Bulletin for 9-18-2009

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 60 Issue 43

Featured Stories

Surveys Find Doctors Support Health Care Reform But Vary on Public Option and Private Insurance

Recent studies found that doctors have mixed views about reforming the health care system. A survey published by Investors Business Daily (IBD) found that 65% of physicians surveyed oppose the proposed government health care system reform plan. Seventy-two percent (72% ) disagree with whether proposed legislation can cover 47 million more people with better quality at lower cost.

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Senate Finance Committee Rolls Out Health Care Reform Plan

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) introduced the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 on Wednesday. A press release from the Committee stated that the “landmark health care reform legislation would lower costs and provide quality, affordable health care coverage.”

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Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Underway in NC

North Carolina has entered the second wave of the Pandemic A (H1N1) flu, and state health officials are offering guidance for clinicians to meet the challenge.

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In This Issue

Former State Health Director Has New Position

Health Leaders in the News

Former AMA President Edward R. Annis, MD, Dies

September 20-26 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Time is Running Out to Make Your Hotel Reservations for the NCMS Annual Meeting

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Meetings & Events

North Carolina Psychiatric Association 2009 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session
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NC Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
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State Health Coordinating Council Meeting
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