Mind Over Miller: An apology

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Jun 01, 2013

In the November 2012 issue of Veterinary Medicine, my "Mind Over Miller" column extolled the virtues of the American Veterinary Medical Association's medical insurance program.

On Dec. 17, I received an unexpected and unwelcome Christmas present, as did thousands of my colleagues and fellow AVMA members.

It was a letter informing me that my medical coverage offered through the AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust Programs (GHLIT) would be discontinued after 2013. I am told that nonmedical coverage offered through GHLIT will remain in effect.

This development is a result of impending changes to market conditions and the regulatory environment due to the Affordable Care Act.

I did not anticipate the end of this medical insurance plan, and I apologize if I misled any of my readers. My support for the AVMA remains unchanged. It wasn't their fault. They tried!

Robert M. Miller, DVM, is an author and a cartoonist, speaker and Veterinary Medicine Practitioner Advisory Board member. His thoughts in "Mind Over Miller" are drawn from 32 years as a mixed-animal practitioner. Visit his website at http://robertmmiller.com/.