Tuesday, February 03, 2015

How Rand Paul tried to lead an eye doctors’ rebellion

By David A. Fahrenthold — February 1 — WashPost

The letters came from a young ophthalmologist in Kentucky. He was recruiting for an eye doctors’ rebellion.

“We won’t be trod upon,” he wrote, using the language of 1776. “You can’t promulgate injustice without consequences.”

(A letter from the National Board of Ophthalmology, the group that Rand Paul formed to issue its own certifications to ophthalmologists.)

The injustice he was talking about was a new rule, from the powerful group that deems American ophthalmologists to be “board-certified.” It required younger doctors to take a test that older doctors did not have to take.

The Kentucky doctor was so outraged that he seceded — and started his own Board of Ophthalmology, so he could certify himself.

(More here.)


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