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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: 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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