DJP Update 12-8-2014 Tomorrow on C-SPAN 3 Hearing on PPACA; 2- Some Weblinks; LAGNIAPPE: Movies and Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff election

DJP Update 12-8-2014 Tomorrow on C-SPAN 3 Hearing on PPACA; 2- Some Weblinks; LAGNIAPPE: Movies and Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff election

Airing LIVE Tuesday, Dec 09 9:30am EST on C-SPAN 3 re PPACA, the healthcare law.

Jonathan Gruber and Marilyn Tavenner on Health Care Law Enrollment
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and MIT economist Jonathan Gruber testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about enrollment issues with the Affordable Care Act.
If you are caring for patients during that time, set your recorder.  It is my view the hearing will not be limited just to enrollment.  Professor Gruber’s comments regarding how the law was designed and what he thinks of the public no doubt will be explored.

2- Some Weblinks to Professor Gruber’s comments and an interesting article in WSJ today about PPACA threat to private practice:
“Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?” @politico Pro: #CSPAN tomorrow = Testimony #Congress . #ACA #tcot
12/8/14, 10:20 AM
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“ObamaCare’s Threat to Private Practice” @WSJopinion @AEI #PPACA #ACA #tcot @AAPSonline @AmerMedicalAssn @sonodoc99
12/8/14, 11:21 AM
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LAGNIAPPE:  Two movies and one YOUTUBE that we saw recently and enjoyed.  1- Big Hero 6.  We saw this with our grandkids in movie theatre.  Story of a robotics prodigy. A story of genius, tragedy, and triumph.  Stresses education.  2- The Hundred-Foot Journey (based on book of same name)  A tale of a family who suffers a tragedy in India and moves to France.  One son is a gifted chef.  Heart-warming story of family, love, and cooking.  Available ON DEMAND from TV services.  Info about the author, Richard C. Morais, is at:

YOUTUBE:  Work of art video;  It shows the design of a Beretta shotgun by Apple designer and the craftsmanship of the folks at Beretta.
Is this the most fantastic collaboration ever? @BerettaItalia with Apple designer Marc Newson
11/17/14, 5:26 AM


Must not forget the La. U.S. Senate runoff election that took place Saturday December 6.

RT @BillCassidy: Louisiana, you voted for change. It’s an honor and a privilege to be your next senator. Thank you!
12/6/14, 10:21 PM

Election results not close in Rep. Bill Cassidy win over Sen. Mary Landrieu for La. U.S. Senate seat. #tcot #GOP
12/6/14, 9:14 PM

The final tally was 56 percent for Dr. Bill Cassidy and 44 percent for Senator Mary Landrieu.

And the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) sends out this message today:

4 LSMS Members in the United States Senate and House of Representatives

“Congratulations to Drs. Cassidy, Boustany, Fleming, and Abraham

“LSMS Member in the U.S. Senate
Dr. William “Bill” Cassidy was elected to the US Senate on December 6, 2014.

“LSMS Members in the U.S. House of Representatives
District 3 reelected Dr. Charles W. Boustany, Jr. on November 4, 2014.
District 4 reelected Dr. John Fleming on November 4, 2014.
District 5 elected Dr. Ralph Lee Abraham on December 6, 2014.”
Stay well,


Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS

Intrepid Resources® / The Medical Risk Manager Company

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Metairie, LA 70006


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