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Statement From Internists on SCOTUS Decision in Same Sex Marriage Case
Decision further supports recent ACP position paper
Friday, June 26, 2015 - Attributable to: Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, President, American College of Physicians
Today's decision by the Supreme Court that individuals in a same sex relationship have a constitutional right to civil marriage is an historic step forward to the goal of ensuring equal access to healthcare for all Americans. As ACP noted in a recent position paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine, "The denial of such [same sex marriage] rights can have a negative impact on the physical and mental health of these persons and contribute to ongoing stigma and discrimination for LGBT persons and their families."
Reaction by Internal Medicine Physicians to Supreme Court Opinion
(Washington, June 25, 2015) The American College of Physicians – the nation’s largest medical specialty society and second largest physician group – applauds today’s opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in the King versus Burwell case.
Survey: Most U.S. internal medicine residents lack knowledge about how to find treatment costs
Philadelphia, June 24, 2015 -- Only about one in four internal medicine residents agreed with the statements "I know where to find estimated costs of tests and treatments" and with "I share estimated costs of tests and treatments with patients," according to survey results and an analysis published in Academic Medicine.
Video news story featuring Dr. William Yancy discussing how choice of diet affects weight loss success.
ACP in the News
|6/22/2015||How a court ruling could create healthcare chaos - Philly.com|
|6/18/2015||Your Guide to Over-the-Counter Pain Relief - U.S. News and World Report|
|6/3/2015||CMS to Give $$ for Success in Curbing Cardio Risks - Medpage Today|
|5/21/2015||Doctors' Group Offers Screening Advice for 5 Cancers - Yahoo! News|
|5/19/2015||Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say - Los Angeles Times|
|5/19/2015||Which cancer screenings do you need? Doctors weigh in on 5 most important - Today Show|
|5/19/2015||Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening - Associated Press|
|5/19/2015||Less frequent cancer screening possible for many people, doctors say - Reuters|
Page Updated: June 26, 2015