Thursday, June 11, 2009

American Medical Association Trying to Torpedo Health Care Reform - AGAIN


"...Just days before President Barack Obama is set to address the American Medical Association to pitch its members on his vision for health care reform, the 250,000-member physician group announced it would oppose a major component of that effort...

...AMA's opposition is hardly newsworthy. Despite a lofty reputation and purported commitment to universal coverage, AMA has fought almost every major effort at health care reform of the past 70 years. The group's reputation on this matter is so notorious that historians pinpoint it with creating the ominous sounding phrase "socialized medicine" in the early decades of the 1900s...

...In 1961, AMA organized a campaign to block Medicare... the effort insisted that the government-sponsored system would lead to a varying form of totalitarianism..."

IT'S TRUE. The AMA is as notorious for undermining all that is GOOD for the American public as the goddamned US Chamber of Commerce. PLEASE GO READ THIS (there's also a video of R. Reagan shilling for the AMA) AND THEN EMAIL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.

Thank you,

1 comment:

One Fly said...

Once a whore always a whore. It's all about greed. Fuck 'em all.

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.