Skip to comments.Doctorsí Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan
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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The AMA sucks!!!!
"AMA resuscitates itself"
They seem to have finally "come to".
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.
WHOA. HUGE news. The AMA had been generally supportive and otherwise staying on the sidelines.
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.
Can’t imagine why.
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.
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.
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!!!
Bend over. (And yes, this one is gonna hurt.)
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.
I would get a second opinion.
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.
BTW, he was never sincere about “Wall Street Pay” either.
Triple the number of docs and you can have the last one that got into medical school operate on you...Moron....
If the AMA doctors will not play ball, 0 will just have doctors from off shore brought in to man his clinics.
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.
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!
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.