Day CLICK HERE
  • 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 …
  • CMA Legislative Hot List•READ HERE
  • CMA Survey results on health plan payment abuses •READ HERE
  • Podcast "What the Health?" Health Law Fix Missing The Spending Bill Train •LISTEN HERE
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