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Florida Spine Surgeon Alfred Bonati, M.D. Announces Results of National Poll Showing America's Doctors Oppose a Government-Run Health Care Plan
Date:8/20/2009

Florida spine surgeon Alfred Bonati, M.D. announced the results of a nonpartisan national poll commissioned by the American Society of Medical Doctors (ASMD) that shows physicians are unwilling to accept new patients covered by a government-run health care plan. Dr. Bonati announced the poll results at a press conference earlier today in Washington, DC.

Hudson, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2009 -- Florida spine surgeon Alfred Bonati, M.D. announced the results of a nonpartisan national poll commissioned by the American Society of Medical Doctors (ASMD) that shows physicians are unwilling to accept new patients covered by a government-run health care plan. Dr. Bonati announced the poll results at a press conference earlier today in Washington, DC.

The poll conducted on August 7, 2009 by WRS Opinion Research on behalf of the ASMD shows that:

 
  • 70 percent of specialty doctors oppose current Congressional and White House proposals for health care reform;
  • 66 percent believe that a government-run health insurance plan would restrict doctors' ability to give the best advice and offer the best care possible to their patients; and
  • More than 60 percent would not accept new patients with government insurance.
Dr. Bonati, who serves as the Chairman of the ASMD, said, "As a physician, the results of this poll are not surprising to me. Any doctor who has ever dealt with Medicare knows that government coverage severely limits our abilities to deliver care that best fits the needs of the patient and the patient's family. We know that government coverage does not all
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