Thursday, June 11, 2009

AMA Doctors Fight Back Against Obamacare

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The largest group of doctors in the country has made it clear that it is not comfortable with legislation that would twist the country's health care system into a Euro-style scheme that "threatens to restrict patient choice."

With 250,000 members, the American Medical Association has some heavy political clout and deep resources. It will need to use everything it has if it is to help shield the nation from a health care disaster being engineered by Democrats and their constituents.

Washington's latest fevered dream for health care is a mutation called the "public option," which is just another way of saying "government-run" without having to actually do so.

In this system, the federal government would offer medical insurance, subsidized by the taxpayers, in competition with the private insurance industry.

Program advocates say it would bring down costs, since an enormous federal program could cut reimbursement rates for providers and deliver coverage for the uninsured. Some supporters gloatingly admit they believe the public option will eventually eliminate the private insurance market, leaving government to operate a single-payer system — which is their ultimate goal.



Blogger Otter said...


I agree with the AMA but I just read another article by a blogger up here in the Pacific Northwest that thinks differently.

The site is

The article is titled American doctors support the public option for health care reform.

He isn't talking about the AMA though. He is talking about some group called Doctors for America. This group says that "since a single payer plan is no longer on the table, a public plan is the 2nd best progressive (aha progressive! agenda much?!?) solution to providing all Americans with access to affordable, quality, health care."

11:27 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Thanks O, I'll check it out...

10:14 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

AMA has over 250,000 doctor members compared to 12,000 for the DFA group... and the AARP also opposes Obamacare with another few million members.

10:29 AM  

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