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73% of physicians support a public option

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    Interesting, a new poll showing that doctors are big time supporters of a public option.

    Of course, it takes some intelligence to become a physician and we saw very little of that on display this past Saturday. For that matter, how low in brain cells does you have to be to allow Glenn Beck to teach you what to think.


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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112839232
     
  2. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm who to listen to....Physicians....or nuts with signs screaming Nazi...hard to choose......Dr's or people who think Obama is a secret Muslim....Smart people who went to med school....

    tough call..

    Must be be due to the fact they are all liberals....thus explaining why they want to help people :)
     
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    .....More-than-likely because it'll keep them IN-business....(actually) healing people...​

     
  4. asur

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    That poll can't be trusted as it comes from Obama camp and
    NPR and is propaganda.

    Maybe you check if the AMA( the largest Doctor Org) supports it?

    Whoops it doesn't!


    Doctors’ Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:09am
    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.

    So there you go again being wrong Popeye, as always!
     
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    Now that was 'FUNNY'...and I would wonder if those other 27% were somehow involved in the medicare/medicaid federal lawsuits that are spreading around the nation...hmmm Inquiring Minds want to know ;)
     
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    The fact that the study was funded by an organization that is vehemently for a single payer system sure smacks of bias. It also seems to be contrary to the discussions I have had with over 100 doctors and the AMA's general view.

    Not saying its false, just seems odd.
     
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    Follow the players in the NPR hit piece. There are some absolutely fascinating connections, and some that are a bit, shall we say, questionable.

    Other organizations are re-polling for comparisons, such as this one by Investors Business Daily.


    A portion, highlighted here...

     
  8. Dr.Who

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    All the doctors surveyed came from the AMA database which represents barely a third of all doctors. From the get-go the survey is not a representative sample but only a sample of doctors who choose to join the AMA.

    I have no doubt that a 73% of doctors who belong to the AMA are Liberals or were mislead by the questions on the survey that asked assumed that the doctors knew the plan would be like medicare and not government run but only gov funded.
     
  9. Dr.Who

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    The same survey found that Most doctors — 63 percent — say they favor giving patients a choice that would include both public and private insurance.

    Obviously most doctors are not politically savvy and they don't understand that a Obamoption will not give millions of people choice but will force them onto the public option, and then force a growing number on each year until eventually there will be very little private option left.

    Almost ten percent of them favor a public only option so obviously they don't understand civil liberties either.

    Some other doctors surveyed understood that a private only option would eliminate medicare so they could only choose that option of they wanted to get rid of medicare (even most Republicans don't want to do that) forcing them to choose the other two options in higher numbers and exaggerating the results.

    In short I am not surprised to find high support when the question is phrased as support for some vague public option combined with a private option (which is technically what we have now). Give them some of the details and support will drop fast. So the survey really says that 73% of doctors favor a system like what we already have now!
     
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    And of course, you are politically savvy (as all Conservatives view themselves), and likewise your understanding if civil liberties.
     
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    But FIXED NEWS said it was a bad thing.

    Now who to believe Doctors & Nurses or FIXED NEWS... it's a real quandary.




     
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    Apparently as a person who frequents political forums I am more savvy than those who study hard to be doctors - which is the way I would have it the next time I get sick.
     
  13. Dr.Who

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    More news:

    According to a biased survey from NPR (gov owned radio) 73% of the 18% of doctors who are in the AMA (I am now being more accurate than before when I said less than 1/3) like a vague notion of a public option mixed with a private option that may or may not be a lot like what we have now with both private insurance and medicare ( the public option).

    But at the same time 65% of randomly chosen doctors actually specifically oppose President Obama's plan!!!

    And neither one of those stats ( NPR's or NBD's) tell us how strongly they feel about the matter. But this does:

    45% of doctors "would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement" if the present plan gets passed.

    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=506199

    P.S. not only is the study of AMA doctors not random and not representative of doctors in general but a number of doctors have already dropped out of the AMA because of the stance that the AMA has taken. so the ones who are left to be polled are shifted toward those who favor the Presidents plan.
     
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