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Outliers: Quotable

By Modern Healthcare
Posted: February 2, 2013 - 12:01 am ET

“As the effects of the Affordable Care Act come into focus, it becomes clear that when the majority of physicians are no longer self-employed—and barring any legislation to the contrary—their new employed status will provide doctors with the right to collective bargaining. … If doctors unionize, that raises an immediate question about their right to strike—the key lever in collective bargaining.”

—Dr. David Leffell, former CEO of the Yale Medical Group and a professor at the Yale School of Medicine,
in a commentary in the Wall Street Journal

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“Mehmet was always unique, but now he has morphed into a mega-brand. When he tells people the number of sexual encounters they need each year to improve their lives in a specific way, or how to lose weight in three days—this is simply lunacy. The problem is that he is eloquent and talented, and some of what he says clearly provides a service we need. But how are consumers to know what is real and what is magic? Because Mehmet offers both as if they were one.”

—Dr. Eric Topol, professor of genomics and the director of the Translational Science Institute at the Scripps Research Institute, in a New Yorker profile of Dr. Mehmet Oz

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