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10-20-2009, 10:08 PM
Health Reform: A recent IBD/TIPP Poll showed two-thirds of physicians opposing Congress' proposed reforms, and warning of dire consequences. Now, a forum of prominent doctors has amplified those concerns.

Of 1,376 doctors responding in late August, 65% opposed Congress' reform plans; 45% said enactment would make them consider leaving their practice or take early retirement; and 67% expected fewer students to apply to medical schools.

Some 65% also felt seniors would end up with lower-quality care under a government plan; 71% didn't think it possible for the government to cover 47 million more people and cut costs while also delivering better quality care; finally, 60% of physicians didn't think that under a government plan, drug companies would have incentives to continue developing as many lifesaving new medicines.

America's doctors know their patients better than politicians do. And the hostility seen in these poll results was mirrored by virtually all of the 15 esteemed physicians from the New York metropolitan area gathered by former New York state Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey for a Forum on Medical Excellence Monday evening.


10-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Looks like the doctors and Gov. Palin are on the same page with the decimation of health care to seniors. It is a shame that any Repub. would fall for a plan that eventually will become the public option. That is the Democrats stated goal. Complete control with bureaucrats dictating the degree and procedures from an office far removed from the patient and doctor deciding whether or not treatment is worthy of the cost benefit. If you are in your 80's, you can forget about major surgery. Go home, the hospice death squad will come to your house and provide you with pain meds. Since you are not a contributing member of society, the government wants you to die quickly.