Jason D. Fodeman

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The New Resident Duty Hours Fail

A year ago, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) changed the rules governing the schedules of medical residents. The new work hours were intended to curb resident fatigue, ...

Animal Farm for Medical Residents

This fall the Supreme Court will settle a longstanding debate whether doctors in training, better known as medical residents, are “students” or “employees” of their respective institutions. The terminology is ...

Time and Tide Wait for No Patient

Republicans and Democrats would both agree the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand the role of government. Liberals argued for this increase based in part on ...

The Next Endangered Species: Doctors

When President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act in 1973, it is doubtful anyone contemplated the “Humanis doctoris.” But despite recent efforts to open new medical schools and increase the ...

What Obama Should Say on Health Care

Since Scott Brown’s upset in Massachusetts stripped Democrats of their filibuster-proof 60-vote supermajority, there has been much speculation about the fate of Obamacare and how Mr. Obama will address his ...

Obamacare: Down But Not Yet Out

Obamacare is certainly bruised and battered, and common sense would dictate that following this political upset, the plan is dead. But pundits and experts have prematurely pronounced Obamacare’s demise before. ...

AMA Sells Out

Earlier in the week, the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, declared its backing for the most recent version of Obamacare. Doctors are notoriously bad ...