Editor’s Note: Welcome to “Eye Catching: Let's Chat,” a blog series featuring contributions from members of the ophthalmic community. These blogs are an opportunity for ophthalmic bloggers to engage with readers with about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general, or healthcare reform. The series continues with this blog by Joshua Mali, MD, a vitreoretinal surgeon at The Eye Associates, a private multispecialty ophthalmology practice in Sarasota, FL. The views expressed in these blogs are those of their respective contributors and do not represent the views of Ophthalmology Times or UBM Medica.
1) The Healthcare Law still in limbo
President Trump and Congress are still working on a solution for healthcare reform which is easily the single most important issue in the healthcare sector today.
Whether it is complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or adjustment to existing healthcare law, the majority of Americans can agree that we must have stabilization of the United States healthcare system in order to allow all of us as physicians/ophthalmologists to continue to provide the best healthcare delivery for our patients.
Certainly, the results of these political negotiations and the United States legislative process will reshape the way we practice medicine for years to come.