Doctors come out against Obamacare

Well, this shouldn’t be surprising, considering they were against the Clinton version of this boondoggle.

Hot Air’s analysis on this is here:

AMA opposes Obamacare

I don’t know whether it is enough to sink the bill, but maybe you didn’t know….

  1. The bill would CAP the profits that the healthcare insurance companies (private ones) could get.  This effectively sets up the government plan as the place employers will dump people because the private insurance companies will offer policies that don’t cover very much at all.  If the government legislates minimal coverage that the private insurance companies have to offer, and they don’t want to do it, they’ll just fold their tents up.  Less choice, fewer private insurance carriers means more people in the government plan.  Nice for Washington, terrible for the rest of us
  2. As I’ve said before, no one is dealing with the fact that prescription drugs and lab tests are a significant component of healthcare costs. This must be addressed
  3. We also need more incentives to force people to see the doctor regularly for preventative care.  Get a relationship with a doctor or medical practice and you’ll find your health can improve.

2 Responses

  1. The AMA opposes the cap because they know that cap will mean doctor’s will get paid less.

    • Yes. It almost makes me wonder how dumb the AMA is. Surely, they had to have known by having Obama in office, it would lead to a reduction in their compensation. Sure, we’d need more doctors because of more people being in the system, but doctors already take anywhere from 4 to 10 years to pay off medical school loans. Why make that worse by capping the profits of the insurance companies that EMPLOY the doctors…

      I hope this will be enough to kill this bill, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

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