In the News This Week…

Following are op-eds supporting Senate Bill 33 – Medical Liability Reforms now being considered by the NC General Assembly:

Doctor: Reform medical liability, 5-2-11, The Daily Reflector (Greenville)
Op-ed by NCMS member Gloria D. Frelix, MD, of Greenville.

A need for change, 4-29-11, Gaston Gazette (Gastonia)

Op-ed by NCMS member Robert P. Gossett, MD, of Shelby. Editor’s note: Dr. Gossett also wrote a similar op-ed that appeared in the Shelby Star, April 4, 2011.

Needed changes in health care, 5-2-11, Winston-Salem Journal

Op-ed by NCMS member David O. Cook, MD, of Winston-Salem.

Tort reform would curb medical costs, 5-1-11, Kinston Free Press

Letter to the editor by Marvin Sparks of Hookerton supports medical liability reforms as a means to control health care costs.

Doctors can guard reputation on rating site, 5-3-11, CBC News

Article features comments by Jeffrey Segal, MD, CEO of Medical Justice, on how physicians can manage what is said about them in online postings.

Rule Would Discourage States’ Cutting Medicaid Payments to Providers, 5-2-11, The New York Times

Staff writer Robert Pear reports on an Obama Administration effort to make it more difficult for states to cut Medicaid payments to doctors and hospitals. 

Medicare at the heart of the budget debate, 5-1-11, Charlotte Observer

Writer David Lightman with McClatchy Newspapers examines the current debate between Congress and the White House over the 46-year-old Medicare program. This article also appeared in The News and Observer, May 1, 2011.

State budget should not eliminate Health and Wellness Trust Fund, 5-5-11, Winston-Salem Journal

Op-ed by Bob Parker on why the Health and Wellness Trust Fund should continue and not be eliminated in the state budget now being considered in the NC General Assembly.

Work of Forsyth Medical Center Foundation is crucial to community, 5-1-11, Winston-Salem Journal

JournalNow Staff commentary about the work and contributions of the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation in Winston-Salem.


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