Doctors boo Obama on health care plan

Doctors boo Obama on health care plan

There are 182 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Doctors boo Obama on health care plan. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

President Barack Obama bluntly told doctors Monday he opposes their highest legislative priority - limiting malpractice awards - and got a smattering of boos from an audience he was here to court for his health care overhaul plan.

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Yep

Penryn, CA

#1 Jun 16, 2009
As they should!
reeltime

Cedar City, UT

#2 Jun 16, 2009
Rush's next caller was a doctor from Texas who said she read Obama's speech to the AMA today, and said that Obama essentially said that coverage will be denied in order to keep costs down. Rush asked her if she, as a doctor, was inspired by Obama's speech. The caller said no, and that she's not a member of the AMA because they're too liberal. Rush said the AMA is just like the American Bar Association these days -- they're run by "commie bastards." That's an interesting claim, considering that members of the AMA contributed more money to Republicans than Democrats during every election cycle from 1998 to 2006.

http://mediamatters.org/limbaughwire/2009/06/...
reeltime

Cedar City, UT

#3 Jun 16, 2009
More than half of U.S. doctors now favor switching to a national health care plan and fewer than a third oppose the idea, according to a survey published on Monday.

The survey suggests that opinions have changed substantially since the last survey in 2002 and as the country debates serious changes to the health care system.

Of more than 2,000 doctors surveyed, 59 percent said they support legislation to establish a national health insurance program, while 32 percent said they opposed it, researchers reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

The 2002 survey found that 49 percent of physicians supported national health insurance and 40 percent opposed it.

"Many claim to speak for physicians and represent their views. We asked doctors directly and found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, most doctors support national health insurance," said Dr. Aaron Carroll of the Indiana University School of Medicine, who led the study.

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idU...

“Social Medium”

Since: Feb 08

Chico, CA

#4 Jun 16, 2009
That's a very misleading headline. In the AP story itself, a "smattering" of boos was reported in response to the malpractice issue. I heard the speech on the radio, and there were numerous occasions of applause and cheers, including a standing ovation. Nice try, ER editors.
Socialist

Fresno, CA

#5 Jun 16, 2009
America is a Socialist Country, except for the rich! The Jew Doctors dont like Obama's plan. America got itself into an economic mess that is basically inreversible. It is finally rotting from the inside out, due to greedy western ways! The fall of a modern Roman empire is happening before our very eyes! This country is now the United State of Mexico governed by Chinese money! HA HA HA
John

Chico, CA

#6 Jun 16, 2009
reeltime wrote:
More than half of U.S. doctors now favor switching to a national health care plan and fewer than a third oppose the idea, according to a survey published on Monday.
The survey suggests that opinions have changed substantially since the last survey in 2002 and as the country debates serious changes to the health care system.
Of more than 2,000 doctors surveyed, 59 percent said they support legislation to establish a national health insurance program, while 32 percent said they opposed it, researchers reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
The 2002 survey found that 49 percent of physicians supported national health insurance and 40 percent opposed it.
"Many claim to speak for physicians and represent their views. We asked doctors directly and found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, most doctors support national health insurance," said Dr. Aaron Carroll of the Indiana University School of Medicine, who led the study.
http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idU...
Yeah ok.. there is no way more than half the doctors are in favor of it...

Its not just the AMA boo'ing this. I want to see the data on who they called.
sick of it

Denver, CO

#7 Jun 16, 2009
No matter what kind of health care reform is done, the bottom line is hard working, tax paying, responsible people, are going to be paying more tax dollars for those who don't want to work, illegal aliens, and those who choose not to spend their own money on health care. Raising taxes is the only way BHO's plans will ever be able to find the money to work. Might as well get used to it for 4 yrs.
reeltime

Cedar City, UT

#8 Jun 16, 2009
John wrote:
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Yeah ok.. there is no way more than half the doctors are in favor of it...
Its not just the AMA boo'ing this. I want to see the data on who they called.
800,000 doctors in the US.

Only 250,000 are members of the AMA. Let them boo.
Wowzers

United States

#9 Jun 16, 2009
sick of it wrote:
No matter what kind of health care reform is done, the bottom line is hard working, tax paying, responsible people, are going to be paying more tax dollars for those who don't want to work, illegal aliens, and those who choose not to spend their own money on health care. Raising taxes is the only way BHO's plans will ever be able to find the money to work. Might as well get used to it for 4 yrs.
You hit the nail on the head! Aren't the rest of you tired of supporting the lame and lazy? I sure am!

“Social Medium”

Since: Feb 08

Chico, CA

#10 Jun 16, 2009
sick of it wrote:
Might as well get used to it for 4 yrs.
Better make that 8.
donkeyman

Midland, OR

#11 Jun 16, 2009
i wonder if the congress will be under obamas new gov. plan, or will they have their own "special plan".
sick of it

Denver, CO

#12 Jun 16, 2009
axon wrote:
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Better make that 8.
Yea, I don't think that's going to happen. BHO isn't exactly making a big impression on a majority of people. All I see is a lot of spending and a lot of tax raising. 4 years is all this country is going to be able to afford.
Orolite

United States

#13 Jun 16, 2009
sick of it wrote:
Raising taxes is the only way BHO's plans will ever be able to find the money to work. Might as well get used to it for 4 yrs.
Oh boo hoo. I'm sick of it. Obama's been in for a whole 5 months, and OMG the country is going to heck in a handbasket.*rolls eyes*
Orolite

United States

#14 Jun 16, 2009
Wowzers wrote:
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You hit the nail on the head! Aren't the rest of you tired of supporting the lame and lazy? I sure am!
Was it any different under GWB? Nope. All he did was give his buddies huge gov. contracts for billions, for shoddy work in Iraq (paying them 8 times what they paid the military men and getting crap service).
reeltime

Cedar City, UT

#15 Jun 16, 2009
Just one of many examples.....

Over the past six years George W. Bush's faith-based Administration and a conservative Republican Congress transformed the small-time abstinence-only business into a billion-dollar industry. These dangerously ineffective sexual health enterprises flourish not because they spread "family values" but because of generous helpings of the same pork-heavy gumbo Bush & Co. brought to war-blighted Iraq and Katrina-hammered New Orleans--a mix of back-scratching cronyism, hefty partisan campaign donations, high-dollar lobbyists, a revolving door for political appointees and a lack of concern for results.

http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/L... (language)/eng-GB

Miyamoto Musashi

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Jun 16, 2009
axon wrote:
That's a very misleading headline. In the AP story itself, a "smattering" of boos was reported in response to the malpractice issue. I heard the speech on the radio, and there were numerous occasions of applause and cheers, including a standing ovation. Nice try, ER editors.
It takes even Doctors some time to perceive the actual emptiness in speeches. Obama's approach to these professionals was to bore them to death at length. Give them time to actually perceive that when he says "We've heard it before...", he's saying nothing. They'll see that the speech was based on creating straw dogs and that his views would only diminish their status, their charities and their profession.
John

Chico, CA

#17 Jun 16, 2009
reeltime wrote:
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800,000 doctors in the US.
Only 250,000 are members of the AMA. Let them boo.
Ture but other groups are boo'ing too. Its not just the AMA. Why not just search up there lobbyists.
John

Chico, CA

#18 Jun 16, 2009
reeltime wrote:
Just one of many examples.....
Over the past six years George W. Bush's faith-based Administration and a conservative Republican Congress transformed the small-time abstinence-only business into a billion-dollar industry. These dangerously ineffective sexual health enterprises flourish not because they spread "family values" but because of generous helpings of the same pork-heavy gumbo Bush & Co. brought to war-blighted Iraq and Katrina-hammered New Orleans--a mix of back-scratching cronyism, hefty partisan campaign donations, high-dollar lobbyists, a revolving door for political appointees and a lack of concern for results.
http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/L... (language)/eng-GB
what president hasn't over spent on junk... blah blah blah... get back on topic...
John

Chico, CA

#19 Jun 16, 2009
axon wrote:
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Better make that 8.
You sure?

“Question everything.”

Since: Jan 07

Lookingglass Land

#20 Jun 16, 2009
reeltime wrote:Rush's next caller was a doctor from Texas who said she read Obama's speech to the AMA today, and said that Obama essentially said that coverage will be denied in order to keep costs down.

AY: Gee, just like what happens now if you have an HMO.

reeltime:Rush said the AMA is just like the American Bar Association these days -- they're run by "commie bastards."

AY: Rush slipped his cogs years ago.

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