Congressman Tom Price, previously practicing orthopedic surgeon in Georgia, and now our incoming Health Secretary. Price is most known for being a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Unlike many others who have denounced the current healthcare system known as Obamacare, Dr. Price presented a replacement plan delineating exactly how he would do so called the Empowering Patients First Act.
Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, one of breast (as well as lung, colon) cancer screenings biggest advocates and a key supporter in the Senate lost her re-election by an extremely tight margin. Although we maintain many friends in the House and Senate, she is a huge loss for cancer screening advocacy.
The purpose of this page is to inform SBI members about legislative updates that impact breast imaging and breast imagers. Dr. Nicole Saphier will be contributing and providing the posts on a quarterly basis.
About Nicole B. Saphier, MD:
I am a board certified radiologist with fellowship training in Oncologic Imaging and am the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth facility. I see patients at MSK in New York City as well as at MSK Monmouth New Jersey with my primary clinical focus of breast imaging and intervention, including mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI.
In addition to breast imaging, I am active in healthcare leadership, policy, and advocacy at local and national levels as well as holding a seat on the RADPAC board. Although I see many patients every year, being involved in advocacy and legislation allows me to reach infinitely more. I am also the creator of the Twitter hashtag #RadsHaveAFace which I developed in an effort to bring radiologists out of the dark and into the light in our rapidly changing healthcare paradigm.