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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 8 years ago

Why do the vast majority of doctors support Obamacare?

The following groups ALL support the Affordable Care Act

The American Medical Association

The American College of Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians

The American College of Surgeons

The American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Osteopathic Association

The American Psychiatric Association

The American College of Cardiology

These groups represent hundreds of thousands of physicians across a wide range of medical sub-specialties.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Probably because they are aware of the facts.

    FACT - Insurance companies in the USA before the reforms pushed up prices, did not pay out claims when they should and bought or blackmailed politicians [1]

    FACT - PER PERSON the USA spends more on healthcare than any other nation on the planet [2]

    FACT - Obama debated his plans before the election for healthcare [3]

    FACT - the chance of a child under five of dying in the USA is greater than industrialised nations with universal health coverage [4]

    FACT - Obama was elected to bring in change [5]

    FACT - Obama wants to stop insurance companies from screwing America [6]

    FACT - The reforms Obama wants work in the Netherlands and Switzerland [7]

    Let me know if my facts are wrong, but please provide proof.

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  • 8 years ago

    Those groups CLAIM to represent us. Most physicians do not want increased bureaucracy and government interference. Our societies often do not represent what their members want or need.

    The AMA is the chief offender in that. They are a bunch of self-serving people who are completely out of touch with those of us who actually WORK in the field.

    Your data and beliefs are just wrong.

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  • 8 years ago

    So you saying these groups support Obamacare is all the proof needed?

    LOL!

    It doesn't work that way Einstein. You made the claim and you have to provide PROOF or it will be seen as BS.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Guess they did not read it to see whats in it.

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  • 8 years ago

    The organizations feel that they must give lip service to the program to avoid government inspectors decending on them for every "i" that wasn't dotted. If you check with the doctors, you might get a very different oppinion. Three of the doctors thta I see for various reasons expect to leave the profession if this prograam gets passed. The reason is that their pay will be highly reduced. Many potential doctors will change professions for the same reason.

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  • 8 years ago

    They don't Support Obama's health care reform LOL Somebody is bamboozeling you.

    The academy of Tobacco Studies? lol

    The AMA does not support it. See the New York Times Article

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  • 8 years ago

    Just because the head of some group supports something doesn't mean all the members do

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Just like the AFL-CIO gives 100% of their campaign contributions to democrats, but actual union members have no say in the matter and do not support 100% democrats. You cant make that assertion when its just a bunch of overweight and overpaid members running the show that dont represent the interests of their members.

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  • TomB
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    8 years ago

    Simple, $$$$$$. They would be guaranteed not to get stiffed for Medical bills by uninsured patients. It may limit what they can charge, but at least they get paid.

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  • Scott
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    cause thats how the hipocrieatians get paid

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