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Only 15-20% of doctors belong to the AMA
The Macon County Conservative Examiner ^ | 12-23-09 | Robert Moon

Posted on 12/23/2009 6:01:07 AM PST by aquapub

Democrats have been wildly misleading people about where doctors stand on ObamaCare. After bribing his way into AARP and AMA endorsements, Obama has been treating them as the final word on the matter and ramping up the partisan smears against his opponents.

But what he is characteristically leaving out is that only about 15-20% of doctors actually belong to the AMA and the vast majority of doctors actually reject ObamaCare.

From National Review:

"...92 percent of doctors don’t think the Democratic bills address the “real sources of cost increases,” and 94 percent don’t think there can be “effective” health reform without tort reform (which the Republican bill includes but the Democratic bills do not)."

45% of doctors even say they will quit practicing medicine if ObamaCare is passed.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aarp; ama; doctors; percent

1 posted on 12/23/2009 6:01:07 AM PST by aquapub
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To: aquapub
I guess that means four out of five doctors DON'T recommend Obamacare!
2 posted on 12/23/2009 6:04:20 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Never, ever, ever, ever, ever....)
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To: aquapub

Don’t give us facts. The vaunted AMA collective/collectivists has been placed as a meme inside minds as the spokesman for individual doctors. It’s been amplified by the propagandists over and over and over and over...

(great post. thanks)


3 posted on 12/23/2009 6:05:56 AM PST by PGalt
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To: aquapub
The Republican Party has made no serious effort to get this sort of information out. They are not really in opposition to this bill. Sure, some individual Republicans are, but the party leadership likes the growth of government and the control over people's lives just as much as the Democrats do.

Michael Steele is focused on fund-raising. He doesn't care about the direction the country is going in.

4 posted on 12/23/2009 6:07:50 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments.)
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To: aquapub

I won’t be using a doctor who is a member of AMA.


5 posted on 12/23/2009 6:15:01 AM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: aquapub

According to Greta on Fox last night, only 29% of US Doctors belong to the AMA.

FUBO and the Entire DemonRat Party and most of the GOP!!


6 posted on 12/23/2009 6:15:28 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Republican Party has made no serious effort to get this sort of information out.

The only explanation for the vaccuum of leadership in the Republican party is the fear of john q public to run for any office. The evisceration all republicans receive in the press makes it a difficult proposition to consider.

As for a third party, they will have the same fine time.

7 posted on 12/23/2009 6:22:58 AM PST by x_plus_one (Even the Russian online newspaper Pravda featured a column about "the man with no visible past.")
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To: aquapub

The question is: what percentage of those doctors belonging to the AMA support Obamacare?


8 posted on 12/23/2009 6:30:03 AM PST by marvlus
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To: aquapub

...we have a wonderful primary care doctor...he has no confidence in Obama, refuses to join the AMA, and laid in 3000 rounds of .45 ammo this Fall...my kinda doc.


9 posted on 12/23/2009 6:30:11 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: aquapub

I don’t know where they are getting this data. Everything I’ve read says the number is actually closer to 11% that belong to the AMA and that’s probably in line with the number of docs in academic medicine who don’t actually run a business.


10 posted on 12/23/2009 6:31:41 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: aquapub

That’s because the AMA is a liberal loon group that does not represent most physicians. Their membership is a fair representation of the percentage of physicians it represents.


11 posted on 12/23/2009 6:32:11 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: secret garden

I just ran a quick search for my city in the 4 primary care specialties (IM, FP, Peds, OB) 13.5% were members.


12 posted on 12/23/2009 6:40:54 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: aquapub

And that’s the difference between “the truth” and “The Whole Truth”.


13 posted on 12/23/2009 6:47:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: CholeraJoe

Which is closer to 11% than 29%. Doesn’t anyone check facts anymore?


14 posted on 12/23/2009 6:50:23 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden

I believe your numbers since far fewer specialists are members than Primary Care. Interestingly, Pediatrics was the lowest percent here at 6%.


15 posted on 12/23/2009 6:52:52 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: aquapub

Are there any doctors who have taken Medicare and Medicaid and been screwed by the government supporting this monstrosity?


16 posted on 12/23/2009 7:08:29 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: PGalt

The leadership of the AMA is like that of any union, leftists, socialists, and Marxists and do not represent the majority of their members.


17 posted on 12/23/2009 7:09:36 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: STONEWALLS

The doctors’ group I have been going to for the past 20 years has three former Canadians who all left Canada after completing their residency to open a practice in Tennessee. They ARE NOT for this obamanation.


18 posted on 12/23/2009 7:12:04 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I myself am a physician, and like the majority of doctors, do not belong to the AMA.

The AMA has been a leftist organization for decades. First, they were supportive of abortion, and now supportive of a bill that hurts the vast majority of doctors. As a lobby group, they are pretty much useless.

Most of the doctors I know have long ago left the AMA...frankly, I don’t know many who are still active in it.


19 posted on 12/23/2009 7:18:18 AM PST by Neoavatara (http://neoavatara.com/blog)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Exactly. The tiny collective is presented and AMPLIFIED as the spokegroup for all doctors by propagandists to useful idiots.

Is there an equivalent anti-AMA or collective of doctors with opposing views that gets any notoriety?


20 posted on 12/23/2009 7:24:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Neoavatara

Thanks very much for posting. WELCOME ABOARD!


21 posted on 12/23/2009 7:26:04 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Neoavatara

Interesting blog.


22 posted on 12/23/2009 7:32:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: aquapub

They are losing membership fast. I know a number of doctors who have sent in letters canceling their membership over this Obama Marxism.


23 posted on 12/23/2009 7:53:26 AM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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