Letter To My Patients Regarding My Opt-Out of Medicare, Non-adoption of ICD-10, and Plea to Stand With Me
August 20, 2015 Leave a comment
Please read Kris Held, MD.’s heartfelt letter to her patients. I applaud Dr. Kris Held for her ethical stand against big government and big insurance takeover of the healthcare system. At the same time it is sad day in America, when freedom to choose the doctor you have entrusted over the years with your well being is jeopardized. Healthcare is being severely compromised by politics and profit.
Ask yourself how often you are asked to play by the rules in a game where the deck is stacked against you? The deck being, who you can choose to be your healthcare provider, what treatment you can afford, what medication you are allowed to take? Ask yourself whether the tax dollars you have paid into a corrupt system over many years of hard work are being squandered by wasteful government spending, pocketed by special interests, big pharma, lobbyists and corrupt politicians?
You may think your hands are tied. You can’t afford an alternative. You have no choice. In America, you always have a choice. That may mean you have to do with less of what you want to do and more of what you have to do, to preserve America’s future, your children’s future, and your grandchildren’s future.
We need to rid this country of career politicians. Establish term limits. Vote with your wallet against large corporations who have their hands in your pockets. Do business with your neighbors and small businesses who have your best interests at heart. Every election is important, local, county state and federal. Vote. Vote in this next election, vote with your heart.
Dear Cherished Patient,
I most humbly request you take a few minutes to read my heartfelt letter to you. Whether I have cared for you for the past 20 years or you are new to the practice, I want you to understand that I value our relationship most highly and regard my service to you as your physician and surgeon as a privilege and a blessing. I honor the Hippocratic Oath and will treat you individually to the very best of my ability with dignity and privacy.
In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Act Amendments into law creating Medicare and Medicaid with the promise that the federal government would not interfere in any way with the practice of medicine whatsoever including compensation, administration, or operation of any institution, agency, or person per Title XVIII SEC.1801.
Tragically, over the past 50 years, the government’s pledge to not interfere with…
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