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If you heard that 2/3 of American doctors support a Public Option, what would you think?

Because they do, according to the New England Journal of Health.
Check it out here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112839232

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21stCenturyMom

Asked by 21stCenturyMom at 10:44 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • How exacly did they poll the entire population of doctors and the article mentions the AMA, which only accounts for maybe a quarter of the population of MDs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Is that the same one that was posted earlier where they used inadequate sampling with volunteer responses?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:50 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Ya know, NPR is UBER LIBERAL.


    "The AMA fears a public option eventually could lead to government putting more limits on doctors' fees."


    So doctors who belong to the AMA are the ONLY "greedy" doctors?

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:58 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • The survey was published online Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine. It was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a health care research organization that favors health reform.


    Uhhhhh, yeah........................................

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:58 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • "The survey was published online Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine. It was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a health care research organization that favors health reform. "


    No bias there. *sarcasm*

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:01 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • My grandpas Dr told HIM that he not only resigned from the AMA but that he sent them a notarized letter! ALL because of the stuff Obama is doing. He told my grandpa, who just got diagnosed with prostate cancer, that if any of the current plans went in my grandpa would NOT be treated. (another one of those stupid redneck conservatives I guess!). He ALSO said that many MANY dr he knew were getting out of the AMA!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 11:04 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • The AMA is against public option but many of the doctors who belong to the AMA disagree with the AMA and approve of Public Option. Many Doctors say there is already "rationed" health care. Doctors are happy with Medicare. People with Medicare are happy with it. That is what I just read at the NPR site. Sounds easy to understand.
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 11:05 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • The fact is, the New England Journal of Health only represents 17% of all practicing physicians in the US, so actually it would only be 2/3 of 17% of all physicians support it... that makes a big difference in numbers... another twisted statistic that is not correctly reported!!!


    Common sense question: why would anyone be in support of something that is gonna put themselves out of business??? Common sense answer: the MAJORITY of US physicians who have even the slightest bit of common sense is NOT in favor of nobama's health care scam...

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • The Mayo clinic favors a public option, but NOT hr3200' but these articles make it sound like the docs are in favor of the bill on the table.

    Of course doctors want more people to be insured. Now do you think they collect a paycheck. And a 'public option, is a really broad term to support, don't you think?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:11 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Doctors are happy with Medicare.

    Is that why so many of them refuse patients that use Medicare? Or are they just happy that other Dr.s will take it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

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