Physicians Mobilize for Reform Alternative to AMA-backed ObamaCare

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 02 May 2012 11:34:01 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Rick Amato at Breitbart - on the useless expense of the AMA's medical "coding" monopoly, and what some doctors are going to do about it in San Diego on May 5-6. [claire]

Dr. Jane Orient, the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons explains why it is that doctors now feel the need to be proactive,

“Physicians can't wait around for Congress to 'fix' the damage politicians have done to American medicine. At least 40% of the money poured into the system buys no actual care for patients but is bled off by the third-party payment system. Patients and physicians must take back control. Most medical transactions have no need of a bureaucrat overseer, either from government or the managed-care system.”

President Obama has tried to sell the American public on the merits of his plan based upon the fact that it has been endorsed by the AMA (American Medical Association). But as Dr. Dorin tells me,

“What people don’t realize and what Obama didn’t say is that the AMA only represents about 15% of practicing physicians in America. In other words 85% of the doctor’s were shut out of the discussion. Our blueprint will include the 85%.”

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Submitted by MamaLiberty on Thu, 03 May 2012 18:21:22 GMT

I hate to dispute the good doctor... and I am a staunch supporter of the AAPS, but the "code" is far from the central problem. That dishonor has been held for over 100 years by government mandated licensing and regulation of medical education and delivery of care, something most medical professionals accept, and many fully support.

Until the free market is allowed to function in all areas of our lives, the "code" will continue to be merely one small symptom of the much larger problem.

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