The American Medical Association is opposing the idea of a government insurance plan. They are opposed to this because a government will lead to a collapse of private plans which will actually increase costs as taxpayers will absorb the blow.
WASHINGTON — As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system.
The opposition, which comes as Mr. Obama prepares to address the powerful doctors’ group on Monday in Chicago, could be a major hurdle for advocates of a public insurance plan. The A.M.A., with about 250,000 members, is America’s largest physician organization.
If the AMA opposes this plan, we should listen. These are doctors who work in the Health Care field, not in Washington that live in a theoretical world. The government will drive out doctors and nurses with this plan, thus leading us to have a 3rd World health-care industry.
Is health-care too expensive? Yes, absolutely, and reform is needed, but this is not the solution. I oppose it because if Obama wrecks the system, this will destroy the last industry in America where wages are still good and that gives people a middle class lifestyle. Then again, this might be the progressive-fascists real agenda. Destroy an industry so more people rely on government assistance. The march to Feudalism continues!