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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: zerosix
re: 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! )))

LOL. Well, you're going to have even less say in the future. The bills will be paid directly out of your paycheck.

41 posted on 06/10/2009 9:16:14 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: Mamzelle

Didn’t say AMA was a Pac but rather that they donate to liberals PACs.


42 posted on 06/10/2009 9:17:59 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: org.whodat
Medical care really has little to do with doctors and much to do with hospitals and ancillary personnel--nurses, admins, techs, machines, techs who service machines--

I get weary from people fluttering their hospitalization bills in front of my nose complaining of the high cost of doctors, when the "doctor bill" is such a small part of the cost of a surgical/treatment at their hospitals. If you have a gall bladder taken out, look at the actual charge from the surgeon. It is a very small part of the total bill. Mostly you are paying to support the infrastructure, not the MD.

43 posted on 06/10/2009 9:23:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: zerosix
re: Didn’t say AMA was a Pac but rather that they donate to liberals PACs.))

You didn't say anything that was documented, specific or accountable. 'Nuff said.

44 posted on 06/10/2009 9:24:36 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: chris_bdba
re: 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.)))

Yeah! Exactly!

It is a tragedy, a horror, to have all this skillful experience driven into retirement.

45 posted on 06/10/2009 9:26:41 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: Nachum

I’m surprised that leftist group is coming out against anything the one proposes. I left the AMA after medical school when I found out how far left they are. They make Chrissy Matthews look positively conservative.


46 posted on 06/10/2009 9:27:53 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: TortReformer

Aint that the truth. Quantity does not equal quality. We have enough quality problems with some of the people getting into medical school now. The best and the brightest are wising up and not going into medicine where they will delay their earnings by several years, be regulated to death, and relatively underpaid compared to other professionals and even some skilled trades.


47 posted on 06/10/2009 9:33:14 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: chris_bdba

I will be one of them


48 posted on 06/10/2009 9:35:37 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: Atom Smasher

Government Hospital Admission: Are you a Democrat? Yes, go to the front of the ten year line and wait for care. Are you a Republican? Just die already and give us all your money.
There that about sums it up.


49 posted on 06/10/2009 10:16:48 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (It is a tale, told by an idiot.....living in DC)
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To: Mom MD

You know what they call the guy who finished last in his class in medical school? (Doctor) Scary, isn’t it.


50 posted on 06/10/2009 10:18:11 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (It is a tale, told by an idiot.....living in DC)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

This likely signals that the “public option” is looking a lot worse that the insiders thought.

BTW, since the turn of the 20th century, national healthcare has been considered very seriously about every 10-20 years. Each time, most historians feel that doctors ultimately stopped it. They did not want to be “government employees”.


51 posted on 06/10/2009 11:25:06 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: TortReformer
Stupid is as stupid posts, affirmative action long ago addressed you statement stupid.

The chief lobbyists against releasing records of complaints against doctors is the AMA.

52 posted on 06/11/2009 5:27:59 AM PDT by org.whodat ("Way past time for new commodities regulation")
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To: Semperfiwife

This admin is truly pathetic. But if you think about it, the pharma cos will not be able to make the meds we’ll need to sustain life. So, these docs that have their lips mighty puttied to the hindsides of the dems will see soon enough when one of their loved ones gets a devastating illness, and they are going to be left to die.

But - the sinister side of me believes that certain meds will be put in reserve for the admin and their families...and certain docs might get preferential treatment for themselves and their families if they keep their mouths shut about it!


53 posted on 06/11/2009 6:21:34 AM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Mamzelle

I have no idea how many PACs AMA donate to (check your own state for libs running or who ran in last election) and you will notice AMA donating to their PACs. ‘nuff said


54 posted on 06/11/2009 6:52:03 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Nachum

My doctor (whom I love) told me last time I was in — “Do not join HMO!”


55 posted on 06/11/2009 12:33:14 PM PDT by AKA Elena (This morning, my stockbroker told me I should only be buying . . . "Canned Goods and Ammunition"!)
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