Navigation Links
Doctors: AMA Has Sold Out Patients & the Profession For A Few Dollars
Date:7/17/2009

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons issued the following statement from Kathryn Serkes, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, in response to the AMA's endorsement of House Bill 3200:

"The American Medical Association has sold out patients and the profession by endorsing House bill that supports government medicine.

"Why did the AMA do it? For a few dollars increase in Medicare reimbursement rates. In effect, it's told patients, 'It's about the money, stupid.'

"We don't think that a miniscule raise -- one that can be revoked at any time on Congressional whim -- is worth selling out for government control of medicine. The AMA has sold patient choice, patient privacy and patient control to the highest bidder.

"The AMA had the unbridled nerve to stand up with the President and pledge to reduce costs -- on the very day that it sent out an alert to its members urging them to contact Congress in support of a physician pay raise.

"The AMA is trying to paint any doctors who oppose them as being 'anti-reform,' but that's not true. Our doctors are for reform -- real reform that puts patients and doctors in control, not the government.

"The AMA is not alone. Organized medicine has been spineless. Today a surgeon from Arkansas told me that he is appalled that the American College of Surgeons sent him an email saying, in effect, that they wanted a seat at the table, and were willing to endorse the bill if that's what it took to get that seat

"Today we've heard comments like: 'The AMA is a disgrace.' 'All physicians who care for patients should drop out of the AMA immediately.' '. . .has a track record of toadying up to government in exchange for handouts to its cronies that, in turn, are extorted from us as taxpayers and as honestly working physicians.'

"Thousands of doctors are joining the 'Dump the AMA' bandwagon. Signatures are pouring in to the 'Take Back Medicine' petition to Congress and the President. (See www.TakeBackMedicine.com) These are the doctors who really care about their patients."

READ MORE COMMENTS AT:

http://www.aapsonline.org/newsoftheday/00346

WATCH VIDEO OF DOCTOR COMMENTING ON AMA:

www.takebackmedicine.com/video

LISTEN TO DOCTORS COMMENT ABOUT PUBLIC PLAN:

www.takebackmedicine.com/video

    Contact:
    Kathryn Serkes
    206 841 0100 cell
    Kathryn@takebackmedicine.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AAPS Doctors: White House Healthcare Prom Invitations Lost in the Mail
2. MTBC Practice Management Quiz Sends Message to Doctors: There is Real Room for Improvement or a Need to Outsource
3. Fertility Doctors: Studies Suggest Artificial Insemination Increasingly Second Choice
4. Doctors: Talk Therapy Newest Hope for Treating One Physical Side Effect of Holiday Blues
5. Infertility Doctors: Genetic Disease Detection is Skyrocketing, Could Reshape Medicine
6. Baking Soda May Be Key Ingredient for Kidney Patients
7. Home Oxygen Patients and Family Members Visit Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Protect Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit
8. Congressmen Mike Ross and Kendrick Meek Introduce Bill to Protect Medicare Patients Who Require Medical Oxygen Therapy at Home
9. Doctors Join Patients to Protest at Health Care Freedom Tea Parties July 17; Thousands Join in Nationwide Event
10. Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments
11. National Advocacy Organization Representing Home Oxygen Patients Praises Introduction of Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Michael Lanteri Agency ... created to assist the people of their local community. The agency pledges to ... community leaders. Their hope is to bring awareness to important local causes with ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... A recent survey by the Midwest ... getting employees to understand and use the free preventive care benefits available to them ... business groups of large, self-insured public and private employers, MBGH found that only 10% ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... agency’s ongoing community enrichment program serving families of greater Dubuque, IA. The current ... duty, reserve and honorably discharged veterans. Donations to Veteran’s Freedom Center may now ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... A local study examining ... than 40 percent of participating fifth-grade students already have or are at risk ... Clinical Research in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TIME for ... safety – today announced a new partnership to reach nearly 1 million children with ... in an instant and is the leading cause of accidental death in children one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... CITY, Mo. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Kansas Medical Center,s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation ... and commercialize new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices. ... provides BioNovus Innovations with rights to license, develop ... "This partnership represents ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. , May 3, 2016 ... and endovascular medical technology, today announced Food and ... a cardiac resynchronization defibrillator that provides heart failure ... (MRI) scans. Iperia devices also have remote monitoring ... (CLS) that adapts the heart rate in response ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016 ... Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to ... by Field Strength (High Field, Very High Field, Low ... (Brain, Head and Neck, Spine, Musculoskeletal, Vascular, Breast, Pelvic ... global magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) market was valued at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: