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Thursday, February 19, 2009

A positive article in WSJ about concierge docs

The Wall Street Journal published a positive article on concierge medicine.See here. I do not yet have a concierge type physician only because I have not yet found one in my area.

We can only hope that the powers that be and the forces that influence the powers that be will not manage to pass legislation to outlaw the practice or influence insurance regulators to assume jurisdiction over their practices. See here for details on the efforts of the Maryland Insurance Commission to do just that.

1 comment:

Steven Knope, M.D. said...

There will be attempts to abolish or "regulate" concierge medicine" in this country. However, those of us who have invested our lives in the pursuit of medical excellence will not allow this to happen. We will not hesitate to take our right to practice private medicine to the highest court in the land.

Steven D. Knope, M.D.
Author, "Concierge Medicine; A New System to Get the Best Healthcare." (Greenwood, 2008)