Doctors for America
Mass shootings, gang violence, domestic abuse, suicide, accidents — gun violence in the United States comes in many forms
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.
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.
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.
"The nomination of Dr Murthy as the U.S. Surgeon General cements the reputation physicians of Indian origin have across America
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 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.
There is irony in Republicans' emergence as supposed defenders of Medicare. This fits uneasily with their history of opposing the program at its birth.