Photo in EMTALA story wouldn't happen today

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

In the March 28 cover story (“Why patients still need EMTALA,”) it was refreshing to see the photo of former President Ronald Reagan signing the EMTALA legislation, including three Republican and four Democratic members of Congress wholeheartedly supporting a Republican president...

Make criminal prosecution a priority in HIPAA cases, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 26, 2016

Regarding the recent article “New HIPAA audits will target healthcare industry's business partners” (, March 21), when is there going to be “hot pursuit” of the criminals who acquire and misuse the data? Find them, convict them, jail them and make it...

Providers must practice patience in labor and delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 19, 2016

I read with interest the article “In California, where moms deliver affects whether they have a C-section." As a private-practice OB-GYN for the past 23 years working mostly in a community hospital, the numbers showing high variability in the state certainly raise the question, who is...

Plenty of reasons why insurance shouldn't be employer-based, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

Regarding the Feb. 1 editorial “The future of employer-based insurance,” finally a rational discussion about this fundamental flaw in our system. There are numerous reasons why we don't need employers picking health plans for their employees, but we do need their money, which in reality...

Kudos to Dr. Hanna-Attisha for leading the way in Flint, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Regarding the article “Doctor researching Flint lead was approved for study in two days," kudos to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Hurley Medical Center for standing firm on this matter, to continue to ring the bell on the truth—for the good of the Flint, Mich., community, which deserved...

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