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Old 03-19-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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So much for all those doctors quitting...

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Old 03-19-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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So much for all those doctors quitting...

AMA - Health System Reform
They've been in bed with with the FDA so long, they got bedsores on their privates.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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AMA is just a lobbying union. It does not "represent" physicians interests, only its own.

So, is it newsbreaking when a lobby union whores itself out for federal funds?
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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Did they ask their membership?

Of course they didn't.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Did they ask their membership?

Of course they didn't.
and they are just playing nice right now. They do not have a choice since it will probably pass.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Wrong. The only reason they are endorsing it is because they have a backroom deal with the dems to reinstate the "doc" fix. Which means once the bill is oases the dems will add back the almost $400 billion savings that was supposed to come from reduction in Medicare payments to doctors.

It's a game now. Mislead and hopefully no one realizes that this "budget savings" the CBO put out yesterday is really going to add to the defecit once all the "fixes" are added back to the bill.

Read this article.
UPDATE: Democrats challenge authenticity of ‘doc fix’ memo - Live Pulse - POLITICO.com
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Gee, what are all these apples all over the floor? Seems like somebody's cart has been upset...
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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IF the AMA endorses the bill, then the bill is bad for consumers. The AMA and Members of the AMA have always wanted every american insured. What they don't want is pricing restrictions on how much they can charge. I mean think about it. What is perfect for Doctors is no limit on what a doctor can charge and guaranteed payment.

I am in favor of expanding medicare coverage, which the AMA is against because it would put restrictions on what hospitals can charge.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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So much for all those doctors quitting...

AMA - Health System Reform
So? A few board members are not representing their members very well then. Not only that, about 1/3 of their members are still students, and only half of the members are practicing physicians.



Investors.com - 45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul

NBC's Guthrie falsely suggests AMA represents "the nation's doctors" | Media Matters for America
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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So? A few board members are not representing their members very well then. Not only that, about 1/3 of their members are still students, and only half of the members are practicing physicians.



Investors.com - 45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul

NBC's Guthrie falsely suggests AMA represents "the nation's doctors" | Media Matters for America
Yeah, My wife works in the field. It is hard to find a Doctor that is happy with this.
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