Up asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 years ago

Obama is not a scientist....Journal of the American Medical Assn shouldn't pretend he is. but they did..why the stupidity?

The Journal of the American Medical Assn. recently published a very unusual article: a scientific study authored by a sitting president of the United States. That’s never happened before.

In a sense, it’s cool that President Obama cares enough about science to want to publish a paper in one of the world’s leading medical journals. But JAMA has set a bad precedent. The article, on healthcare reform in the United States, is problematic not only in its content but in the threat it poses to the integrity of scientific publishing.

Let’s set aside the debate on whether the specific numbers in the article are factual. (Of course, there is certainly room to question Obama’s data. The president writes that “[t]rends in healthcare costs … have been promising,” even though healthcare spending per capita continues to increase.)

Far more troubling is the president’s tone, which is often self-congratulatory. “I am proud of the policy changes in the [Affordable Care Act],” he writes, “and the progress that has been made toward a more affordable, high-quality, and accessible healthcare system.” http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-berezow...

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago
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    Because JAMA has sold out to left-wing politics, and is trying to use the weight of their 'science' to force policy change, like calling violence in inner cities a health problem instead of a political/civil problem. Just more lefty academics trying to earn their social justice warrior merit badges. The end result though is that the distrust of Obama rubs off on the JAMA instead of them providing him with credibility.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It is not a scientific paper, it's a special communication, which is whatever it wants to be. At least that is what it clearly states in a Journal.

    I would think it is a communication which is reasonable to assume that it is of some interest to doctors who after all should care about the effect of health insurance on their business.

    Do you have a question? All you seem is to quote the opinion piece in a new paper. OK, that is somebody's opinion now what?

  • 4 years ago

    He has full experience about what he wrote. That qualifies. You don't have to be a scientist to be published in the JAMA.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    can somebody send this questioner a large pot of cream for his severe butt hurt???

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Stupid liberals

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