Thursday, June 11, 2009

AMA Opposes 'Obamacare'

The A.M.A., with about 250,000 members, is recognized as America’s largest physician organization. You doctor probably belongs to the American Medical Association. This group agrees with other analysts that a large government run program would push private insurers out, restrict choice and increase costs. From the New York Times:
...the American Medical Association said: “The A.M.A. does not believe that creating a public health insurance option for non-disabled individuals under age 65 is the best way to expand health insurance coverage and lower costs. The introduction of a new public plan threatens to restrict patient choice by driving out private insurers, which currently provide coverage for nearly 70 percent of Americans.”

If private insurers are pushed out of the market, the group said, “the corresponding surge in public plan participation would likely lead to an explosion of costs that would need to be absorbed by taxpayers.”


MAS1916 said...

The AMA had better step up its public opposition efforts and soon. This plan is a disaster. And on top of the Stimulus and Budget expenditures threatens to bankrupt the country.

The public insurance program is designed to drive private insurance out of the market. This would leave Obama and Democrats in full control of individual health care.

This is all really dangerous and scary. ( If you need a lighter look at the health care takeover you can look at: )

Patsy said...

I was looking for this; thanks. I hat tipped you in my political blog.

I hope you keep it up strong. I even began inserting health care issues in my personal blog.