Is Medicare Destroying Quality Medical Care In America?
The show will also critique the new Medicare prescription drug benefit. Jonathan Emord's guests will be Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation and a former senior official in President Reagan's Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Personnel Management; Kent Snyder, Executive Director of The Liberty Committee; Dr. Lawrence Huntoon, neurologist and member of the board of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and formerly domestic policy analyst at the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee under Senator Larry E. Craig.
“Medicare institutes price controls on services and considers it an abuse for doctors to ‘overutilize' or ‘underutilize' medicare services; this invariably leads to a one-size-fits all approach to medicine that fails to meet the needs of the American people,” said Jonathan Emord. “You might say Medicare is mediocre care; its socialized medicine and it does not work,” he said. “This show will explore its many faults and recommend solutions.”
Emord, the only attorney in history who has defeated the Food and Drug Administration in federal court on six separate occasions, documents on his show instances of FDA and FTC abuse of power that sacrifice life or liberty. He interviews experts in the fields of health and medicine, litigants in cases against the FDA and the FTC, members of Congress and other government decisionmakers, and victims of FDA denial of access to medical treatment or health information. He also provides his own expert commentary on the legal and health implications of the government's actions.
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ABOUT JONATHAN EMORD
Jonathan W. Emord is a Washington, DC attorney who has defeated the federal Food and Drug Administration in federal court more times than any other lawyer in American history (five times on First Amendment grounds and one time on administrative law grounds). He was the attorney for the plaintiffs in the landmark Pearson v. Shalala decision holding FDA censorship of four nutrient-disease claims unconstitutional under the First Amendment. He is a constitutional and administrative law attorney. He and his firm have received an AV rating from the Martindale Hubbell organization, the highest rating that organization awards for excellence in the law and for legal ethics. He is the former vice president of the Cato Institute in Washington DC. He also formerly served as a lawyer with the prestigious Washington firm of Wiley, Rein, and Fielding. He is the author of several works on the First Amendment, including his critically acclaimed book Freedom, Technology, and the First Amendment. He came to Washington, DC in 1985 and worked in the Reagan Administration as an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission. He is the Chairman of the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship and is the author of H.R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act. He is the Principal in the Washington DC law firm Emord & Associates, P.C. (http://www.emord.com) and represents over 450 food and dietary supplement companies, physicians, and scientists.
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