Thursday, June 11, 2009

AMA Weighs In On Public Healthcare

Surprise, surprise, the American Medical Association has come out against public financed healthcare.

"Today's New York Times story creates a false impression about the AMA's position on a public plan option in health care reform legislation. The AMA opposes any public plan that forces physicians to participate, expands the fiscally-challenged Medicare program or pays Medicare rates, but the AMA is willing to consider other variations of the public plan that are currently under discussion in Congress. This includes a federally chartered co-op health plan or a level playing field option for all plans. The AMA is working to achieve meaningful health reform this year and is ready to stand behind legislation that includes coverage options that work for patients and physicians."

I wonder if they will pull out the old Ronald Reagan record railing against "Socialized Medicine" again? My favorite part is where he talks about medicine being the precursor down the road to socialism.

Our old friend Fred Willard provides the solution to our healthcare woes...

I think even the insurance companies would approve.

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