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If physicians can see through Obama's health care plan, why can't American citizens?

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"This is war," Dr. George Watson, a Kansas physician and president-elect of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, told FOXNews.com Thursday. "This is a bureaucratic boondoggle to grab control of health care. Everything that has been proposed in the 1,018 page bill will contribute to the ruination of medicine."

The Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization and internationally renowned medical practice group, took issue with patient care quality that will result if the president's bill becomes law:

"Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill -- including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects -- the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients."

"In fact, it will do the opposite," the clinic said in a July 16 statement on its Web site.

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 7:20 PM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's common sense. Doctors do the treating, I think they know MORE about Medical issues. And especially more than the current bungling bubbleheads we have in Washington DC.
    PestPatti

    Answer by PestPatti at 7:46 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:21 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Doctors are giving up membership to the AMA for endorsing it also.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:42 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Lori. That is not a statement from the Mayo Clinic, that is words from a blog posted on the Mayo site by a person with the pen name janej. Do you see how Faux news deceives?


    http://healthpolicyblog.mayoclinic.org/2009/07/16/mayo-clinic%E2%80%99s-reaction-to-house-tri-committee-bill/


    Also Watson and the AAPS are conservative. They have consistently given campaign donations to Republican and Libertarian candidates. The AAPS opposed Government healthcare in the 40's too. Clearly a biased viewpoint

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 7:54 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Lori. That is not a statement from the Mayo Clinic, that is words from a blog posted on the Mayo site by a person with the pen name janej. Do you see how Faux news deceives?

    the questions are posed by mayo clinics health policy center. the responses are open to the public. So yes it is the stance of the mayo clinic.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:17 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I'm not going to argue with you because I know you're a circular thinker and no matter what is said you end up right where you started.


    Final say to you: Its a blog, you don't know the author, and the words opinions stated aren't necessarily those of the Mayo Clinic. Same thing as during the election when some hateful stuff and threats were posted on a Republican website. They said they don't endorse the content of the blogs and message boards, same applies here.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 8:32 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Powerful doctors group backs Obama's healthcare reform plan Endorsement by the AMA speeds the way for the president to accomplish one of his signature campaign promises
    Daniel Nasaw in Washington guardian.co.uk, Thursday 16 July 2009 20.14 BST Article historyAmerica's largest and most powerful doctors group has endorsed Barack Obama's massive overhaul of the US healthcare system, removing a substantial hurdle to legislation that Democrats hope will extend health coverage to most of the estimated 46 million Americans who currently lack it.
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 8:34 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • The American Medical Association, which vigorously opposed Bill and Hillary Clinton's 1990s reform effort, today pledged to work with congressional leaders to ensure legislation is soon passed. The group endorsed the strongest legislation currently on the table, proposed this week by top Democrats in the House of Representatives. The group long opposed government intervention in the healthcare system for fear that its physician members would see their lucrative pay decline.
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 8:34 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • The medical association's surprise turnaround may be an indication they see reform as inevitable and hope to influence the legislation at the margins. In its letter to Charles Rangel, a powerful New York Democrat, the group said it hoped for "constructive dialogue" during revision of the legislation.
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 8:35 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • The endorsement from a heretofore chief opponent of healthcare reform speeds the way for Obama to accomplish one of his signature campaign promises. Wal-Mart, America's largest private employer, has also backed Obama's effort. The president has made reform a top priority in his nascent administration, and in recent weeks has pushed hard for legislation, dispatching lieutenants to rally support on Capitol Hill and making speeches.
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 8:35 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

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