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Doctorsí Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan
NYT ^ | 6/10/09 | ROBERT PEAR

Posted on 06/10/2009 8:02:42 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON — As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; ama; bho44; democrats; doctors; group; healthcare; insurance; obama; obamacare; opposes; socializedmedicine
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To: Nachum

The AMA sucks!!!!


21 posted on 06/10/2009 8:24:13 PM PDT by org.whodat ("Way past time for new commodities regulation")
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To: Nachum
I guess that means they have pulled the license of that joke doctoring on the California sow???
22 posted on 06/10/2009 8:25:52 PM PDT by org.whodat ("Way past time for new commodities regulation")
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To: Nachum
Alternate headline:

"AMA resuscitates itself"

They seem to have finally "come to".

23 posted on 06/10/2009 8:26:19 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Nachum
I see in the article above that the New York Slimes is so clever and careful to refer to the proposed health entitlement as "the government-sponsored insurance plan".

Looks like some freepers on this thread have unwittingly gone along with this silky-smooth description by repeating it.

Why not call this poison pill what it really is.....Socialized Medicine or Forced National Health Care.

Sheesh!

Leni

24 posted on 06/10/2009 8:26:54 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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To: Nachum

WHOA. HUGE news. The AMA had been generally supportive and otherwise staying on the sidelines.


25 posted on 06/10/2009 8:28:03 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Mamzelle
AMA is a Leftist organization who supports abortion, and every other leftist idea of "medicine."

Conservative doctors long ago left this group and the ones who stayed either didn't care one way or another or were in line with the leftist thinking.

All you need to do to find "proof" in what I say, is go to the leftist candidates and see just how much is donated to them and their pet PACs by the AMA.

AMA really supports doctors the way that AARP really is on the side of the elderly.

26 posted on 06/10/2009 8:28:13 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Nachum

Can’t imagine why.


27 posted on 06/10/2009 8:29:24 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Gothmog

Maybe the doctors should strike. That seems to work for the unions and it would get congress’s attention, and might even wake up the emperor with no clothes.


28 posted on 06/10/2009 8:32:59 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: MinuteGal

It’s all socialized medicine that is being contemplated The Republicans are sponsoring socialized medicine. The “Private Insurer” with its bureaucracies and executive costs is just another layer of costs in this socialized medicine bill. They want you to think it is not “socialized” because they want to keep their cut and increase their cut, so they play on terms like “private.” They are partners with the government in this. The Republicans that I hear are not objecting to socialized medicine, but that they want to keep the unneeded costs of executives, bureaucracies, etc. of the insurers in the socialized medicine framework.


29 posted on 06/10/2009 8:35:06 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: zerosix

The main thing for the AMA is to protect the doctors pay, by controlling the number of medical schools and the number of students. If you want better and more affordable medicine, triple the number of doc’s. Competition is a good thing!!!


30 posted on 06/10/2009 8:35:22 PM PDT by org.whodat ("Way past time for new commodities regulation")
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To: Nachum; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
...the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan...

Bend over. (And yes, this one is gonna hurt.)

31 posted on 06/10/2009 8:37:45 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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To: Shermy

That is why Obama is now getting to the issue of pay. Its not wallstreet pay its the Health Industry pay. You watch how the will frame this issue.

We need Gov health care due to Insurance company and doctor greed.


32 posted on 06/10/2009 8:38:33 PM PDT by ncfool
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Not that it would solve ALL our problems, but it would solve about half of them.

I would get a second opinion.

33 posted on 06/10/2009 8:39:36 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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To: ncfool

I don’t think he will. I never thought he was sincere about the “government option”. Most of them are in the pockets of the insurers.


34 posted on 06/10/2009 8:42:24 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: ncfool

BTW, he was never sincere about “Wall Street Pay” either.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 8:52:51 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: org.whodat

Triple the number of docs and you can have the last one that got into medical school operate on you...Moron....


36 posted on 06/10/2009 9:03:54 PM PDT by TortReformer
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To: zerosix
Too little, too late from this bunch as many if not most supported His Majesty - at least financially.

If the AMA doctors will not play ball, 0 will just have doctors from off shore brought in to man his clinics.

37 posted on 06/10/2009 9:08:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: Nachum

Good! Now they should mention that most Dr’s who are within 10 years of retirement just might do it early. Since there aren’t enough Doctors already to cover an extra 40 million having even fewer ought to really be good.


38 posted on 06/10/2009 9:08:42 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Mike Darancette
No need to look "off shore" for these folk - plenty are already here - either in HMOs or at teaching hospitals seeing patients.

Look up docs in your yellow pages and check out the number of foreign ones.

I once had a doctor bring in an intern to "assist" in his examination. The doctor actually left the room and let the intern proceed. Interestingly enough, I was totally unable to understand the guy (either PAK or other)so that the doctor had to "take over" up on his return.

I felt that I should have only been charged 1/2 for visit as the doc had intended letting his "help" do the office visit for him, of course, no such luck!

39 posted on 06/10/2009 9:13:29 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: zerosix
The leadership of the AMA may have make prochoice noises from time to time, but I'd like you to show me how they are a PAC for the left. I don't think you can, which is why you challenged me to do your research for you.

What they are is WEAK. Weak in numbers and in clout. They supported the GOP, and the GOP won't ever stand up for a constituency if it means they won't get approval and invitations to DC cocktail parties. Even Newt hung private medicine out to dry--making believe that some penny ante fraud was at the hear of increased medical expense. They can't save you from Obamacare.

40 posted on 06/10/2009 9:14:54 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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