Last updated on: 9/18/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeffrey A. Singer, MD Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Obamacare has harmed too many of my patients.

It has done so by disrupting the doctor-patient relationship and thereby worsening the quality of patients’ care. This is the heart and soul of medicine, as I have learned in in my 33 years as a practicing physician…

Obamacare’s assault on the doctor-patient relationship first manifested this time last year, when my patients began receiving cancellation letters indicating that their plans didn’t meet the law’s minimum requirements.”

“Why Doctors Give Obamacare a Failing Grade,” The Hill, Oct. 5, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
  • Visiting Fellow, Goldwater Institute
  • Adjunct Instructor, Program on Political History and Leadership, Arizona State University
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
  • Founder and Board Certified General Surgeon, Valley Surgical Clinics, 1985-present
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Advisory Board Council, Center for Political Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University, 2014-2018
  • Contributor, Arizona Medicine, a journal of the Arizona Medical Association, 1994-2016
  • Former Treasurer, US Health Freedom Coalition
Education:
  • Surgical Residency, Maricopa County Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • MD, New York Medical College
  • BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
Other:
  • Twitter: @dr4liberty
  • Was involved in the creation and passage of the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, which amended the Arizona Constitution in 2010
Quoted in:
  1. Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?