February 15, 2012

ARMSTRONG: Obamacare grants doctors liberty to withhold care


If you haven’t noticed it yet, you soon will. The Obama administration has launch-ed a full-court press to sell the president’s “signature” achievement, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, to the American public as well as to the 800,000 American physicians it directly impacts. As one of those doctors, it was no surprise when an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association by lead author Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel attempted to convince American physicians that they will enjoy expanded autonomy and greater liberty under the new act… This administration held up the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and others as shining examples of the best medical systems in the country. They didn’t tell you that when Dr. Charlie and Dr. Will Mayo opened the Mayo Clinic in 1889 and when Dr. George Crile and colleagues opened the Cleveland Clinic in 1921, they were not coerced by any government entity or law to provide honest medical care under the most ethical economic model that exists - fee-for-service - in which the doctors care for the patient and the patient pays the doctor.

Washington Times, by Dr. Richard Armstrong, 02/14/2012

Tags: Affordable care act, Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Charlie and Dr. Will Mayo, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Dr. George Crile, Finanical, History, Issues, Journal of the American Medical Association, Legal / Leadership, Obama administration, obamacare

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