Is the Obama Administration trying to destroy the American health system?
Before Obamacare, the percentage of physicians owning their own businesses was around 70%. It is now hovering around 30%, stated American Thinker. As cost to doctors have gone up, reimbursements to doctors have gone down. Many doctors are closing their practices with many are joining hospital-employed providers. This is turning previously independent doctors into salaried roles inside larger institutions.
Lawsuit Over New Transgender Health-Care Regulation filed by five states, a Catholic health network and other Christian health-care providers.
The Obama administration is making healthcare providers participate in transgender treatments (which includes minors) that may be against their religious beliefs and medical expertise.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the states of Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Wisconsin are standing up for the right of physicians to decline to participate in transgender treatments that are against their conscience, reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).
The new rule applies to minors too. Even through research has shown “80 percent to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with GD (Gender dysphoria) will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to social affirmation and medical intervention. ”
A new rule that requires all doctors and hospitals to provide children who think they are the wrong sex with any services recommended as “treatment” by their mental health provider. CatholicBeat
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.
The lawsuit is the second in recent months in which conservative states have sued over federal efforts to defend transgender rights.
Social conservatives claimed victory Sunday when a federal judge in Texas halted an Obama administration directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Now they’re asking that same court to block new regulations intended to ban discrimination by doctors, hospitals and insurers against transgender persons.
The latest lawsuit contends that the rules, which were finalized in May, could force doctors to help with gender transition contrary to their religious beliefs or medical judgment.
Joining Texas in the lawsuit are Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska and Kansas, along with the Christian Medical and Dental Association and Franciscan Alliance, an Indiana-based network of religious hospitals. DailyMail
The backbone of the American health care system is religious hospitals. In many communities the only hospital is a religious affiliated hospital.
It’s not just about doctors. It’s about an entire array of healthcare professionals, but furthermore, it’s also about the healthcare providers, not only insurance companies, but many hospitals.
Now something interesting and ominous has entered our cultural conversation in the background chatter in recent months. And that’s the fact that, for example, some recent stories have appeared on both coasts and in some points in between pointing to the fact that in many areas and in many towns and cities, there’s an almost utter dependence upon private hospitals for medical care. And that’s not the real story. The real story is that they are religious hospitals. Now that points back in American history to the fact that many, if not most, of the original healthcare providers in this country—and we mean by that specifically hospitals and clinics—were established by religious bodies often because they were the only organizations with the kind of breadth and depth to actually pull that off….
But this lawsuit indicates that there is still a pushback. And it’s important to recognize that several states have officially entered into this lawsuit. It’s not just about healthcare professionals or healthcare providers. It’s also about some states themselves who understand what’s really at stake. And what is really at stake? Most fundamentally, this is a religious liberty and Christian conscience issue, but it’s also something else. And this is what might have the attention of at least some who might otherwise really not pay much heed. That’s this: if you take these hospitals out of many communities, there won’t be a hospital. Read full article by Albert Mohler