AMA Doctors Fight Back Against Obamacare
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.