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  • Video: Doctors Explain Why Obamacare is Wrong for America

    In a recent White House video, Vice President Joseph Biden urged Americans to ask their doctors, the most trusted source for medical information, about the health care reform efforts in Congress. Heritage Foundation Center for Health Policy Studies Director Bob Moffit did. Watch

    Drs. Williamson and Palmisano are not the only physicians who believe Obamacare is a bad prescription for America. Harvard Medical School Dean Dr. Jeffrey Flier recently wrote:

    In discussions with dozens of health-care leaders and economists, I find near unanimity of opinion that, whatever its shape, the final legislation that will emerge from Congress will markedly accelerate national health-care spending rather than restrain it. Likewise, nearly all agree that the legislation would do little or nothing to improve quality or change health-care’s dysfunctional delivery system. The system we have now promotes fragmented care and makes it more difficult than it should be to assess outcomes and patient satisfaction. The true costs of health care are disguised, competition based on price and quality are almost impossible, and patients lose their ability to be the ultimate judges of value.

    Worse, currently proposed federal legislation would undermine any potential for real innovation in insurance and the provision of care. It would do so by overregulating the health-care system in the service of special interests such as insurance companies, hospitals, professional organizations and pharmaceutical companies, rather than the patients who should be our primary concern.

    And Johns Hopkins Medicine Dean and CEO Edward Miller wrote:

    Both the House and Senate health-care reform bills call for a large increase in Medicaid—about 18 million more people will begin enrolling in Medicaid under the House bill starting in 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Actuary Richard Foster estimates.

    A flood of new patients will be seeking health services, many of whom have never seen a doctor on more than a sporadic basis. Some will also have multiple and costly chronic conditions. And almost all of them will come from poor or disadvantaged backgrounds.

    We’ll meet the demands placed on us because serving poor and disadvantaged populations is part of our century-old mission. But without an understanding by policy makers of what a large Medicaid expansion actually means, and without delivery-system reform and adequate risk-adjusted reimbursement the current health-care legislation will have catastrophic effects on those of us who provide society’s health-care safety-net. In time, those effects will be felt by all of us.

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    7 Responses to Video: Doctors Explain Why Obamacare is Wrong for America

    1. Sydney, Los Gatos, says:

      Can we get the press to release things like this? I think not, but I wish I knew how to get so-called intelligent people I KNOW to think about this. . . . to even read and/or listen to this! They close their eyes and ears and refuse to think for themselves. This Obamacare is a disaster!

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    3. velma moore says:

      well i think it's time the american people get together and get that lying sob out of office. the democrats will get theirs come nov 2010. it's time to start impeachment prodedings. obamaliar has got to go. if i had the money i would set a web site and start it. i'm 68 years old and live on social security.

    4. Dorothy, NY says:

      I watched the you tube video, which said I could see more ??

      did not see more. I agree that Obamacare is not the solution but a disaster waiting to happen. We need to get this video and more in depth videos out to the public. We need to stand together…………we can't let this pass. but the problem is getting the leftist's to read things like this…they just listen to cnn etc…where it all seems like the only answer…we need to get this out all over the internet. When you tell someone "you can see more video like this" then they should be readily available. I did not find any on the site I was sent to………….soooooo if we are serious…let's get a bunch of doctors or lawyers on these videos that we can start sending all over the country.

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    7. dennis, houston says:

      One Dr. said to get the patient (aka the consumer) in charge of the money and decisions between them and their doctor. Yeah, right! We need to trust the frightened, old, and ignorant patient with the money that we and our companies have put into the insurance pot. That'll happen. To get the consumer/patient involved in the spending/treatment decision making process, we must get companies *out* of the Medical Insurance business. Individuals should be purchasing their own healthcare insurance just as they do with other types of insurance, *and* deciding whether to or not.

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