How to Protect Our Patients and Ourselves from Elected Officials

John R. Tongue, MD

Writing this column on the heels of the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), I find myself thinking about what it means to live in a country whose Constitution begins with the words, “We, the people …” Our revolutionary forefathers (and foremothers), whose vision and commitment shaped these United States of America, knew the importance of participatory democracy.

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