Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Maryland Moves Against Concierge Medicine

The December 20, 2008 Baltimore Sun reports on a proposal by the Maryland insurance commissioner to regulate concierge physicians as a form of insurance.

Fortunately, Greg Scandlen has been raising a stink about this. And so has Marc Kilmer.

And the January 2, 2009 Baltimore Sun also printed my LTE opposing this unjust intrusion of government against the rights of patients and physicians to contract for their mutual benefit.

But as Dr. Steve Knope explains, the Maryland physicians gave up the fight too quickly.

If Maryland patients want to preserve this option for themselves, they need to speak up now.