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Physicians Demand End To 20-Year-Old Ban On Gun Violence Research

ThinkProgress | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

Mass shootings, gang violence, domestic abuse, suicide, accidents — gun violence in the United States comes in many forms. And often. In the past we...

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Envisions Great American Community

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, envisioned a Great American Community at his inaugural ceremony. With the flags of 50 states behind him, Murthy began the ceremony in a white shirt and tie, but concluded wearing the decorated coat of a Vice Admiral.

5 Years of Progress: Time for Patients Over Politics

Alice Chen, MD | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Alice Chen, MD

This week, we celebrate five years of progress since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare or the ACA, was signed into law. Beyond the headlines and politics, the law is changing America.

Warning to Surgeon Generals: Truth May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

The physician that President Obama nominated to be the next Surgeon General sees gun violence as a public health issue, and the NRA has made it clear that any politician they bankroll must vote against his nomination.

Senator Tells Surgeon General Nominee There Are Indian Doctors Where He's From, Too

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) extended an off-color invitation Tuesday to Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Barack Obama's nominee for surgeon gen...

Medical Advice: Republicans Should Take It

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

What should matter the most to us is not what Republicans or Democrats think about the Affordable Care Act, but what healthcare experts have to say. The message from the experts to whom we trust our health is clear: The ACA must go forward.

Doctors for America Sending Truth Squad to Tampa to Set the Record Straight on Health Care Reform

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Wendell Potter

Doctors from all over the country -- all members of a four-year-old organization called Doctors for America -- have traveled to Florida to serve as a truth squad. And while they're dispensing facts, they'll also be providing more than a little free care.

Physicians' Response to Republican Health Care Proposals

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harold Pollack

Vivek Murthy and Rahul Rajkumar are two physician colleagues and friends. They wrote the following essay recently. HuffPo readers should read it, to g...

If You Think Doctors Don't Want Health Reform, Read Their Stories

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harold Pollack

"I am a pediatric oncologist. All of my patients have a catastrophic illness. Patients who are uninsured experience delays in diagnosis and gaps in care that jeopardize their chances of cure..."

Double Count of Irony in Republican Arguments About Medicare

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

There is irony in Republicans' emergence as supposed defenders of Medicare. This fits uneasily with their history of opposing the program at its birth.