MAGA Continues – HHS Secretary Tom Price Hosts Healthcare Reform Forum at White House…

While the MSM continues selling the various pitches and talking points of their DC-based deep state operations, the Trump administration continues driving forward on the primary issues that matter to ordinary Americans.

(Via Secretary Tom Price) Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., hosted a listening session with Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and medical and healthcare professionals to discuss the challenges that patients and providers face under our current healthcare system.

Secretary Price began the meeting by voicing his thoughts and prayers for Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other victims of the attack yesterday morning. He expressed his gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police and to those who protect us every day for their bravery and willingness to serve. Administrator Verma and Doctors Raymond DeCorte and Joe Uddo, two constituents of Majority Whip Scalise, echoed these thoughts.

Attendees of the listening session included doctors and medical professionals who represent many different specialties. Each shared their unique perspective on how Obamacare has adversely affected their practice and patients.

Secretary Price listened to their experiences in complying with overly burdensome Obamacare regulations and treating patients who have either lost their insurance because of Obamacare or who are enrolled in Obamacare, but can’t afford the services they so desperately need. The listening session participants told many similar stories, and each of them stated that now is the time for healthcare reform.

Secretary Price affirmed the Department and President Trump’s commitment to put in place a healthcare system that’s responsive to the needs of patients and a system where doctors, families, and patients are making medical decisions—not Washington, D.C. Secretary Price noted the Administration is committed to improving healthcare in America and to provide individuals and families the relief they so desperately need.

The following individuals participated:

Dr. Joseph Abboud – Orthopedic Surgeon, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Ralph Alvarado– Primary Care Doctor and State Senator, Winchester, KY
Dr. Robin L. Armstrong – Internist, Houston, TX
Dr. David L. Cannon – Orthopedic Surgeon, Germantown, TN
Dr. Raymond DeCorte – General Surgeon, Metairie, LA
Dr. Ada Fisher – Retired Physician, Salisbury, NC
Ms. Tonya Horton – Small Medical Business Owner, Patient, Employer, Bryant, AR
Dr. Thomas Little – Cardiologist, Cookeville, TN
Dr. Ryan Stanton – Emergency Medical Doctor, Lexington, KY
Dr. William Thornbury – Primary Care Physician, Family Practice, Glascow, KY
Dr. Joe Uddo – General Surgeon, Metairie, LA
Dr. Jill Vecchio – Radiologist, Denver, CO
Dr. Anthony Vintzileos – Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Mineola, NY

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38 Responses to MAGA Continues – HHS Secretary Tom Price Hosts Healthcare Reform Forum at White House…

  1. Brian L says:

    I bet the media is all over this and will give it a nice, extensive write up.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. sundance says:

    Those who oppose Trump’s America will lose !!

    Liked by 14 people

  3. Jlwary says:

    #MAGA

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jmuniz1 says:

    Its about Time

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Owlen Rose says:

    Under the radar politics.Only Trump could pull it off. As Trump critics chase the imaginary cheese, Trump keeps pumping out the real meat. Don’t blink anti-trumpers, because suddenly one day the realization the whole nation was being completely transformed right under your nose the whole time.

    Trump studied Sun Tzu, and he’s using his many tactics brilliantly.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. I want to see some of these Legislations pass – getting a little of these “listening” sessions! Time for ACTION!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. quintrillion says:

    It is constantly being reported at various websites that the gop want to dump the ACA but keep the taxes. Well, that’s what this rotten insurance scheme is.. great big taxes to destroy jobs and the middle class. Insurance is NOT healthcare! It is super annoying that the insurance industry can own and dictate to doctors and ruin peoples lives.

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    • xyzlatin says:

      As someone who buried a husband after two years of fighting cancer, and have had cancer myself, I can assure you that good health insurance helps to ease the agony and burden when someone is seriously ill. It gives access to better and faster health care, not having to be on a waiting list when you are terminally ill is a godsend.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      So what are our CHOICES exactly?…

      On the one hand there’s Govt run healthcare programs, and on the other there’s the health insurance industry.

      Liked by 1 person

      • mimbler says:

        I’ve personally over 45 years had no problems with private health insurance companies. I’m sure there are those that have, but as opposed to obamacare, I know which I choose,
        Mike

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      • Kaco says:

        Somebody posted this a while ago. About everything could be affordable under a true free market, and just carry hospital insurance for catastrophic, kind of like car insurance. We don’t need insurance for maintenance, do we? As you know, many of our prescription drugs are very low cost in other countries. This is an interesting read.

        http://archive.is/gnkWq

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        • mike says:

          Any drug invented before 1992 – 1997 should have a cheap generic available, as in 1 – 25 cents per pill, not $1 – $250 per pill. Any drug approved in a G8 country and over 10 – 20 years old should be presumptively approved unless the FDA can show great harm.

          The FDA kills and robs a lot of people with expensive, less effective drugs.

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    • freddiel says:

      I blame the doctors for this. They let them in as middle man a long time ago. They are the ones who have the skills but they are pretty much allowing themselves to be owned by the insurance companies. Doctors should be offering their patients payment plans that mimic insurance. This is just my opinion.

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      • mimbler says:

        I’m not sure a doctor’s practice would be a large enough risk pool to be able to offer that. A few serious problems could wipe one doctor out while the one in the next clinic might wind up just treating some broken bones and coughs and sniffles.

        Also, the best doctors attract the sickest patients. A payment plan by a good cancer doctor would be like having no insurance because -all- of his patients would be consuming expensive medical care.

        Mike

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  8. Mike says:

    We see huge biases against cheap, effective medicines and high potency supplements. Especially in cancer treatment.

    Because of our family technical resources, we’ve reduced our costs 98% over “normal” for much better cancer treatment. Our biggest problem is supplies because of FDA interference and nonperformance in simple approvals. And dropped most insurance because it’s not that useful either.

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  9. freddiel says:

    I refuse to go broke over healthcare. I have had a conversation with my God and asked him to please not afflict me with any deadly disease unless He is ready for me to join Him. I will not play the game. In the meantime, I do research and look for alternative cures.

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  10. IndiaMaria says:

    I quit my Medical Practice four years ago because I could see the intrusion of ObamaCare entering into the exam room. Trump’s Team wants to ALMOST make me want to jump back in.

    The LESS government supervision of Medical PAYMENT, the better for THE PATIENT. BELIEVE ME on this.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, a perfect example is that my doctor (an excellent one that owns a clinic), is forced under obamacare to have a set of electronic records. They do that because they are required to, but keep their own paper records as well, because the electronic ones are not user friendly. Added cost with no benefit to doctor or patient.

      And incredibly, these electronic records are not universally standardized so when someone else requires them, they often have to print them out and mail them.
      Mike

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      • Mike Watson says:

        I have always wondered why we can’t hand a thumb drive to the admitting clerk and avoid wait times and verification issues. To muse on this topic, if Medicare chose the most open system used by the largest insurers or insurer with the lowest cost per record, per capita it might promptly become standard.

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  11. trapper says:

    America has needed this voice for a long, long time. Remember Bob Dylan’s “twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift”? Well, you don’t need twenty years of schooling to become educated in American and Western values and culture, and there was NEVER anything wrong with the day shift. The steady stream of anti-American and anti-blue collar propaganda, demeaning the men and women who get their hands dirty and the lives they lead (“little boxes made out of ticky tacky”) has been relentless for over half a century.

    And one of the best things that can be done for the trades is to deport 10 million illegal aliens as fast as we can. THEY are the ones who wrecked the trades. Buying a hammer and a Skil saw at Home Depot does not make you a carpenter.

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  12. Indimex says:

    Hopefully someone from the Trump team is checking in today. As an ER nurse, I can tell you that the single biggest savings to Medicaid and Medicare would be to implement a copay. You would not believe the numbers of people that frequent the ER for NON emergent issues. Last week I had a ten year old w a scraped knee. His mom brought him in because he wouldn’t let her clean the dirt out of it. “He won’t let me clean it up. It hurts him too much.” True story. No exaggeration. This clean up job generated a bill of approximately $300.00. The mom pays nothing at the time and never gets a bill. On any given shift, at least half of the visits are frivolous, by common sense standards. I also think that the copay only needs to be equal to the cost of a pack of Marlboros.

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    • P7rancher says:

      This is the truth. Thank you!

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    • Thursta says:

      Back in the 1980s the city buses would unload all the sick welfare children in ER around 10 PM. When regular programming ended and news came on, then the ER filled up. You could set your watch by it. ER was 3 or 4 or more times more expensive than office visit for child who had been ill all day or could wait til morning. Patients were apprised of this, but responded that it did not cost them anything, so they did not care.

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  13. Yadent says:

    Every single healthcare plan being considered, EVERY SINGLE ONE, is a scheme on payment of services. No discussion whatsoever about COSTS of said services. Without that discussion all currents ‘plans’ are doomed to failure. It’s simple math/economics. Costs and payments are intertwined. You need to deal with BOTH to have stability. Solution—-a true free market, with antitrust law applied to the ENTIRE medical industry.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, and a simple law requiring a price list to be posted would be amazing in its effect on lowering prices. Where else do you buy something without shopping and then let them send you a bill for whatever they want,
      Mike

      Liked by 1 person

  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

    It was reported on FBN this afternoon that the Senate plans to vote on Healthcare next week. Yet, Jamie Dupree tweeted this afternoon that when asked today, Tom Price said he has NOT seen the Senate Bill yet. What? I thought that he was working with the Senate every week on it, according to reports from the Trump surrogates. Someone explain this to me please.

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