Feel the Burn: It Will Be Huge

  title={Feel the Burn: It Will Be Huge},
  author={John Irvin Allen},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
On 20 January 2017, we will inaugurate a new President, elected aft er one of the strangest campaigns in my memory. As physicians, we must ask whether our medical practices will again be turned inside out and the work carried out to prepare for “Valuebased Reimbursement” might be for naught. In a few words, I will review fundamentals of US health care, mention current alternatives, and then prognosticate (with trepidation). In 1965, President Johnson signed legislation that created Medicare and… CONTINUE READING